Al Jazeera – With bare hands

Isacco Chiaf, graphic designer, and Tomaso Clavarino, journalist and photographer, are behind this outstanding project, which was funded by the European Journalism Centre. The two Italians travelled to Bangladesh and India, where dirty and dangerous scrapping is conducted on the tidal beaches of Chittagong and Alang. With texts, infographics, videos, photo-essays, interviews and maps, they have been able to show how shipbreaking activities are contributing to the destruction of the ecosystem and negatively affecting the lives of thousands of people. Maps and graphs are based on the Platform’s data. Patrizia Heidegger, the Platform’s Executive Director, and Muhammed Ali (Shahin), the Platform’s coordinator in Bangladesh, are also featured.

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