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"EUROPE'S GREEN LUNGES": IKEA on a picnic

GREEN GOLD: The forests of Transylvania have become a deadly battlefield with mafia methods and bestial murders of several forester. 650 forest rangers and activists have been assaulted. And in the middle of the power struggle over the Romanian forests stands the furniture giant IKEA.

Italy's fifth mafia

Leonardo Palmisano: Ascia nera. La brutal intelligence della mafia nigeriana

HUMAN TRAFFICKING: The Nigerian mafia is smuggling both people and drugs. Threats, violence and voodoo rituals are used to force girls into prostitution.

Black Ax is spreading fear all over the world

BLACK AX: The Nigerian mafia is spreading all over the world, also to Scandinavia.

Sun and sorrow in Sicily

Maike Albath: Grief and light

SICILY: The southern Italian family remains a powerful institution. It slides seamlessly into the mafia's power structure, with its familialo amoral. The family is the law – not the social institutions.

Slave operation on the high seas

Shannon Service, Jeffrey Waldron: Ghost Fleet

MODERN SLAVERY: The Thai mafia tricks or kidnaps men who end up as slave laborers on fishing boats. A female activist fights for the lives of fishermen.

The tragic mafia

VENEZIA: Mafia and corruption were recurring themes in several films at the Venice Film Festival in September. But why are so many attracted to power, when it so easily corrupts over time?

The Mafia – part of the state

Kim Longinotto: Shooting the Mafia

LETIZIA BATTAGLIA: She has never presented herself as Italy's "mafia photographer". Battaglia took pictures of Palermo, she says in the film – a city where the mafia is part of daily life.

Mafia power

: Ny Tid met the Italian photographer Letizia Battaglia during the Berlinale for a conversation about her photographic work and the Italian mafia today.

What about Italy?

: The Italian author Roberto Saviano is sitting directly opposite me, four meters away in a black armchair. In the side scenes hidden behind the curtains, a large man in black stands on either side – with his hands crossed, armed, constantly on the lookout.

The deadly soyamafia

Fernando E. Solanas: A Journey to the Fumigated

: A Journey to the Fumigated Towns shows the pollution and extinction that threatens Argentina's indigenous people, caused by the soy industry.

The Child Mafia in Naples

Roberto Saviano: The clan of the children

: Roberto Saviano's latest novel is no fiction. It is a realistic report about a society that to date has not been able to grasp itself.

Camorra's prominent torment

Roberto Saviano and Giovanni di Lorenzo: Explain to me Italy

: From his desk prison, murder-threatened Roberto Saviano continues to fight for the country he loves.