Marina Petrillo is an author, broadcaster and journalist, she’s the senior editor at Open Migration and a contributor to Il Post, reporting on migration and refugees. She was part of the Reported.ly team, Andy Carvin's award-winning social journalism project, and she was editor-in-chief at Radio Popolare. For her work on the Arab Spring, especially Egypt and Bahrain, she was named by the British newspaper The Independent one of the most influential non-celebrity Twitter users of 2011 in the world news category. She teaches narrative journalism at Scuola Holden. Her blog is Alaska hub. She is the author of two books; I muri di Belfast (1996) about the peace process in Northern Ireland and Nativo Americano (2010) about Bruce Springsteen’s folk voice.