Orderly, dour, cowed: how my beloved Italy is changed by coronavirus

Holed up with his family in their Parma flat, Tobias Jones tells of the eerie atmosphere in a country usually known for sociability, chaos and fun.

Source: The Guardian
Published: Mar 15, 2020
Length: 9 minutes (2,314 words)

Are Your Tinned Tomatoes Picked By Slave Labor?

Italian farmers get 7.5 cents for a kilo of tomatoes. Consumers pay €2, for a 2,567% markup. It’s a mafia-ridden system that can’t exist without exploiting immigrant labor. “In accepting these industrial prices, we’re actually selling the skin of the farm-workers.”

Source: The Guardian
Published: Jun 20, 2019
Length: 38 minutes (9,504 words)

The Murder that Has Obsessed Italy

In Italy, the 2011 murder of Yara Gambirasio has sent shockwaves through entire communities, prompting the police to launch the most complex investigation in the country’s history — an investigation that would end up exposing family secrets that had been buried for decades.

Source: The Guardian
Published: Jan 8, 2015
Length: 20 minutes (5,235 words)