Francesca Nava, born and raised in Bergamo, is journalist, writer and documentary director, author of television investigations on big pharma, immigration and Islamic radicalization. Graduated in Russian language and literature, Francesca has lived for a long time in Russia, Mexico and Argentina.
In 2014 she received the Ilaria Alpi Award for the journalistic investigation into the Avastin-Lucentis case (La7), in 2015 she won “L’Anello Debole” prize with the reportage “Melilla, the border of shame” (La7). Francesca worked as a correspondent for Euronews in Lyon, for Mediaset, La7 and SkyTG24, covering areas from Turkey to Ukraine, from the United Kingdom to North Africa.
She currently works as a correspondent for the Rai3 program “Presa Diretta” and collaborates with various Italian newspapers. She conceived and co-directed the documentary on the repression of the Turkish government, entitled “Terrorists, Zehra and the others” (Creative Nomads Production, 2019), from which the Graphic Novel on the Kurdish artist Zehra Doğan was inspired (Round Robin Edition).
In September 2020 Francesca published the book-investigation “Il focolaio. From Bergamo to the national contagion ”(Editori Laterza). For her investigations on the covid emergency in the Bergamo area, Francesca received several journalistic awards, including the Caravella del Mediterraneo Award, the Ischia International Award (with the TPI newspaper) and the Colombe d’Oro per la Pace Award.