"Toxic Europe" is the winner of the Best International Organised Crime Report Award 2011 (BIOCR) and is produced by FLARE network, Associazione Ilaria Alpi, Novaya Gazeta, dailyblog.it (now Abruzzonews.it) and the Associazione di Giornalismo Investigativo (AGI).
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.
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"Toxic Europe" is co-produced by FLARE network, Premio Ilaria Alpi, Novaya Gazeta, the online paper www.dailyblog.it. The Associazione di Giornalismo Investigativo collaborated with the investigation.
The Television Journalist Award dedicated to the memory of Ilaria Alpi was born to give recognition and celebrate the work of those committed to television investigative journalism on the issues of peace and solidarity.
To promote a deeper and better understanding of the complexity of the facts and worlds that surround us.
To support the need for intelligent information, capable of an in-depth analysis of facts and focusing on them rather than on viewership.
To eventually disclose and, always, report every possible truth.
The Associazione di Giornalismo Investigativo was born three years ago with the aim of contributing to the development of a model of journalism oriented towards accurate and well researched analysis of social and political facts.
For this reason, the AGI has developed formative paths, organising in 2007 the first MA in investigative journalism and documentary sources analysis, now at its 5th edition.
DailyBlog.it is one of the most read online Italian papers, it covers current affairs and is also editor of a number of investigations.
FLARE Network is a network of civil society organisations committed to the social struggle against transnational organised crime. Founded in 2008, it is composed of 38 NGOs from 25 countries across Europe, Mediterranean basin,
Russian Federation, Caucasus and the Balkans.
Novaya Gazeta is the independent Russian paper where Anna Politkovskaya worked.