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Italian city to host international journalism festival in April 2013


13:17, November 22, 2012

ROME, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- The next International Journalism Festival will be hosted in the Italian city of Perugia on April 24, 2013, the festival's co-founder and director Christopher Potter told Xinhua on Wednesday.

The annual International Journalism Festival in Perugia started in 2006 and aimed to set up an event which could provide an opportunity to engage with leading journalists from all over the world.

"The International Journalism Festival is unique. It is the only media event in the world which offers first-class events with hundreds of top international journalists, all in a beautiful setting," Potter said.

The sixth edition in 2012 featured 217 different events in the 5-day program, attracting 524 speakers, more than 200 volunteers from 28 different countries and regions and about 50,000 attendees. The festival is open to the public free of charge.

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