in conversation 2017

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wednesday 5

The Umbria of today and of tomorrow

An interview of Catiuscia Marini, president of the Umbria Regional Council, on the present and future of Umbria, including the topics of employment, the earthquake emergency and tourism.

15:00 - 16:00
Teatro della Sapienza

The Umbria of today and of tomorrow

From the Vatican to Raggi: investigative journalism lessons

Emiliano Fittipaldi will explain the tips and secrets which allowed him to write some of the most important journalistic investigations of the last few years. A lesson on the use of open sources (any...

18:00 - 19:00
Sala dei Notari

From the Vatican to Raggi: investigative journalism lessons

America, the whole world is watching

The election victory of Donald Trump was a shock to many, both in the USA and elsewhere. The aggressive electoral campaign, the attacks on the media and minorities, the obvious support of the extreme...

19:00 - 20:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

America, the whole world is watching

thursday 6

Stories of technologically modified humanity

Climate change, wars and migration crises, relationships between politics and digital technologies, financial crises, social inequalities: the issues that surround the public debate confront us with t...

09:30 - 10:15
Palazzo Sorbello

Stories of technologically modified humanity

Postcards from Guantanamo

After the end of the Obama presidency, the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay remains standing, despite a long sequence of institutional promises and demands from American civil society. Trump has dec...

10:15 - 11:00
Palazzo Sorbello

Postcards from Guantanamo

I am that night

Being bullied creates deep scars that may remain for life. Self-confidence can become an elusive or impossible goal. Victims are aware of that, being forced to deal with their inner torments daily, ...

10:30 - 11:30
Sala dei Notari

I am that night

A new era of information warfare

A new era of information warfare: the DNC, the Podesta mails, Sony Pictures, etc. State-sponsored hacking and leaking and what it means for journalism. "Strategic leaking“ by states and intelligenc...

10:45 - 11:45
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

A new era of information warfare

Trump: the Kremlin candidate?

Russian investigative journalist Andrei Soldatov and BBC Panorama reporter John Sweeney assess the evidence that the man in the White House may have got there thanks to the man in the Kremlin. The ...

11:45 - 13:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Trump: the Kremlin candidate?

Photographic reportage as a social mission

A camera is just a means, a mere tool like a pen, with which the photojournalist writes the story of the forgotten and the outcasts. Where pictures are like words, and even more so, because photograph...

12:00 - 13:00
Sala del Dottorato

Photographic reportage as a social mission

Fake news: it's nothing new

Fake news - it's nothing new. What I learned about fact, fiction and the American press by researching and writing two historical non-fiction books. By Claire Prentice. Introduction by Alessandro Sacc...

14:00 - 14:30
Palazzo Sorbello

Fake news: it's nothing new

Women on the front line in the fight for freedom of expression

Two women, two stories of denied rights, persecution, and the price that authoritarian regimes impose to those who seek truth and fight for freedom of expression. Maryam Al-Khawaja is an activist who...

14:00 - 15:00
Sala del Dottorato

Women on the front line in the fight for freedom of expression

The Last Men in Aleppo. With Firas Fayyad

Interview of Firas Fayyad, director of the Sundance-winning film The Last Men in Aleppo. Clips of the documentary will be shown. The Last Men in Aleppo was filmed on the streets of Aleppo, now comp...

15:00 - 16:00
Sala dei Notari

The Last Men in Aleppo. With Firas Fayyad

Reporting on environmental disasters

On how news of environmental disasters is presented, comparing traditional reporting on the ground with digital media storytelling. Organised in association with Greenpeace.

18:30 - 19:30
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Reporting on environmental disasters

#netzwende: why Trump is the best thing to happen to journalism

#netzwende. Trump is the best that could ever happen to journalism - because it is a wake-up call that has long been overdue. Considering this potential, VOCER takes the opportunity of hosting a panel...

18:30 - 19:30
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

#netzwende: why Trump is the best thing to happen to journalism

friday 7

Stop worrying about fake news. What comes next will be much worse

The session will take as its starting point the issues raised in Jonathan Albright's Guardian article of 09 December 2016 entitled Stop worrying about fake news. What comes next will be much worse.

09:30 - 10:30
Sala delle Colonne, Palazzo Graziani

Stop worrying about fake news. What comes next will be much worse

Islam for the politically incorrect

In an era of alternative facts, the truth about Islam has fallen by the wayside. With Islam one of the most controversial and misunderstood issues of our time, the task of telling the truth from the ...

15:00 - 16:00
Sala del Dottorato

Islam for the politically incorrect

A trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy. With Craig Newmark

Interview of Craig Newmark by Mario Calabresi. On 01 March 2017 Craig Newmark posted a statement entitled Why putting an end to fake news is good for democracy in which he said that the Craig Newma...

15:00 - 16:00
Sala dei Notari

A trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy. With Craig Newmark

Role of digital companies in evolution of news publishing. With Richard Gingras

Google’s Vice President of News Richard Gingras will be joined by Davide Casati of Corriere della Sera for a candid conversation on the role of digital companies in the evolution of news publishing....

16:30 - 17:30
Sala dei Notari

Role of digital companies in evolution of news publishing. With Richard Gingras

How to fight back against big data

Big data, when combined with certain algorithms, can be lethal. It makes citizens naked to states and corporations, prone to manipulation and abuse. Is it possible to resist their tyranny and expand f...

