Massimo Mapelli is presenter and special correspondent of La7 News. La7 is a private Italian TV channel. He has produced a number of in-depth reportages for La7, including an hour-long programme entitled Il mondo di Amanda il destino di Mez on the 2009 trial in Perugia of Amanda Knox for the murder of the British student Meredith Kercher. He worked for the RAI, the Italian public service broadcaster, from 1991 to 1997. He also writes for the Italian weekly Panorama.