On November 20th, 2019 we gathered in Rome experts, academics and journalists to draw some conclusions on the situations of the funding of politics in Italy after the law that abolished direct public funding to political parties, making them more dependant on private entities and potentially more vulnerable to external influences.
In the mountains of northern Albania, the herds climb steep slopes exposed to the dry wind. On the pastures of Hamzi, shepherds share the same difficult destiny as the goats they care for. Photo story by Valery Postharov
The first Pride in the history of Bosnia and Herzegovina was held on Sunday 8 September in Sarajevo. A starting point against isolation, violence and discrimination that the LGBT communities still suffer in the country. Photostory by Alfredo Sasso
"Passages" was born a year and a half ago with the aim of telling the main routes followed by migrants along the borders of Europe. Stories of migrants, refugees, but also doctors, volunteers, operators. Some shots from the Balkans by photographer Matthias Canapini
The Syla family lives in the mountain village of Blerim, in northern Albania. Their everyday life, cadenced by ancient rhythms, revolves around the breeding of goats, ancient art and the cornerstone of the family economy. Photo by Valery Poshtarov
On Saturday, June 29th, hundreds of protesters gathered in the Bosnian capital to express support for the parents of David Dragičević and Dzenan Memić, killed in unclear circumstances, and to demand that the rule of law be respected. Photos by Alfredo Sasso
"It was the celebration that we wanted, and it had to be, because – the organisers reiterated – freedom is in our tradition". The 2019 edition of Kyiv Pride closes with about 8,000 estimated participants – almost twice than in 2018 – and without the violence that had characterised the previous editions. A photo story by Monica Ellena