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.

December 2017

Global Health Film Festival

London, UK

8-9 Dec 2017

A two-day Global Health Film Festival that brings together health advocates, filmmakers, journalists and the general public to experience a mix of feature films, premieres, short films, all with expert Q&A sessions, along with VR installations and expert workshops.

The film festival also hosts a Crossover Lab in conjunction with Sheffield Doc/Fest to foster new collaborations in areas of neglect in global health film with a view to creating critical new content, and a TEDx event.

(Text sourced from Global Health Film Festival)

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Impunity for murders of journalists: A challenge to freedom of the media

Vienna, Austria

11 Dec 2017

Last year, the number of threats against individual journalists and media outlets, reached a record high. The OSCE RFoM has seen a sharp increase in cases of intimidation and harassment of female journalists. In over 90% of cases of violence against journalists in the OSCE region, the perpetrators and masterminds have yet to be brought to justice.

The meeting will bring together experts across the OSCE region to discuss practical, methodological and ethical dilemmas in the process of collecting information and monitoring the deaths of journalists. It will explore the ways in which improvements and amendments to current practices might benefit the ability of the OSCE and international community at large to enhance journalists’ safety.

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Safety of Female Journalists Online (#SOFJO) High-level Panel and Exhibition

Vienna, Austria

18 Dec 2017

To highlight the work the Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFoM) has undertaken in 2017 on safety of female journalists online, the Office will co-host, together with the Permanent Delegation of Sweden to the OSCE, a panel discussion and exhibition on 18 December.  In addition to the RFoM, the panel will feature presentations by a number of experts, journalists and officials from participating States.

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January 2018

NETA 2018

Marriott Marquis Hotel, Washington DC

22-24 January 2018

Billed as three days “devoted to education and community engagement from every angle”, this year’s National Educational Telecommunications Association conference will be opened by the the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and their Public Media Thought Leader Forum. The Forum will feature leaders from business, philanthropy and education who will challenge, motivate and inspire conference participants from across public media and will focus on the ways public media can “enhance educational content and serviced for new, diverse generations”.

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Cross-Cultural Communication Conference (CCCC)

Barcelona, Spain

24-25 January 2018

Cross-Cultural Communication Conference is an international conference organised by five universities: Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Bournemouth University (UK), Zayed University (UAE), Emerson College (USA) and Blanquerna school of Communication and International Relations — Ramon Llull University (Catalonia-Spain). Together the universities are providing a platform for broad scope of research in cross-cultural communication adaptation and intercultural communication challenges. The conference focus reflects a growing interest in intercultural aspects of communication. The upcoming conference will be held in Barcelona over two days (January 24 and 25, 2018) with a keynote speaker and a panel discussion on the first day.

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Fake News and Weaponized Defamation: Global Perspectives

California, USA

26 January 2018

The notion of “fake news” has gained great currency in global popular culture in the wake of contentious social-media imbued elections in the United States and Europe.  Although often associated with the rise of extremist voices in political discourse and, specifically, an agenda to “deconstruct” the power of government, institutional media, and the scientific establishment, fake new is “new wine in old bottles,” a phenomenon that has long historical roots in government propaganda, jingoistic newspapers, and business-controlled public relations. In some countries, dissemination of “false news” is a crime that is used to stifle dissent.

Organised by the The Journal of International Media & Entertainment Law.

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February 2018

Media Solutions for Sustainable Future

Sheraton Resort, Fiji

5-7 February 2018

The ABU is pleased to invite you and your delegation to join the ABU family in Fiji for the 4th ABU Media Summit on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction and the 9th Pacific Media Partnership Conference. The events will be held at the Sheraton Fiji Resort, Nadi from 5-7 February 2018. The Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama will open the forums.

Organised by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union.

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Accelerating Digital Transformation in the ASEAN Region


6-7 February 2018

This International Institute of Communications conference will explore the policy and regulatory considerations of digital transformation in an area of rapid change and technological development 

Discussions will focus on enabling the digital economy and building contemporary skillsets.

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World Radio Day 2018

Worldwide events

13 February 2018

13 February is World Radio Day — a day to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information, freedom of expression and gender equality over the airwaves.

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“Media and Culture” International Conference

Birkbeck, University of London

17 February 2018

The conference will bring together speakers from various fields, including mass media, film studies, games industries, political sciences, education, etc., creating closer ties and connections among scholars from different disciplines working on visual and media studies.

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APTS Public Media Summit

Fairmont Washington, D.C

26-28 February 2018

The APTS Public Media Summit is the largest annual gathering of public broadcasting general managers and community leaders who come together to explore issues that are vital to the future and mission of public service media.

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March 2018

ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium 2018

Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur

5-8 March 2018

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.

(Text sourced from Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union)

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Sub-Sahara  Spectrum Management Conference

InterContinental Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

8-9 March 2018


The 3rd Annual Sub-Sahara Spectrum Management conference will provide a high-level talking point for stakeholders across the region and beyond, to discuss topical issues relating to [spectrum] management.

he conference is set to be a part of a series of events, preceeding an ITU Capacity Building Workshop, which will focus on Digital Migration issues and Spectrum Management Systems for Developing Countries.

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Radiodays Europe 2018


18-20 March

The meeting point for the world of radio and audio

Radiodays Europe was born in 2010 as a response to the needs of the European industry, public and private, to come together to discuss the new media challenges, across borders.

It has since grown to become the most important annual conference for radio professionals with 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 2018

International Journalism Festival

Perugia, Italy

11-15 April 2018

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May 2018

The Radio Academy: Radio Festival 

British Library, London

15 May 2018

Radio Festival is the most influential event of its kind in the radio and audio calendar and brings together senior industry executives, practitioners and aspiring audio professionals for a unique shared experience of networking, knowledge transfer and inspiration in all things radio & audio.

The worlds of podcasting, streaming, audio publishing, digital audio and traditional radio are all in this dynamic melting pot. It’s a ‘must attend’ event for those wanting to get in and get on in the industry and fertile ground for executives to meet new talent across all disciplines.

[Text sourced from The Radio Academy]

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The European Investigative Journalism & Dataharvest Conference

Mechelen, Belgium

24-27 May 2018

The EIJC (European Investigative Journalism Conference) and Dataharvest, organised by Journalismfund.eu, is the most relevant networking event for investigative and data journalists in Europe. The EIJC and Dataharvest 2018 will take place on Thursday 24, Friday 25, Saturday 26 and Sunday morning 27 May 2018 in Mechelen. Conference hashtag is #EIJC18.

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June 2018

IAMCR 2018

University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA

June 20-24

IAMCR conferences address a wide diversity of topics defined by our 31 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 on a shared set of issues. This is accomplished through plenary and special sessions, and in the meetings of the sections and working groups. For IAMCR 2018, the central theme is Reimagining Sustainability: Communication and Media Research in a Changing World.

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