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

The antidote to fake news and Propaganda? Critical media literacy in a time of crisis

6 July

Online / Uppsala, Sweden

Democracy needs open and honest discussion. However, in today’s digital media system people disagree about basic facts, are falling victim to propaganda and are getting radicalized.

Democracy needs open and honest discussion about the world and what we should be doing in it. However, very little of today’s digital media ecosystem has any similarity to such an open conversation. Instead, people disagree about basic facts. People are falling victim to fake news and propaganda and are getting radicalized to the point where Democracy is threatened. In this panel Swedish Media Researchers discuss what kind of media literacy education or other means like policy changes we should consider to protect our free society. We discuss what it means to take a critical perspective to media, what youth and citizens in general should be taught about how digital media function, and we offer perspective on what politicians can do to protect democracy. There will be a space for questions and discussion with the audience.

[Text sourced from NordMedia Network]

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The future for media policy in the UK

6 July


Delegates will discuss key issues for the future of broadcasting policy in the UK in the context of the Broadcasting White Paper: Up next – the Government’s vision for the broadcasting sector.

This is the first in a planned series of conferences on the complex issues raised in the Broadcasting White Paper.

[Text sourced from Westminster Media Forum] 

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UNESCO-IPA MOOC on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists

11 July – 18 August


UNESCO and the International Police Association IAC will be starting a global Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for police officials and members of law enforcement agencies on freedom of expression and the safety of journalists.

This free, five-week online course will run from the weeks of 11 July until 18 August 2022. A summarized version of the online course will be available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

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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.

[Text sourced from IAMHIST] 

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Creating And Producing Content For TV and Radio Broadcast – Planning For Success

13 July


The industry masterclass provides a comprehensive walk-through summary of the production process in a digital broadcast media environment.

Delivered by seasoned industry experts with hands-on experience in the field, the masterclass tutorial will examine how TV and Radio programmes are created as a concept idea and how it is developed and turned into a viable production project that becomes part of the content schedule to be broadcast.

[Text sourced from Broadcast Media Africa]

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Asia/Pacific News Media Summit

14 – 15 July


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.

[Text sourced from INMA]

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Webinar: Access to Information related to Covid-19

20 July


The UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean, based in Montevideo, together with Universidad de los Andes, will offer three virtual trainings in the form of webinars about the jurisprudence on access to information for guarantor bodies and justice operators.

The purpose of this training is to contribute to the updating, expansion and adaptation to a virtual environment of the UNESCO Toolkit for Justice Operators in the region, as well as to the dissemination in the region of UNESCO tools and materials for justice operators.

[Text sourced from UNESCO]

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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. 

[Text sourced from INMA]

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Understanding Newsroom Production And Operations For Digital Media Platforms

3 August


The Covid19 pandemic, coupled with the massive digitisation of broadcast media infrastructure and services, has made the need to gather, process, produce and deliver news across multi-media digital platforms and audiences essential. This masterclass on “Understanding Newsroom Production And Operations For Digital Media Platforms” describes how media professionals can leverage new tools and resources to produce and provide the news to audiences faster and with agile, cost-effective operations.

[Text sourced from Broadcast Media Africa]

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South Asia News Media Summit

11 – 12 August


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.

[Text sourced from INMA]

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Seventh International Conference on Communication & Media Studies

25 – 26 August

Galway, Ireland

Founded in 2015, the Communication & Media Studies Research Network offers an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of the role of the media and communications in society. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries.

The Seventh International Conference on Communication & Media Studies calls for research addressing the following annual themes and special focus.

[Text sourced from On Communication Media]  

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Latin America Media Summit

25 – 26 August


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. 

[Text sourced from INMA] 

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Digital Security for Journalists

6 September


Journalists around the world are routinely subject to online attacks, harassment, and are a prime target of surveillance by state and non-state actors. These are compounded by the prevalence of online data collection, and the ease with which hostile entities can gain access to highly effective tools to hack and intercept journalists and their sources, especially when reporting about sensitive issues.

The idea of our training is to offer a quick rundown of the ways by which novice and experienced journalists can protect themselves and their sources from online security threats using widely available encrypted tools and services.

Write to for invitation to attend this webinar.

[Text sourced from WAN-IFRA]

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IPI World Congress 2022

8 – 10 September

Columbia University, New York

Right now, we find our world and our communities once again divided between democracy and authoritarianism. Only free and independent journalism can meet the challenge of the moment.

At the 2022 IPI World Congress, we’re more than a conference. We’re a movement for journalism. For two-and-a-half days, we’ll put journalism at the centre of the world, back where IPI first started in 1950 at Columbia University in New York.

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IBC 2022

9 – 12 September

The Rai, Amsterdam

​​As the world’s most inspiring content and technology event, IBC’s vision is to empower content everywhere. Since 1967, IBC has been an event delivered by the industry, for the industry. We can’t wait to bring back exhibitors, speakers, visitors, and the entire community, to engage with each other, unlock business opportunities, discover the latest innovations and explore the exciting world of content.

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INMA Media Innovation Week

13 – 16 September

Copenhagen, Denmark

After three years of Zoom events, INMA returns to what we are known for: one-of-a-kind, live, in-person conference and study tour experiences that can only be captured in a physical event.

