Link Festival “on the children’s side”. And Unicef ​​Ambassador Mastronardi will visit the Ukrainian refugees in Trieste

TRIESTE The 9th edition of the Link Festival of Journalism starts on Saturday 7 May, scheduled for Sunday in the Fincantieri Newsroom in Piazza Unità in Trieste.

At Link, current affairs are staged with the participation of artists who are sensitive to the urgent needs of our time: this is the case with the actress Alessandra Mastronardi, UNICEF Italy’s ambassador, who will participate in the meeting “On the children’s side” together on Saturday at.

The leitmotif of Alessandra Mastronardi’s presence in Trieste is linked to the emergency in Ukraine and the drama experienced by millions of Ukrainian children and women: For this reason, in addition to the official Link Festival meetings, Alessandra will always meet Ukrainian refugee families received in Trieste on Saturday. visits Blue Dot at the Italian-Slovenian border crossing Fernetti, created by UNICEF and UNHCR, a support room for the protection of minors, women, families and other people with specific needs.

During the mission in Trieste, the artist will meet students from the Tiziana Weiss Comprehensive Institute in Trieste, which hosts some Ukrainian refugee children, and at the Giuseppe Tartini Conservatory of Music he will attend a performance by a duo of young Ukrainian musicians, one of whom arrived a month ago side from the Kiev Conservatory.

We will then talk about Ukraine, but also Eastern Europe in general with Francesco Battistini, war correspondent in Ukraine for Corriere della Sera and author of a book just published by Neri Pozza, “Ukraine Front. Inside the war that threatens Europe”.

The journalist and author Marzio Mian, co-author of “Maledetta Sarajevo (Neri Pozza) and in this connection the author Federica Manzon, will talk to Francesco Battistini at 10 o’clock: it will be an opportunity to return, thirty years after the war in the former Yugoslavia, the historical facts, ethnic hatred and crimes of the first devastating war that broke out in Europe since 1945. “

Today is Tomorrow “will be one of the highlights of Link Festival 2022: and not only for the opportunity to predict the geopolitical implications of events, but also to discuss scenarios that our imagination identifies as” the future “and that we find us with instead of confronting ourselves, more and more often, as the “meta-verse”.

Federico Ferrazza Wired Director, Barbara Carfagna, Rai TG1 journalist and host of Codice on Rai1, Beniamino Pagliaro, editor-in-chief of La Repubblica and founder of Good Morning Italia will talk about it on Link at. 11.00.

Topicality declined in Link’s books, with some absolute premieres: this is the case with a central essay for the world still struggling with the pandemic crisis and torn to pieces by wars and inequalities, “Inflammation. Medicine, conflict and inequality”, the broad reflection , which the English political economist Raj Patel draws for Feltrinelli with Rupa Marya, just released in Italy but already a bestseller in many countries in the world.Link Festival hosts the only Italian presentation of the book on Saturday at.

Raj Patel will speak with economist and essayist Loretta Napoleoni and with journalist and author Edoardo Vigna, leader of Pianeta 2030 in Corriere della Sera.

As a sign of current affairs, Link Festival dedicates Saturday at. 17 a particularly special focus to the dramatic conflict in Ukraine, where there are many direct witnesses to the events. Like the correspondents of the Ukrainian front Giammarco Sicurezza RAI TG2 and Angela Caponnetto Rai News 24.

They will speak to the director of RAI Radio1 Andrea Vianello, who, despite the difficulties, broadcast Giornale Radio directly from Ukraine at the beginning of the conflict: a courageous choice that shows the news reports, increasingly from the front line of events and also conflicts, are confirmed to be of irreplaceable and infungible value.

Of the “last tsar”, Vladimir Putin, the man most aware of the news on the planet, President of the Russian Federation in his fourth term, ISPI President and Fincantieri Giampiero Massolo and Tg2 Director Gennaro Sangiuliano will speak tomorrow at . the reissue of Mondadori’s essay “Putin, a Tsar’s Life” was not well taken care of. Serena Bortone, presenter of “Today is another day” on Rai1 will intervene against them.

Link will also talk about how the way to make and use information is changing: Saturday 7 May at 19.00, three directors from just as many leading newspapers in Italy will tell about it.

I am Agnese Pini Director La Nazione, Simona Sala Director RAI TG3, Andrea Montanari Director RAI Radio 3: the interview will be led by the President of Assostampa FVG Carlo Muscatello.

And in the evening, Saturday at 21, Link is back on stage: tomorrow on stage “It’s not true, but you believe it”, the event that will see RAI3 director Franco Di Mare, a journalist known by the public in Trieste also in the long term as protagonist engagement as correspondent from the Balkans during the war in the former Yugoslavia.

A link will talk about how fake news can sometimes change the course of history: a theme that does not only concern information, because manipulation of reality has destructive effects that endanger democracy.

The Link Festival meetings will be available in live streaming on the pages of Link Festivals and the newspaper Il Piccolo.

The Link to Play master classes, which are open for free participation to a maximum of 30 young people under 30, on Saturday include the participation of Caterpillar Radio2 host Sara Zambotti and program curator Fabrizia Brunati on the themes of their book “A Microphone Off. The Radio Producer’s Profession in Italy”.

Immediately after, at 5.30pm, Rai1 Director Stefano Coletta will meet the young people enrolled in Links masterclasses. And at 11.30 Exchange of Links, the meeting for under 30 on new professions arranged in collaboration with Fincantieri.

The Link Festival of Journalism 2022 is curated by Francesca Fresa for the editorial management of Giovanni Marzini, organized by Prandicom and promoted in close synergy with Fincantieri, also with the support of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia and the municipality of Trieste, with the contribution of Foundation CRTrieste, by Crédit Agricole Friuladria and under the direction of FNSI and the Order of Journalists. Media partners for the Link Festival of Journalism are RAI and the newspaper Il Piccolo.

Info and program details Streaming on Link Festival’s youtube channel and on the website of the newspaper Il Piccolo.

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