03 Ι 04 Ι 05 May 2024

A weekend with a view

Look closely at what is happening.
Ilse Aichinger

Program 2023

For three days, journalists will meet with other knowledgeable mediators of information from different regions of the world in Innsbruck.

In discussions with colleagues and other experts, visitors learn what goes on behind the scenes of the often hastily and superficially conveyed information on international events and can contribute. Current social, political and cultural developments are the focus of the debates, book presentations, exhibitions, documentary films and audio features.

The Journalismusfest Innsbruck (Innsbruck Journalism Festival – International Information Days) opens a window to the complex present in which we live.

In 2023, we welcome more than 120 contributors from 20 countries and three continents to about 50 events in the heart of Innsbruck. The venues are easy to reach on foot or by bike.


“The Killing of a Journalist”
Thursday, 20:30, Waltherpark

Change of Location:

“The ray of hope”. Newspaper behind bars
Friday, 16:30, Leopoldsaal

“The sixth mass fatality and no one is looking. Biodiversity and species extinction”
Saturday, 15:00, Leopoldsaal

“Redistribute for the climate”
Sunday, 11:00, Leopoldsaal


Thursday, May 11, 2023

May 11, 2023

Thu, 18:30

Exhibition Opening

Thu, 18:30 Fotoforum Exhibition Opening

Untold. Theater in Pictures.
Photographs by Monika Rittershaus.

24 women from operas by Richard Wagner, each in her own cosmos, encounter “lost profiles” from different stage narratives. A photograph can reveal a tiny section from a stage event that the eye may not perceive. Moments in between. Moments of silence. Fragments. In the compilation, the images get in contact with each other. They enter into a dialogue. Reassembled, subjective storyboards emerge from the images.

Monika Rittershaus
Opera and theater photographer, Berlin

Birgit Gufler
Fotoforum, Director

German. Free admission; Fri. 12 May to 9 June
Tue.-Fri. 15:00-19:00, Sat. 10:00-13:00.

An exhibition of the Fotoforum on the occasion of the Journalismusfest

Thu,, 20:30


Thu, 20:30 Treibhaus Concert

5/8er in Ehr’n & Jazzorchester Vorarlberg
"In the eye of the butterfly"

Welcome to an East-West meeting of a special kind! The Jazzorchester Vorarlberg, a formation cast in big band tradition, takes the 5/8erl-Voices in its midst and uses their instruments to give them a new style.

Admission: 25€

Friday, May 12, 2023

May 12, 2023

Fri, 10:30

Opening and talk

Fri, 10:30 Treibhaus, Tower Opening and Talk

Opening of the festival

Alexander Van der Bellen [video message]
Federal President

Sophia Kircher 
First Vice President of the Tyrolean Parliament

Georg Willi 
Mayor of Innsbruck

Peter Paul Mölk
Chairman of Innsbruck Tourism

Uwe Steger
University of Innsbruck


Standing up for press freedom - from Solidarność to today
In conversation with Adam Michnik

Essayist and publicist Adam Michnik is one of Eastern Europe’s most enigmatic intellectuals: As a student, Michnik was one of the activists of Poland’s 1968 movement, co-founder of the Committee for the Defense of Workers KOR in 1976, editor of underground magazines, leading advisor to the Solidarność trade union and founder of Gazeta Wyborcza, the first independent daily newspaper in Eastern Europe even before the fall of the Iron Curtain. To this day, Michnik is editor-in-chief of Poland’s largest liberal newspaper, fighting daily together with the editorial staff for the rule of law and democracy in Poland. His dialogues with Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, published as a book in 2015, were widely echoed in Eastern Europe.
Nina Horaczek talks with Adam Michnik and Gazeta Wyborcza Deputy Editor-in-Chief Bartosz Wieliński about the paper’s ongoing commitment to press freedom, Russia’s war in Ukraine, threats to democracy in Poland, and its relationship with the EU.

Adam Michnik 
Editor-in-Chief of Gazeta Wybocrza, Warsaw
OSCE Award for Journalism and Democracy

Bartosz Wieliński
Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Gazeta Wybocrza

Hosted by
Nina Horaczek
Chief Reporter of the Falter, Vienna

German and English with simultaneous interpretation; until approx. 12:15

The event with Adam Michnik takes place with the support of the Jewish Community for Tyrol and Vorarlberg

Fri, 13:00


Fri, 13:00 Treibhaus, Tower Conversation

How is the Euregio doing? - L'Euregio come sta?
A look from the perspective of the major regional media

Awareness of the Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino Euroregion has increased significantly over the past ten years among the population of all three countries. The activities of the Euregio are now perceived in all three countries, but least of all by young people under 25. Are the initiatives of the European Region sufficiently communicated to the public? For the first time, representatives of six major regional media from Trentino, South Tyrol and Tyrol are invited to critically and self-critically reflect on the public perception of the Euregio and the reporting.

