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

Upcoming events organised by the Public Media Alliance

Launch event: PMA to launch Caribbean action plan and research

Tuesday 1 November 2022 | 10:00-11:00 EDT


Join us as we launch the executive summary of our research report, “Media Literacy, Trust, and Disinformation in the Caribbean.”

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PSM Unpacked | How can PSMs communicate public value to audiences? PMA MEMBERS EXCLUSIVE

Thursday 8 December 2022 | 15:00 GMT


In this PSM Unpacked roundtable, we’ll explore how public media can best communicate their value to audiences.

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PSM Unpacked

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.

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Upcoming events related to public service media

2022 News Group Meeting & Global News Forum 

3 – 5 October

New Delhi, India

Join international news leaders for this important event. In a year that has brought us the war in Ukraine, the political and economic crisis in Sri Lanka, extreme weather events, fears of a food and energy crisis and the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, you will hear speakers from leading news organisations including Al Jazeera, CNN, NHK, ABC and CNA as well as Reporters Without Borders, the World Food Programme, the International Committee of the Red Cross and ZeroRisk International. Share your insights and learn how to improve your crisis coverage.

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Digital Subscription Acquisition Masterclass

4 – 18 October


How to reach news avoiders? How to get more sign-ups through segmentation? How to expand to new markets? When and how to increase prices?

At this just-in-time master class, we will gather the best minds in the news industry and discuss the ways forward: Where are we in the news subscription product lifecycle? Should we focus on growing the volumes or the revenue?

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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.

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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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13 October

Geneva, Switzerland, and Online

There are many confusing terms for the Metaverse, WEB3.0, XR, and NFTs. This workshop will clarify the topics from a Public Service Media point of view, with the goal to develop a common understanding and potential concrete activities between EBU Members.

In short, the Metaverse is the connection between the physical world and the immersive digital world where people can share a virtual space to interact and create in real-time. Web3 is more about blockchain technology and concepts – including digital identity, smart contracts, decentralized applications and NFTs – and can power Metaverse experiences.

If you are eager to better understand the differences between these two concepts and steer the EBU activities on these topics, this hybrid (in-person and online) workshop is the right place to be. Some speakers will join us on site, others, depending on the time zone, will present remotely or may record their talk to share their experience with us.

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Broadcast India Show 2022

13 – 15 October

Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai

Technology evolves at lightning speed and it dramatically impacts everything it touches; the world of broadcast and entertainment is no different. The entire gamut of innovative advancement possible in this industry remains elusive most of the time, except for one unique occasion. Every year, for over 30 years, the Broadcast India Show becomes the interactive platform that showcases on one hand, the paradigm shifts in infotainment technology across the globe. On the other, it allows you to connect with the innovators and experience the marvels first-hand.

Join us from 13th to 15th October, 2022 at an all new venue – Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai to experience the unrivalled energy of the broadcast, media and infotainment domains. Our utmost priority is the safety of our visitors and exhibitors, hence the show will be held taking into account the government regulations and guidelines.

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18 – 19 October

Geneva, Switzerland & Online

The annual EBU Media Cybersecurity Seminar is the only industry event focusing on cybersecurity for media in general and public service media in particular. It assembles a line-up of leading security experts for an exchange on current cybersecurity risks and trends, latest technologies and best practices to mitigate those risks in the media industry. 

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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.

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Media at Web Summit 2022

1-4 November

Lisbon, Portugal

“Web Summit is the world’s largest gathering of international media.”

“Journalists from the world’s most influential publications will gather next November with the people and companies redefining tech.”

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Climate journalism: Covering Pakistan’s flooding crisis

2 November


Hamid Mir is a Pakistani journalist, outspoken supporter of press freedom, news anchor, security analyst, columnist and reporter. With a long-standing career uncovering corruption and intrepid reporting from conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon and Kashmir, including the only interview with Osama bin Laden after 9/11, he has survived assassination, gunfire, and job termination as a result of his journalism.

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Digital Media Asia 2022

3 – 4 November


Digital Media Asia (DMA) is Asia’s largest and foremost news media industry event on digital trends, revenues and technology. It returns for its 14th year in 2022.

