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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DIGITAL VIOLENCE | Issues & challenges for women in Haiti (French)

As a prelude to International Women’s Day 2022, PMA and its partners PANOS Caribbean, UNESCO Haiti, and Solidarite des femmes haitiennes journalistes (SOFEHJ) organised an event in Haiti on digital safety for female journalists.

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The impacts of COVID-19 on the Southeast Asian media landscape

On Thursday 20th January, the Public Media Alliance (PMA), in partnership with the Asia Democracy Network (ADN) and with support from UNESCO Bangkok, launched a report exploring the state of media freedom, media business viability and journalist safety in ten countries in Southeast Asia during the COVID-19 crisis, and an accompanying draft Media Recovery Plan. We were joined by media stakeholders from across the region and the project’s country experts to share their insights on the challenges and threats facing journalists and media workers.

Radiodays Asia 2021

Talking COVID – The personal Experience

Catch up with PMA’s session from this year’s Radiodays Asia, where we spoke to journalists and radio producers about their experiences during the pandemic and discussed the innovations and changes in the way we work that are here to stay.

Watch the sessions again on Radioday’s Catch Up platform.

Welcoming New Neighbours: How public media works for refugees and asylum seekers

As publicly funded organisations, public media must be representative of and accessible to all groups within society. This includes welcoming new residents, such as refugees and asylum seekers, as they integrate into new environments.

Catchup with the Public Media Alliance’s special online event as part of Refugee Week, exploring how public broadcasters are covering the lives of refugees and asylum seekers as they make new homes here in the UK.

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Upcoming events related to public service media


World Congress of News Media

5 – 26 May 2022

The INMA World Congress is the news media industry’s pinnacle for what’s happening next, the latest strategies, and emerging best practices in subscriptions, data, advertising, newsrooms, and product/tech. As the news industry fully emerges from the pandemic, what has permanently changed and what is the growth path? This 92nd Annual World Congress of News Media is curated by INMA CEO Earl J. Wilkinson.

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How the news media is surviving in Ukraine

11 May

Online

Jakub Parusinski joined a group of 30 journalists who resigned from the Kyiv Post in 2021 to launch the Kyiv Independent. Less than three months later, Russia invaded Ukraine. As CFO of the outlet, Jakub has overseen the launch of a membership model that will ensure the outlet’s longevity for many months to come.

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The Media Production & Technology Show

11 – 12 May 2022

Olympia, London

The Media Production and Technology Show will be back with a bang in 2022!  Following the acquisition of BVE in 2019, MPTS is the UK’s largest broadcast show that brings the creative and technical industries together. 

MPTS 2022 will connect experts across all aspects of content creation, including the latest technological advancements in audio, remote production, lighting, post, sports broadcasting, training, production and much more.

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9th European Conference on Social Media

12 – 13 May

Krakow, Poland & Online

The conference will be an opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience between representatives of the academic community from around the world, as well as practitioners and members of various organizations. All this in the surroundings of the magical city of Krakow, with an incredibly rich culture and history.

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Radiodays Europe 2022

15 – 17 May 2022

Malmö, Sweden

Radiodays Europe “is the meeting point for the European radio, podcast & audio industries”, including both public and private stations, podcasters and other audio professionals. The theme for its 12th edition is ‘Audio Today & Tomorrow’ and will be held in Malmö, Sweden. RDE22 will consist of a variety of sessions and workshops covering AI, diversity, and new innovations in audio and radio, as well as various opportunities for networking.

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Dataharvest – The European Investigative Journalism Conference

19 – 22 May 2022

Mechelen, Belgium

Dataharvest is a dynamic meeting point for senior investigative editors, journalists, freelancers and other media professionals to cover various subjects from data analysis and investigative journalism to cross-border collaborations. The theme for this year is Food and Water, and participants will work together to build a network of investigative journalists to cover and collaborate on different aspects of these essential materials.

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Lessons in visual journalism from Paraguay’s El Surtidor

18 May

Online

Gabo award-winning innovator Jazmín Acuña is the co-founder and director of El Surtidor. The Paraguayan outlet is celebrated for its unique use of visual journalism. She joins us to discuss some of her outlet’s most successful stories and techniques.  