Gianfranco Benincasa
Rai TGR Trento, President of the Trentino-Alto Adige Journalists Association
Presidente dell’Ordine dei Giornalisti Trentino-Alto Adige

Pierluigi Depentori
Editor-in-Chief of the daily newspaper L’Adige
Caporedattore del Quotidiano L’Adige

Toni Ebner
Editor-in-Chief of the daily newspaper Dolomiten

David Runer
Editor-in-Chief of ORF Bozen

Heidy Kessler
Editor-in-Chief of Rai Südtirol, Bolzano

Alois Vahrner
long-time Editor-in-Chief of the Tiroler Tageszeitung, Innsbruck

Hosted by
Verena Pliger
director of the news magazine ff, Bolzano

German and Italian with simultaneous interpretation; until approx. 14:30

With the support of Tyrol–South Tyrol–Trentino Euroregion / Con il sostegno dell’Euregio Tirolo-Alto Adige-Trentino.

 The event is also part of the professional training of the Journalists Association Trentino – Alto Adige / L’evento fa parte della Formazione Professionale Continua dell’Ordine dei Giornalisti

Fri, 13:30


Fri, 13:30 Stadtbibliothek Innsbruck Conversation

Armenia - forgotten and threatened

Since the end of 2022, Azerbaijan has been holding Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed region under international law inhabited by Armenians, under a blockade. Food, medicine and fuel are in short supply, and the European Union has sent an observer mission to the border area. The three journalists talk about the blockade and the resulting humanitarian crisis, as well as about Azerbaijan’s threatening gestures and attacks against the Armenian population.

Anna Aridzanjan
Born in Yerevan, Armenia, Journalist in Audience Development at t-online, Berlin

Tigran Petrosyan
Is in charge of the Eastern Europe projects of the taz Panter Foundation, Freelance Journalist for taz, ZEIT Online, Amnesty International Journal, Berlin

Hosted by
Marianna Deinyan
freelance journalist, presenter, WDR/Cosmo

German; until approx. 15:00

With the support of the Centre for Eastern European Studies of the University of Innsbruck

Fri, 13:30


Fri, 13:30 Theologie, courtyard exhibition opening

Atlas of Globalization. The world in maps and graphics

The planet is at its limits, new viruses are temporarily paralyzing entire countries, and the gap between rich and poor is widening. Le Monde diplomatique’s first atlas of globalization was published 20 years ago. It set standards in journalistic cartography. In over 200 novel charts, this is the first comprehensive and vivid presentation of what globalization means in the 21st century: for the mobility of people and goods, for political participation, social progress or worldwide communication from San Francisco to Kinshasa. Eight atlases and 20 years later, this small exhibition uses the current atlas of globalization “Unequal World” as an example to show various graphic forms in their latest state. The exhibition was created for the Journalismusfest 2023 as a cooperation project with Le Monde Diplomatique/ Berlin and will be distributed by Südwind.

Dorothee D’Aprile
Le Monde diplomatique, Berlin, Management

Adolf Buitenhuis
Cartographer, Le Monde diplomatique, Berlin

Stefan Mahlke
Editor of the Atlas of Globalization 2022

German; until approx. 14:00
Admission free; in the Theologie: Fri. 12.5. to 19:00, Sat. 13.5., Sun. 14.5. and Mon. 15.5. from 10:00-19:00.
The exhibition will be shown from Tue. 16.5. until Fri. 2.6. in the WEI SRAUM Designforum Tirol in Innsbruck; Tues.-Fri. from 13:00-18:00; closed on 25.5. and 1.6.

The exhibition is a cooperation of the Journalismusfest Innsbruck with Le Monde diplomatique, German Edition/Berlin and Südwind.

