New Story : The House of IllusionsClick Here



© Matilde Gattoni

© Matilde Gattoni

Matteo Fagotto (b. 1978, Italy) is an award winning journalist focusing on war reporting, humanitarian and social features throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

His articles and reportage have appeared on more than ninety publications worldwide, including TIME Lightbox, The Guardian, The Independent, The Observer, Macleans, Die Zeit, Die Welt, Weekendavisen, Neue Zurcher Zeitung, L’Espresso and Marie Claire France.

Formerly the Africa Desk editor at Peace Reporter press agency in Milan, in 2009 he embarked in a freelance career that brought him to live in South Africa and Lebanon. He has reported extensively from countries such as Iraq, Yemen, Egypt and Rwanda covering, among others, the Arab Spring, the Sudanese civil war and the religious clashes and lead poisoning emergency in Northern Nigeria. In 2009, his exclusive feature documentary on the Somali war appeared on Channel 4. 

He received the first prize at the 2011 Novinarska Cena journalism award for a series of stories on rebels during the Libyan war.

Matteo has an M. A. in History at La Sapienza University in Rome and speaks four languages (English, French, Spanish and Italian). He can write in English and Italian. He is available for assignments anywhere in the world and able to travel at short notice.