Ylenia Gostoli

Ylenia Gostoli

Human Rights

Thousands of Italians, migrants rally for accused 'refugee mayor'

Domenico Lucano, mayor of Riace, repopulated dying village with refugees but was accused of aiding illegal migration.

Thousands of Italians, migrants rally for accused 'refugee mayor'

Italy

Italy's pro-refugee mayor Domenico Lucano arrested

Domenico Lucano, known internationally for promoting migrant integration, charged with 'aiding illegal migration'.

Italy's pro-refugee mayor Domenico Lucano arrested

Italy

Italy's Muslims uneasy after election of far-right government

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has threatened to shut mosques and said Islam is 'incompatible with the constitution'.

Italy's Muslims uneasy after election of far-right government

Italy

Italian government adopts hardline anti-migrant decree

Security bill dubbed the 'Salvini decree' makes it easier to expel migrants and strip their citizenship.

Italian government adopts hardline anti-migrant decree

Italy

Italy: Migrants protest expulsion from refugee centres in Naples

Authorities issue eviction notices for dozens of asylum seekers for being absent during police checks.

Italy: Migrants protest expulsion from refugee centres in Naples

Italy

Odyssey for refugees stuck on Italy ship goes on as EU talks fail

Over 150 people stuck on coastguard ship Diciotti for ninth day as Italian authorities refuse to let them disembark.

Odyssey for refugees stuck on Italy ship goes on as EU talks fail

Italy

Could the Genoa bridge collapse have been prevented?

Experts say lightning strike 'highly unlikely' to have caused Genoa bridge disaster as state of emergency is announced.

Could the Genoa bridge collapse have been prevented?

Italy

In post-election Italy, violent racist attacks becoming routine

Minorities including a one-year-old Roma child shot following far-right gains, but discrimination often unacknowledged.

In post-election Italy, violent racist attacks becoming routine

Roma

Hundreds of Roma forcibly evicted from camp in Rome

Evictions in the Italian capital took place despite the European Court of Human Rights ruling against the expulsions.

Hundreds of Roma forcibly evicted from camp in Rome

Italy

A traditional Nigerian leader took on traffickers. Has it helped?

The Oba of Benin threatened those manipulating women with black magic curses, bringing a moment of relief in Italy.

A traditional Nigerian leader took on traffickers. Has it helped?

Europe

Racist attacks in Italy: 'The problem did not start today'

As migrants are abused, an Italian-Ivorian trade unionist leads movement for workers' rights and against discrimination.

Racist attacks in Italy: 'The problem did not start today'

Europe

Will populists put Italy on collision course with Europe?

After months of political deadlock, Giuseppe Conte is sworn in as prime minister of Italy's first populist government.

Will populists put Italy on collision course with Europe?