Alessandro Pavone is an Italian videographer and producer who regularly works for the PBS Newshour in the Middle East and Europe. Based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, he has over 13 years’ experience in news and documentary production covering major conflicts and humanitarian crises around the world.
In 2007, Pavone began freelancing in London for the Italian newspaper La Repubblica's web TV as well as for Italian and international news channels covering Europe. In 2011, he moved to Kabul and since then has filmed and produced news and feature stories in Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan, Lebanon, West Africa and Congo. Beyond his current collaboration with PBS, Pavone's work has appeared on CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, VICE on HBO and ABC Australia among others. On top of his broadcast work, his portfolio includes managing media projects for UN agencies and various NGOs throughout Asia and Africa.
For the past two years Alessandro has focused on the international migration crisis covering stories in Iraq, Turkey, Greece, Italy, the Balkans and Germany. His 2016 three-part documentary series for the New York Times, “Italy Overwhelmed”, follows three Italians who refuse to give up trying to help the migrants, seeing the human side of their plight. He was also part of the PBS Newshour team to receive the 2017 Overseas Press Club citation (honourable mention) in the Edward R. Murrow Award for their "The Fight for Iraq" series.
Alessandro speaks fluent Spanish and good Portuguese. He can also edit on FCP and Premiere platforms. His professional certifications include the 2015 AKE Group's Hostile Environment and First Aid Training (HEFAT).
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