Matteo Fagotto

Matteo Fagotto is an award-winning journalist and writer based in Milan, from where he frequently travels to Africa, Asia and the Middle East to cover social and human rights issues. His works have been published on more than one hundred media outlets worldwide, including TIME, Newsweek, The Guardian, The South China Morning Post, GQ, Wired and Vanity Fair.
Matteo Fagotto
Matteo Fagotto is an award-winning journalist and writer based in Milan, from where he frequently travels to Africa, Asia and the Middle East to cover social and human rights issues. His works have been published on more than one hundred media outlets worldwide, including TIME, Newsweek, The Guardian, The South China Morning Post, GQ, Wired and Vanity Fair.

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Once a Silk Road outpost, a new Uzbekistan takes shape

After decades of Soviet rule followed by a 25-year dictatorship, the Central Asian nation is slowly breaking free from the shackles of the past. Nowhere is it more apparent than in its capital, Tashkent

8 Jul 2019 - 11:39AM

After decades of Soviet rule followed by a 25-year dictatorship, the Central Asian nation is slowly breaking free from the shackles of the past. Nowhere is it more apparent than in its capital, Tashkent

Once a Silk Road outpost, a new Uzbekistan takes shape
The women leading China’s winemaking revolution, attracting attention of LVMH and Pernod Ricard
  • Winemakers in northwestern China are tapping their maternal instincts to nurture the region’s infant wine industry.
28 Dec 2018 - 3:17PM
  • Winemakers in northwestern China are tapping their maternal instincts to nurture the region’s infant wine industry.
The women leading China’s winemaking revolution, attracting attention of LVMH and Pernod Ricard
Osama bin Laden and Morocco’s other unsung screen stars wait for next Hollywood payday

A location of choice for blockbuster directors, the desert town of Ouarzazate is home to Hollywood veterans untarnished by the glitz – and fat pay cheques – of Tinseltown. But computer special effects threaten their livelihood

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

A location of choice for blockbuster directors, the desert town of Ouarzazate is home to Hollywood veterans untarnished by the glitz – and fat pay cheques – of Tinseltown. But computer special effects threaten their livelihood

Osama bin Laden and Morocco’s other unsung screen stars wait for next Hollywood payday
Indian tea pluckers caught in time warp of misery and deprivation

Workers endure poverty little changed since their 19th century ancestors began work as bonded labourers, and as industry declines and tea gardens close they struggle for food and are prey to human traffickers

28 Jul 2016 - 4:02PM

Workers endure poverty little changed since their 19th century ancestors began work as bonded labourers, and as industry declines and tea gardens close they struggle for food and are prey to human traffickers

Indian tea pluckers caught in time warp of misery and deprivation
In webcam sex revolution, women come out on top

"Camgirls" performing interactive sex acts online are pioneering a new type of pornography that gives them more control. Matteo Fagotto travels to Romania, the capital of this trend, to meet some of the stars. Pictures by Matilde Gattoni.

30 Jun 2016 - 2:20PM

"Camgirls" performing interactive sex acts online are pioneering a new type of pornography that gives them more control. Matteo Fagotto travels to Romania, the capital of this trend, to meet some of the stars. Pictures by Matilde Gattoni.

In webcam sex revolution, women come out on top
Casualties of ore: tin mining is devastating the Indonesian island of Bangka

On the Indonesian island of Bangka, which provides 30 per cent of the world's tin - a vital component in the gadgetry few of us can do without - large-scale illegal mining is ravaging the environment and claiming lives, writes Matteo Fagotto. Pictures by Matilde Gattoni.

13 Apr 2014 - 10:56AM

On the Indonesian island of Bangka, which provides 30 per cent of the world's tin - a vital component in the gadgetry few of us can do without - large-scale illegal mining is ravaging the environment and claiming lives, writes Matteo Fagotto. Pictures by Matilde Gattoni.

Casualties of ore: tin mining is devastating the Indonesian island of Bangka