Media Innovation Week September 13-16, 2022, in Copenhagen will deliver two of those experiences: 

  • Conference: Absorb unscripted, interactive presentations and discussions on the hottest media subjects in Europe today: subscriptions, product, advertising, smart data, and newsroom innovation. 
  • Study Tour: Visit Danish media companies and peer into how they are reinventing themselves for the Digital Age, punctuated with interactions by innovative start-ups that are disrupting media concepts.
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22 – 23 September

Maison de la Radio et de la Musique – Radio France, Paris, France

Podcast listening has been on the steady rise across Europe and both broadcasters as well as private production houses are experimenting, innovating, and introducing fresh topics to the audio scene through the on-demand content. This is the first EBU event bringing together senior podcast producers to explore the potential of sharing successful formats across the EBU radio membership as well as taking a deeper dive into topics related to podcast development and storytelling. Through focus discussions and pitching sessions, participants will have the opportunity to learn about successful programs, exchange knowledge and practices, and collaborate with each other!

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27 September


‘A European Perspective’ is a pan-European networked newsroom. Journalists add their stories to a Digital News Hub, where they are translated into multiple languages using the EBU’s own AI-assisted translation tool. Editors across the continent can then select the most relevant stories for their audiences and publish them immediately on their websites and apps. This offers viewers trusted news from Public Service Broadcasters. It expands perspectives and builds cross-cultural understanding. Find out more about the cross-border partnerships, cutting-edge technology and the impact the project is having on news and views in Europe.

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The Fight for Attention: RTS London Convention

27 September

King’s Place, London

Warner Bros. Discovery is the Principal Sponsor for the RTS London Convention 2022 with Priya Dogra who serves as the company’s President & Managing Director for EMEA (ex. Poland), chairing this year’s convention, titled The Fight for Attention.

The announced industry leaders who will speak at the one-day event include: Tim Davie, Director-General, BBC; Alex Mahon, CEO, Channel 4; Carolyn McCall, CEO, ITV and Stephen van Rooyen, Executive Vice President & CEO, UK & Europe, Sky. Further high-profile speakers will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

[Text sourced from RTS]

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World News Media Congress 2022

28 – 30 September

Zaragoza, Spain

Events in Europe have focused attention on the challenges ahead.  While news interest is high, sustainability, democratic freedoms, truth and prosperity are at risk. Join us as we share experiences, celebrate successes and unite for the struggles ahead.

[Text sourced from WAN-IFRA]

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The Publisher Podcast Summit

5 October

Proud Cabaret City, London

There’s never been a better time to have a podcast. This is an industry on the cusp of an explosion: 45% of podcast listeners started listening within the past year, with more than a third listening every day. Ad spend in the UK on podcasts next year is forecast to hit £65 million.

Join fellow industry professionals for a day of networking, sharing expertise, and practical workshops that will help shape and refine your podcasting strategy and set you up to take advantage of growing opportunities.

[Text sourced from the Podcast Publisher Summit]

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News Impact Summit

6 October

HubHub Palác ARA, Prague

After two years of online conferences, the News Impact Summit is back with an in-person event focusing on one of the core principles of journalism – storytelling. The Future of Editorial will take place in Prague on 6 October, bringing together local and international media experts to celebrate editorial innovation in journalism and to reimagine the future of news together.

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Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2022

24 – 31 October


The annual Global Media and Information Literacy Week, initiated in 2012, is led by UNESCO in cooperation with the UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Alliance, the UNESCO-UNAOC Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) University Network, and other partners. It is a major occasion for stakeholders to review and celebrate the progress achieved towards “Media and Information Literacy for All”.

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Broadcast And Digital Media Convention – Africa

25 – 27 October

Kigali, Rwanda

This year’s Broadcasters and Digital Media Convention – Africa will be held in Kigali, Rwanda under the theme “Digital broadcasting – Promoting Our Values, Enriching Our Lives”. Over three days, the convention will showcase global best industry practices, detailing working strategies and plans for stakeholders and professionals from TV, radio, film, music, telecoms, advertising and new media platforms from within the region to connect, learn and do business.

The event will explore several themes, including public service broadcasting in Africa, Local content, channels and programmes for the digital ecosystem, The future of advertising on television, and Understanding and managing the impact of digitisation on public service broadcasting.

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African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC2022)

31 October – 2 November

The African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) celebrates and promotes the continent’s investigative reporting. This year’s gathering in Johannesburg will be bigger and better than ever before, an opportunity to see great African journalism, learn cutting edge skills, make contacts from across the world, and share experiences.

AIJC is organised by the Centre for Journalism at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

[Text sourced from University of the Witwatersrand]

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Global Media Congress

15 – 17 November

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, United Arab Emirates

A first in the Middle East – The Global Media Congress will host a pivotal conference uniting the entire media sector to exchange groundbreaking ideas and cutting-edge solutions shaping the future of the industry. Taking place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the event will show case the Middle Eastern media hub while engaging a global audience that is actively advancing the sector.

[Text sourced from the Global Media Congress]

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Last updated on 29 July 2022

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