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.

Featured Events

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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PBI 2019 Conference

“Creating value for society in a rapidly changing world”

9–11 September 2019, Helsinki, Finland
Musiikkitalo, Mannerheimintie 13 A

More details for the next Public Broadcasters International conference will follow in the coming weeks, but for the moment please make sure you have noted the date in your agendas. Click on the image above for more details.

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May 2019

World Press Freedom Day


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.”

[Text sourced from Deutsche Welle]

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June 2019

71st World News Media Congress

Glasgow, UK

1-3 June 2019

The World News Media Congress is a unique gathering of chief editors, publishers and CEO´s, passionate about media freedom and taking action to ensure a sustainable news industry.

WNMC.19, incorporating the one-of-a-kind Women in News Summit, and the World Editors Forum is of value to every news professional seeking to better understand and address the unprecedented forces at work at this time.

The Congress is a vital forum for discussions – on the future of news, press freedom and issues facing our society and its citizens.

Hosted by WAN-IFRA.

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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


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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Mobile Journalism Conference Asia

Bangkok, Thailand

28-29 June

This conference will bring Asian journalists and media professionals together to exchange their experiences in using smartphones to support their journalism and newsrooms. We will bring experts from across the region to Bangkok for panel discussions, workshops and masterclasses on video reporting and production, photojournalism, podcasting, television workflows and much more. Join us for #MojoAsia2019 and become part of the Asian mojo community.

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July 2019


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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Centre for Investigative Journalism: Investigative Journalism Summer Conference

Goldsmiths University, London

4-6 July

Where new tools meet traditional craft

The CIJ Summer Conference is UK’s only journalism training event with an emphasis on teaching investigative skills. We offer a mixture of talks, demos and hands-on classes which are designed to equip journalists and anyone interested in investigations with the up-to-date investigative methods and tools.

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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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Digital Broadcast Media Convention

Lagos, Nigeria

27-28 August 

With the theme:“A vibrant broadcast industry for a convergent media environment” this year’s convention is the platform for television broadcasters, radio broadcasters, content providers, broadcasting infrastructure and solutions providers from across Africa to network, review innovation and find solutions to strategic and operational issues.

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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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News Impact Summit 2019: A New Era For Climate Change Reporting

Birmingham, UK

7 October

Hosted by the European Journalism Centre and the Google News Initiative

“2019 marks the fifth year of News Impact, our event series developed to train and engage journalists from across Europe on innovation, improve journalistic coverage and help solve some of the most pressing issues in the news industry. Our goal is to help journalists overcome the economic, technological and political challenges that threaten their work and contribute to building more resilient journalism.”

[Text sourced from the European Journalism Centre]

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