Never in history have so many people been displaced by political and military conflicts at home–more than 65 million globally. For over a decade, human rights journalist Agus Morales has journeyed to the sites of the world’s most brutal conflicts and spoken to the victims of violence and displacement. To Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the Central African Republic. To Central America, the Congo, and the refugee camps of Jordan. To the Tibetan Parliament in exile in northern India.
We are living in a time of massive global change, when negative images of refugees undermine the truth of their humiliation and suffering. By bringing us stories that reveal the individual pain and the global scope of the crisis, Morales reminds us of the truth and appeals to our conscience. He is the author of the book We Are Not Refugees (2019) which tells the stories of many of these displaced, who have not been given asylum. He will be joined by Francesca Mannocchi, one of the leading Italian journalists reporting from conflict zones and an expert in migration. Mannocchi has written numerous articles for national and international newspapers from Syria, Iraq, Palestine, Libya, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Egypt. Io Khaled vendo uomini e sono innocente (2019) is her first book and tells the story of Libya and the tragedy of migrant smuggling. The session will be moderated by Maria Gianniti, foreign correspondent of RAI 1 News.