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Gianluca Costantini


"My personal target is to denounce human-rights violations, and also to expose those people who wield power and take [sic] decisions"

Gianluca Costantini (1971) is an artist/activist. His last book, realized along with Elettra Stamboulis, is Pertini (Becco Giallo, 2015).

As a child Gianluca Costantini often drew images to detach himself from reality and create his own world. Without know it at the time, the famed Italian cartoonist and illustrator set himself off on a journey to bring global injustices to the fore, no matter the country, language, or struggle.

Gianluca Costantini captures world issues in his political cartoons, which seek to empower citizens by encouraging them to reuse the images and graphically represent their struggle to others. (@channeldraw)

He published the book The Secret Life of Pasolini (BeccoGiallo)


About Laura Cappon:

Laura Cappon is an award-winning journalist of RAI 3. After graduating in Oriental Languages and Cultures at the University of Bologna and several years of experience in local Bolognese newspapers, in 2011 she moved to Cairo where for four years she followed the transition to democracy after the revolution. She has also worked in Turkey, Tunisia, Qatar and in Ukraine during the Maidan revolt. In July 2016 she participated in the creation of the RAI 1 News Specail entitled Giulio Regeni, the body of the crime. She is working, or has worked, with The Daily, the Italian Swiss RadioTelevisione (RSI), Panorama, Al Jazeera English, Radio Popolare, RAI Radio 2, Tgcom24, RAI News 24, RAI 5, RAI History and Vice Italy.

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