Stefano Valentino is a freelance reporter and entrepreneurial media maker, passionate about the intersection between sustainability, power and digitalisation.

He is the founder of MobileReporter, a collaborative journalism platform and winner of the Google News Innovation Contest. A former Brussels correspondent of Il Giornale and blogger of, he is the author of political reportages and social and environmental news reports from over 30 countries for Italian and foreign news organisations, such as il Venerdi, Internazionale, The Guardian and L’Express. In 2016 he followed the Italian oceanographic expedition to Antarctica for RAI Sciences. He is a member of the Future Media Lab, a grantee of the Investigative/Environment, and a former visiting scholar at U.C. Berkeley and Columbia University. Stefano Valentino is based in Brussels.

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Cold Case: EU Spending in Kosovo

  • Europe

PRISTINA - Up until nine years after the Kosovo War, from 1999 to 2008, Kosovo was ran by UNMIK (United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo).

Nerves of Steel: How the EU gave carte blanche to health poisoners

  • Europe
  • Health
  • Industry

Steel producers and other industrial sectors must comply with new EU emission rules by 2016. But the giants of the steel industry have watered down their obligations after a successful lobbying campaign within the EU decision-making process.

Particulate matter, big profit

  • Ecology
  • Media

In the region of the port of Ghent, the emission of CO2 and harmful particulate matter is related to the failure of European and international climate standards.

The Top 100 European Places Where Dieselgate Kills the Most

  • Environment
  • Europe
  • Health

BRUSSELS - Excess diesel emissions produce a tiny portion of harmful dusts. Yet, they cause dozens of deaths in Europe’s highly populated road traffic hotspots. The fact that they have such a high health impact despite their relatively small contribution to overall pollution reveals how seriously air contamination threatens our lives.