Fri, 14:00


Fri, 14:00 Theologie, Courtyard Discussion

The Nutella empire - research in the Ferrero company

Alba in Piedmont is a center of upscale Italian gastronomic culture, known for truffles and red wines. Alba is also the headquarters of what has become one of the largest confectionery companies in the world: Ferrero. The Ferrero story can be considered a paradigm for capitalism made in Italy. During World War II, when chocolate was hard to come by, confectioner Pietro Ferrero used hazelnuts from the Langhe region of Piedmont as a substitute for his chocolate cream. And soon after he filled a “supercrema” made of cocoa, hazelnuts, and coconut oil into jars, which son
Michele sweetly named “nutella.” Today, the raw materials for the mass product of the hazelnut empire come from all over the world: palm oil from Indonesia and Malaysia, cocoa from West Africa and Ecuador, beet sugar from Europe and cane sugar from South America. And, of course, hazelnuts. The demand is gigantic, with the largest supplier being Turkey.
The biggest sales market for “nutella” is Germany.

Stefano Liberti
Journalist, reporter, author of documentaries, Rome

In conversation with
Benedikt Sauer 
Journalist, Rai-Südtirol, Journalismusfest Innsbruck

German and Italian, consecutive; in case of rain: Leopoldsaal; until approx. 15:00

In cooperation with the Centre for Italian Studies of the University of Innsbruck
The “Hazelnut Empire” is also the subject of the exhibition “Atlas of Globalization”.

Fri, 14:30

Film and Discussion

Fri, 14:30 Leokino Film and Discussion

The Human Trial - documentary about stem cell therapy
A debate about science and journalism

For seven years, U.S. filmmaker Lisa Hepner and her partner Guy Mossmann followed a clinical trial researching the cure for type 1 diabetes through stem cell therapy. The resulting feature-length documentary has won multiple international awards and made the shortlist for the 2023 Oscars. Hepner offers a very personal glimpse into the lives and feelings of both the researchers and two subjects who agreed to participate in the study for the sake of science as well as in the hope of finding a cure. Hepner found herself in an unfamiliar role as a type 1 diabetic and journalist.

90 min; directed by Lisa Hepner and Guy Mossman
Film in English with English subtitles.

Followed by a panel discussion on the importance and role of media in the scientific context.

Lisa Hepner
Filmmaker and Journalist, Los Angeles, T1D

Sabine Hofer
Paediatric specialist, paediatric endocrinology and diabetology at the Medical University of Innsbruck, board member of ISPAD (International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes)

Tanja Traxler
Head of the Science Department at the daily newspaper Der Standard

Hosted by
Steffen Kanduth
Journalist at Der Standard, T1D

Panel discussion in English; until approx. 17:15 

The company DEXCOM supports the event and thus enables free cinema attendance. For seat reservations please call 0512 650470 (Leokino).

Fri, 15:00


Fri, 15:00 Leopoldsaal, Theologie Discussion

Investigating Western firms' links to Russian military supply chains

In mid-2022, several media outlets and NGOs began publishing research showing that Russia’s state-owned energy company Gazprom had been supplied with gas from gas fields co-owned by major European energy companies. In this way, the exploitation of fossil fuels in Russia not only indirectly contributed to the financial support of the Russian war machine, but also supplied military jets with fuel. As a result of further publications in Le Monde, Der Spiegel and ZDF, the corporations announced that they were leaving their Russian joint ventures.

Sam Leon
Data Journalist, founder Data Desk, UK

Mai Rosner
Senior Campaigner at Global Witness, UK

Jason Kirkpatrick
Razom We Stand, Senior Communications Manager, Berlin

Hosted by
Ruben Schaar
Investigative Journalist, paper trail media, Munich

English; until approx. 16:30

In cooperation with the Anti-Corruption Data Collective.
With the support of ERSTE Foundation, Vienna

Fri, 15:15


Fri, 15:15 Treibhaus, Tower Discussion

Cobalt from the Congo - exploitation for digitization. And the significance of local radios.

The rare and highly sought-after raw materials cobalt and coltan are mined in Congo under deplorable working conditions. Coltan is needed for laptops and smartphones, and without cobalt, there would be no lithium-ion batteries in e-cars. Anyone who talks about digitalization offensives or e-mobility cannot remain silent about the exploitation in Congo by international corporations from Switzerland or China, for example. Copper or gold from the Congo are also needed by the industry worldwide. In the Congo Basin, resources in the world’s second largest rainforest are also being fought over. 
The courageous Coracon radio network in the eastern part of the country, where war is raging, is often considered the only reliable source of information there with its more than 60 local radio stations. The Munich-based association Journalists Help Journalists, founded during the wars in the former Yugoslavia, supports this work.

