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

Public Broadcasters International (PBI) 2020

23, 24 & 25 November 2020

Brussels, Belgium

PBI’s 2020 hosts, Belgian public broadcasters VRT and RTBF, are inviting public media organisations from around the world to join them in Brussels as they discuss the key challenges facing PSM today. Under the theme ‘Make the difference’, public broadcasters will engage in discussions about audiences, content and technologies.

August 2020

Forum | Dynamics Of Sound And Radio Broadcasting In A Digital Environment


3 – 4 August

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NABJ-NAHJ 2020 Virtual Convention & Career Fair


5-8 August

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), two US-based organisations, will be jointly hosting a virtual convention covering more than 92 sessions, workshops, and training activities. The convention and career fair focus on journalism education, networking and industry innovation, and career development while providing networking opportunities. 

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SSE Riga – Summer School on Investigative Reporting

Riga, Latvia

19 – 22 August

Over the course of three days, industry leaders will share their trade secrets, the newest tools that make investigations and international cooperation much more effective and powerful.”

Registration deadline: 20 June 

[Text sourced from SSE Riga]

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September 2020

2020 IPI World Congress

Postponed until 2021 – online events throughout September

“The IPI team is developing a condensed, virtual IPIWoCo 2020 programme with selected topics and sessions. Through this series of online events spread over September 2020, we will stay both connected and allied in solidarity in these uncertain times when media freedom and quality journalism are ever so important.”

[Text sourced from IPI]

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Digital Media Africa 2020

8 – 9 September


Digital Media Africa 2020 will be held by WAN-IFRA virtually over two days with eight sessions. DM Africa will cover a range of topics including news revenue strategy, entrepreneurship and new business models, and the future of digital advertising. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in breakout discussions in small groups for discussions with the speakers.

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Future of News Summit 2020

22 – 24 September

The Future of News Summit, a new initiative from WAN-IFRA, will bring together editors, business heads and other leaders from across print and digital function to discuss where the news media business is heading to, what are the challenges of journalism and of monetisation in the new order. Best practices from leading newsrooms, technologies that will transform the media landscape, innovations that drive our business, et al. will be discussed and debated. An event custom curated for the news media leaders of the future.

[Text sourced from WAN-IFRA]

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2020 IRE Conference 


21 – 25 September

Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) will hold its 2020 conference virtually, allowing attendees across the United States and around the world to participate in its signature investigative reporting event. Numerous topics, including COVID-19, investigative law enforcement, exposing systemic inequities, the US 2020 election, and career and management skills, are expected to be covered in the conference’s sessions.  

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EU Disinfolab Virtual Conference


28 September – 2 October

The EU Disinfolab Virtual Conference brings together researchers, policymakers, civil society, and online platform representatives for discussions on how to effectively respond to disinformation. The conference’s topics will include the new faces of disinformation, content moderation and safeguarding freedom of speech, disinformation in elections and the democratic process, and content distribution, the COVID-19 infodemic as a game changer, and the monetisation of disinformation. 

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Dataharvest – the European Investigative Journalism Conference

September – November 2020

“Dataharvest – the European Investigative Journalism Conference – is the place to network and learn for investigative and data journalists in Europe! And this year also to experiment on new ways of networking and establish collaborations among journalists.

Join the conference if you need training, if you want to learn the background of some of this year’s impressive investigations, if you want to get new data sets and learn how to use them – or if you need to meet colleagues to form the next crossborder group.”

[Text sourced from Dataharvest]

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October 2020

Northern Waves

8 October

Oslo, Norway

Northern Waves is a one-day conference to help form a large inner circle within the fast paced TV-Tech Industry. The conference launched for the first time in 2018 and is already endorsed by most Scandinavian broadcasters and pay-TV operators. Reputable and experienced names across a multitude of roles will speak, debate, agree and disagree on various relevant current topics that keep us all on our toes, every day of the week.”

Event organisers are still encouraging speakers to participate.

[Text sourced from Northern Waves]

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The Africa Investigative Journalism Conference

26-28 October 2020


AIJC2020 will be a virtual gathering, a series of online events spread over the month of October. There will be a full and rich programme and many opportunities to engage with colleagues, network with the best on the continent, share your work, and learn about what is happening on the cutting edge of in-depth reporting and data journalism tools and techniques.

We will be releasing details of the programme in coming weeks and of fellowships to enable (virtual) participation.”

[Text sourced from AIJC]

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Last updated on 31 July 2020.

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