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

Events being hosted by PMA, or events which we are partnering on!

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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Radiodays Europe

Radiodays Europe 2023. Credit: Radiodays.

We are pleased to once again partner with Radiodays Europe to offer our members discounted tickets. The event is due to take place in-person on the 26 – 28 March 2023.

PMA Members can access a special rate for tickets by contacting us here.

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Upcoming events related to public service media

The Future of Audio 2023

1 March 2023

London, UK

At The Future of Audio Europe, speakers from across the continent will collide, collaborate, and create a vision for the future of audio at Mediatel Events’ most ambitious audio conference to date. 

Leaders of today and tomorrow will come together to debate and challenge the status of audio on the media plan of European advertisers, to learn from each other, and embrace disruption, innovation, and new ideas. It promises to be two days anyone serious about the future of audio simply can’t afford to miss.

That is why on March 1, we invite the European audio community to come together in London and say Goodbye Revolution, Hello Sound Investment.

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ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium 2023

6 – 9 March 2023

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

After a two-year hiatus, the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union’s annual DBS returns in person with a focus on new technologies, transitions and opportunities.  “The DBS2023 event, through its conference sessions, panel discussions, focused workshops and masterclasses, presented by eminent experts across the globe, will address challenges, find solutions and share experiences related to digital transition, technology implementation, creative content ideas, and enhancing user experiences.”

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From the Closed Internet to Infinite Metaverses? The future of technological mediation in journalism and the media

7 March 2023

Paris, France

The aim of this conference is to explore and reflect upon the future of technological mediation for journalism and the media. We are therefore seeking address the possibilities (and challenges) offered to information professionals by virtual, connected and immersive environments. The goal is to open a space for discussion on the place of journalism and media in Web3 : How can we prepare for the arrival of this new technology? What place will the media hold in this universe? Contrary to over-enthusiastic narratives, can the metaverse be seen as a trojan horse for the further commodification of the online realm, based on blockchain technologies and NFTs?

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International Women’s Day 2023

8 March 2023


The campaign theme for this year’s #IWD is #EmbraceEquity – with an aim to promote gender equity in all societies across the world. Leading up and during the day, broadcasters, charities, civil society groups and other actors host or participate in events and initiatives to mark the occasion.

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Australian International Documentary Conference

9 – 11 March 2023

ACMI Melbourne, Online

AIDC is Australia’s premier event for nonfiction content, committed to supporting and elevating documentary and factual storytelling across all forms. 

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World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2023

13 – 17 March 2023

ITU Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland

The annual World Summit on the Information Society Forum is a global multistakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for advancing sustainable development, organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD, in close collaboration with all WSIS Action Line co-/facilitators and other UN organizations. It provides an opportunity for information exchange, knowledge creation and sharing of best practices, while identifying emerging trends and fostering partnerships, taking into account the evolving Information and Knowledge Societies.

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15 March

Brussels, Belgium

A European Perspective Social Media leads meet in Brussels to discuss the social media workflows and EurUp’s strategy.

Participants share high-quality news content through a Digital News Platform, where the stories are automatically translated into multiple languages using innovative tools and workflows. Editors from each publishing organization select the items that are most relevant to their audiences and publish them through a widget featured on their website.

The news content from this offer will soon be available to share on social networks. And to connect with European youth and inform them, participating members have created a shared TikTok account to showcase their work and alliance. Follow us on EurUp.

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The 8th World Conference on Media and Mass Communication 2023

16 – 17 March 2023

Bangkok, Thailand | Online

Welcome to the 8th World Conference on Media and Mass Communication 2023 which will take place from the 16th – 17th March 2023 in Hybrid Platform. We hope the MEDCOM 2023 unites diverse researches and case studies from all over the world, in parallel sessions while offering many networking and publishing opportunities. Discover the latest trends and challenges in the field at this leading conference and enjoy everything the hybrid platform has to offer.

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Series Mania

17 – 24 March 2023

Lille, France

Based in Lille since 2018, Series Mania has become the biggest event dedicated uniquely to television series in Europe. Its festival offers exclusive world premieres of the greatest international series on the big screen, giving its audience – up to 72,000 spectators – 8 days of discoveries, parties and masterclasses with some of the most renowned personalities in the series world.

