22 Jun 2022
Human smuggling and trafficking ecosystems
Journalist & Senior Research Fellow, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
Peter Tinti is a Senior Research Fellow at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime and independent journalist, focusing on conflict, human rights and organized crime. As part of his work for the Global Initiative, Tinti has written and contributed to several reports on organized crime in the Sahel, narcotics trafficking in Mali, and migrant smuggling networks in Africa, Asia, and Europe.
In addition to his work for the Global Initiative, Tinti’s writing and photography has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, and Vice, among other outlets. Tinti’s work covering the conflict in Mali earned him recognition by Action on Armed Violence, which included him on its list titled, “Top 100: The most influential journalists covering armed violence.”
He co-authored a book with Tuesday Reitano on the smuggling networks behind Europe’s migration crisis, Migrant, Refugee; Smuggler, Savior, published by Hurst Publishers in September 2016.
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Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of State
Professor of Criminology, University of Macao, Macao SAR, China
Director of the Global Security Programme, Senior Research Fellow
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