International Journalism Festival

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The International Journalism Festival is a journalism event annually held in Perugia, Italy (in central Italy, about 100 miles, or 160 km, north of Rome). The 2011 Festival was held April 13-17, 2011.

The International Journalism Festival attracts journalists and journalism students, as well as scholars and Media agencies, who get free access to keynotes, workshops, panels and discussions on media in society.[1]

Since the foundation of the Festival in 2006 by Arianna Ciccone and Christopher Potter,[2] several prizes, including A Story Still to Tell Award and the Paola Biocca International Reportage Award have been awarded by students of journalism and media professionals.[3][4] In 2012 the prize A Story Still to Tell Award was dedicated to the memory of Mauro Rostagno. One of the journalists who was shot by Sicilian Mafia in 1988.

Amongst the speakers that have previously attended the festival are Seymour Hersh, Carl Bernstein, Alastair Campbell, Stephen Doig, Hans-Gert Pöttering and Eugenio Scalfari.[5][6][7]


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