Stefania Maurizi

Il Fatto Quotidiano

Stefania Maurizi is an Italian investigative journalist working for the Italian daily Il Fatto Quotidiano, after 14  years working for the Italian newsmagazine l'Espresso and the Italian daily La Repubblica. She has worked on all WikiLeaks releases of secret documents, and partnered with Glenn Greenwald to reveal the Snowden files about Italy. She has also interviewed A.Q. Khan, the father of the Pakistani atomic bomb, revealed the condolence payment agreement between the US government and the family of the Italian aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto killed in a US drone strike, and investigated the harsh working conditions of Pakistani workers in a major Italian garment factory in Karachi. She has started a multijurisdictional FOIA litigation effort to defend the right of the press to access the full set of documents on the Julian Assange and WikiLeaks case.

She has won some major journalistic prizes, such as the European Award Investigative and Judicial Journalism, the Colomba D’Oro of Archivio Disarmo and the Armenise Harvard Fellowship. She is the author of three books: Il Potere Segreto. Perché vogliono distruggere Julian Assange e WikiLeaks (with a preface by the British film director Ken Loach) which will be available in English in 2022; Dossier WikiLeaks. Segreti Italiani (with an introduction by Julian Assange) and Una Bomba, Dieci Storie, the latter translated into Japanese.

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