Stefano Valentino

Founder of Mobile Reporter - Crowd-powered Investigative News Network

Stefano Valentino is a freelance investigative and entrepreneurial journalist based in Brussels,

Over the last 15 years he served as a foreign correspondent, covering the EU in Brussels as well as social, economic and political conflicts in more than 30 countries, in the Middle-East, Africa and Asia. His work has received support through grants from major international journalism foundations. 

He contributes to the global newswire Inter Press Service (IPS) and to major print and online publications in different countries, including the Guardian (UK), the Christian Science Monitor (USA), Le Monde Diplomatique (France), la Repubblica (Italy), and NRC Handelsblad (the Netherlands). 

He is the founder and editor of two online news outlets: Federated Reporters for Earth and the Environment, dedicated to green globalization, and, dedicated to EU affairs.

As a former Fulbright Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley School of Journalism, he specialized in digital content production, entrepreneurial journalism and mobile media.

His project Mobile Reporter won the Google-funded IPI News Challenge Contest 2012. Once in place, this nascent collaborative journalism platform will connect citizens, journalists and content providers wishing to help expose to public attention under-reported crucial issues.


Participates in following conferences:
Future Media Lab