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Media Summit 2022 (EBU members Only)

23 – 24 May

Istanbul

On behalf of EBU Media, TV Committee and Digital Committee, the EBU Media Department is delighted to welcome EBU Members to the Media Summit 2022, including the Television and Digital Assemblies, on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 May in Istanbul and hosted by TRT.

Over these two days, the EBU Media Department will present an overview of the key challenges and opportunities for public service media in 2022. We will explore trends in distribution, content, and innovation to reach young audiences. We will also discuss the efforts in advocacy for public service broadcasting and the independence of journalists in Europe.

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Newsrewired

24 May 2022

London, UK

Newsrewired brings together editors, journalists, marketing and technology providers, and academics to attend a variety of talks, panels and practical workshops on key trends and challenges facing the media industry. Hosted by Journalism.co.uk, sessions will cover Artificial Intelligence, audience engagement, revenue strategy and more.

The 30th Newsrewired Conference will take place at the News UK Building in London.

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Connected TV World Summit

24 – 25 May

Royal College of Physicians, London, UK

We are delighted to announce that Connected TV World Summit 2022 will take place in London on 24th-25th May.

This event is firmly established as the No.1 strategy conference focused on the business and technology transformation of TV, and registration is now open.

The emphasis at Connected TV World Summit is on puzzle solving and  real-world implementation and the event never fails to attract the biggest names in Pay TV, broadcasting, streaming, studios, and TV tech. You can expect an outpouring of new thinking and best practice with global relevance.

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INTERNATIONAL FEATURE CONFERENCE AUDIODOCS 2022

22 – 26 May 2022

Cardiff, United Kingdom

“The event will bring together documentary makers from across the globe to listen to the year’s best, most innovative and powerful pieces. In addition to daily listening sessions, there will be events and activities to showcase Cardiff as a city and Wales’ unique culture.

The theme of this year’s edition is: The End of Radio

Is the radio set a thing of the past? As the competition for our time and attention grows, growing numbers are choosing to listen on phones, smart speakers, computers and tablets, platforms which offer access to a seemingly endless stream of listening. How will this change the stories we tell, and the ways that we tell them?

At IFC AudioDocs 202, we explore the future of the audio doc and discover new ways in which the art of audio will delight the audiences of the future.

To have your work considered for inclusion, please submit your piece by 18 February 2022.”

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The Next Generation of Media and Entertainment

1 – 3 June

Singapore Expo

BroadcastAsia brings together the most influential regional broadcasters, media and entertainment professionals. Network and get insights from titans of industry and join the conversations covering the latest trends in the business of broadcast media, broadcast technology, content and production, esports & gaming and investments.

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NEM Dubrovnik

6 – 9 June

Dubrovnik, Croatia

NEM Dubrovnik is the most important three-day event in the CEE region where TV industry professionals gather to learn about the newest business trends and share their most precious formulas for success.

NEM is annually held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and is addressed to FTAs, Pay-TV channels, cable and satellite operators, IPTV, production, distribution and technology companies, media and marketing agencies, and other specialists connected with the TV industry. NEM Dubrovnik focuses on the CEE region, but the event’s attendees come from all over the world.

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INN Days 2022

13 – 15 June

Online

Mark your calendars for INN Days as we bring together a network of innovative news leaders, funders, journalists and researchers to explore the most relevant and challenging questions we are facing in the nonprofit news field. We’re looking forward to more excellent programming and community connection from June 13 to 15, under the theme of Igniting Our Collective Power. 

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Network Technology Summit 2022

14 – 15 June

Geneva, Switzerland

The EBU Network Technology Seminar is the annual rendezvous for experts dealing with IP-based media production infrastructure, IT networks and storage solutions for broadcast media content.

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Hong Kong and the story of our time

15 June

Online 

Ronson Chan is the head of the Hong Kong Journalists Association and former editor of Stand News. He was detained and his home and office were raided by authorities in December 2021 leading to the closure to the Stand News. We talk to Ronson about the future of press freedom in Hong Kong.

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DW Global Media Forum

20 – 21 June

Bonn, Germany

“The DW Global Media Forum offers a unique interdisciplinary platform for media professionals as well as decision-makers from politics, civil society, culture, education, business and science from all over the world to get together and to learn from each other as part of an intercultural exchange since 2008.

On June 20 and 21, 2022, we meet again at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany and online to shape the future of journalism, together.

