November 9, 2013 by newsgetting
From our own correspondent in Italy, Marco Mancinelli
About 62.500 people attended the seventh edition of the Internationale in Ferrara, the festival of journalism organized by the italian magazine Internazionale and the City of Ferrara.
This year coincided with the 20th anniversary of the italian magazine directed by Giovanni De Mauro.
Confirmed is the positive trend of Internazionale in Ferrara, despite the bad weather that has affected the outdoor events and caused a slight decline in attendance over the previous edition.
This year edition, since 4 until 6 October, the city of Ferrara became a sort of great editorial staff and forum where journalists and media experts offered a lot of interesting inputs to understand the actual media trends better.
More than 250 hours of programming and 149 meetings in 22 locations, a team of more than 150 people, including the organizers and volunteers, represented the vital essence of the festival.
Among the most expected guests, Natalie Nougayrède, the first woman to direct Le Monde, Nate Silver, the statistician became famous for having predicted the Obama’s victory (great and very followed was the interview by Mario Calabresi, director of La Stampa), Chouchou Namegabe, congolese journalist who this year received the Anna Politkovskaya Award for her investigative journalism activities, Mona Eltahawy, egyptian journalist and activist who has denounced the violence of police after being arrested in Tahrir Square, Stephen Engelberg, director of ProPublica, the platform of makes investigative journalism and the first news website to have received the Pulitzer Prize, the french-american economist Susan George, Micah White, founder of the canadian magazine of media activism Adbusters and Anthony De Rosa, director of Circa.
Particularly meaningful, among all the roundtables, “On the Route of Hope“, event on immigration and european policies, after the tragedy of Lampedusa: Loris De Filippi (Medici Senza Frontiere Italy), Ahmet Içduygu (Koç University of Istanbul) and Fabrizio Gatti (L’Espresso) illustrated the great human and organizational complexity concerning the trend of an epochal phenomenon, too much times discussed in an inappropriate way by Institutions and by some media.
By Marco Mancinelli (italian journalist, PressWeb Editor)