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.

PMA events

Events being hosted by PMA, or events which we are partnering on!

Radiodays Asia 2024

The Public Media Alliance is once again partnering with Radiodays Asia in Kuala Lumpur, and offering exclusive discounts for staff at PMA-member organisations. 

Radiodays Asia is the international meeting point for the radio, audio and podcast industry in the Asia-Pacific. Its purpose is sharing experiences and learning about international media trends, new technology, content development and business opportunities.

PMA Members can access a special rate for tickets by contacting us here.

Dates: 2 – 4 September 2024

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PBI 2024

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The Public Media Alliance will be in Ottawa, Canada, for this year’s Public Broadcasters International (PBI) conference, hosted by CBC/Radio-Canada.

Public service media face a range of challenges today — in some cases, existential challenges. This forum brings together the most senior leaders in the field to discuss — and tackle — some of the most important issues we face. The theme for this year’s edition is: “Public service media: Why we matter”.

Dates: 8 – 10 September 2024

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PSM Unpacked [Recurring]

The challenges facing public service media are not only growing but are also shared more widely than ever before. From funding to journalist safety, this series of roundtable forums is designed for PMA members to discuss these challenges and also share innovations, successes and solutions.

Each session, a small group of employees at PMA member organisations gather to informally exchange knowledge and best practices, and discuss how their organisations manage operations across different subject areas.

The sessions are organised on a regular basis, and bring together people in similar positions at like-minded organisations. They are also good networking opportunities, so staff can meet and speak with their global peers.

Date: TBC

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Upcoming events related to public service media

Nordic Media Days

Date: 1-3 May 

Venue: Bergen, Norway 

Nordic Media Days, formerly known as The Nordic Media Festival, is the most prominent media festival in the Nordic region. Founded in 1988, the festival is a non-profit foundation.

Nordic Media Days offers a unique arena for networking and the opportunity to interact with colleagues and make new connections. It is the only conference managing to bring together this wide variety of professions and media.

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SMiD 2024 “Media (and) sustainability: Crises, paradoxes and potentials”

Date: 2-3 May 2024 

Venue: Copenhagen, Denmark

Considering the recent climate developments and resulting socio-economic disparities, questions that address media and communication from a broader sustainability perspective have become increasingly urgent. Yet, they reside far too often at the periphery of media and communication research and practice. SMiD 2024 seeks to raise awareness and address these issues, fostering a critical discussion on the role of media and communication in relation to the notion of sustainability. We understand sustainability as defined by the United Nations Brundtland Commission in 1987, as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. We address the topic in its broadest possible sense, ranging from environmental, economic, and political Issues to social well-being. Contributions are invited through both the open call and the themed call.

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WPFD: Environmental and Climate Journalists Under Fire

Date: 4 May 2024 

Venue: Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center (GAM), Santiago, Chile 

Addressing the global climate and environmental crisis requires accurate, independent, and accessible journalism that can inform the public debate, clearly highlight the public interest, and protect those most affected by the crisis.

Producing such journalism, however, is fraught with risk. Journalists covering climate and environmental stories often face great hostility and different forms of attacks aimed at silencing their work.

Held on the sideline of UNESCO’s 2024 World Press Freedom Day conference, this panel discussion will look at strategies that journalists, news outlets, states, and media support organizations should adopt to ensure journalists can cover climate and environmental stories freely and safely.

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EBU Network Technology Seminar 2024

Date: 14-15 May 2024

Venue: EBU Geneva 

The EBU Network Technology Seminar (NTS) is a flagship industry event focused on the latest developments in media production infrastructures, networks, and cloud technologies.

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EBU Horizon 2024 

Date: 22-26 May 2024 

Venue: Geneva, Switzerland

 The media distribution and platform technology conference

HORIZONS is the flagship EBU event on media distribution, product and platform technology. It is about helping audiovisual media organizations get their content to audiences in an efficient and sustainable manner, while providing engaging and innovative user experiences.

Spanning two days, HORIZONS combines a dense conference programme with supercharged networking and discussions. It attracts decision makers and experts from public service media, private broadcasting, technology vendors and service providers, in all domains including broadcast, broadband and online platforms.

