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Guido Vergani Award 2011

Italian “Guido Vergani” award for Andrea Guolo

VerganiThe famous Italian “Guido Vergani” award for the reporter of the year 2011 went to Andrea Guolo, longstanding journalist of the Italian Magazine MdP La Conceria. The official ceremony took place on Saturday, November 26 in Milan where the editor of Corriere della Sera, Ferruccio De Bortoli, and the president of the group Reporters Lombardi, Rosi Brandi handed over the award.

Andrea Guolo, journalist of the Italian Leather industry magazine MdP La Conceria, was honored Saturday, November 26th in Milan (Press Club) as the winner of the award "Reporter of the Year 2011", dedicated to the memory of Guido Vergani. The award celebrates the author of a series of reports published by the weekly magazine MdP La Conceria on toxic shoes sold in stores in Milan's Chinatown.

The award was presented by the director of the Corriere della Sera, Ferruccio De Bortoli (Jury President) and the president of the group of Lombardian Reporters, Rosi Brandi.

"Poison Shoes," it said in its citation. "In the heart of Milan's Chinatown shops, displayed and sold for a few euros where “made in Italy” is fake and fake is the leather. Real is only the content of hexavalent chromium, a highly toxic substance for those who come into contact. The investigation, in the tradition of investigative journalism, results in seizures and complaints, but especially in the unveiling of the terrible threats of fakes and that the price dumping policies can lead to health risks in unaware consumers. The report by Andrea Guolo embodies the rigor of a reporter and demonstrates once more the inescapable social function of journalism and research related to the facts. "

For the author it is the third award of 2011, after the award "Goose Pen", ranked first in the publishing industry (with Gian Omar Bison), for the book "Men and Meat. A journey where the food is born "(publisher Franco Angeli), and after being a finalist for the award" Communicating corporate conscience "with a chapter of" Mafia in the pot ", dedicated to wine Centopassi and titled" The Mafia goes, the wine remains".

Bologna, November 28, 2011