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June 2020

WEBINAR – WILL COVID-19 TRIGGER A NEW ERA OF MEDIA DEVELOPMENT? BIG IDEAS FROM SCHOLARS AND PRACTITIONERS

17/06/2020 @ 15:00 - 17:00

17 June, 2020 – Online
On June 17th, join IAMCR and GFMD for webinar exploring big ideas for reshaping media development in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

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WEBINAR – HOW TECHNOLOGY IS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF ACCOUNTABILITY JOURNALISM

24/06/2020 @ 15:00 - 16:00
Sourcefabric Accountability Journalism Webinar

24 June, 2020 – Online
As the media faces even more financial uncertainty as well as new threats from hostile governments in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this webinar, organised by GFMD member Sourcefabric, aims to explore the ways that technology can support the future of journalism as an instrument of public accountability, and tell truth to power.

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MOBILE JOURNALISM CONFERENCE ASIA

25/06/2020 - 27/06/2020

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.

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July 2020

RIGHTSCON ONLINE 2020

27/07/2020 - 31/07/2020
RightsCon 2020

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.

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September 2020

IPI WORLD CONGRESS 2020 – ONLINE

10/09/2020 - 12/09/2020

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.

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ABRAJI’s 15th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM – ONLINE

11/09/2020 - 12/09/2020

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.

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EU DISINFOLAB VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

29/09/2020 - 30/09/2020
Brussels Brussels, Belgium + Google Map

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.

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October 2020

WORLD BANK FUNDING AND FREEDOM OF THE PRESS

08/10/2020 @ 14:00 - 15:30

Journalists worldwide are facing increasing restrictions and reprisals for reporting on the COVID-19 emergency responses that the World Bank is supporting, what does this mean to the World Bank's commitment to stakeholder engagement and public participation? Join a panel of journalists and media professionals on October 8, 2020, at 14:00 - 15:30 BST to discuss this topic and more.

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SAFETY AND INDEPENDENCE OF JOURNALISM

20/10/2020

October 20, 2020 – Online
In advance of the Second Global Conference on Media Freedom, the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria, the Embassy of Canada in Austria, the British Embassy in Austria, the International Press Institute, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe/Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media invite you to join an online event to discuss media freedom and COVID-19.

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COMMUNITY MEDIA HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE IMPORTANT – ALSO IN EUROPE

22/10/2020 @ 15:00 - 16:30
Community Media

October 20, 2020 – Online
On Thursday, October 22, at 15:00 CEST, GFMD will be joined by a team of speakers from Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) who will discuss their work and the increasing importance of community media in Europe and around the world. 

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BEYOND THE BUZZWORDS: PUTTING MEANINGFUL TRANSPARENCY AT THE HEART OF THE DIGITAL SERVICES ACT

30/10/2020 @ 10:00 - 11:30

October 30, 2020 – Online
At this event on October 30 at 10:00 to 11:30 CET, AlgorithmWatch and the EPC will present the key recommendations of their Governing Platforms project, a year-long, civil society-driven dialogue series involving participants from around Europe.

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November 2020

15TH ANNUAL INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM (IGF)

02/11/2020 - 17/11/2020

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.

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DISPOSABLE JOURNALISTS? LOCAL INJURED JOURNALISTS AND THE FUTURE OF CONFLICT REPORTING

12/11/2020 @ 15:00 - 16:30
Local Journalists

12 November 2020 – Online
On November 12 at 15:00 CET, the Global Forum for Media Development will be hosting a public webinar with ASML/Syria titled "Disposable Journalists? Local Injured Journalists and the Future of Conflict Reporting".

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AFRICA CONFERENCE ON DEVELOPMENT JOURNALISM

25/11/2020 @ 08:00 - 17:00

02-03 December 2020 – Online
Registration has now opened for the 2020 edition of the Africa Conference on Development Journalism. The conference will take place online under the theme of Emerging Technologies and Future of Development Journalism. 

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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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