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.

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.

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

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.

#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.

ARIJ’S 13TH ANNUAL FORUM

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. 

THE GABO FESTIVAL 2020

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.

AFRICA CONFERENCE ON DEVELOPMENT JOURNALISM

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. 

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.