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Connected TV World Summit

21 – 22 March 2023

London, UK

The television industry has never delivered a better product than today. It is stunning: the user experience, the choice of payment plans (including free and ‘lite’), the quality and diversity of content, the depth of the back-catalogue for superfans, the never-ending slate of original new programming, the choice of device and platforms and apps and discovery methods. Whether in a free home or a pay home, consumers have never had it so good. 

But, as we look around from this summit of success, there is a cost-of-living crisis and so less discretionary spend, a limit to the attention anyone can give to Media & Entertainment, and still the need to feed an expanded TV ecosystem and deliver growth to shareholders. So, the challenge is clear enough: keep what we have, and generate growth in an ultra-competitive market against an unfavourable macro-economic background.

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Data Technology Seminar 2023

21 – 23 March 2023

EBU, Geneva, Switzerland

The EBU’s annual Data event is now called the DataTech Seminar and will take place from 21 March to 23 March 2023 in Geneva. It will be a hybrid event, but we encourage onsite presence. 

The DataTech Seminar is the annual meeting point for data technology professionals in broadcasting and media. Networking, learning, and collaboration are the hallmarks of the event. The DataTech Seminar is organized by the EBU MDN, an active community aiming to develop knowledge sharing and learning on data-related projects, including Metadata and AI.

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Media in America, America in Media

23 – 24 March 2023


This is the fourth edition of a joint effort of American Studies and Political Science scholars from Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland, who aim to generate a cross-disciplinary debate that brings together divergent yet complementary voices reflecting on American media environment and America’s portrayals in media across the globe.

Apart from exploring the theme of Mind, Body and Earth, the conference Media in America, America in Media addresses a wide variety of topics across the disciplines of media, political science, language and cultural studies.

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Radiodays Europe 2023

26 – 28 March 2023

Prague, Czech Republic

The “meeting place for Radio, Audio & Podcast professionals from Europe & the World”, returns in March 2023 in Prague, hosted by public radio broadcaster, Czech Radio. Across three days, participants will engage in discussions, workshops and networking events related to the latest trends, challenges and solutions in the world of radio and audio. Organisers have already been announcing speakers.

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Sustainability Summit 2023

3 April 2023


The Sustainability Summit 2023 is an online event for all things broadcast sustainability. The full day programme provides insights in areas such as production and technology.

The event will provide a mix of presentations and discussions from EBU Members and industry specialists sharing relevant insights.

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2023 NAB Show – Centennial

15 – 19 April 2023

Las Vegas, United States

“The 2023 NAB Show Centennial will be the pinnacle for all in the global broadcast, media and entertainment industry. A portal to next-generation technology. A catalyst for best-in-breed products. A place to experience the power of possibility in people met and products discovered.

In an arc spanning the last century, NAB Show has been influential in evolving our industry. Sound to picture. Analog to digital. Static to immersive. But we’ve only just begun. The best part comes next. Because you’re in it. Together, we’ll keep innovating and redefining the future of what’s possible.”

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Radio and Digital Audio Broadcasting Convention – Africa

18 – 20 April 2023

Maputo, Mozambique

With the broadest reach per population compared to TV, Press and other forms of media, Radio, as a broadcast medium, is still widely acknowledged as the dominant mass-media platform in Africa. Thus, as the broadcasting infrastructure and platforms in Africa are being migrated from analogue to digital, radio and sound broadcasting will further project the realisation of its potential as the most efficient and effective medium for social information, entertainment and education. Digital radio and sound broadcasting promise to improve both the quantity and quality of what is available on the radio and to increase the number of people who will be able to listen to the radio. Broadcast Media Africa (BMA), in collaboration with the Southern Africa Broadcasting Association (SABA), is proud to convene a high-level international Radio and Digital Audio Convention of Southern Africa. The International meeting will serve as the platform for industry stakeholders in the region (and from across the globe) to review and evaluate the strategic and operational issues and solutions with Radio Broadcasting in a digital ecosystem.

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International Journalism Festival 2023

19 – 23 April 2023

Perugia, Italy

The #IFJ is what organisers describe as “biggest annual media event in Europe”. It takes place again in 2023 with a range of workshops, panel discussions and more, all free of charge; no registration is required. It is a fantastic opportunity to meet, network and listen to journalists from all over the world.

