WORLD NEWS MEDIA CONGRESS 2021

28 September – 30 September 2021
From 28 to 30 September 2021 World News Media Congress will take place in Taiwan. The three-day Congress will cover and discuss such topics as Post Covid media outlook, Regaining revenue and new opportunities, Solutions journalism, Women in news leadership and Leadership in challenging times.

INTERNATIONAL SBCC SUMMIT 2021

September 20 to 24, 2021 – Marrakech, Morocco
The 2021 edition of the International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit focuses on pressing international challenges and issues such as poverty, gender equality, protecting the planet, and ensuring that all people enjoy health, peace, and prosperity.

COMMUNITY BROADCASTING FOUNDATION: DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATIONAL GRANTS PROGRAM AUSTRALIA

Deadline: 17/08/2021
Grant The CBF’s launch a call for proposals, across Australia, for Development and Operational Grants Program to support community media organizations to be healthy, resilient, and robust, and in turn, help create a stronger society based on greater participation, engagement, and cohesion.

HIGH-LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM 2021 UNDER THE AUSPICES OF ECOSOC

The high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) is the core United Nations platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The meeting of the HLPF in 2021 will be held from Tuesday, 6 July, to Thursday, 15 July 2021, under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council.

EJN: CALL FOR APPLICATION CLIMATE CHANGE MEDIA PARTNERSHIP 2021 – REPORTING FELLOWSHIP TO COP26

Deadline: 23/07/2021
Fellowship The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) in partnership with the Stanley Center for Peace and Security announce the call for application at the Climate Change Media Partnership for journalists interested in attending and covering COP26 in Glasgow this November.

NEWS IMPACT

June 15 and September 23, join News Impact Summits, organised by European Journalism Centre and Google News Initiative, to learn about strategies, best practices, case studies, and apps, and more importantly to connect with the community of pioneers pushing journalism forward.

GLOBAL MEDIA FORUM 2021

2020 was an extraordinary and challenging year, which the Global Media Forum met head-on with digital solutions. The 2021 Global Media Forum will be taking place as a hybrid event on June 14 – 15 and explore further ways to help us address such disruptions with innovation.

FREELANCE JOURNALISM EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE

8-10 June 2021
On 8 – 10 June, join Freelance Journalism Empowerment Conference to gain knowledge on pitching stories successfully, collaboration and cross-border journalism, storytelling trends and audience engagement, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Tik-Tok, Instagram and Twitter for freelance journalists, data and mobile journalism, solutions journalism, and freelancers’ best practices.

RIGHTSCON – WORLD’S LEADING SUMMIT ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE DIGITAL AGE

7-11 June 2021
In 2021, Access Now will host the 10th edition of Summit Series entirely online. RightsCon will offer a platform for thousands of participants around the world to convene, connect, and contribute to a shared agenda for the future. Join global community of technologists, policymakers, journalists, researchers, and artists, and explore opportunities to advance human rights in the digital age.

UNITED NATIONS: SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR REHAM AL-FARRA MEMORIAL JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: 15/06/2021
Fellowship The Fellowship is a unique opportunity for young (22 to 35), working journalists from developing countries and countries with economies in transition to attend special briefings, interview senior officials and exchange ideas with colleagues from around the world.

#UNCOVERED CONFERENCE

Promoting cross-border investigative journalism, the #UNCOVERED conference will take place virtually on 14th and 15th April. As part of the #UNCOVERED virtual conference, the #IJ4EU Impact Award ceremony will take place at the end of the first day of the conference, 14th April.

NEWS PRODUCT ALLIANCE SUMMIT

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.

THE COALITION AGAINST SLAPPS IN EUROPE

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.

SUPPORTING JOURNALISM: WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM OTHER COUNTRIES

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.

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

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.