Nello Scavo

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Nello Scavo is a multi award-winning journalist of the Italian daily Avvenire. Over the years, he has investigated organized crime and global terrorism, reporting from areas such as the former Yugoslavia, Cambodia and Southeast Asia, the countries of the former USSR, Latin America, the Horn of Africa and the Maghreb. In September 2017 he entered a Libyan migrant smugglers' prison, describing the conditions of the trapped migrants. His books have been translated into 16 languages. His books include La Lista di Bergoglio (2013), Luigi Ciottiun pretre contre la mafia (2015), I nemici di Francesco (2015), Perseguitati (2017), Fake Pope. Le false notizie su papa Francesco (2018), A casa loro (2019, co-authored with Giulio Cavalli), Pescatori di uomini (2020, co-authored with Mattia Ferrari) and Schiavi delle milizie (2020, co-authored with Alpha Kaba).

His investigations into Pope Francis and his reports on migrants in the Mediterranean have been mentioned by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Le Monde, the BBC, CNN, Clarin, La Nacion, El Pais, and others.

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