Judith Raupp
Journalist, writes from Goma, Congo, for Süddeutsche Zeitung and ZEIT, among others. And trains media professionals in Congo.

Jaques Vagheni
directs the Collectif des Radios et Télévisions communautaires du Nord Kivu (Coracon) in Goma, Eastern Congo

Hosted by
Christiane Schlötzer
Writes for the Süddeutsche Zeitung, correspondent in Turkey for many years, co-founded the NGO Journalists help Journalists e.V. (JhJ) in 1993

German and French with simultaneous interpretation; until approx. 16:30

In cooperation with Journalists help Journalists e.V. (JhJ), Munich

Fri, 16:30


Fri, 16:30 Leopoldsaal Lecture

"The ray of hope". Newspaper behind bars

Since 1968, Lichtblick has been published as a unique newspaper that sees itself as the voice of prisoners at Tegel Prison in Berlin. However, due to an internal incident in the prison, the editorial team was no longer allowed to work. In cooperation with editors and layout artists from the Berlin daily newspaper taz, theopportunity has now been created to relaunch Lichtblick with a series of workshops and to continue to give prisoners a voice. The first new issue is scheduled to appear in spring 2023.

Konny Gellenbeck
Board member of taz Panter Foundation, long-time Director of the taz cooperative

German; until approx. 17:00

In cooperation with the taz Panter Foundation

Fri, 17:00


Fri, 17:00 Stadtbibliothek Innsbruck Discussion

Feminist protest movement in Iran:
What's next?

In September 2022, the largest protest movement in the history of the Islamic Republic erupted: Shouting “Jin, Jiyan, Azadî” – woman, life, freedom – thousands of people took to the country’s streets every day in support of fundamental rights. More than 500 people were killed and tens of thousands were imprisoned. Where does the protest movement stand eight months later? What is the role of European governments? And where do things go from here?

Shoura Hashemi
Lawyer in the diplomatic service, activist for the feminist revolution in Iran, Vienna

Mina Khani
Publicist, author, artist, feminist activist, Berlin

Gilda Sahebi
Journalist, doctor, author of ” Unser Schwert ist Liebe – die feministische Revolte im Iran “, Berlin

Hosted by
Dunja Ramadan
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich

German; until approx. 18:30

Fri, 17:15


Fri, 17:15 Theologie, Leopoldsaal Discussion

Public Service Media - an (in)dispensable orientation anchor?

The fact that more and more news is being sourced via social media poses new challenges for journalism. Nowadays, many people have the opportunity to provide information themselves and thereby draw attention to certain topics. They all potentially have an impact on our level of knowledge by deciding which news is picked up, how much we learn about an event and how often topics are reported. This process is called gatekeeping. But how do public media exist in the new gatekeeper diversity? How can the public added value for society be made (more) visible, especially for young people?  And what concrete measures have been and are being taken in Austria and in Europe?

Christian Daubner
Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Bayerischer Rundfunk

Matthias Kettemann
Head of the Department of Legal Theory and Future of Law at the University of Innsbruck

Irina Oberguggenberger
Journalist at ORF, project “Young Audience”

Magdalena Stefely
Editor at funk, Mainz

Klaus Unterberger
Head of the Public Value Competence Center of ORF

Hosted by
Nele Bulla and Thomas Gatt
Master students at the Department of Media, Society and Communication, University of Innsbruck; Director: Natascha Zeitel-Bank

German; until approx. 18:45

In cooperation with the Department of Media, Society and Communication, University of Innsbruck

Fri, 18:00

Fri, 18:00 WEI SRAUM Designforum Tirol Lecture and discussion

Point of View - Information, image and journalistic storytelling

Information graphics and data visualization are becoming increasingly important for getting facts to the audience. But mere “visualization” is usually not enough. What makes infographics and data visualizations a narrative and explanatory medium? Sandra Rendgen deals with the history and present of visual knowledge transfer. Using hundreds of maps and information graphics from all eras and media, she examines the changes in methods, techniques, and forms of narration and demonstrates: In the enormous flow of information in our everyday lives and the boom in fake news, it is more important than ever that interdisciplinary expertise interacts to explain complex issues in a comprehensible way.

