Scheduled for its debut in Florence come February 2024, this festival is poised to present fresh insights and discussions on journalism and media literacy.
Coordinated by the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF), the ambition is clear: to establish this festival as the primary hub for dialogue and exchange. Bridging the gap between the world of journalism, media literacy, and the European populace, this festival strives to be more than just another media event.
It’s noteworthy to mention the dual nature of the festival’s focus. On one hand, it addresses the ever-evolving role of journalism in today’s digital age. On the other, it underscores the importance of equipping citizens with the acumen to sift through the information deluge and use media judiciously.
The strength of this initiative is a consortium comprising:
- The Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom
- The European Federation of Journalists
- The European Broadcasting Union
- The European Association for Viewers Interests
- Journalism et Citoyenneté
- Lie Detectors
Further bolstering the project is the support from the European Journalism Training Association, representing a network of journalism institutions across Europe.
Expressing his enthusiasm, Pier Luigi Parcu, Director at the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom, remarked, “This festival symbolises a collective endeavour to confront the challenges and seize the opportunities within Europe’s media realm. We’re thrilled to initiate a dialogue that encompasses journalists, organisations, civil societies, professionals, educators, researchers, and the general public.”