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About Connie Agius

Connie Agius is an award-winning journalist. She has spent two years investigating the Italian mafia and people smuggling. Connie has worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and Channel 4 News, and contributed to Newsweek, Deutsche Welle and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS). Her latest essay, 'The growing power of the 'ndrangheta' will be published in Australia's leading literary journal, Meanjin, on December 15. 

Articles by Connie Agius

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The Italian mafia and violence against women

In the name of “culture” and “honour” young girls born into the ‘ndrangheta mafia in Calabria lose their sense of identity. Those who seek freedom pay a terrible price.  

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