17:00 - 18:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

How to fight back against big data

Plan B: making a home for news on the open web

In this session two open web innovators and thinkers will discuss the potential for news flows outside the silos, and how that can work to make the news industry and independent bloggers more free and...

18:00 - 19:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Plan B: making a home for news on the open web

The false enemy: Islamic terrorism and the responsibilities of the West

Who are the new terrorists of the ISIS Caliphate and what are the responsibilities of the West, in particular Europe, in its flourishing? Is the erection of walls – either real or symbolic – again...

18:00 - 19:00
Sala dei Notari

The false enemy: Islamic terrorism and the responsibilities of the West

Magic ensemble: reflections on current affairs in Italy

   

18:30 - 19:30
Teatro della Sapienza

Magic ensemble: reflections on current affairs in Italy

The crisis of capitalism. And of democracy?

Are automation, robotics engineering and artificial intelligence a threat to workers' rights? Or do these developments show that a post-capitalist and post-work society is on the horizon, one in whi...

19:00 - 20:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

The crisis of capitalism. And of democracy?

Lercio and the post-falsity era

From before click-baiting, well beyond fact-checking, a cut above debunking. In a world surrounded by post-truth chimeras, your only beacon in the darkness is the post-falsity of the news provided by...

19:00 - 20:30
Sala dei Notari

Lercio and the post-falsity era

saturday 8

Brief encounter: passion for trains

Trains. A love and a passion shared by Beppe Severgnini and Renato Mazzoncini, CEO of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane. The world of trains is indeed immense and embraces a thousand elements: from ever...

12:00 - 13:00
Teatro della Sapienza

Brief encounter: passion for trains

Africa from Africa: stories of photojournalists

In conversation with photojournalist Marco Longari. Interviewed by Antonella Palermo. Who reports on the many changes of the African continent, and what kind of Africa interests the Western media? A...

12:00 - 13:00
Palazzo Sorbello

Africa from Africa: stories of photojournalists

On creativity

What separates inspiration and success? How long does it take to bring an idea to fruition? And to make sure the idea is a good one? Four talks by photographers, writers, designers, scientists, from...

14:00 - 15:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

On creativity

Italian intrigue

The character that has made Carlo Lucarelli famous, Commissioner De Luca, is back to delight his fans in the new novel Intrigo italiano (Einaudi, 2017). An opportunity to meet a master of noir and ...

14:00 - 15:00
Sala dei Notari

Italian intrigue

15 years without charge: Mohamedou Slahi on the hell of Guantanamo Bay

The incredible and terrifying story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, arrested in 2001 in his home country Mauritania and from there taken to the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. A nightmare of denie...

16:00 - 17:00
Sala dei Notari

15 years without charge: Mohamedou Slahi on the hell of Guantanamo Bay

A tribute to 20 years of Report

The historic TV programme devoted to investigative journalism turns 20. An opportunity to honour its protagonists and revisit the investigations that made it famous. Hosted until 2016 by Milena Gab...

16:00 - 17:30
Teatro Morlacchi

A tribute to 20 years of Report

Enough said. What’s gone wrong with the language of politics? With Mark Thompson

The crisis of confidence in institutions and mainstream media represents a danger to democratic life. A democratic society needs space - whether physical or digital – where discussion and debate ack...

17:30 - 18:30
Sala dei Notari

Enough said. What’s gone wrong with the language of politics? With Mark Thompson

sunday 9

Truth is a lost game in Turkey. Don’t let the same thing happen to you

On how post truth has taken the place of reality in Turkish politics, starting some 15 years ago. Who was the main architect of this process? What role has the media had in this sea-change? Why did ...

12:00 - 13:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Truth is a lost game in Turkey. Don’t let the same thing happen to you

The importance of vaccines: how to overcome misinformation and fear

In 2015, Italy was reprimanded by the World Health Organisation for the decrease in vaccination rates. Notwithstanding the abundance of dissemination and fact-checking activities on the matter, fear, ...

12:00 - 13:00
Sala dei Notari

The importance of vaccines: how to overcome misinformation and fear

Music makes the tomatoes grow

Giuseppe “Peppe” Vessicchio is the most famous orchestra conductor of the Sanremo Festival, protagonist of the Festival with the hashtag #uscitevessicchio. He’s also a music composer and arrange...

16:30 - 17:30
Sala dei Notari

Music makes the tomatoes grow

New frontiers of journalism

The narrative report can be considered the hybrid genre par excellence, a borderland where literature and journalism meet and where barriers between fiction and non-fiction fall down. With the invest...

17:30 - 19:00
Sala dei Notari

New frontiers of journalism

Why what we eat can save our life. And our world

A dialogue between a proud omnivore (Cruciani) and a vegetarian (Innocenzi), starting from the book written by the latter, Tritacarne. Perché ciò che mangiamo può salvare la nostra vita. E il nost...

19:00 - 20:00
Sala dei Notari

Why what we eat can save our life. And our world

From Tora! Tora! to X-Factor

Who uses who in the entertainment business? What of significance is changing in society today? Does the traditional media count anymore? Can an alternative message be conveyed through generalist TV?...

19:30 - 20:30
Teatro Morlacchi

From Tora! Tora! to X-Factor

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20:30 - 22:30
Sala dei Notari

#maratonamentana

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