The Dig Awards for investigative video journalism are back. The winners will be presented at the Award Cerimony, which will be held in Riccione during the Dig Festival, from June 23rd to June 25th. Many are the news for the present edition. The contest, now organized by the DIG Association, was originally born from the twenty years old experience of the Ilaria Alpi Awards.
The first innovation is about the DIG Association itself: from this year on, the Association will be part of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, the most important world network in the field. Dig's vocation for investigative journalism is every year stronger and stronger: the name itself wants to be an explicit reference to the work of all those journalists to whom “dig” means the search for truth.
DIG is not just a contest, but a support for information professionals all year long. For this purpose, the Association created the Dig Academy, a high-level formation programme for journalists; courses provide the greatest European reporters as teachers. Formation courses are also included in the Dig Festival, which will take place in Riccione from June 23rd to June 25th with a few special appointments in San Marino.
Besides hosting the Award Cerimony and projecting the finalist videos, the DIG Festival proposes exhibitions, meetings and more than twenty seminars credited by Ordine nazionale dei giornalisti (Italian Association of Journalists) for continuing education. The seminars will focus on several topics in a constant comparison between Italian and foreign professionals. Two threads: innovative languages and methods of in-depth examination, first means of any search for truth.
Further Information: Dig Association +39 0541 691640
The name (in local pronunciation Arcaton) comes from the Greek and Byzantine occupation dated back to the sixth century AD: "Archeion" is the name of a plant, the burr, which still grows spontaneously in some areas of the beach now occupied by the bathing establishments but which was once abundant on the desert shore of Riccione.