Sandra Rendgen
Editor and concept developer in digital journalism, author of Information Graphics

Hosted by
Nicola Weber
WEIS RAUM Designforum Tirol, Director

German; until approx. 19:30

An event of WEI SRAUM Designforum Tirol on the occasion of the Journalismusfest 2023

Fri, 18:00


Fri, 18:00 Literaturhaus am Inn Discussion

Blind Spots: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia

For far too long, Eastern European cultural areas have been perceived in Western Europe as a uniform space without major differences. But also in the mutual perception of Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, there are many blind spots, the legacy of the colonial past. Together, we will try to track down and uncover these blind spots to get to know each other and possibly also gain a more differentiated understanding of the current crises.

Iryna Herasimovich
Essayist, literary translator, PhD in the SNF project “Arts and Disinformation”; Belarus – Switzerland

in conversation with
Alexander Markin
Writer, translator of German literature, literary critic, lecturer at the University of Zurich; Russia – Switzerland

Andrei Vazyanau
Social anthropologist, author and translator; works at the European Humanities University Vilnius; Ukraine – Belarus – Lithuania

German; until approx. 19:30

With the support of Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council

Fri, 18:00

Exhibition opening

Fri, 18:00 Kunstraum Innsbruck Exhibition opening

Dan & Lia Perjovschi: Fragments of Humanity

The couple Dan and Lia Perjovschi, Sibiu, Romania, is one of the internationally renowned and influential artistic voices of Eastern Europe.
For more than 30 years, Dan Perjovschi has been commenting on current events and everyday life in an unmistakably reduced visual language, with a few lines. His drawings on Putin’s war in Ukraine were on display at the last Documenta Kassel 2022. As a journalist, he is also the editor of the Horizontale Zeitung.
Lia Perjovschi’s work consists of performances, actions, installations, drawings and text-based works. Her collage series 2020 Timeline, for example, records current events such as the Black Lives Matter movement and encourages us to reconsider existing social structures and search for new, sustainable ways of living for people and nature.
Curated by Ivana Marjanović

Dan & Lia Perjovschi 
Sibiu, Romania

Ivana Marjanović
Kunstraum Innsbruck, Director

English; until approx. 19:00
Free admission, Sat. 13.5. to 15.7.
Tue, Wed, Fri 13:00 -18:00; Thu 13:00-20:00, Sat 10:00 -15:00

An exhibition of the Kunstraum Innsbruck on the occasion of the Journalismusfest
There will be a talk with the artists about the exhibition on Saturday, 13.5. at 12 p.m.

Fri, 19:00


Fri, 19:00 Wagner’sche Buchhandlung Discussion

The lot of the galgos. Reports about animals

“India dropped out early” at the race. “Now she is needed for birthing,” writes reporter Barbara Bachmann. India is a Spanish greyhound. A galgo. Galgos are bred specifically for greyhound racing, a dog hunt for hares. In 2019, the Federación Española de Galgos counted nearly 12,500 sporting licenses for about 200,000 registered Galgos in the country; it’s estimated there are half a million greyhounds.
 “Sandra loves arugula. And grapes. Sandra was born in Rostock, Germany, and moved to Buenos Aires when she was six years old. She is the most famous orangutan in the world. In 2014, a court in Argentina granted her the rights of a person for the first time. Bachmann has portrayed Sandra. And also Findus, a severely injured foundling fawn. The author raised it: “Can a human replace an animal’s mother?”. Reports about animals – an approach.
With an introductory talk about the Swiss magazine REPORTAGEN.

Barbara Bachmann 
Freelance Reporter, South Tyrol, e.g. for reports, mare, the Süddeutsche-Magazin

In conversation with
Daniel Puntas Bernet
Editor-in-Chief of Reportagen, Bern

Gerlinde Tamerl
Deputy Managing Director of Wagner’sche and literary critic talks with Daniel Puntas Bernet about REPORTAGEN

German; until approx.20:15

Fri, 19:00

Reporter Slam

Fri, 19:00 Treibhaus, basement Reporter Slam

Always straight into the press! Reporter slam

Germany’s most entertaining stage format for journalists is coming to Austria for the first time. In the Reporter Slam, five journalists each report on their research for ten minutes in a varied way. But only one of them can become the evening’s slam champion. Who will it be? That’s for our audience to decide. We have invited guests from all over the German-speaking world – from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol and Luxembourg – to end the day in an upbeat and informative way. The Innsbruck band E43 will provide the necessary variety in between. And the winner of the evening can take part in the grand annual finale in Berlin.

