International Journalism Festival

Here is an overview of how to make the most of the the International Journalism Festival festival, whether you will be in Perugia or will follow it online from afar.

International Journalism Festival

FREE ENTRY The festival is free entry for all attendees for all sessions on a first-come-first-served basis, without any need for registration. Just come to Perugia and enjoy the festival. 

PROGRAMME Here is the 2023 English-language festival brochure in an easy-to-read flip format. Alternatively, you can download it in PDF. Here is the festival speakers page, with the session(s) of each speaker listed at the bottom of their profile. And here is the festival programme, which can be divided into content categories or venues for ease of reading. There is one last-minute addition to the festival programme: #IStandWithEvan: Free Evan Gershkovich, scheduled in the lunchtime slot of 13.00-13.45 on Saturday 22 April. Note that this session is not in the festival brochure.

SIDE EVENTS PROGRAMME Social gatherings (drinks receptions, dinners, etc) and work-related meetups (of various kinds) are listed in the Side Events programme. Note that this programme will continue to be updated until the day before the start of the festival. The intention is to indicate to festival attendees and speakers what’s going on off-programme and to provide off-programme event organisers with an effective way of communicating with the festival community.

WELCOME POINT Are you looking for information or a festival brochure? The festival Welcome Point (open daily from 09.00 to 19.00) is in the Hotel Brufani in Piazza Italia, Perugia.

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