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Broadcast and Digital Media Convention – East Africa

25 – 27 April 2023

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

As broadcasters and media practitioners in Ethiopia and across East Africa embrace the digital platform and switch over from analogue to digital, it is important for all stakeholders to fully understand the dynamics of the new digital environment and how it can be used to deliver enhanced value to consumers. With the theme: “Delivering Quality Media With Digital Broadcasting Services‘, the International Broadcasting And Media Convention – East Africa is a 3-day industry meeting for all TV and radio broadcasters in – as well as other industry stakeholders – in Ethiopia and across East Africa.

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Digital Media Europe 2023

26 – 27 April 2023 

Vienna, Austria

Digital Media Europe is one of the largest European conferences for digital news subscription, premium advertising and local media. Digital reader revenue continues to be one of the most sought-after revenue streams for big and small publishers. Never before have we heard so many publishers talking about the urgency to speed up the shift from a print-based revenue structure to one based on digital. The pressure to reduce industrial costs is palpable and enormous. So increasing digital revenues takes on even greater importance. It also means creating targeted and competitive digital products (both in terms of quality and pricing strategies) and supporting business teams in a race to win advertisers’ and consumers’ budgets.

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The Media Bill and the future of public service broadcasting in the UK 

27 April 2023

London, UK | Online

This conference focuses on next steps for public service media in the UK.

It will be an opportunity to discuss key issues in the context of the Government’s proposed Media Bill, and the roles and remits of both PSBs and regulators.

Stakeholders and policymakers will examine funding, revenue and collaborative models, as well as changes in market conditions, audiences and technology, with further discussion on prominence, competition for content, UK content in a global market, and support for organisations and workforces involved in PSB in the nations and regions.

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World Press Freedom Day

3 May 2023


3 May acts as a reminder to governments of the need to respect their commitment to press freedom and is also a day of reflection among media professionals about issues of press freedom and professional ethics. Just as importantly, World Press Freedom Day is a day of support for media which are targets for the restraint, or abolition, of press freedom. It is also a day of remembrance for those journalists who lost their lives in the pursuit of a story.

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The Media Production and Technology Show

10 – 11 May 2023

Olympia, London

The Media Production and Technology Show is the UK’s largest event for the broadcast media, production and technology industry.

MPTS connects experts across all aspects of content creation, including the latest technological advancements in audio, remote production, lighting, post, sports broadcasting, training, production, virtual production and much more.

Whether you’re interested in discovering new products in the exhibition or gaining exclusive insights from leading industry experts in one of the theatres, there’s something at the show for you.

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Network Technology Seminar 2023

15 – 16 May 2023

Geneva, Switzerland

The EBU Network Technology Seminar is the annual rendezvous for experts dealing with IP-based media production infrastructure, IT networks and storage solutions for broadcast media content. NTS is a global reference point for media industry on topics such as IP-based production infrastructures, a forum for users and suppliers to discuss requirements, standards and roadmaps, and an annual meeting point for experts exchanging experience and best practice for deploying these technologies at scale.

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Broadcast and Digital Media Convention – East Africa

16-18 May 2023

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

As broadcasters and media practitioners in Ethiopia and across East Africa embrace the digital platform and switch over from analogue to digital, it is important for all stakeholders to fully understand the dynamics of the new digital environment and how it can be used to deliver enhanced value to consumers. With the theme: “Delivering Quality Media With Digital Broadcasting Services‘, the International Broadcasting And Media Convention – East Africa is a 3-day industry meeting for all TV and radio broadcasters in – as well as other industry stakeholders – in Ethiopia and across East Africa. It will help various key stakeholders in the broadcasting and media industry in the regions evaluate the multiple roles and responsibilities that will allow them to effectively handle and manage their changing role in society as digitisation becomes a reality across the region.

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INMA World Congress of News Publishers

22 – 26 May 2023

New York, USA

The INMA World Congress is the best executive-level briefing on news media in the world.

Learn what key professionals need to know about the direction of our industry: strategy, trends, subscriptions, product, data, advertising, and newsrooms.

