INTERNATIONAL SBCC SUMMIT 2020

30 March – 03 April, 2020 – Marrakech, Morocco
The 2020 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.

IPI WORLD CONGRESS 2020

10-12 September, 2020 – New York City, USA
The International Press Institute (IPI) will celebrate its 70th anniversary at Columbia University. 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.

DW GLOBAL MEDIA FORUM 2020

06-07 July, 2020 – Bonn, Germany
The 2020 edition of The DW Global Media Forum will take place in Bonn, Germany, from July 6-7. The Forum gathers representatives from the fields of journalism, digital media, politics, business, development, academia as well as society and culture to learn, discuss, and find solutions to the issues facing journalism in 2020.

72ND WORLD NEWS MEDIA CONGRESS

17-19 June, 2020 – Zaragoza, Spain
WAN-IFRA’s 72nd World News Media Congress will take place in Zaragoza, Spain in summer 2020. Editors and journalists will have a great opportunity to analyse and discuss the News Media industry’s challenges at its current crossroads between content and technology, advertising and readership, cooperation and competitiveness.

COUNTER-STEREOTYPICAL NARRATIVES: A GAIN FOR STIGMA-FREE AND INCLUSIVE MEDIA

13 March, 2020 – New York, USA
On March 13th, 2020, join the GFMD Women in Media Working Group for a panel discussion on the effects of gender-equal reporting on the role of women in society. The event, co-organised by GFMD, CFI, Fondation Hirondelle, Free Press Unlimited, IMS, and Sembramedia, with support from Fojo Media Institute, is taking place as an NGO parallel event at the 64th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (NGO CSW64).

FREE EUROPEAN MEDIA 2020

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.

NEWS IMPACT SUMMIT MUNICH

6 December – Munich, Germany
The News Impact Summit will take place in Munich on Friday, December 6th for a discussion on diversity and inclusion in the newsroom and in news. 

BREAD AND NET 2019

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. 

FOME SYMPOSIUM 2019

07-08 November 2019 – Bonn, Germany
The 2019 FoME Symposium, organised by DW-Akademie and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, aims to rethink media development with a focus on new actors, new technologies, and strategies and issues. 

MISINFOCON LONDON

23 October 2019 – London, United Kingdom
MisinfoCon is a global movement focused on building solutions to online trust, verification, fact checking, and reader experience in the interest of addressing misinformation in all of its forms.

DW AKADEMIE BEYOND THE CRISIS

17 October 2019 – 18 October 2019 – Bonn, Germany
Conflicts, natural disasters and inequality have forced more than 70 million people from their homes – the highest number ever. This conference brings together refugees, communication professionals and humanitarian experts to discuss issues of access to information and dialogue in forced migration settings.

WEST AFRICA MEDIA EXCELLENCE CONFERENCE AND AWARDS (WAMECA) 2019

17 October 2019 – 19 October 2019 – Accra, Ghana
The West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards (WAMECA) is an initiative by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) to promote media excellence in the sub-region. WAMECA is a two-part event: a Conference and an Awards ceremony for journalists. This year’s event will be held under the theme: Social Media, Fake News and Elections in Africa.       

NEWS IMPACT SUMMIT BIRMINGHAM

07 October 2019 – Birmingham, UK
The News Impact Summit will arrive in Birmingham to discuss how technological and journalistic innovation is enabling new forms of reporting on the climate and its impact on our lives. 

SDG ACTION ZONE

23-27 September – New York, USA
The SDG Action Zone is a space inside the United Nations grounds during General Assembly week (UNGA) where different actors engage around the UN-High level meetings and events in a meaningful and visible way.

EU WESTERN BALKAN MEDIA DAYS 2019

Launched in 2017 by the European Commission, the EU – Western Balkans Media Days aim to ensure that media freedom remains a priority while tackling the complexity of pressing political, economic and social issues the region experience at present.

UNITED NATIONS CIVIL SOCIETY CONFERENCE

The 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference will take place from 26-28 August 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The conference, organized by DGC with civil society (NGO Executive Committee) as the lead partner, is hosted by the City of Salt Lake.