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Tuesday, June 4
 

9:00am

IPI Executive Board Meeting
for IPI Board members only

Tuesday June 4, 2019 9:00am - 3:30pm
EBU Meeting Room L'Ancienne-Route 17A, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

2:00pm

Screening of the documentary "A Dark Place"
 “A Dark Place” highlights the effects of online harassment and abuse on female journalists.  The documentary is a production of the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media as part of the #SOFJO (Safety of Female Journalists Online) initiative, in cooperation with the International Press Institute (IPI).

See the trailer here

Speakers
avatar for Javier Luque

Javier Luque

Head of Digital Communications, International Press Institute (IPI)
Javier Luque Martínez coordinates advocacy and communication on IPI’s digital platforms. He holds a master’s degree in International Journalism from Cardiff University and bachelor’s degrees in journalism and psychology. Prior to joining IPI, he worked as a foreign correspondent... Read More →



Tuesday June 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
U.N. Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XVII, Building E, Door E40 Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

4:00pm

Opening Ceremony

Moderator
avatar for Richard Gizbert

Richard Gizbert

Creator and Host, The Listening Post, Al Jazeera English
Richard Gizbert created The Listening Post for Al Jazeera and has hosted the programme since its debut in 2006. Prior to that he spent 11 years as a London correspondent for ABC News (US), doing extensive war reporting in the former Yugoslavia, Chechnya, Rwanda and Somalia.Prior to joining ABC News, Gizbert worked in Canada, cov... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Møller

Michael Møller

Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva
Mr. Møller has over 35 years of experience as an international civil servant in the United Nations.He began his career in 1979 with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and worked with UNHCR in different capacities in New York, Iran, Mexico, Haiti and Geneva... Read More →
avatar for Markus Spillmann

Markus Spillmann

International Press Institute (IPI), Chair, Executive Board
Markus Spillmann was editor-in-chief of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) and a member of the management board of the NZZ Media Group from 2006-14. His appointment followed over a decade of service with the Swiss daily newspaper. From 1995-2001, he worked for the paper’s foreign news... Read More →
avatar for Noel Curran

Noel Curran

Director General, European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
Noel took up the role of Director General of the EBU in September 2017.Noel is the former DG, Managing Director of Television and Editor of Current Affairs of RTÉ, Ireland's national television and radio broadcaster. As Director General he successfully led RTÉ during one of of the... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Trionfi

Barbara Trionfi

Executive Director, International Press Institute (IPI)
Barbara Trionfi is Executive Director at the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists dedicated to safeguarding and fostering media freedom and promoting quality, independent journalism. Her field of expertise... Read More →
avatar for David Jordan

David Jordan

Director, Editorial Policy & Standards, BBC
David Jordan became the BBC’s Director of Editorial Policy & Standards in October 2007. Prior to that, he had been Controller of Editorial Policy since December 2005 and the BBC’s Chief Adviser, Politics for the two previous years. He began his career in television journalism... Read More →



Tuesday June 4, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm
U.N. Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XVII, Building E, Door E40 Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

4:30pm

Town Hall Meeting: Stronger Together – How the Press and the Public Can Defend Independent Media
Top editors, publishers and journalists from leading global news outlets debate their visions of journalism in an interactive town hall meeting.

Video now available on IPI’s YouTube channel 
URL: https://youtu.be/N4OWMyJuB74

Moderator
avatar for Richard Gizbert

Richard Gizbert

Creator and Host, The Listening Post, Al Jazeera English
Richard Gizbert created The Listening Post for Al Jazeera and has hosted the programme since its debut in 2006. Prior to that he spent 11 years as a London correspondent for ABC News (US), doing extensive war reporting in the former Yugoslavia, Chechnya, Rwanda and Somalia.Prior to joining ABC News, Gizbert worked in Canada, cov... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Zaffar Abbas

Zaffar Abbas

Editor, Dawn newspaper
Zaffar Abbas is the Editor of Dawn, Pakistan’s oldest and most prestigious English language newspaper. This is his 37th year in journalism. During this period he has worked for several news organisations, including 16 years for the BBC World as one of its Pakistan correspondents... Read More →
avatar for Ute Brucker

Ute Brucker

Head of International News Department, Südwestrundfunk (ARD)
Ute Brucker was born in Tübingen, Germany. After completing her studies in German and Romance languages, she began her journalistic career at the Tübingen regional studio of German public broadcaster Südwestfunk (SWF). After internships in France and Baden-Baden, she switched to... Read More →
avatar for Raj Kamal Jha

Raj Kamal Jha

Chief Editor, The Indian Express
Raj Kamal Jha is Chief Editor of The Indian Express where he has worked since 1996. The newspaper and its journalists have won the International Press Institute's India Award for Excellence in Journalism four times. As part of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists... Read More →
avatar for David Jordan

