Andrea Purgatori, who was the investigative journalist presenting the Atlantis program: from the Emanuela Orlandi case to the Ustica massacre, is dead

In the social profiles the photos and videos of Andrew Purgatory they are their first shots. From him with the intention of explaining, of leading the listener through very complicated, tangled and mysterious events. Purgatori died this morning in Rome due to a sudden illness. He was an investigative reporter that he liked to dig, understand and inform. His last broadcast Atlantis broadcast on La7 since 2017it was really a long journey through the many Italian mysteries: from the case of Emanuela Orlandi to Ustica massacre, to which he had devoted himself for many years.

Andrea Purgatori, who was the investigative reporter

Born in Rome in 1953, he became a professional journalist in 1974. In 1980 he obtained a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University in New York. Corriere della Sera correspondent since 1976, in Iraq, Iran, Algeria, has dealt with national and international terrorism such as the kidnapping of Aldo Moro and the Ustica massacre, and mafia crimes. Film screenwriter like now The Rubber Wall directed by Marco Risi (1991) based on the story of the Ustica Massacre for which he won a silver ribbon, El nen judge (1994), Fortapàsc (2009), L’industrial (2011), he has also written for television: Caravaggio (2008), L’escándol de la Banca Romana (2010) , Commissioner Nardone (2012), Lampedusa (2016).

He had also been an actor in the film “Fascisti su Marte” directed by Corrado Guzzanti and Igor Skofic.

He was a member of the Italian Academy of Cinema and the European Academy of Cinema, president of the Giornate degli Autori and since March 4, 2015 he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers (SIAE ).

He was very prolific on television. At La7 he directed Atlantis, for which he had received the 2019 Flaiano Award for the best cultural program. In the autumn of 2022 he was the protagonist of the Netflix documentary series “Vatican Girl”: the disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi. And then he did television services for “Dossier”, “Spazio Sette”, “Focus” and presented “Confini” (RaiTre, 1996). He has also collaborated with the BBC World Service and Swiss Italian Radio.

He has also collaborated with Unità, Le Monde Diplomatique, Vanity Fair and Huffington Post. During his career he has received several awards such as the Hemingway Award for Journalism in 1993. He has also won the Cinema for Peace Award, the Crocodile Award – Altiero Spinelli, the Cinema and Society Award for “On the Black Continent” and the Golden Globe for best screenplay with “The boy judge”. Since 2014 he was president of Greenpeace Italy.

In 2019 he also published a novel “Quatre petites ostres”.

Source : IL Messaggero

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