nr-Jahreskonferenz 2013

Cecilia Anesi
Giulio Rubino
Mod.: David Schraven
Day Freitag - 2013-06-14
Room K8 Erzählcafé
Start time 10:30
Duration 01:00
ID 537
Track Erzählcafé
Language used for presentation English

Der Betrug mit Lebensmitteln

Woher Olivenöl „made in Italy“ tatsächlich stammt – Eine Spurensuche [in englischer Sprache]

“Food for Fraud” is an investigation by IRPI and financed by the EFIJ that has been tracking fake declarations of “Made in Italy” food. Cecilia Anesi, one of the reporters of the team, will show how these types of fraud work, by showing the example of Chinese tomato paste gets sold as Italian and the frauds linked to the olive oil sector. Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI) is a new centre for investigative journalism based in Italy. It was set up along the lines of the best centres of investigative journalism worldwide. It has eight Italian founders and a number of advisors who are all award-winning international journalists. The panel will also introduce some of the ideas behind IRPI and the way it works, from the production of a single investigation to fundraising. Giulio Rubino will present a documentary project named “Toxic Europe”, winner of the “Best International Organised Crime Report Award 2011”. The aim of the documentary is to uncover and show the quantities, the mechanisms, and the flows of the illegal hazardous waste trafficking in Europe. A business that, for the past 20 years, has been one of the main sources of profit of Italian organised crime within their own country, and that now is spreading, following the globalised economy fashion, throughout the rest of Europe. Our investigation hypothesis is that a combination of phenomenons contributed to this expansion. The search for new clients, new transport routes and new illegal dumping sites, together with the growing of difficulties that Mafia found in trafficking waste to developing countries, turned Europe into a ping-pong table where tons of hazardous waste are moving around without proper control.