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Stefano Valentino

Stefano Valentino is an awarded Italian investigative, multimedia and entrepreneurial journalist based in Brussels.He is the Founder of MobileReporter, an experimental participative content-making platform which won the Google-funded IPI News Challenge Contest 2012. Since 2011 his investigations on corporate lobbying pressures within the EU policy-making on climate and pollution received grants from major international grant-making foundations, including the Society for Environmental Journalism, the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the European Fund for Investigative Journalism.He has worked as a global freelancer for the last 15 years, reporting from more than 30 countries, both as an EU and as a foreign correspondent.His stories appeared on major international print and online publications, including the Guardian (UK), L’Express (France/Belgium), il Sole 24 Ore (Italy), NRC Handelsblad (the Netherlands), Christian Science Monitor (USA).