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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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Radiodays Asia | 27-28 August | Kuala Lumpur

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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PBI 2019 Conference

“Creating value for society in a rapidly changing world”

9–11 September 2019, Helsinki, Finland
Musiikkitalo, Mannerheimintie 13 A

More details for the next Public Broadcasters International conference will follow in the coming weeks, but for the moment please make sure you have noted the date in your agendas. Click on the image above for more details.

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August 2019


The Future of journalism series | PART ONE: Media Credibility

Johannesburg, South Africa

13 August

The rise of disinformation and misinformation poses a serious threat to media credibility and to our democracies. This threat comes at a time when many newsrooms are also decimated due to financial reasons. In this difficult context, how do we build media credibility – in South Africa, Germany and beyond? How do we ensure the existence of a strong, fair and independent journalism that is essential for the protection of our democracies? Join us for a discussion with a panel of experts to help unpack these issues.

[Text sourced from the Future of Journalism]

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Caribbean Broadcasting Union 50th Annual General Assembly

San Andreas Island, Colombia

12-14 August

More details to be announced.

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NordMedia 2019

Malmö University, Sweden

21-23 August

“Communication, Creativity & Imagination” is the theme for this year’s NordMedia, an academic conference that aims to grapple with shifting and often contentious media landscapes. The conference will offer participants an opportunity to reflect on research practices and reimagine best practices for the changing dynamics of global media, envisioning new avenues for creation and collaboration.

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PRPD: Public Radio Content Conference

Minneapolis, USA

26-29 August

Representing more than 800 stations, networks, producers, and professionals dedicated to the art and science of public radio programming, PRPD leads THE content conversation in public radio through the ONLY national convening devoted solely to public radio content and programming.

The Public Radio Content Conference is the most vital opportunity for public radio program directors, producers, executives, and decision makers to gather, network, and lead the discussion of content and programming issues.

[Text sourced from PRPD]

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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.

Find out more


Digital Broadcast Media Convention

Lagos, Nigeria

27-28 August 

With the theme:“A vibrant broadcast industry for a convergent media environment” this year’s convention is the platform for television broadcasters, radio broadcasters, content providers, broadcasting infrastructure and solutions providers from across Africa to network, review innovation and find solutions to strategic and operational issues.

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SACOMM 2019

Cape Town, South Africa

28 – 31 August

This year’s SACOMM conference will be held at The University of Cape Town, and invites local and international film and media scholars on a three day conference. This year’s theme explores the positions of individuals inside and outside media systems and will look at wider discussions surrounding contemporary film, media practice and theory.

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Media Party 2019

Buenos Aires, Argentina

29-31 August

The Media Party is a three-day event in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that gathers more than 2500 entrepreneurs, journalists, developers and designers from five continents to work together for the future of media. Born from Hacks/Hackers Buenos Aires, this event combines big companies like The New York Times, The Guardian, Vox Media, ProPublica, Watchip, Neo4J or DocumentCloud with regional communities in the world’s biggest network of journalists and developers.

[Text sourced from Media Party]

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September 2019



Visual cultures and communication: Images and practices on the move

Ljubljana, Slovenia 

4 – 6 September 

This conference, organized by the ECREA TWG Visual Cultures, discusses the roles of images for visual analysis by focusing on images on the move. This entails work on images capturing movement of unfolding events, images themselves moving in time, space, and across media, as well as the theoretical and analytical approaches that are on the move. How should we work with images and practices on the move?

(Text sourced from Tampere University)

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Digital Media Africa 2019

Johannesburg, South Africa

12-13 September

Hosted by WAN-IFRA, the 2-day conference will explore how to fund digital newsrooms and sustain media in Africa’s changing media landscape.

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IBC 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands

13-17 September

The IBC show is one of the world’s leading media, technology and entertainment events, featuring five days of discussion, demonstrations, exhibitions and workshops for media practitioners.

Last year the influential conference brought together 55,000 attendees from 150 countries alongside 1,700 technology suppliers.

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Fifth Conference of the International Journal of Press/Politics

Loughborough University (UK)

16 – 17 September

The conference will focus on academic research surrounding the relationship between media and political processes across the world. Professor Stuart Soroka, (University of Michigan) will be delivering a keynote lecture. The conference will bring together scholars researching the intersection between politics and news media, providing a forum for academics from a range of disciplines, countries and methodologies to advance research within this area.

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Radio as a Social Media: community, participation, public values in the platform society

University of Siena (Italy)

19 – 21 September

The conference seeks to bring together scholars, from a range of disciplines,  who are exploring the entanglement between radio/ audio/ digital media and society. The 2019 theme will be: Radio as a Social/ Convivial Media: community, participation, public values in the platform society.  The conference will discuss topics surrounding, for example, what is the role of radio within this new media ecosystem?

