Stefania Maurizi is an investigative journalist working for the major Italian daily IL Fatto Quotidiano. She previously worked for la Repubblica and L'Espresso for 14 years. She has worked on all WikiLeaks secret documents, worked with Glenn Greenwald on the Snowden files about Italy, revealed the confidential agreement between the US government and the family of Giovanni Lo Porto, the Italian aid worker killed in Pakistan by a US drone strike.Stefania is the only journalist who has conducted a multi-jurisdictional FOIA litigation to defend the right of the press to access the full documentation on Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.
She recently published the book "Il Potere Segreto. Perché vogliono distruggere Julian Assange e WikiLeaks" for the reputable Italian publisher Chiarelettere. Her book has a preface by the British film director Ken Loach. Her investigation and her book has been awarded the European Award Investigative And Judicial Journalism. Her book will be published in English in 2022.
In their conversation, Nils Melzer (UN Special Rapporteur on Torture) and Stefania Maurizi (investigative journalist, Il Fatto Quotidiano) dissect the Julian Assange and WikiLeaks case