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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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Newsocracy event
NEWSOCRACY | Protect Public Service Media against Political Interference

Budapest, Hungary

12 December

With populism on the rise and freedom of the media on the rise there is no better time to discuss how Public Service Media and media freedom in Europe can be protected. Discussions include a case study on Hungary as well as PSM capture in Western Europe. The conference is organised in collaboration with The Budapest Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ).


December 2019


JERAA 2019 Journalism: Plurality, Precarity and Possibilities

Sydney, Australia 

4 – 6 December

This conference invites papers and panel proposals that address the theme of ‘Journalisms: plurality, precarity and possibilities’. Contributions could address any of the following topics within those themes, or related research: Plurality, Precarity and Possibilities. 

(Text sourced from JERAA)

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Future of Journalism 2019

Cardiff, UK

5 December 

The Call for Papers for the seventh Future of Journalism conference in September 2019 has opened. Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC) will again host the biennial conference which will this year focus upon the theme “Innovations, Transitions and Transformations”. Professor Andrew Chadwick (Loughborough University), Professor Adrienne Russell (University of Washington), and Professor Nikki Usher (University of Illinois) will be the keynote speakers. Contributions on all aspects of journalism are welcomed along with those addressing the conference theme being particularly encouraged.

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Prague Media Point Conference – “What’s Working”

Prague, Czech Republic

5 – 7 December 

Conference for journalists, media professionals, and scholars. Prague Media Point’s mission is to make disruption in the media work for public good by fostering solution-oriented expert gatherings drawing on unique regional perspectives and providing lasting networking experiences.

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Almaty: Training on Fostering the Relationship Between Security Forces and Journalists

Almaty, Kazakhstan

9 December

UNESCO Almaty jointly with UNODC and Kazakhstani Media Alliance are organizing training workshop in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

30 participants from law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, journalists from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as the International IT University, the UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Communications of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University are going to learn how to improve the relationship between security forces and journalists; how security forces play a vital role in protecting and ensuring an environment conducive to freedom of expression, access to information and other fundamental freedoms. The training is consistent with the goals and priorities defined in the UN Action Plan for the Safety of Journalists and the issue of impunity.

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NEWSOCRACY | Protect Public Service Media against Political Interference

Budapest, Hungary

12 December

With populism on the rise and freedom of the media on the rise there is no better time to discuss how Public Service Media and media freedom in Europe can be protected. Discussions include a case study on Hungary as well as PSM capture in Western Europe. The conference is organised in collaboration with The Budapest Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ).

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January 2020


European radio and digital audio show
European Radio and Digital Audio Show 2020

Paris, France

23-25 January 2020

The event brings together organisations from around the world to discuss the latest trends in radio broadcasting, including digital migration; how to embrace radio as the dominant medium in most countries and how to better enhance content for audiences.

Event partners include UNESCO and Radiodays Europe 2019. More information about the event is still to be provided on the event website.

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NETA CPB conference
2020 NETA Conference & CPB Public Media Thought Leader Forum

Washington DC, US

26-30 January 2020

“The NETA Conference and CPB Public Media Thought Leader Forum is the only gathering dedicated to the foundational cornerstone of Public Media: Education.

Join your colleagues in station leadership, education, community engagement, marketing, promotion, production and content to learn from national thought leaders and engage in hands-on discussions. This year we will explore the future of education and media, with a focus on the following areas: Media in the Classroom, Content, Community Engagement, Station Management, and Youth Voices.”

[Text sourced from NETA Conference]

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After the Crisis: Reimagining Journalism and Public Media

Edinburgh, UK

31 January 2020

Victor Pickard, Associate Professor from the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss his research into the problems with communications systems and how they be a threat to democracy. Moreover, he explores how journalism can be reinvented by revisiting the “core roots of the crisis.”

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February 2020


OTT steaming broadcast media africa event
OTT Content Streaming and On-Demand Summit 2020

19-20 February 2020

Cape Town, South Africa

The “OTT Content Streaming And On-Demand” Forum will seek to explore developments around infrastructure building, services delivery platforms and monetisation opportunities while providing a clear market-view of real possibilities.

This crucial industry Forum will bring together key players and to share their experiences and insights on the rapid development of this industry and provide clear market-view of the industry dynamics and real opportunities from within the region and beyond.

[Text sourced from Broadcast Media Africa]

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Children’s media in the UK – regulation, support, and the future for PSB and commercial markets | Seminar

London, UK

28 February 2020

The seminar will focus on several key areas, including: funding; an update on the Young Audiences Content Fund; issues that PSBs are faced with regarding young audience engagement and prominence as well as the policy regulatory changes in media markets. A key note speech by Sarah Muller, Head of BBC Children’s Acquisitions and Independent Animation is confirmed and other speakers including Jason Cotton, Head of Broadcasting Content Policy, DCMS and Kate Biggs, Project Director, Children’s Content Review, Ofcom.

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Last updated on 9 December 2019.

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