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November 2020

THE GABO FESTIVAL 2020

30/11/2020 - 11/12/2020
Gabo Festival

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.

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December 2020

PRAGUE MEDIA POINT CONFERENCE 2020

01/12/2020 - 11/12/2020

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. 

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ARIJ’S 13TH ANNUAL FORUM

04/12/2020 - 06/12/2020
ARIJ 2020

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. 

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JOURNALISM AI FESTIVAL 2020

07/12/2020 - 11/12/2020

07-11 December 2020 – Online
The JournalismAI Festival will be a celebration of the most exciting developments at the intersection of journalism and AI that we have witnessed over these 24 months, and a unique occasion to bring together the global JournalismAI network.

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WORLD PRESS FREEDOM CONFERENCE 2020

09/12/2020 - 10/12/2020

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.

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WEBINAR: SALE OF SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY TO OPPRESSIVE GOVERNMENTS IN MENA REGION SHOULD BE HALTED

16/12/2020

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.

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January 2021

PRESENTATION OF AUDIENCE RESEARCH IN SYRIA 2020

21 January 2021

21 January 2021 – Online
On 21 January from 09:00 to 14:30 Presentation of Syrian Audience Research 2020 will take place online. The event includes 3 sessions and is an opportunity to share the results of the research with journalists, researchers, audience engagement experts and those working in media development to provide an updated understanding of the current Syrian audience information needs.

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EJN PANEL EVENT – GIVING IT OUR BEST SHOT: WHAT CAN JOURNALISTS DO TO TACKLE CORONAVIRUS MISINFORMATION?

27 January 2021

27 January 2021 – Online
Join the Ethical Journalism Network for a discussion on Wednesday January 27 at 6pm GMT to discuss the role of journalists in tackling disinformation, the communicating of public health messages, and online fact-checking during this key phase of response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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February 2021

MEDIA REVOLUTIONS – CONFERENCE ON MEDIA INNOVATIONS AND BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

22 February 2021 - 3 March 2021

22 February 2021 – 3 March 2021
Media Revolutions, hosted by The Fix from 22 February till 3 March 2021, will provide a 10-day platform for discussion, showcases and pitches for media leaders from across Europe, uncovering solutions for media from the perspective of new innovative business models, tech and marketing.

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DEMOCRATIZING THE VNR PROCESS: BUILDING RESILIENCE, ACCOUNTABILITY AND VOICE POST-COVID

23 February 2021

The Voluntary National Review (VNR) is a country’s progress report on the implementation of the SDGs to its peers and to other global stakeholders. On 23 February at 9 AM EST, the webinar will examine the more active, formal and collaborative involvement of parliament and their members, political groups, independent oversight bodies and civil society which are critical yet largely unrecognised and under-connected actors in the VNR process.

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March 2021

THE ROLE OF THE JUDICIARY AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION TO FOSTER SAFETY OF JOURNALISTS – WHAT WORKS?

1 March 2021

On 1 March, join UNESCO and members of the Group of Friends on the Safety of Journalists to explore effective ways to strengthen international cooperation, such as special procedures, and the role of the judiciary – including judges, prosecutors and lawyers, as well as regional human rights courts and judicial training institutes – in fostering the safety of journalists and combatting impunity for crimes against journalists.

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WOMEN WHO LEAD

4 March 2021

On 4 March 2021 at 15:00 CET, to honour International Women’s Day, the European Partnership for Democracy and its members are organising a public event to celebrate inspiring women whose leadership and political vocation make a daily difference to a more equitable and inclusive society.

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MEDIA FREEDOM RAPID RESPONSE ONLINE SUMMIT 2021

17 March 2021 - 20 March 2021

Between 17th and 20th March, the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), which monitors and tracks media freedom violations, will bring together leading journalists from over 13 countries and representatives of press freedom organisations, unions and journalist bodies to discuss key threats and trends that underpin threats to media freedom across Europe.

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THRIVING DEMOCRACY – EU ACTION AND PARTNERSHIPS TO SUSTAIN DEMOCRACY

18 March 2021

In light of the global trend of democratic backsliding, increasing authoritarian tendencies and rising hybrid influencing, there is a need for continued leadership, action, and partnerships to make democracy thrive in the world. On March 18, join international leaders, civil society, and policy-makers in discussing the EU's ongoing work to support democracy against growing challenges.

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CIVIL SOCIETY POLICY FORUM

22 March 2021 - 2 April 2021

Starting on March 22 and through April 2, join the Civil Society Policy Forum which has become an integral part of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group Spring and Annual Meetings, providing an open space for Civil Society Organizations to dialogue and exchange views with World Bank Group and IMF staff, their peers, government delegations, and other stakeholders on a wide range of topics.

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SUPPORTING JOURNALISM: WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM OTHER COUNTRIES

25 March 2021

On March 25, join a conversation with Steve Waldman, Julia Cagé, and Edward Greenspon to discuss trends around the world to support media outlets, ranging from tax subsidies to philanthropic support by non-profits and new laws addressing inequality in bargaining power between news content producers and digital platforms.

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LUCHANDO CONTRA LOS ESTEREOTIPOS DE GÉNERO: EL PAPEL DE LOS MEDIOS Y SU CONEXIÓN CON LOS MARCOS REGULATORIOS

25 March 2021 @ 11:30 - 13:00

25 de marzo a las 11.30 am hora Argentina
El 25 de marzo, las organizaciones CFI, Fondation Hirondelle, Free Press Unlimited (FPU), el Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD), International Media Support (IMS) y SembraMedia serán co-anfitrionas de un panel dentro del NGO CSW65 para explorar el rol de los medios en la lucha contra los estereotipos de género y de potenciar un marco regulatorio para contrarrestar su prevalencia en los medios.

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COUNTERING GENDER STEREOTYPING: MEDIA’S ROLE AND CONNECTIONS WITH REGULATORY FRAMEWORKS

25 March 2021 @ 15:30 - 17:00

On March 25th CFI, Fondation Hirondelle, Free Press Unlimited (FPU), GFMD, International Media Support (IMS), and Sembramedia are co-hosting a panel discussion at NGO CSW65 to explore how media can play a role in shaping perceptions around gender equality. The event will look at the impact of equal gender portrayal in media in advancing the position of women at large internationally and more specifically in their position as leaders and participation in public life.

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THE COALITION AGAINST SLAPPS IN EUROPE

26 March 2021

CASE is a coalition of NGOs from across Europe representing a range of different public watchdogs united in recognition of the threat posed to their work by Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation, abusive lawsuits designed to silence critical speech. Join CASE for the launch of their new website on 26 March, 11:30am CET.

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NEWS PRODUCT ALLIANCE SUMMIT

30 March 2021 - 31 March 2021

News Product Alliance Summit will be held from 30 to 31 March 2021. It is a virtual event for news product thinkers to develop deep peer relationships, learn new skills and co-create best practices for product in the news industry.

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