The Journalismusfest Innsbruck – Internationale Tage der Information has a history. Its roots are in Ferrara. In the bicycle city in the Po Valley, the Italian weekly magazine Internazionale has been organizing a festival that is accessible to everyone since 2007 with journalists from all over the world and other knowledgeable mediators of information.
A few years ago in Ferrara the idea of founding a similar festival in Innsbruck arose. The exchange with those responsible for the Ferrara Festival and with the editors of the weekly magazine was always open and supportive. Without Internazionale a Ferrara, Journalismusfest Innsbruck would not exist. The International Days of Information in Innsbruck are supported by a non-profit association, the name of which should also be a self-chosen mandate: Innsbruck Journalism Festival – Association for the Strengthening of Quality Journalism, Freedom of Information and Democracy.
Benedikt Sauer, Markus Schennach
Benedikt Sauer, from Bozen, studied literature in Innsbruck and Urbino, lives in Innsbruck as a journalist and publicist. Lecturer for media communication at the University of Innsbruck. Austria correspondent for Rai Südtirol, was for a long time journalist for Der Standard and columnist for the Tiroler Tageszeitung. Founder of the Innsbruck Journalism Festival.
Markus Schennach, from Innsbruck, studied political science at the University of Innsbruck, was managing director of the Freies Radio Innsbruck Freirad and chairman of the Association of Free Radios in Austria for many years. Member of the cultural advisory board of the region of Tyrol. Founder of the Innsbruck Journalism Festival.
Verein zur Stärkung von Qualitätsjournalismus, der Informationsfreiheit und der Demokratie
E-Mail: info [at] journalismusfest.org
Phone: +43 664 4204606
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A weekend with a view: Debates, talks, readings, films, exhibitions and audio features
We look forward to journalists, scientists and NGOs from different regions of the world.
The festival venues are in the center of Innsbruck. They can be easily reached on foot.