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Radiodays 2019, Denmark

Huone Copenhagen, Denmark

 20 September

The Radiodays conference is the annual opportunity for everyone who works with audio and radio to sharpen their radio skills, get inspired and get new ideas, as well as a unique opportunity to network and get to know new colleagues and competitors.

The radio medium stands stronger than it has for many years. With a growing turnover and an increase in digital listening, the media is more in focus than it has long been – Especially the podcast is attracting increasing attention – both politically and socially.

For more info: info@radiodays.dk 

(Text sourced from Radiodays)

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UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy Feature Conference 2019

Gothenburg, Sweden

24 – 26 September

Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week, commemorated annually, is a major occasion for stakeholders to review and celebrate the progress achieved towards “MIL for All”.

UNESCO and GAPMIL are calling partners all over the world to promote Global MIL Week. Together with its Feature Events (International MIL and Intercultural Dialogue Conference and Youth Agenda Forum), Global MIL Week calls for local events around the world to promote MIL connections across disciplines and professions.

(Text sourced from UNESCO)

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Fourth International Conference on Communication & Media Studies

Bonn, Germany

26 – 28 September

The Fourth International Conference on Communication & Media Studies features research addressing the following annual themes:

Theme 1: Media Cultures

Theme 2: Media Theory

Theme 3: Media Technologies and Processes

Theme 4: Media Business

Theme 5: Media Literacies

(Text sourced from On Communication Media) 

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October 2019


8th European Communication Conference – ECREA

Braga, Portugal

2-5 October

European Communication Conferences (ECC) are biennial large-scale international conferences, which typically bring together around 1.300 communication scholars form Europe and beyond. All ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association) Sections, Temporary Working Groups and Networks partake in the programme of the conference.

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News Impact Summit 2019: A New Era For Climate Change Reporting

Birmingham, UK

7 October

Hosted by the European Journalism Centre and the Google News Initiative

“2019 marks the fifth year of News Impact, our event series developed to train and engage journalists from across Europe on innovation, improve journalistic coverage and help solve some of the most pressing issues in the news industry. Our goal is to help journalists overcome the economic, technological and political challenges that threaten their work and contribute to building more resilient journalism.”

[Text sourced from the European Journalism Center]

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NORDIC Archive and Research Conference

Helsinki, Finland

24 – 25 October

The biennial Nordic Archive and Research Conference brings together media archivists, librarians and journalists to share knowledge and discuss current topics in the fields of archives and research. The next conference will be hosted by the Finnish Broadcasting Company in Helsinki, Finland on the 24th and 25th of October 2019. 

(Text sourced from Research Conference 2019)

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Digital Fortress Europe 

Brussels, Belgium 

30 – 31 October

The conference intends to reflect on the relations between media, migration, and technology. Research shows that media and technologies play a vital role for people who migrate, but that the same media and technologies serve to spread xenophobia, increase societal polarization and enable elaborate surveillance possibilities. This conference aims to critically reflect on what the much-debated notion of “Fortress Europe” means in the digital age and how it can guide our future thinking on media and migration. As such, scholars of media, communication, migration and technology will be stimulated to contribute to critical discussions on border politics and migration debates.

(Text sourced from Digital Fortress Europe)

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November 2019


5th annual conference on the Safety of Journalists – Digital Safety

Oslo, Norway

6 – 8 November 

The conference is organized jointly with the The Fritt Ord Foundation and with support from The National Commission for UNESCO and the research group Digital Journalism.The 2019 annual conference on the Safety of Journalists will focus on digital safety but also invite papers discussing other aspects related to the safety of journalists.

(Text sourced from ECREA)

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December 2019


Future of Journalism 2019

Cardiff, UK

5 December 

The Call for Papers for the seventh Future of Journalism conference in September 2019 has opened. Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC) will again host the biennial conference which will this year focus upon the theme “Innovations, Transitions and Transformations”. Professor Andrew Chadwick (Loughborough University), Professor Adrienne Russell (University of Washington), and Professor Nikki Usher (University of Illinois) will be the keynote speakers. Contributions on all aspects of journalism are welcomed along with those addressing the conference theme being particularly encouraged.

(Text sourced from Cardiff University)

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JERAA 2019 Journalism: Plurality, Precarity and Possibilities

Sydney, Australia 

4 – 6 December

This conference invites papers and panel proposals that address the theme of ‘Journalisms: plurality, precarity and possibilities’. Contributions could address any of the following topics within those themes, or related research: Plurality, Precarity and Possibilities. 

(Text sourced from JERAA)

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Prague Media Point Conference – “What’s Working”

Prague, Czech Republic

5 – 4 December 

Conference for journalists, media professionals, and scholars. Prague Media Point’s mission is to make disruption in the media work for public good by fostering solution-oriented expert gatherings drawing on unique regional perspectives and providing lasting networking experiences.

(Text sourced from Prague Media Point)

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