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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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NAB Show | 6-11 April 2019 | Las Vegas 
Credit: NAB Show 2019

Nab Show brings together practitioners from across the media ecosystem, from public broadcasters to digital entrepreneurs and multiplatform developers, to explore and discuss the latest software and hardware in the media business.

Beyond showcasing the latest innovations, there are opportunities for attendees to take part in cutting-edge workshops and get “hands-on” with the latest technology.

During the show, PMA member, PBS, will be hosting a casual reception for global public media colleagues on Sunday evening, April 7. The aim of the reception will be to improve the links between the technical teams of public media organisations and improve cooperation.

To attend the public media reception, PMA members can register their interest by contacting: info@publicmediaalliance.org.

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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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April 2019


MedCom

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

5-7 April

The 5th world conference on Media and Mass Communications (MEDCOM 2019) will serve as a platform for transferring knowledge to the future of Media and Mass Communication. The Conference will bring together a range of academics, independent researchers, artists and activists at one place to share the research findings, innovations, and experiences in the field of Mass Communication.

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NAB Show

Las Vegas, USA

6-11 April

“Here’s our story: From creation to distribution to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. No one knows media, entertainment or technology like us and this is THE annual event for those serious about storytelling.”

Nab Show brings together practitioners from across the media ecosystem, from public broadcasters to digital entrepreneurs and multiplatform developers, to explore and discuss the latest software and hardware in the media business. Beyond showcasing the latest innovations, there are opportunities for attendees to take part in cutting-edge workshops and get “hands-on” with the latest technology.

PMA member, PBS, will be hosting a casual reception for our global Public Media colleagues on Sunday evening, April 7, during the NAB show. PMA members are entitled to a special rate for this event. To register your interest, contact PMA at info@publicmediaalliance.org.

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May 2019


World Press Freedom Day

Worldwide

3 May

The main celebration of World Press Freedom Day 2019 will take place in Addis Ababa, from 2 to 3 May 2019. The event will provide a platform for multiple actors to exchange on current issues, threats and achievements concerning freedom of the press.

The overall theme of the event will be the role of media in elections and democracy. A wide range of sessions (plenaries, debates, lightning talks, etc.) will address different aspects of the overall theme.

Some 100 national events around the world are expected to complement the main celebration.
The attendance of the UNESCO Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, as well as of high-level government representatives is expected. Participants will also include representatives of civil society, media organizations, professional associations, academia and the judiciary…

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DW Global Media Forum

Bonn, Germany

27-28 May

The global power balance is swiftly changing, creating both challenges and new opportunities for the media. Join us for the 12th annual DW Global Media Forum in Bonn to discuss these “Shifting Powers.”

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June 2019


PMA Workshop | Developing Social Media Guidelines for Broadcasters in Southern Africa

Namibia (Location TBC)

3-5 June 2019

The PMA is pleased to announce a new workshop, organised in partnership with UNESCO Harare Office, to develop social media guidelines for broadcasters in Southern Africa. The 3-day workshop, which will be held in Namibia, is open to media professionals from the following countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Seychelles and Mozambique.

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ONO 2019

New York, USA

5-8 June 2019

The theme for this year’s conference of the Organisation of News Ombudsmen & Standards Editors will be “Journalism in a Polarized World:Strengthening Trust and Handling Conflict in the News Media”.

The conference will be hosted by the Columbia Journalism Review at Columbia University.

More details available soon.

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GEN 2019

Athens, Greece

13-15 June

The theme for this year’s Global Editors Network summit will be “Our 2019 Challenges: Voice, Visual Journalism and Verification”.

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Capture the Future

Singapore

18-20 June

BroadcastAsia brings you game-changing and innovative technologies that are disrupting the digital multimedia and broadcasting industries. Capture the future with us and witness the evolution of technologies that drives this ecosystem.

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July 2019


#ABUdigital

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3-4 July

“#ABUdigital is conceived as a meeting space for digital dreamers aimed to inspire Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union members with the latest digital trends, tools and best practices to guide them to adapt into digital ways of doing things.”

The conference is aimed at creative storytellers, online and web content producers from ABU members and will involve both conference and workshop elements

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7-11 July

Communication, Technology and Human Dignity: Disputed Rights, Contested Truths

IAMCR conferences address a wide diversity of topics defined by our 32 thematic sections and working groups. We also propose a single central theme to be explored throughout the conference with the aim of generating and exploring multiple perspectives. This is accomplished through plenary and special sessions, and in some of the sessions of the sections and working groups. The central theme for 2019 focuses on communication, technology, and human dignity.

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World Journalism Education Congress

Paris, France

9-11 July

A unique place to meet journalism educators colleagues from all around the world. Every three year, the international community of journalism education gather in one place to share their best teaching practices and to listen to top-notch research papers, all dedicated to one thing: journalism education.

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PMDMC 2019

Dallas, USA

9-12 July

The Public Media Development and Marketing Conference (PMDMC) is public media’s largest conference devoted to issues surrounding revenue generation, marketing, and management. PMDMC 2019 will be in Dallas on July 9-12. Registration opens in February.

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August 2019


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.

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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.

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September 2019


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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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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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.

More details to follow