Perugia and some of its best locations (Brufani Hotel and its Halls, Sala dei Notari, Santa Cecilia Auditorium, Hotel Sangallo, Service Center G. Alessi, Sala Lippi, Pavone Theatre, Sala Baldeschi, Morlacchi Theatre, Auditorium - musical academy and the bookstore "La Feltrinelli") are ready to welcome, from April 25th to 29th, 2012, the #IJF12, the International Journalism Festival.
For the 6th edition of the Festival (founded in 2006 but the first edition took place in 2007, ed) more than 200 events including keynote speeches, discussion meetings, roundtables, interviews, book signings, workshops, documentary screenings, competitions, awards and exhibitions with more than 450 journalists, bloggers, freelancers and experts in information and communications from all around the globe.
Fundamental basis of the International Journalism Festival, and will be even more this year, is the 2.0 model: event grassroots born, open to any contribution and exchange of ideas and comparisons, place where those who provide information meets with readers, students, ordinary citizens. Thanks also to Social Networks, Smartphones, Tablets, Apps, wireless connections.
For the 5 days of the event great attention to the new web professions in Public Administration, to the Ebook, the Data Journalism, the Digital Divide still broad and persistent in Italy, and how to Twitter, on the one hand, the journalists use more and more sms to inform, from the other example of the Arab spring and how these instruments will, sometimes, to circumvent censorship. Not to mention the presence of Google and the competition "Eretici Digitali" ("Digital Heretics"), 3rd edition: a challenge for investigative reporting projects selected from those who are distinguished for their originality, documentation and analysis, making innovative use of the internet and are posted online. The Award is sponsored, in fact, by Google with a budget of 10.000 euros.
And UNICEF will also attend the Festival with "Parla di me" ("Talk about me"), a three-day where UNICEF and communicators "join together for continued vigilance" on the problems of children and adolescents.
There will be over 200 volunteers, students and enthusiasts of journalism from 27 countries. Among the guests we mention:
Paige St. John - vincitrice Pulitzer Prize 2011;
Mikael Jensen - CEO Metro;
Giovanni Floris - Ballarò RAI 3;
Gianni Minà - giornalista e scrittore;
Ezio Mauro - direttore de la Repubblica;
Enrico Mentana - direttore Tg La7;
Bruno Manfellotto - direttore de l'Espresso;
Antonio Padellaro - direttore de il Fatto Quotidiano;
Franco Bechis - vicedirettore di Libero;
Massimo Giannini - vicedirettore de la Repubblica;
Peter Gomez - direttore de ilfattoquotidiano.it;
Michele Santoro - Servizio Pubblico;
Filippo Facci - Libero;
Massimo Giannini - vicedirettore la Repubblica;
Paola Severino - Ministro della Giustizia;
Paolo Peluffo - Sottosegretario alla Comunicazione ed all'Informazione;
Sandro Ruotolo - Servizio Pubblico;
Marco Travaglio - vicedirettore il Fatto Quotidiano;
Vittorio Zucconi - co-direttore repubblica.it;
Beppe Severgnini - Corriere della Sera;
Caparezza - cantante;
Giuseppe Cruciani - La Zanzara, Radio 24;
Luca Telese - In Onda, La7;
Maria Luisa Busi - Tg1;
Mauro Meazza - Il Sole 24 Ore;
Sergio Rizzo - Corriere della Sera;
Gian Antonio Stella - Corriere della Sera;
Elisa Calessi - Libero.