is an Italian investigative journalist and author. He writes for the Italian weekly l’Espresso and his reportage and undercover investigations have been translated all over the world. Between 2003 and 2007 he crossed the Sahara desert four times with hundreds of migrants, infiltrated a gang of human traffickers in northern Africa as a gangster’ personal driver, was rescued at sea, jailed in the Lampedusa detention centre as an Iraqi illegal migrant, and worked as a slave labourer in a tomato farm in Italy. Gatti related all of his undercover experience gained while in transit from Africa to Europe in the book Bilal: il mio viaggio da infiltrato nel mercato dei nuovi schiavi (Rizzoli). The book was also published in French, German, Norwegian and Swedish.