INTERNATIONAL SBCC SUMMIT 2020

October 19 to 23, 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.

72ND WORLD NEWS MEDIA CONGRESS

17-19 September, 2020 – Zaragoza, Spain
WAN-IFRA’s 72nd World News Media Congress will take place in Zaragoza, Spain in 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.

IPI WORLD CONGRESS 2020 – ONLINE

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.

RIGHTSCON ONLINE 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.

WEBINAR: HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF WHILE #COVERINGCOVID

April 24, 2020 – Webinar
How can journalists protect themselves physically, psychologically and digitally while #coveringCOVID? What should employers be doing to support them? And what long term effects should we prepare for now? This webinar is part of the Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum from the International Center for Journalists and IJNet. 

GIJN WEBINAR SERIES — STAYING SAFE: HOW TO REPORT A PANDEMIC

Apr 23, 2020 – Webinar at Zoom
In a global crisis like this, journalists play a critical role: they inform the public and they monitor and report abuses of power by officials. But how can they do this when they’re dealing with psychological stress and threats to their own health and safety? This one-hour webinar is free and designed for journalists interested in investigating the pandemic. I will be held on Apr 23, 2020 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada).

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.