Small Country, Big Brother

I published on the magazine Area, in Italian, a few articles on surveillance and digital security, self-defense. The rather depressing occasion for some of these publications were two major changes in the Swiss legislation that effectively make of such a tiny country a comfortable home for Big Brother.

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Cannabis goes legal in Switzerland for a scientific project

I published an article on the Swiss-Italian magazine Area on the amazing story of an experiment that might soon make Cannabis legal in Switzerland. The project was first born in Geneva, issued of a group putting around the table most of the political parties to exchange views about the bigger picture of security issues. The Read more about Cannabis goes legal in Switzerland for a scientific project[…]

A platform for transparency at the Swiss Parliament

Lobbywatch is a no profit project by a bunch of journalists and IT experts. The goal: mapping the potential conflicts of interest at the Swiss Parliament. Born one year ago, this website have already achieved impressive results. A continuously updated database, smart visualisation tools and articles about specific cases are available here: www.lobbywatch.ch. An article in Italian. Read more about A platform for transparency at the Swiss Parliament[…]

Oltre la curva

I went after one question: is that really true, that hooliganism is a problem in Switzerland? A sad story about lies, media manipulation and fan culture in a long feature investigative documentary. Negli ultimi anni, gli “hooligans” hanno conquistato le prime pagine dei giornali svizzeri. Ma è davvero un fenomeno in aumento? L’inchiesta di Falò, realizzata fra Ticino, Basilea, San Gallo, Berna e Zurigo, raccoglie i dubbi degli esperti e dà la parola ai protagonisti. Dai tifosi alla polizia, passando per media, club e avvocati, questo documentario a tinte forti ci fa scoprire che la realtà degli stadi è complessa, ma non tutto è come viene dipinto dai resoconti dell’attualità. L’inchiesta prodotta dalla Televisione svizzera racconta l’incredibile bufala dei milioni di danneggiamenti che i tifosi provocherebbero ai treni delle Ferrovie: il portavoce smentisce le sue stesse dichiarazioni. E la polizia? Ha cercato di sequestrare la telecamera che ha realizzato questo documentario.

Una leggenda da sei milioni

In 2009 I realised an investigative TV documentary about a complicated issue concerning the Minister of internal affairs, complementary medicine and its coverage by the Swiss obligatory health insurance. Nel 2005, il Consigliere federale Pascal Couchepin esclude dal rimborso delle casse malati cinque discipline della medicina alternativa: gliel’hanno consigliato gli scienziati, dice. L’inchiesta di Falò smentisce il ministro svizzero.