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Date: 22nd May 2024 

Venue: London, UK

Join the team for their 33rd flagship journalism conference. The programme will cover topics like sustainable business models, practical uses of AI in the newsroom, SEO in the age of AI, monetising newsletters, B2B publishing, managing and retaining talent, and innovative ways to create audience revenue.

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IPI World Congress and Media Innovation Festival

Date: 22nd – 24th May 

Venue: Sarajevo 

The 2024 IPI World Congress and Media Innovation Festival will gather leading journalists, editors, and publishers from around the world in Sarajevo from May 22 to 24, 2024.

Under the theme “Navigating Crises: Journalism at a Turning Point”, this event will provide a vital space for media professionals, thought leaders, and innovators to explore new solutions, foster understanding, and critically examine the role of the media in addressing the great crises of our time.

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INMA World Congress of News Media 

Date: 22-26 May 2024 

Venue: New-York, USA

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Date: 23 Apr 2024 – ​​15:00 – 16:00

Venue: Online 

5G technology has moved from the experimental stage to real-world production workflow deployments, and EBU Members are at the forefront.

This webinar will present the most recent tests and trials conducted by EBU members organizations and explain how 5G-based production differs from the conventional wireless production. This webinar will also introduce and explain TR080 on EBU Members’ trials of 5G in content production and contribution.

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FIPP World Media Congress

Date: 4 – 6 June 2024

Venue: Pestana Cidadela, Portugal

The FIPP World Media Congress is the flagship annual conference for worldwide media and its counterparts in adjacent advisory and tech sectors. Organised and hosted by Media Makers Meet – Mx3, FIPP Congress gathers top speakers, media decision-makers, tech partners and other service providers from 40+ countries every year.

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The ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences (IMX) 

Date: 12-14 June 2024 

Venue: Stockholm, Sweden

“Exploring Archipelago of Ideas: Crafting and Generating Immersive Experiences.”

The concept of “Archipelago of Ideas“ draws its inspiration from the Stockholm archipelago and its harmonious ecosystem of interconnected islands. In much the same way, this suggests a future where immersive experiences are seamlessly linked, forming a cohesive and immersive narratives for participants. Just as Stockholm’s archipelago offers diverse and interconnected natural beauty, the “Archipelago of Ideas” envisions a world where ideas and technologies come together to generate experiences. This embraces the range from generative to hand crafted experiences, converging on creativity, and the fluidity of experience, and the interconnectedness of innovation

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Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum

Date: 17-18 June 2024

Venue: Bonn

The 2024 Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum aims at gathering media organisation, journalists, editors and publishers to share solutions and shape the journalism of tomorrow. 

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Date: 18-19 June 2024 

Venue: Geneva, Switzerland

The EBU Network Technology Seminar (NTS) is a flagship industry event focused on the latest developments in media production infrastructures, networks, and cloud technologies.

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5th International Media Literacy Research Symposium 

Date: 27-28 June 2024 

Venue: São Miguel, Azores, Portugal

Media literacy is a growing field with a need for developing and increasing the research within it.   With each conference, we hope to shorten the present gap by filling it with works from current scholars, new researchers, graduate students, educators and others who have a vested interest in opening this field and moving it forward from all over the world.

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INMA Conferencia Latino Americana

Date: 18-19 July 2024 

Venue: Online 

Exploring Trends in Digital Transformation and Media in Latin America: 

Join us for this exciting virtual INMA Latin American Conference designed especially for news media professionals and enthusiasts in Latin America. We will explore the latest trends in digital innovation and transformation, audiences, data, artificial intelligence (AI) and future technologies, as well as the fascinating world of digital subscriptions, the successes and challenges of newsroom transformation, the initiatives of digital platforms.

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South Asia News Media Festival 

Date: 22-26 July 2024 

Venue: News Delhi, India 

Delve into the issues facing the news media industry and participate in putting forward tangible remedies for industry influencers. Unravel prospective business models driven by innovation. Get ideas on tools and techniques to keep pace with the consistently discerning consumer. Learn about habit formation for news publishers. Get insights into the expanding range of advertising opportunities. Explore digital transformation, how best to harness technology and training, and what is next.

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Catch up with our recent events

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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