5/4/2017 - 9/4/2017

International Journalism Festival (Perugia, Italy)


The 2017 International Journalism Festival – the eleventh edition - will be the biggest and best yet. More than 250 sessions, more than 600 speakers, five full days of high-octane immersion in journalism – in and out of the festival venues – all in the stunning setting of the historic town centre of Perugia. 

Each session in eleven different venues will be live-streamed, simultaneous translation in English-Italian will be provided for many.

Festival speakers come from all over the planet. So too the attendees. All festival sessions are free entry for all attendees, without any need for registration.

The programme attempts to cover all the major issues of current interest in the media, including four talks by leading figures on issues of major public interest:

  • Cameron Barr, Managing Editor, The Washington Post: Covering President Trump: reporting the truth in an era of ‘alternative facts’
  • Adam Mosseri, Vice President of Product, Facebook: How News Feed works
  • Zaina Erhaim, Institute for War and Peace Reporting: Covering the Syrian war as a journalist, activist and woman
  • Evan Greer, Campaign Director, Fight for the Future: How we saved Chelsea Manning's life: when activists, lawyers and journalists mobilize together online

The Festival will be held between 5 - 9 April.

Find out more on the event website here.