Matteo Civilini is an Italian journalist based in London.

He joined Climate Home News in February 2023 as a reporter. He previously worked at BBC World News, VICE News, Associated Press, and at Irpimedia, a non-profit investigative journalism outlet in Italy.

He has reported on everything from mafia money laundering to songbird smuggling for publications including National Geographic, the Observer and OCCRP.

In 2021, his investigation into human rights abuses in the tomato supply chain, in partnership with CBC, won the Amnesty International Media Award. 

His freelance work has been published by L'Espresso, La Repubblica, National Geographic, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, OCCRP, among others.

Matteo Civilini

Basic information

Matteo Civillini
Organized crime, money-laundering and corruption
United Kingdom

Supported projects

Shades of Green Hydrogen

  • Environment

WINDHOEK - This investigation shows that Namibia will be soon becoming a major green hydrogen supplier to Europe, with about $37 million of the EU commission's funding — but the potential damage to biodiversity is high. Also the projects are being led by executives with a questionable track record.

Stash or Trash: Does Africa have a taste for the World's e-waste?

  • Economy
  • Environment
  • Migration

LAGOS - Lured by the prospects of a better life, thousands of African youths are braving the risks of crossing the Sahara and the Mediterranean for a chance to live in Europe. Victor, a 28-year old Nigerian graduate is one of several thousands of young Nigerians who have made the dangerous journey across the desert and the high seas in the last 5 years or so.

Mafias and the Far Right: The City of London Connection

  • Corruption
  • Organised crime

Massimo Carminati, boss of an alleged mafia group in Rome, is said to have made millions of euros before his arrest in December 2014. But this financial treasure is nowhere to be found.