The latest events related to the world of public service media

From conferences to symposiums and launch dates, we strive to highlight a wide range of international public service media events.

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The Public Media Alliance is delighted to be an official supporting partner for Radiodays Asia, a new initiative from our colleagues at Radiodays and their partners in the Asia-Pacific region.

Radiodays Asia 2019 will be a dynamic, professional and international meeting point for the Asian radio and audio industry with the purpose of sharing and learning about international media trends, new technology, content development and journalism.

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February 2019

2nd ASEAN Academic Network International Conference on Media and Cultural Studies (AICMCS)

Kurching, malaysia

1-2 February 2019

This conference a platform for both academicians and professionals from multi-disciplinary interests to meet and interact with members inside and outside their own particular disciplines. The conference also provide a platform where researchers, professionals, academicians and industries to share and generate forum of the latest researches.

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IIC Telecommunications & Media Forum

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

13-14 February 2019

With a population of around 4.5 billion, and combined nominal GDP of c. US$28.2 trillion, the Asia region is an area undergoing rapid change and technological development. It is culturally and politically diverse, presenting rich opportunities for the TMT sector to help drive economic and societal benefit. The policy and regulatory considerations are complex and varied and the IIC is ideally positioned to enable fruitful discussion between all parties.

The TMF will bring together experts from the region and beyond, from the regulatory sphere, government, academia and civil society, to discuss themes of regional and global significance. The 2018 event was themed “Accelerating digital transformation in Asia: building the policy/regulatory skillsets and capacity for the 21st Century so that everyone benefits”. The 2019 edition will expand on these themes, drawing upon the considerable expertise of IIC members active in the region, as well as our wider international community.

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ECREA Journalism Studies Conference

Vienna, Austria

14-15 February 2019

Breaking Binaries: Exploring the Diverse Meanings of Journalism in Contemporary Societies.

Programme details unavailable at time of publishing. For more details follow the link below.

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March 2019

ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

4-7 March 2019

The three-day DBS Conference sessions will focus on how the industry is developing and what new technologies and solutions are currently available and can be anticipated in the near future. It also shares experiences and expert views on how available technologies and solutions are effectively deployed by other organisations.

With a focus on digital transition and transformation, the  conference will also include an exhibition showcasing latest industry technologies and workshop about the application of new broadcast technology.

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Canary Wharf, London

6 March

The 24th Newsrewired conference aims to provide delegates with practical skills and ideas to explore within their organisations and contribute to their journalistic practices. The programme will be released in due course, but for a taster you can check out the previous conference’s agenda via the link below.

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14th WAN-IFRA Middle East Conference

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

6-7 March

The Age of the Audience: News media companies worldwide are succeeding in driving digital revenue by betting on quality journalism. How are they achieving this? With examples from media giants Schibsted, Norway and Axel Springer, Germany as well as Fairfax, Australia, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ), UK, Hindustan Times Brand Studio, India, The New York Times, USA, and many more, this conference will present specific strategies around product, business model transformation, digital subscriptions and newsroom managment.

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CAR 2019

Newport Beach, California

7-10 March

Join IRE and NICAR in Newport Beach, CA for their annual conference devoted to data journalism. Learn about the tools needed to dig deeper into stories and give readers, viewers and your online audience the information they’re demanding.

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DVB World 2019

Dublin, Ireland

11-13 March

DVB World is an annual conference focused on DVB standards, services and technology. It presents timely sessions on emerging issues, teasing out the choices that lie before the industry. Hot topics for DVB World 2019 include 5G, OTT, DVB-I and HbbTV.

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European Media Literacy Week


18-22 March

This new initiative by the European Commission will feature events and workshops across Brussels and EU Member States to celebrate and promote media literacy.

A high-level conference will take place in Brussels on the 19 March. This will be the main public event where participants will discuss best practice and the role authorities and stakeholders play in promoting media literacy. The conference will also feature an award ceremony, which will celebrate innovations and achievements in media literacy. A call-for-applications can be found here.

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RadioDays Europe

Lausanne, Switzerland

31 March – 2 April

Radiodays Europe (RDE) is about radio’s future, but also about sharing experiences from the best of radio today – success stories, digital advances, journalism, new research and business models from across the globe. The mission is to spread good ideas and to make better radio for our listeners.

With over 1500 participants from 62 countries, it is the meeting point for the European radio industry, both private and public, and a destination for radio people from around the world.

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April 2019


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

5-7 April

The 5th world conference on Media and Mass Communications (MEDCOM 2019) will serve as a platform for transferring knowledge to the future of Media and Mass Communication. The Conference will bring together a range of academics, independent researchers, artists and activists at one place to share the research findings, innovations, and experiences in the field of Mass Communication.

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May 2019

World Press Freedom Day


3 May

The main celebration of World Press Freedom Day 2019 will take place in Addis Ababa, from 2 to 3 May 2019. The event will provide a platform for multiple actors to exchange on current issues, threats and achievements concerning freedom of the press.

The overall theme of the event will be the role of media in elections and democracy. A wide range of sessions (plenaries, debates, lightning talks, etc.) will address different aspects of the overall theme.

Some 100 national events around the world are expected to complement the main celebration.
The attendance of the UNESCO Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, as well as of high-level government representatives is expected. Participants will also include representatives of civil society, media organizations, professional associations, academia and the judiciary…

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DW Global Media Forum

Bonn, Germany

27-28 May

The global power balance is swiftly changing, creating both challenges and new opportunities for the media. Join us for the 12th annual DW Global Media Forum in Bonn to discuss these “Shifting Powers.”

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June 2019

ONO 2019

New York, USA

5-8 June 2019

The theme for this year’s conference of the Organisation of News Ombudsmen & Standards Editors will be “Journalism in a Polarized World:Strengthening Trust and Handling Conflict in the News Media”.

The conference will be hosted by the Columbia Journalism Review at Columbia University.

More details available soon.

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GEN 2019

Athens, Greece

13-15 June

The theme for this year’s Global Editors Network summit will be “Our 2019 Challenges: Voice, Visual Journalism and Verification”.

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July 2019





7-11 July

Communication, Technology and Human Dignity: Disputed Rights, Contested Truths

IAMCR conferences address a wide diversity of topics defined by our 32 thematic sections and working groups. We also propose a single central theme to be explored throughout the conference with the aim of generating and exploring multiple perspectives. This is accomplished through plenary and special sessions, and in some of the sessions of the sections and working groups. The central theme for 2019 focuses on communication, technology, and human dignity.

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World Journalism Education Congress

Paris, France

9-11 July

A unique place to meet journalism educators colleagues from all around the world. Every three year, the international community of journalism education gather in one place to share their best teaching practices and to listen to top-notch research papers, all dedicated to one thing: journalism education.

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PMDMC 2019

Dallas, USA

9-12 July

The Public Media Development and Marketing Conference (PMDMC) is public media’s largest conference devoted to issues surrounding revenue generation, marketing, and management. PMDMC 2019 will be in Dallas on July 9-12. Registration opens in February.

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August 2019

The Public Media Alliance is delighted to be an official supporting partner for Radiodays Asia, a new initiative from our colleagues at Radiodays and their partners in the Asia-Pacific region.

Radiodays Asia 2019 will be a dynamic, professional and international meeting point for the Asian radio and audio industry with the purpose of sharing and learning about international media trends, new technology, content development and journalism.

Find out more