Cancellation of the 2021 International Journalism Festival

We announce the cancellation of the 2021 International Journalism Festival due to the public health risks caused by COVID-19.

We make this announcement today, five months before the festival was scheduled to take place, because it is already evident that an in-person festival next April is impossible and because we believe it is important to put an end to any uncertainty.

Please note that the 2021 festival has been cancelled, not postponed. Furthermore, we have decided against holding a set of virtual events as a substitute for the in-person festival.

The next festival will take place in Perugia from 6 to 10 April 2022.

This announcement, coming not long after the February cancellation of the 2020 festival, is dispiriting. On a positive note, however, we feel confident that the 2022 festival will, after a pause of two years, be especially memorable for the entire festival community.

Arianna and Chris