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8-9 November, 2019 – Belfast, Northern Ireland
This two-day international conference is aimed at delivering new insights on the role of the media in deeply divided societies.
12 November, 2019 – Brussels, Belgium
The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, European Federation of Journalists, Index on Censorship, Reporters Without Borders, International Press Institute, Committee to Protect Journalists, Scottish PEN, Global Witness, Article 19, Greenpeace International, The Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation, Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa and PEN International are organising an expert talk on Anti-SLAPP solutions in Brussels, Belgium.
15-17 November, 2019 – Beirut, Lebanon
Bread&Net, organised by SMEX, is the first Arabic-language gathering of its kind where activists, technologists, lawyers, artists, trainers, journalists, researchers, entrepreneurs, and others from across the region will come together to strengthen collective efforts to advance human rights in digitally networked spaces.
11-12 December 2019 – Paris, France
The 2020 CFI Forum in Paris will gather 200 media actors from 30 countries to explore the demands placed on the media and whether or not we are asking too much of our media.
28-30 January, 2020 – Geneva, Switzerland
The annual Production Technology Seminar focuses on recent and future developments in media production technology. It is a key industry event for those needing to make informed strategic decisions in the technical domain.
11-13 February, 2020 – Saly, Senegal
Panos Institute West Africa's "Building and Regulating a Gender Inclusive West African Media Environment Together" symposium aims to facilitate a shared and critical review of gender mainstreaming in the media environment (political, legal, and professional) as a condition for the production of gender sensitive and inclusive content.
12-14 March, 2020 – Gdansk, Poland
The Free European Media Conference 2020, organised by European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and Free European Media, will gather speakers and policy makers from across Europe to address the importance of uncensored, pluralistic media for the development of free democracies in Europe.
01-05 April, 2020 – Perugia, Italy
The 14th edition of the International Journalism Festival will take place from April 1-5, 2020, in Perugia, Italy.
10-12 June, 2020 – Online
The next EuroDIG will take place online from June 10-12. The overarching theme for EuroDIG 2020 is “Towards a sustainable governance of the Internet”.
25-27 June, 2020 – Online
The 2020 Mobile Journalism Conference Asia aims to highlight agile, adaptive, and innovative trends in the industry and how to maintain and build your portfolio despite the challenging times we are in.
27-31 July, 2020 – Online
Due to the travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, RightsCon has moved entirely online for 2020. The ninth edition of the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age will now take place online from Monday, July 27 to Friday, July 31, 2020.
10-12 September, 2020 – Online
The World Congress is IPI’s flagship event and a top international forum for issues related to media freedom and quality journalism, gathering more than 300 leading media professionals each year.
11-12 September 2020 – Online
Registration is now open for the Brazilian investigative journalism collective Abraji's 15th International Investigative Journalism Congress, which will take place online in September.
28 September - 02 October, 2020 – Online
After a successful edition in 2019, the EU DisinfoLab conference will take place virtually from September 28 to October 02.
November 2-17, 2020 – Online
The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be hosted online by the United Nations under the overarching theme Internet for human resilience and solidarity.
30 November - 11 December 2020 – Online
The Gabo Festival—a grand celebration of stories, curiosity, and culture—will take place from November 30 to December 11 this year. This eighth edition will be a remarkable way to close a very peculiar and uncertain year that has led us to adapt and reinvent ourselves in order to carry on.
01-11 December 2020 – Online
Held exclusively online, this year's Prague Media Point presents a unique opportunity to engage with an international group of journalists, media experts, and scholars, no matter where you are.
December 4-6, 2020 – Online
The ARIJ (Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism) annual forum is the Arab world’s biggest gathering for investigative journalists and supporters of independent media. The 2020 Forum is held under the theme: “Connecting the World”. As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, ARIJ's 2020 Forum (#ARIJ2020) will be the organisation's first ever fully virtual event.
December 09-10, 2020 – Online
The Kingdom of the Netherlands and UNESCO will host the World Press Freedom Conference next year. The event will take place entirely online due to COVID-19 restrictions.
16 December 2020 – Online
On December 16, join Access Now, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, and the Global Forum for Media Development for a webinar exploring the sale of surveillance technology to oppressive governments in the MENA region and assessing the best plan of action to enhance the protection of online activists.