Facta is a nonprofit center applying the
scientific method to investigative and data journalism.
Focusing on the Mediterranean region, we experiment with
Facta’s method, step by step
Data and literature
Our first goal is high quality journalism.
Good journalism benefits from widespread media literacy and thorough data analysis.
That’s why we organize trainings and test digital tools.
We have worked together for years in multimedia production, data analysis and visualizations.
Our projects are supported by grants and syndicated in national and international media.
A podcast in English about our future planet. A planetary journey that goes deep into the future of innovation, technology, nature, and humanity in search of the best way to forge a sustainable future. Funded by the CMCC Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change.
A podcast In Italian about the environment and our relationship with nature, with voices selected from the past editions of Festivaletteratura in Mantua – one of the leading international events revolving around books. Funded by Festivaletteratura – “Reading Science” project.
The stories of five African women scientists who have done research outside of Africa and returned home with the goal of contributing to its development. A journalistic investigation supported by the Journalism Grants of the European Journalism Center. In 2021, it won the Premio Columbine.
A registered media outlet, a laboratory for data-driven works, with original articles as well as our data work published elsewhere. Founded by Formicablu and Facta associate members and journalists. Online since 2012.
A journey through the world of agro-biodiversity and the experiments and practices of participatory plant breeding in the field. Whit data and video stories. Through Italy, France, Africa and Middle East. By Elisabetta Tola, Marco Boscolo, Giulia Rocco, Lisa Lazzarato. Italian version for Wired IT
A journey through the world of agro-biodiversity and the experiments and practices of participatory plant breeding in the field. Through France, Indonesia, Africa and Iran. By Marco Boscolo, Elisabetta Tola and Giordano Cossu. French version for RFI
Seedcontrol – a data and multimedia investigation on the global seed market and the mergers and acquisition of the last 20 years within a large framework that is favoring big corporation. By Elisabetta Tola, Marco Bascolo, Michelle Nel. Huffington Post SA, La Stampa, Eldiario.es, RSI, Il tascabile.
A data-driven investigation into seismic safety assassment of italian public schools. A 2012 series of +20 articles (not available online anymore, except a description). By Elisabetta Tola and Guido Romeo. On Wired IT.
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