Martin Hogger
Journalist, Germany

Marguerite Meyer
Freelance Journalist, co-founder Slam Alphas, Switzerland

Philippe Schockweiler
Géisskan Kollektiv, Luxembourg

Andrej Werth
Weekly magazine ff, South Tyrol

Viktoria Klimpfinger
Journalist and author, Vienna

Hosted by
Jochen Markett
Co-founder and organizer Reporter Slam, Berlin


German; until approx. 21:00

In cooperation with Reporter Slam

Attention! For a guaranteed seat, a paid reservation is possible via the website of Treibhaus Innsbruck: www.treibhaus.at
We kindly ask for a donation for the visit.

Fri, 21:00


Fri, 21:00 Treibhaus, Tower Concert

Pussy Riot. Riot Days. F*ck Putin

The unfiltered soundtrack of Russian criticism of Putin. As a member of Pussy Riot, Marija Alyokhina is considered an enemy of the state by the Kremlin. Disguised as a courier driver, she fled Russia at the beginning of the war to fight Putin in Europe with her punk band and to celebrate solidarity with Ukraine worldwide. A crossover of concert, rally and theater, spoken word and live music tells a story of resistance, repression and revolution. Art that meets political activism – captivating, inspiring and a vibrant testament to a different Russia.

Admission: 25 €
“Pussy Riot donate the majority of their salary for a children’s hospital in Kyiv – we and our audience are joining them in this.” (Norbert Pfleifer, Treibhaus) 

Saturday, May 13, 2023

May 13, 2023

Sat, 09:00

Press Review

Sat, 09:00 Café Munding Press Review

Newspaper Breakfast. STANDARD Morning Review

Daniela Kraus
Secretary General of the Presseclub Concordia

Rainer Schüller
Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Standard

do a critical press review with audience participation over coffee at Konditorei Munding.

Sat, 10:00


Sat, 10:00 Treibhaus, Tower Discussion

Fight for Independence: Journalists from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine in conversation

In Russia, the regime has suppressed any remaining independent reporting. In March 2023, the respected internet medium Meduza was banned. The editorial team continues to report from Latvia, where Meduza originated in 2014. In exile in Warsaw sits NEXTA: The Belarusian platform, which provides information on various social media channels, was of great importance to the 2020 protests and is widely received in Eastern Europe. Independent media in Ukraine, like Zaborona, also need support. Zaborona collects reports on missing relatives and documents human rights violations during the war. And in Latvia, the Media Hub Riga has formed to support more than 500 media professionals from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. Thanks to the contacts of the taz Panter Foundation, Berlin, exponents of these media are coming to the Journalismusfest.

NEXTA, Belarus, lives in Germany

Sabīne Sīle
Media Hub Riga, Latvia

Roman Stepanovych
Zaborona, Ukraine

Galina Timtschenko
Co-founder, CEO and publisher of Meduza

Hosted by
Barbara Junge
Editor-in-Chief of taz. die tageszeitung, Berlin

Katja Gloger
Freelance Journalist, Russia expert, author of “Putins Welt” (“Putin’s World”) and other publications, director of Reporters Without Borders, Berlin

German and English with simultaneous interpretation; until approx. 11:30

In cooperation and with the support of taz Panter Foundation, Berlin and the ERSTE Foundation, Vienna

Sat, 10:00


Sat, 10:00 Cinematograph Film

The Killing of a Journalist

On 21 February 2018, Slovak investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová are shot dead in his home. The case shakes Slovakia and the biggest protests since the fall of the Soviet Union take place. Before his death, Kuciak had been researching mafia structures in the country. In the documentary “The Killing of a Journalist”, his colleagues investigate his murder and uncover connections to oligarchs, judges and law enforcement agencies.

Direction Matt Sarnecki
with Robert Fico, Robert Kalinak, Andrej Kiska
Denmark, Czech Republic 2022

English and Slovak with English subtitles

Admission for all films at the Cinematograph: € 6,00; free admission for students
In cooperation with the International Film Festival Innsbruck IFFI

Sat, 10:30


Sat, 10:30 Haus der Begegnung Discussion

What do we live for? About the idea of researching deep questions of meaning journalistically

What do I live for? How do I get along? In the desire to find the deeper meaning in life, the search begins with oneself. It often leads to the realization that these questions are addressed to the community, there we want to find ourselves in the search for meaning, for a spirituality that sustains us together. This longing is huge. 
The ZEIT publishing house strengthens content around the meaning of life, unusually, with its own sense editorial office. Two journalists from ZEIT/Christ &Welt and an Innsbruck-based meaning-of-life-researcher talk about a search for meaning that is also unusual and discuss it with the audience. An encounter.