Save the date – registration opens April 4.”

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Digital Subscriber Retention

7 – 21 June

Online

After the unprecedented growth in online traffic and subscriptions during the pandemic, we are waking up to a new reality. Global subscription benchmarks reveal the hidden truths of the COVID year:

  • Most conversions come from light readers.
  • Most news subscribers are light readers, too.
  • Almost half of subscribers don’t read at all.

An urgent action is needed to redefine your approach to digital reader engagement and retention.

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Hispanic Radio Conference

22 – 23 June

Miami, Florida

  • Learn how the pandemic has reshaped programming and redefined executive vision.
  • What’s new at the FCC, and how will future regulations and initiatives impact Hispanic radio growth?
  • Where are revenue opportunities most likely to flourish, and what categories will be up/down over the next year for Hispanic radio?
  • Get the straight scoop from ad agencies on how marketing and advertising strategies have changed since COVID.

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SRCCON

22 – 24 June

Online

The biggest SRCCON of the year, where 300 people who care deeply about journalism and their communities come together to talk about the technical and cultural changes we need to better support each other.

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IAMHIST Conference 2022

12 – 14 July

Kiel, Germany

IAMHIST is the International Association for Media and History, an organisation of scholars, filmmakers, broadcasters and archivists dedicated to historical enquiry into film, radio, TV and other related media. Its next biennial conference will take place in Kiel, northern Germany, from 12-14 July 2022.

The conference theme this year is CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND THE MEDIA. Scholars of media history, more other than not, have looked at the role of media in times of conflict, revolution, war, crisis, social and political upheaval. Yet, media has also played a decisive role in processes of conflict resolution. As such, media in one way or another affected nation building processes, the fight for civil rights, equalities, the reconciliation of former enemies, the democratisation of totalitarian states and peacekeeping missions around the world. Examples include European integration after the Cold War, the end of Apartheid in South Africa, democratisation processes after military dictatorships in South America or the empowerment of minorities.

The conference invites academics and practitioners from all relevant disciplines to take part in a timely conversation about the historical role of media in conflict and conflict resolution, from the film and broadcasting industries and the press, to new media, social media and advertising. In addition to presentations, the conference will include film screenings, events geared towards PhD and early-career scholars, social events, and a roundtable on the subject of the conference.

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Asia/Pacific News Media Summit

14 – 15 July

Online

What lies ahead for the newsroom? What are the next steps for alignment of the product function as a core to the organization?

As news media companies across the Asia Pacific region plan for a post-pandemic reality, topics like growing subscription models and the role of product take center stage, with a focus on emerging best practises in advertising, data, newsrooms, product and subscriptions.

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The 9th European Conference on Media, Communication & Film (EuroMedia2022)

21 – 24 July

University College London, London, UK

Held in partnership with University College London (UCL), Birkbeck, University of London and the University of Sussex, this international conference encourages academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum stimulating respectful dialogue, by bringing together university scholars working in the UK, Europe, and beyond to share ideas and research. This event will afford an exceptional opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, networking, and facilitating partnerships across national and disciplinary borders.

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Africa Media Summit 3.0

28 – 29 July

How African news publishers continue to grow audience, revenue, and brand as publishers make the difficult transition from print to digital will be the focus of the INMA Africa Media Summit. Over two days and nearly eight hours, hear directly from peers throughout Africa on their best practices in the face of societal and business challenges. INMA will focus African participants on the business of news media: audience development, advertising, the smart use of data and insights, and emerging digital models that work for emerging markets. 

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South Asia News Media Summit

11 – 12 August

Online

How does the changed landscape in the next phase of the pandemic affect growth? What insights from the global news media can be applied to South Asia’s growth path?

As the next phase of the pandemic presents challenges for South Asian publishers, it also ushers in emerging best practises that are transforming news media in the region.

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Latin America Media Summit

25 – 26 August

Online

This two-day virtual conference will showcase cutting edge best practices, strategies, transformations and inspirations from the media scene that are shaping the future of news publishing with a focus on Latin America.

Global experts and regional editors will help you define and prepare for growth with a deep dive into trends and the latest strategies within two modules. 

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Last updated on 9 May 2022

If you have any suggestions for events related to the world of public service media please email PMA at editor@publicmediaalliance.org.