Antonio Mazzeo, peace-researcher and journalist, has conducted several studies on the relations between the Messina Bridge and Cosa Nostra, and analyzed the conflicts of interests that have characterized the entire projecting process. He is the author of I padrini del Ponte. Affari di mafia sullo Stretto di Messina (Alegre Edizioni, Roma, 2010) and, with Antonello Mangano, Il mostro sullo Stretto. Sette ottimi motivi per non costruire il Ponte (Edizioni Punto L, Ragusa, 2006). In 2010 he was granted the Giorgio Bassani Award for journalism by Italia Nostra.