Georg Löwisch
Editor-in-Chief of the ZEIT Editorial Office Christ & Welt

Kilian Trotier
Editor, coordinates the project ZEIT Sinn – Wofür leben wir? (What do we live for?)

Tatjana Schnell
Meaning-of-life-researcher at the University of Innsbruck and author at ZEIT Sinn

German; until approx. 12:00

An event in cooperation with the Haus der Begegnung

Sat, 11:30


Sar, 11:30 Theologie, Leopoldsaal Discussion

The Case of Julian Assange: Hunted, Caught, Tortured

“I have never seen a group of democratic states come together to deliberately isolate, demonize and disrespect a single individual for such a long period of time,” writes Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. Journalist Julian Assange has become a symbol of freedom of speech. But if Britain and the United States have their way, the founder of Wikileaks should remain in prison for the rest of his life. Wikileaks, along with the New York Times, the Guardian and Der Spiegel, had published secret military logs in 2010 that proved U.S. war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq. Assange was pursued by U.S. authorities and arrested in 2019 by British police at Ecuador’s embassy in London, where he was living as a fugitive. In the fall of 2022, Guardian, Le Monde, and New York Times called on the U.S. government to stop prosecuting Assange.

Christian Mihr
Managing Director Reporters Without Borders Germany, Berlin

Julya Rabinowich
Writer, Vienna, member of PEN-Berlin

Holger Stark
Deputy Editor-in-Chief of DIE ZEIT, Head of Investigative Research and Data Department, Berlin

Hosted by
Bascha Mika
Journalist, publicist, author, board of trustees of Reporters Without Borders, Germany, board of trustees of the taz Panter Foundation, Berlin

German; until approx. 13:00

Sat, 12:00

Talk about the exhibition

Sat, 12:00 Kunstraum Innsbruck Talk about the exhibition

Dan & Lia Perjovschi: Fragments of Humanity

The couple Dan and Lia Perjovschi, Sibiu, Romania, is one of the internationally renowned and influential artistic voices of Eastern Europe.
For more than 30 years, Dan Perjovschi has been commenting on current events and everyday life in an unmistakably reduced visual language, with a few lines. His drawings on Putin’s war in Ukraine were on display at Documenta 2022 in Kassel. As a journalist, he is also the editor of Horizontale Zeitung.
Lia Perjovschi’s work consists of performances, actions, installations, drawings and text-based works. Her collage series 2020 Timeline, for example, captures current events such as the Black Lives Matter movement and encourages us to reconsider existing social structures and search for new, sustainable ways of living for people and nature.
Curated by Ivana Marjanović

Ivana Marjanović
Director of the Kunstraum Innsbruck

Dirk Rupnow
contemporary historian at the University of Innsbruck

in conversation with
Dan & Lia Perjovschi 
Sibiu, Romania

English; until approx. 13:00

In cooperation with the research focus “Cultural Encounters – Cultural Conflicts” of the University of Innsbruck

Sat, 12:00


Sat, 12:00 Cinematograph Film

Erfundene Wahrheit

In 2018, a scandal shook the German media world: reports, facts and entire interviews by award-winning journalist Claas Relotius (Der Spiegel) turned out to be fictitious. The fabrications were uncovered by Relotius’ colleague Juan Moreno, who was initially not believed by his superiors.

Director Daniel Andreas Sager
with Juan Moreno, Steffen Klusmann
Germany, 2023

90 Min. German

Sat, 13:00


Sat, 13:00 Treibhaus, Tower Discussion

"War and Peace". A diary

On February 24, 2022, Russia attacked Ukraine. In March of the same year, the taz Panter Foundation launched the diary project “War and Peace”. Sixteen authors from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Estonia, Latvia, Moldova and Kyrgyzstan reported regularly in the taz about their experiences of the war and approached each other in this way. At a workshop in Berlin, the participants were finally able to get to know each other. Some of the participating journalists talk about this project and how the war changed their lives.

Maria Bobyleva
Russian journalist, author of “This Is How We Speak” and “The Poetics of Feminism”, in exile in Riga.

Roman Huba
Journalist, Kyiv

Anastasia Magazowa
Ukrainian journalist, author, a.o “Unrecognized Stories”, Berlin

Hosted by
Tigran Petrosyan
Editor of “War and Peace. Ein Tagebuch” (A Diary), Freelance Journalist for taz, ZEIT Online, Amnesty International Journal, Berlin, and others.