Break away from your home, your office, your country for a proverbial minute. Step outside the boundaries. Silence the noise.

Use INMA to rebuild your network and experience the serendipitous conversations that went silent for three years.

Prioritise the longest-running news media conference in the world: the 92nd Annual INMA World Congress in May 2023.

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25 May 2023

London, UK

Since its launch in 2010, Newsrewired’s mission has been showcasing media innovations before they become trends. Twice a year, the event brings together around 200 media executives, journalists, academics and industry experts to share the latest knowledge about digital publishing. As organiser, is known within the media industry as a go-to resource for the latest developments and tool recommendations.

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IPI World Congress and Media Innovation Festival 2023: New frontiers in the age of AI

25 – 26 May 2023

Vienna, Austria

The 2023 IPI World Congress and Media Innovation Festival will gather leading journalists, editors, and publishers from around the world in Vienna from May 25 to 26, 2023, to explore the rapidly evolving global and technological landscape for independent journalism. Under the theme “New frontiers: Press freedom and media innovation in the age of AI”, we’re focused on securing the future of news media, building on the solid footing of the past.

Artificial intelligence is here and ushering in the next big disruption. Now, the IPI global network is coming together to place journalism at the centre of the discussions about what that means for press freedom and media innovation: two intertwining strands that define IPI’s DNA.

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Collaborative Journalism Summit

6 – 7 June 2023

Washington DC, USA

This year’s Collaborative Journalism Summit will be hosted in person in Washington, D.C. in partnership with the School of Media & Public Affairs at George Washington University. You’ll be treated to two days of lightning talks, workshops, and participatory discussions about a wide array of #collaborativej topics and projects.

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Broadcast Asia

7 – 9 June 2023


BroadcastAsia brings together the most influential regional broadcasters, media and entertainment professionals. 

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Sheffield DocFest

14 – 19 June 2023

Sheffield, UK

Sheffield DocFest is the UK’s leading documentary festival and one of the world’s most influential markets for documentary projects. We champion and present the breadth of documentary form – film, television, immersive and art – in the vibrant city of Sheffield each June. We offer makers and audiences a place for inspiration, debate, development, learning and challenge. Our programming represents our core values – creativity, empathy, freedom, inclusivity and internationalism.

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DW Global Media Forum

19 – 20 June 2023

Bonn, Germany | Online

The DW Global Media Forum offers a unique interdisciplinary platform for media professionals as well as decision-makers from politics, civil society, culture, education, business and science from all over the world to get together and to learn from each other as part of an intercultural exchange since 2008. 

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World News Media Congress 2023

28 – 30 June 2023

Taipei, Taiwan

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.

Since 1948, the World News Media Congress is the most important annual gathering of news media leaders. Spread over three days, the Congress, its various summits and fora will address key issues facing our industry. The many events, including Gala Dinner and Reception, offer unmatched networking opportunities for delegates, speakers and technology partners.

We are delighted to be heading east for the 2023 Congress, to the vibrant city of Taipei, capital of Taiwan. Taiwan is one of the world’s most digitally wired nations. In Freedom House’s assessment of free and independent media in 2019, Taiwan scored full marks. The proximity to China means many of the media houses have significant business interests in China or rely on advertising by Chinese companies.

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Africa News Media Summit

6 – 7 July 2023


A new dawn for Africa’s media: Culture, connection, and creativity. Surfacing the best practices of the fast-evolving news industry through a uniquely African lens. 

The storylines behind African news media companies run in parallel with the development of African societies: creative courage in overcoming barriers that are uniquely African

This two-day virtual Summit will showcase cutting-edge best practises, strategies, transformations, and stories from the media scene that are shaping the future of news publishing in Africa.

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Asia/Pacific News Media Summit

20 – 21 July 2023


Join this free APAC news media summit to gain insights on relevant macro issues and the growth drivers moving forward in Asia Pacific, during a two-day media summit – in a way only INMA can deliver. Unpack the latest media strategies and processes to transform advertising and business models.

During the two days, we’ll surface best practices from the region on organizational transformation and business model sustainability.

Learn about growing subscriptions and the role of data and up-to-the-minute technology and dive into cross-disciplinary structures – what lies ahead for the newsroom and the way forward for Advertising.

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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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