Alessio Cimarelli is an Italian freelance data journalist/scientist and web developer based in Bologna.

As a co-founder of Dataninja, he is in charge of data-driven innovation and machine learning – and now he writes in Javascript and Python languages more often than in English or Italian.

He is a member of Spaghetti Open Data.

In his spare time, Alessio is an avid comics and movie fan. After graduating in physics at the Sapienza University in Rome, he earned a Master degree in Science Communication at SISSA in Trieste and landed some temporary jobs in newsrooms, press-offices and research projects. As a co-founder of Dataninja, he is in charge of data-driven innovation and machine learning – and now he writes in Javascript and Python languages more often than in English or Italian.

Alessio Cimarelli won the 2015 European Press Prize Innovation Award with ‘The Migrants’ Files: Surveying migrants’ deaths at Europe’s door’

Basic information

Name
Alessio Cimarelli
Expertise
data journalism
Twitter

Supported projects

Confiscated Goods in Europe

  • Data Journalism
  • Europe
  • Organised crime

Despite a European directive on joint jurisdiction on confiscated goods, actual European monitoring is virtually nonexistent. European criminal organisations take advantage of this lack of solid jurisdiction.

The Migrants Files

  • Data Journalism
  • Europe
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Politics

The Migrants Files is a project by a European consortium of journalists that aims at precisely assessing the number of men, women and children that died as a result of EU Member States migration policies.

The Migrants Files: Follow The Money

  • Data Journalism
  • Human Rights
  • Migration

BRUSSELS - Refugees and migrants spend over €1 billion a year to reach Europe. Europeans pay a similar amount to keep them out. A few companies benefit handsomely in the process. The hope business is cruel—and highly lucrative.