German and Russian with simultaneous interpretation; until approx. 14:30

In cooperation with the taz Panter Foundation

Sat, 13:30


Sat, 13:30 Theologie, Leopoldsaal Discussion

Alpine Towns - Key to Sustainable Development in the Alps

The Alps are often seen primarily as a rural mountain region with countless valleys. Yet two thirds of the inhabitants of the Alpine region live in cities. The trend is rising: urban agglomerations are increasingly being formed, and there is a regional rural exodus.
Alpine cities, therefore, play a central role in sustainable development: economic prosperity and innovation, quality of life, efficient mobility structures or climate and environmental protection depend to a large extent on cities. This is shown by the current 9th Report on the State of the Alps of the International Alpine Convention with headquarters in Innsbruck.

Wolfgang Andexlinger
Spatial planner, Office for Urban Planning, Urban Development and Integration of the City of Innsbruck

Ingrid Fischer
President of the “Alpine Town of the Year” Association, 2nd Mayor of Sonthofen/Germany

Helen Lückge
Consultant for Sustainable Processes, Co-Author of the Report on the State of the Alps “Alpine Towns”,
Climonomics, Tübingen

Hosted by
Dominik Prantl
Journalist, Süddeutsche Zeitung

German; until approx. 15:00 

With the support of the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention, Innsbruck

Sat, 13:55

Audio Cinema

Sat, 13:55 Cinematograph Audio Cinema

Wie nachhaltig ist E- Mobilität wirklich?

“Sustainable e-mobility?” Combustion engine out – electric motor and batteries in. This is how Elon Musk and the automotive industry like to paint the future of the car. But the promise is not only unrealistic. It also encourages new overexploitation of nature. There is no alternative to a rapid switch to electromobility if global warming is to be at least slowed down. But equipping 2 billion cars worldwide with batteries weighing tons would lead to new ecological disasters. The greed for raw materials to increase battery production a hundredfold in just a few years is already causing environmental damage in many parts of the world. And it creates new dependencies. New technologies help. Riding a bicycle more often helps, too. But without a circular economy, responsible trade and alternative transport concepts, the promise of sustainable e-mobility remains a grand illusion.

Radio feature by Peter Kreysler

54 min., German

A production of WDR/ARD Radiofeature 2022

Sat, 15:00


Sat, 15:00 Treibhaus, Tower Discussion

Truth and Justice - The aftermath of the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia.

The assassination has shaken Europe’s media landscape: Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered by a car bomb in October 2017 during her research into corruption and money laundering. Daphne Caruana was a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists ICIJ, among other organizations. After her death, the family established a foundation in her memory. Daphne’s son Matthew, a Pulitzer Prize winner and investigative journalist himself, is working with friends to solve the crime. He is also campaigning against SLAPP lawsuits (strategic lawsuits against public participation), which are used against investigative journalists and human rights lawyers to silence them. His mother had to fight 46 such lawsuits, he says. Meanwhile, the EU Commission wants to take action against such abusive lawsuits.

Matthew Caruana Galizia
Investigative Journalist, Director of the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation, Malta

In conversation with
Nina Horaczek
Chief Reporter of the weekly newspaper Falter, Vienna

German and English with simultaneous interpretation; until approx. 16:30

The event is part of the professional training of the Journalists Association Trentino – South Tyrol/ L’evento fa parte della Formazione Professionale Continua dell’Ordine dei Giornalisti

Sat, 15:00


Sat, 15:00 Claudiasaal Discussion 

Podcast and other media

On the train ride, while ironing, jogging, or even falling asleep: podcasts are almost everywhere and it’s hard to imagine our lives without them. Even though it is a comparatively young format, it is connected to traditional media in many ways. Two alumni of the “Master´s Programme Media” of the University of Innsbruck, today successful podcasters, will discuss this interplay. The panel is part of a current research seminar on the topic “Podcast: Radio 2.0?”. The students of the seminar have co-designed the panel.

Antonia Rauth
Podcast Editor at the Standard, Vienna

Dominic Dapré
ORF Radio Vorarlberg

In conversation with
Students of the Master’s programme “Media” at the University of Innsbruck. Preparation and hosting: Janina Haas, Mirka Sonntag and Eva Schneider
Head: Dirk Rose, German Studies, University of Innsbruck

German; until approx. 16:30