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

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
(Johannesburg, Sept. 20, 2014)

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!

Oil, Gas & Media Conference 2012
(Baku, Sept. 17-19, 2012)

More than 170 journalists from 27 countries gathered in Baku at the International Press Institute's conference calling on the Azerbaijan government to support a free media and to promote greater transparency in the oil and gas sector.

The conference gathered energy reporters, business and financial journalists, major players in the oil and gas industry, experts and analysts to explore how public opinion, freedom of information and media relations all intersect with the oil and gas industries.

 “Oil, Gas and Media” offered a series of panel sessions on the various inter-relations between energy and safety, energy and security, and energy and democracy, and the impact of these complex relations on the media in general and press freedom in particular.

See the programme of the conference here (Initiates file downloadPDF file).

List of participants is available for download (Initiates file downloadPDF file).

Photos are available to view and for downloading on both our  Flickr account  and Facebook page.

Video package from the conference is uploaded on our YouTube channel.