Journalist, Peter Mackler Award 2019 for courageous and ethical journalism, Italy
Investigative journalist Paolo Borrometi, an expert on the Sicilian mafia, is the winner of the 2019 Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism. He will be honored at a ceremony at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism on Wednesday September 25, 2019.
Borrometi’s coverage of the Sicilian mafia has made him the target of death threats and personal attacks, including assault. Nonetheless, he has continued to report on organized crime for the Italian broadcasting network TV2000; La Spia, the news website he created in 2013; and Articolo 21, an association he heads that supports freedom of expression.