Angela Lano is researching a PhD on Islamic and Middle Eastern studies at the Centre of Afro-Oriental Studies - Federal University of Bahia (Brazil). She is a journalist and writer, and editor-in-chief of InfoPal.it.
Blog: Meeting the migrants, and sharing stories of hope and hopelessness amid the grief and joy of survivors of the perilous Mediterranean crossing.
Blog: In a personal account, Angela Lano remembers the night five years ago Israel brought death to a peace mission when it raided the Freedom Flotilla.
Comment: Muslims are the target of an increasingly hysterical campaign by the public, media and politicians that paints them all as extremists and terrorists, says Angela Lano.
Comment: Italy backs plans for military raids in Libya to stop the flow of migrants reaching Sicilian shores. Despite pressure at home, it's not the answer, says Angela Lano.
Comment: Al-Qaeda's former leader was killed four years ago, but his influence still lingers, says Angela Lano.
Comment: The grim spectacle of IS propaganda attracts its supporters, recruiting vulnerable young men to fight and wealthy elites to donate resources.
Groups call on international community for action to be taken in support of besieged Palestinians in Yarmouk camp, which has been overrun by armed groups.
Analysis: Despite having been sensitive towards the Palestinian cause in the past, nowadays Italy's politicians have adopted a pro-Israeli rhetoric. There is, however, hope that this could change.