We are an Italian-based nonprofit dedicated to reporting on the ways climate and environmental crises are impacting the Mediterranean region. We do so through the following publications:
In our stories and newsletters, we document the transformations the Mediterranean region is going through. We try to do so by expanding our horizons and embracing a geographical dimension that goes beyond national borders of a basin interconnected by many points of view. In this sense, we intend to speak to and include in our work a wide range of people who do not feel represented in the traditional public discourse, while reserving the central stage to those who live in territories that are often considered marginal yet vulnerable to climate change. In short, we aim to give a voice to those who live on the frontlines of the unfolding environmental and climate crises.
Therefore, we believe that our work falls into the following sustainable development goal: “Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.”
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Being an Italian nonprofit (association for social promotion) enlisted in the nonprofit national single registry (RUNTS), you can support Magma either through a donation or becoming an active or supporting member of our community. Memberships include full access to our editorial content, an exclusive communication channel with our newsroom and other activities we mostly reserve to our members.
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We are a small newsroom documenting the many ways in which the climate crisis is changing the Mediterranean region.

Guia Baggi

As an independent journalist, she writes about the environment, as well as the relationship between humans and their surroundings. In recent years, she has been focusing on the impacts of climate change and other environmental crises on the Mediterranean region. Building on this experience, she co-founded Magma.

Lucia De Stefani

She is an editor for an American student magazine, and also freelances as a writer focusing on photography and illustration. She’s based in New York but returns to the Mediterranean whenever she can.

Virginia Kirst

She is a freelance journalist, who lives and works between Rome and Hamburg, Germany. With her articles, she analyzes Italian politics and economy and explains them to a German audience. She is particularly interested in understanding how these two areas affect the environment and vice versa. She publishes in German, Austrian and Swiss newspapers such as die Welt, die NZZ am Sonntag and die Presse.

Davide Mancini

As a freelance journalist, he writes, photographs and films the changes that are affecting the Mediterranean region, with a focus on the environment. He has published several investigations with international media on issues such as forest fires, illegal fishing and sea pollution.

Guglielmo Mattioli

As a multimedia producer, he has contributed to innovative projects using virtual reality, photogrammetry and live video for The New York Times. In a past life, he was an architect and an urban planner. Many of the stories he produces today are about the built environment and design. He has worked with publications such as The New York Times, The Guardian and National Geographic. He has been living and working in New York City for 10 years.

Marcello Rossi 

He writes about the environment with a particular focus on the climate crisis and its numerous economic, political and cultural facets. His writing, ranging from profiles of activists and scientists to in-depth features of global solutions, have been featured in publications such as National Geographic, The Economist, The Guardian, BBC, Al Jazeera and more. When he's not writing, he does many other things.
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