Alessandro Pavone is a freelance videographer and producer.
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Arts May 12The fight to save an Italian forest prized by Stradivari
Perhaps no instruments are more sought after than those crafted by Antonio Stradivari, who died nearly 300 years ago. While a catastrophic storm recently wiped out a million trees in the forest where he found his prized lumber, modern instrument-makers…
World Apr 27Migrants risk crossing the Alps fleeing Italy’s crackdown
For years, Italy has been a major gateway for migrants entering Europe. But a new law passed in 2018 under the country's anti-migrant, populist government has been pushing migrants out. Many are now fleeing the crackdown high up into the…
World Mar 02Libya’s political instability makes room for ISIS to regroup
This week Libya's prime minister and the a rival opposition leader agreed to hold nationwide elections in the war-torn country. A previous election attempt was delayed as territorial disputes and instability were allowing groups like ISIS to take advantage of…
World Oct 06Libyan coast remains fertile for ISIS and migrant traffickers
Less than two years after Libya with American forces regained control of its coast from Islamic State fighters, the most potent affiliate outside of Iraq and Syria, law enforcement and U.S. policymakers worry about a resurgence. For the second of…
World Oct 02A brutal life for migrants in Libya: trafficking, detention or death en route to Europe
African migrants fleeing to Europe risk slave traffickers, starvation and shipwreck. Now, a growing number of those who complete the arduous journey are being turned away, and the Libyan government is detaining thousands in migrant camps characterized by inhumane conditions.
World Oct 02We began to film secretly in Libya. Then we had to escape
Our minders -- sometimes as many as three cars’ full -- would never leave our side for the two weeks we spent in Libya. That is until we had to flee.
World Sep 29ISIS regroups to attack a fragmented Libya
The city of Sirte, once the crowning jewel of the Islamic State in Libya, was part of the ISIS-controlled coastline from 2015 to 2016. Over a six-month offensive, Libyan security forces combined with U.S. airstrikes wiped out ISIS combatants from…
Science Mar 07As climate change parches Somalia, frequent drought comes with conflict over fertile land
Desert sand is slowly taking over Somalia. Just six years after the last major drought emergency, the rains have failed again -- a devastating trend in a country where around 80 percent of people make their living on the land.
World Aug 17Column: Here’s what I learned from 3 years reporting in Iraq
Out of the blue, my editor called: “Pack your gear, we need you in Erbil tomorrow.” I had never been to Iraq before, and I had no idea what I was getting into.