DMA has been at the forefront of transformation in the news media industry since its inception in Singapore in 2009 and attracts hundreds of top-level publishers, editors and digital executives who share best practices, case studies and solutions in the news media business.

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Global Short Docs Forum Labs

8 – 10 November


GSDF Labs from One World Media is now open for registrations! These free events from 8-10 November are filled with workshops on short doc storytelling, screenings and one-to-one consultations. GSDF Labs mark the opening of a call for applications to the Solutions Forum in 2023.

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ICFJ Tribute to Journalists 2022

10 November

Washington DC & Online

Join us at our Tribute to Journalists 2022, in-person or virtually, to honor the achievements of brave colleagues whose outstanding news reports and media innovations have made a huge impact. Many are intrepid reporters who often put their lives on the line to bring us the news. Today they face unprecedented challenges, and need our help—and recognition—more than ever. You can support our work empowering journalists by becoming a sponsor of D.C.’s premier international media event. For one inspiring evening, U.S. headliners will join those working in countries where free media are in grave danger, all showcasing the importance of quality news.

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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.

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The future of radio and audio industries in the UK

16 November

In-person & Online

This conference is bringing together stakeholders and policymakers to discuss the future of the UK radio and audio industries.

It will be a timely opportunity to discuss priorities for government policy under the new Prime Minister in the context of the Digital radio and audio review, and measures affecting radio and audio outlined in the Broadcasting White Paper.

Delegates will also assess the future shape of the radio and audio market, priorities for regulation, funding and wider support, and implications for the sector at all levels, its consumers, and its partners.

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World Television Day

21 November


Television continues to be the single largest source of video consumption. Though screen sizes have changed, and people create, post, stream and consume content on different platforms, the number of households with television sets around the world continues to rise. The interaction between emerging and traditional forms of broadcast creates a great opportunity to raise awareness about the important issues facing our communities and our planet.

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Public Service Media for Democracy (Invitation only)

22 November

Lithuania & Online

Public Service Media’s (PSM) key role for democratic societies and contribution to freedom of expression and information has long been recognised by the Council of Europe and has been solidified with a set of standards covering remit, governance and funding.  The need for independent PSM has again become a strong evidence during the pandemic and in times of war. However, PSM’s sustainability and independence is challenged in an increasing number of countries.

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Broadcast Tech Fest

29 November

The Brewery, London

TechFest is a comprehensive one-day event for the production and post industry, co-located with the Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards.

The event will provide a platform to explore the changing dynamics of broadcast technologies by covering more topics and bringing together more people than ever before.

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High level launch event of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages

13 December

Paris, France

2022-2032 mark the International Decade of Indigenous Languages (IDIL), which aims to preserve, revitalise and support indigenous languages worldwide.

“UNESCO, in co-operation with the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and the members of Global Task Force for Making a Decade of Action for Indigenous Languages, will organize and host a High-level launch event on 13 December 2022 from 10.00 to 18.00 (Central European Time) at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France (Room II). The High-level launch event will primarily target high level representatives of UNESCO Member States, Indigenous leaders, the UN system, civil society national researcher organizations and representatives from the public and private sector.”

“The event will provide an open space for discussion, sharing of good practices, and presentation of concrete projects. It will also feature a cultural performance by Indigenous artists. A global social media campaign is being carried out in conjunction with the launch event, to increase awareness about the International Decade of Indigenous Languages.”

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Next steps for film and TV production in the UK – Government policy priorities, building on positive market trends, international competitiveness, growth outside the M25, and addressing skills and staffing challenges

14 December


Westminster Media Forum’s final event of 2022 will examine the current key priorities for film and TV production in the UK. Discussion points include the future role of public service broadcasters alongside other content channels; addressing skills shortages in terms of training, internships, diversity and inclusion; exports and global competitiveness. It will also look into the next steps for the Broadcasting Sector White Paper.

Keynote speakers include Ralph Lee, Chief Executive Officer of BBC Studios Productions; Ben Roberts, Chief Executive of the British Film Institute and Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive Officer of the British Film Commission.

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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.

Last updated on 28 October 2022

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