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From its warm and narrow alleys and coffee shops, Partinico gives at first sight a feeling of tranquillity, typical of Sicily. Nevertheless this town of 30 000 inhabitants, situated at equal distance of Palermo and Corleone, has been known since the 90s because of its links with the Mafia.

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  • Giuseppe Maniaci presenting his Tv program...Partinico, Sicily, Italy - June 2006.
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  • Today, nobody ignores the implication of the Mafia in the economy of Sicily. However, it shows itself very difficult to take effective measures without risking to ruin the island...Partinico, Sicily, Italy - June 2006.
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  • Giuseppe Nato, 39 years old, feelance journalist and also volunteer since the first time beside Giuseppe Maniaci, brings his two young children in the office. Pia and Tommaso kiss Giuseppe before to leave with their father...Partinico, Sicily, Italy - June 2006.
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  • Alongside his father, Giovanni almost 18 years old, drives and collaborates everyday with him. In the afternoon while the rest of the crew stresses to finish their articles and the reportages on time, Giovanni works on one computer and play music. He creates music and songs, his passion...Partinico, Sicily, Italy - June 2006.
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  • Patricia follows her husband and her children everywhere when she is not working at the Lac Jato. Most of the time, Patricia goes with her oldest daughter Laetizia, 21, while Pino goes with his son Giovanni. Once arrived in the office Patricia leaves Pino to deal with the volunteers for the organisation of the next issue...Partinico, Sicily, Italy - June 2006
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  • Giuseppe Maniaci and his daughter Laetizia...Partinico, Sicily, Italy - June 2006
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  • First meeting of Addio Pizzo in Partinico. In sicily pizzo is the name of racket. It is the system that Mafia uses to impose tax and bring territory under their control to people who runs a shop. Addio Pizzo is a organzation that shares the same idea : to battle against the pizzo and to say no to the Mafia...Partinico, Sicily, Italy - June 2006.
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  • 24 hours on 24 hours and 365 days on 365 days Pino and his family run Telejato . They will take holidays once they will beat the mafia..Partinico, Sicily, Italy - June 2006.
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  • Around midday, in a former flat of the town centre, the small team of Telejato meets together. The volunteers, students for most of them, support Telejato above all as a " civil act ". ..Partinico, Sicily, Italy - June 2006.
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  • Giuseppe Maniaci, waiting to interview via the phone a politician for his next report...Partinico, Sicily, Italy - June 2006.
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  • Action against the industry Bertolino accused to pollute the city of Partinico and its suburb with its smoked dejections. Pino murmures some comments to one of the lawers Francesco Tafarella, also a supporter of Telejato...Partinico, Sicily, Italy - June 2006.
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  • Vito and Giovanni in the computer room. Vito, a volunteer, comes almost everyday in Telejato when he is not at the university. For a couple of hours he arrives around midday and helps Pino and his family. He writes or records articles from the local newspaper. But Vito prefers to write about politics. .Partinico, Sicily, Italy - June 2006.
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  • Stopped by passers-by who recognize him or by others who inform him, Pino does not pass unnoticed where he goes. He built up a network thanks to he manages to obtain " the info " before his colleagues. .Partinico, Sicily, Italy - June 2006.
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  • During her holidays, Simona, 12, the youngest daughter joins her parents at Telejato ...Partinico, Sicily, Italy - June 2006.
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  • Around Giuseppe Maniaci a dozen of volunteers help on a daily bases to run Telejato...Partinico, Sicily, Italy - June 2006.
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  • Laetizia in front of her computer and behind her Virginie a volunteer and Patrizia her mother...Partinico, Sicily, Italy - June 2006.
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  • In 40km of Palermo, Telejato, small local TV channel denounces daily the crimes, the arrests of the godfathers of the Mafia with the complicity of the police and some local politicians...Partinico, Sicily, Italy - June 2006.
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  • "The political situation in Partinico is disastrous, people undertake to do politics because of money. They are all corrupted! Telejato is an easy way for people living in the countryside or the youngest generation to understand politics and its politicians. We bring politics into their homes with a commun language, the sicilian, and easy words." Pino Maniaci..Partinico, Sicily, Italy - June 2006.
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