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Roberto Capocelli is a journalist specialized in international relations and economics. He started out as a freelance reporter in 2002, traveling to the West Bank and Gaza during the Second Intifada uprising. Roberto has traveled and worked in several countries, including Egypt, Lebanon, the UK and Colombia, where he worked as a human rights officer for the NGO Peace Brigades International. After this experience, he produced and filmed a documentary on gold mining in Colombia. In 2012, he worked as a political reporter covering Italian politics. In the same year, Roberto received an award from the newspaper La Repubblica and was selected to attend the video journalism school, La Repubblica Academy. Additionally, in 2014 he worked as a public information officer for the United Nations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2015 he moved to New York City on a Fulbright scholarship. Roberto holds an MA in journalism from the City University of New York, a master’s degree in communication from the University of Rome La Sapienza, and a postgraduate specialization in criminology.