Conferences & Seminars

News Impact Summit
(Vienna, Oct. 21, 2014)

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) organises its first News Impact Summit, a free-of-charge public event for journalists, editors, newsroom managers, journalism trainers, and J-school students on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 in Vienna, Austria.

With support from Google, this one-day event will shine a spotlight on the role of data and user generated content (UGC) in the news production process, and on how these shape the ways in which we tell stories.

In partnership with Austria-based organisations including Der StandardfjumHack/Hackers Vienna and the International Press Institute, the event will feature speakers high-level speakers including David Schraven, Head of Investigation at Correct!vBella Hurrell, Deputy Editor of Visual Journalism at the BBCAine Kerr, Managing Editor at Storyful; and Nicholas Whitaker for the Google for Media team. There will be a number of networking opportunities with the delegates during lunch and reception, which will be open to all registered participants. 

Where: Hotel Le Méridien Vienna, Opernring, Vienna, Austria
When: Oct. 21, 2014, from 8h30 to 19h30
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Registration fee: Free, but limited seats

IPI Oil, Gas & Media Symposium
(Takoradi, May 20 - 22, 2015)

This exciting symposium will bring together a diverse cross-section of industry leaders, experts and media practitioners to explore how public opinion, finance, freedom of information, media relations, and social media all intersect with the oil and gas industries.

Set against the backdrop of one of the world’s newest countries to embark on the oil race, this symposium will encourage you to dig deeper into industry issues and their impact on communities around the world.

Where: Takoradi, Ghana
When: 20 - 22 May 2015
Registration fee:
IPI Members - 175 USD
Non-Members  - 225 USD

Forum for Media Freedom Defenders in the Arab World

(Amman, May 10-11, 2014)

The MFD Forum is an annual regional platform for major local and international civil society actors, journalists, activists and academics to discuss issues surrounding the media and current affairs. Organised by the Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists in Amman, IPI is sponsor a panel discussion on "Digital media under pressure".

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IPI News Innovation Platform Event in Johannesburg

What is it? A one-day journey into the Digital Media world to explore the hottest issues online journalists and organizations are facing right now: How can I make my online news platform profitable? How can I avoid cyber attacks and protect my files and email accounts from hackers or governmental interference? Do ethics apply in covering news online?

Where? Opens external link in new windowJohannesburg, South Africa!