A personal recollection by Lirio Abbate of some of the many Italian journalists killed by the mafia; to honour the testimony they gave against the power and brutality of organised crime, to shed some light on the darkest corners of a country which struggles to remember these heroes. From Sicily to Naples and on up the peninsula to Rome, to the new co-called Mafia Capital which, as any other mafia, wants to silence the journalists who represent a thorn on its side.

Lirio Abbate lives under 24-hour armed police protection following threats to his life as a result of his work as a journalist.