Stefania D'Ignoti

Stefania D'Ignoti

Stefania D'Ignoti is a freelance journalist covering conflict and migration in Italy and the Middle East

Coronavirus pandemic

Lockdown diaries: Lessons from Yemen to Italy

A Yemeni shares his life experiences with Italians via his YouTube channel to help them get through the pandemic.

Lockdown diaries: Lessons from Yemen to Italy

Health

The Arab doctors who died of coronavirus on Italy's front lines

Friends, patients and family members remember doctors who paid ultimate sacrifice during coronavirus outbreak.

The Arab doctors who died of coronavirus on Italy's front lines

Europe

Italy's south, with weaker infrastructure, fears virus outbreak

Coronavirus has mostly impacted Italy's northern regions, but many anticipate more cases in the south.

Italy's south, with weaker infrastructure, fears virus outbreak

Italy

After Salvini harassed family, Tunisians hit back on social media

Tunisians in Italy share positive stories about their contributions after Salvini accused family of drug dealing.

After Salvini harassed family, Tunisians hit back on social media

Syria's War

A story of exile and return: From Italy to Syria and back again

His grandfather fled fascist Italy during WWII and found refuge in Syria. Now Alberto and his family have returned.

A story of exile and return: From Italy to Syria and back again

Cyprus

'Gift of nature from Damascus': Cypriot village smells the roses

As Damask rose production falls in Syria, Cypriots harvest flower with passion in solidarity, employing Syrian refugees.

'Gift of nature from Damascus': Cypriot village smells the roses

Refugees

Sicily's theatre scene shines spotlight on refugee tragedies

Directors, actors and migrants raise awareness and empathy on Italian island that has witnessed several boat disasters.

Sicily's theatre scene shines spotlight on refugee tragedies

Europe

After almost dying at sea, refugees learn to love the water

Survivors in Sicily, some of whom witnessed others perish, are integrating with locals and getting back in the sea.

After almost dying at sea, refugees learn to love the water

Italy

What happens to the bodies of those who die in the Mediterranean?

Researchers, police, coroners and an imam in Sicily work hard to identify dead refugees and give them a proper burial.

What happens to the bodies of those who die in the Mediterranean?

Palestine

Ramallah open mic night: An outlet for Palestinian youth

Young Palestinians express themselves in front of a live audience at Sard, a growing community of poets and musicians.

Ramallah open mic night: An outlet for Palestinian youth