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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September 2018

Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD) Conference

School of Communication Studies, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

6-7 September 2018

The Internet and social media create new opportunities for surveillance. Governments, military organisations, intelligence agencies, corporations, market researchers, and advertisers have the capacity to erase privacy and reshape the conditions of human autonomy. Mass media representations can, potentially, legitimise or delegitimise contemporary surveillance practices. These developments threaten journalistic practice just as they create new opportunities for counter-surveilling institutions of power. How then, should we understand the interrelationships which conjoin journalism, media and surveillance? Conference participants will, we hope, respond to this general question. Here, the following themes suggest themselves.

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Austin, Texas, USA

13-15 September 2018

“There’s no better place than the Online News Association’s annual conference to learn about the latest digital trends from industry leaders, test new tools and connect with peers to share your work. We’re committed to continuing that tradition — bringing together the brightest minds in digital journalism to share innovative ideas and imagine what’s possible for the future.”

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CBC/Radio-Canada Annual Meeting 2017

Edmonton, Canada

25 September 2018

“We are listening – Your voice. Your community. Your CBC/Radio-Canada.”

Discussions will centre around the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching collective cultural experience and, ultimately, democracy.

A webcast will also be available for those who cannot attend in person.

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Encounters Film Festival

Bristol, UK

25-30 September 2018

Encounters is the UK’s leading short film festival, bringing you the best in international short film, animation, and virtual reality. The festival takes place in Bristol on 25-30 September 2018, where you can enjoy screenings, special events, networking and lots, lots more.

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IPDC Talks: Good Laws, Good Practices

Cartago, Tunisia

26 September 2018

In celebration of the third international Day for Universal Access to Information

On 26 September 2018 in Cartago, Tunisia, the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) will host the third whole-day event ‘IPDC Talks: Good laws, Good Practices‘. The ‘IPDCtalks’ will be held to highlight and elaborate on the importance of Access to Information for all sustainable development efforts around the world. It consists of a series of attractive and dynamic talks from global public leaders, prominent journalists, NGOs, creative policymakers and community leaders. The 2018 IPDC Talks will provide a platform for different societal actors to promote and highlight concrete examples of innovative and creative Access to Information-initiatives that facilitate public engagement and progress towards the Sustaianble Development Goals.

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October 2018

Public Media Virtual Career Fair


17 October

Register to attend this virtual career fair discover new career opportunities from leading employers, connect directly with recruiters through live online chats, build your network by continuing your conversations long after the event and put your resume directly into the hands of recruiters.

Hosted by Current, his event is a perfect opportunity  for those in the early-mid stages of their career and students ready to start theirs. Find out more about how this exciting online event works via the link below.

Aimed at the US public media market.

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RIPE 2018 Conference

Madrid, Spain

18-20 October

The RIPE@2018 conference theme focuses on challenges and opportunities in achieving the universal service mission in the era of media abundance. The principle of universalism has four dimensions: 1) access and reach, 2) genres and services, 3) relevance and impact, and 4) financing with attendant obligations. Providing universal service is a legal requirement for PSM that has crucial importance for the potential of the enterprise to cultivate enlightenment, encourage social cohesion, and provide a fair, full and equitable range of media services.

This year’s event will be hosted by the School of Communication of the University of Navarra, under the CICOM 34th, International Communication Conference, a yearly event organized by the School of Communication of the University of Navarra (Spain).

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Public Broadcasters International 2018

Seoul, South Korea

23-25 October

KBS will host this year’s annual conference of the Public Broadcasters International (PBI) from 23 to 25 October, 2018 in Seoul. Korea. This is the second time for KBS to bring the significant media event to Seoul since 2007 when KBS welcomed heads and executives of major public service broadcasters across the globe to share future strategies for public service broadcasting. For this year’s PBI gathering, the discussion will explore the ever-evolving media landscape dominantly driven by the so-called digital and mobile revolution. As summed up in the recently released conference catchphrase, Media’s Next Big Bang: Strategic Initiatives for Connected Platforms, the PBI Seoul 2018 will provide an opportunity to look at impacts of digitalized broadcasting services that connect audiences to a wider network of media experiences such as social media. Terrestrial UHD broadcasting service pioneered by KBS and the Korean Wave dramas will be on the table for further examination of their possibilities to lead such changes from the perspective of public service media. The steering committee for the PBI is planned to take place in Seoul in April, 2018 after which details of the PBI Seoul 2018 will be revealed.

More information will be available soon

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The African Investigative Journalism Conference

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

29-31 October

This is the largest gathering of investigative journalists in Africa, organised by Wits Journalism. It follows the highly successful global conference (GIJC2017), which we hosted last year.

Keep updated on the conference programme via the link below. 

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ECREA 2018: 7th European Communication Conference (ECC)

Lugano, Switzerland

31 October – 3 November

ECREA and USI are delighted to host the 7th European Communication Conference (ECC). The Conference has chosen the key theme of “Centres and Peripheries: Communication, Research, Translation”. Organisers call for proposals that address the main conference theme and which relate to each ECREA Section, Network or Temporary Working Group.

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November 2018

IWMF: 2018 Courage in Journalism Awards

Washington DC, USA

1 November

Overcoming attacks, oppression, and a stubborn glass ceiling, women journalists worldwide persevere in their pursuit of the truth.

The IWMF will honor the brave journalists who report on taboo topics, work in environments hostile to women, and share difficult truths at the 2018 Courage in Journalism Awards in New York and Washington, DC. We hope you will join us!

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Colpin 2018

Bogotá, Colombia

8-11 November

The Press and Society Institute (IPYS) of Peru , the Editorial Board of Colombia and Transparency International (TI) will celebrate from November 8 to 11 at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá,Colombia, the 2018 edition of the Latin American Conference of Investigative Journalism (Colpin) , the largest gathering of Latin American research journalists.

In this event, the best investigative journalism works of the region that have been published in the press, radio and television will be recognized and exhibited for four days, thus generating a way to distinguish the authors and discuss with them strategies to reveal and confront the corruption.

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News Xchange 2018

Edinburgh, Scotland

14-15 November

Promoted as “the news industry’s most provocative and most insightful experience”, the News Xchange focuses on the latest ideas, challenges and opportunities for news organisations around the world. This highly interactive conference prides itself on intimacy and offers a unique space for over 600 media professionals to “share, learn and cross-pollinate ideas” with industry leaders and experts.

Standard registration rates apply from 1 September.

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