I am a freelance journalist and fixer based in Belgrade, Serbia. I am the deputy director and main correspondent for the Balkans of eastjournal.net, most read Italian newspaper on Eastern Europe. I write news, reportage, analysis and features in Italian, English and Serbian language; among the others, I am a contributor of Balkan Insight, EastWest and IlTascabile. My field of expertise is Balkan politics, economics and society. I have a Master degree on study and research on Eastern Europe; my favorite topics are the history of Yugoslavia and its political system, as well as the break-up of Yugoslavia. I am currently working on the production of a documentary about violence and abuses on migrants along the Balkan route.
Farhad Noory, a 10-year-old migrant from Afghanistan, is one of several thousand migrants trapped in Serbia by border closures but still hoping to make it to the EU, and has been living in the Krnjaca refugee camp since December last year.
A growing market, a streamlined bureaucracy and a strong cultural and geographical affinity have made Albania highly desirable to Italians.
One of the 6,600 migrants staying in Serbia is using his artistic skills to teach children how to draw - and so give ‘something back to the country’ that has taken him in.