David Jordan

Director, Editorial Policy & Standards, BBC
David Jordan became the BBC’s Director of Editorial Policy & Standards in October 2007. Prior to that, he had been Controller of Editorial Policy since December 2005 and the BBC’s Chief Adviser, Politics for the two previous years. He began his career in television journalism... Read More →
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Maria Ressa

CEO; Executive Editor, Rappler.com



Tuesday June 4, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
U.N. Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XVII, Building E, Door E40 Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

5:30pm

Celebrating Courage and Excellence in Journalism
Keynote remarks on the state of press freedom worldwide with a mention of examples of extraordinary courage and resilience in fighting for press freedom and the free flow of news.

Video now available on IPI’s YouTube channel 
URL: https://youtu.be/N4OWMyJuB74

Speakers
avatar for Jesper Højberg

Jesper Højberg

Executive Director, International Media Support
Jesper Højberg is the Executive Director of International Media Support, an international, Denmark-based organisation that works with media in countries affected by armed conflict, human insecurity and political transition. In 2001, Jesper Højberg set up IMS in the wake of the Rwanda... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Trionfi

Barbara Trionfi

Executive Director, International Press Institute (IPI)
Barbara Trionfi is Executive Director at the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists dedicated to safeguarding and fostering media freedom and promoting quality, independent journalism. Her field of expertise... Read More →
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Maria Ressa

CEO; Executive Editor, Rappler.com
avatar for Ruşen Çakır

Ruşen Çakır

Chief editor, Medyascope
Based in Istanbul, Ruşen Çakir works as a journalist since 1985. He worked for Nokta (weekly), Tempo (weekly), Cumhuriyet (daily), Milliyet (daily), CNN-Türk (news channel) and NTV (news channel), Vatan (daily), Habertürk (daily). He is one of the leading founders and current... Read More →
avatar for Savea Sano Malifa

Savea Sano Malifa

Editor-in-Chief, Samoa Observer
avatar for Mazen Darwish

Mazen Darwish

Founder and President, Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression
Mazen Darwish is a prominent Syrian lawyer and human rights defender who has advocated for media freedom in his country for more than 10 years. He was released from prison in August 2015 after spending nearly three-and-a-half of those years behind bars on spurious terrorism charges... Read More →
avatar for Daoud Kuttab

Daoud Kuttab

Director General, Community Media Network
An award-winning Palestinian journalist and media activist, Daoud Kuttab is the director-general of Community Media Network (CMN), a non-profit dedicated to advancing independent media in the Middle East. CMN is registered in both Jordan and Palestine and administers Amman.net and... Read More →



Tuesday June 4, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm
U.N. Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XVII, Building E, Door E40 Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

5:50pm

Keynote Address
Speakers
avatar for Gilles Marchand

Gilles Marchand

Director General, SRG SSR
Gilles Marchand was named Director General of SRG SSR in November 2016. He took up his role as head of the Corporation on 1 October 2017. Prior to that he was Director of TSR (Télévision Suisse Romande), which became RTS (Radiotélévision Suisse) in 2010 following the merger of... Read More →



Tuesday June 4, 2019 5:50pm - 6:05pm
U.N. Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XVII, Building E, Door E40 Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

6:00pm

Welcome Reception hosted by SRG SSR
Networking reception at the Serpent Bar UNOG  for all participants, hosted by SRG SSR.


Tuesday June 4, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
UNOG Serpent Bar, Building E, Door E40
 
Wednesday, June 5
 

9:00am

Welcome to EBU!

Speakers
avatar for Jean Philip De Tender

Jean Philip De Tender

Media Director, European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
Jean Philip De Tender has been the European Broadcasting Union’s (EBU) Media Director since May 2015. He heads the EBU’s Media Department, which consolidates the activities of the organisation’s television, radio and digital departments and news services. In a media career spanning... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am
EBU Main Conference Room L'Ancienne-Route 17A, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

9:15am

Stopping Hacks, Data Abuse and Disinformation in Europe: What Works – and Who’s Responsible
Limited Capacity seats available

What is being done to clamp down on disinformation and the misuse of personal data in Europe? Who are the key players and what is the role of independent media and online platforms? Are independent media successful in informing citizens amid the digital arms race?

Video now available on IPI’s YouTube channel 
URL:   https://youtu.be/XgcjCUOwMZE 

Moderator
avatar for Ray Colgan

Ray Colgan

News Editor, Eurovision

Speakers
avatar for Pascal Doucet-Bon

Pascal Doucet-Bon

Deputy Director, Information Department, France Télévisions
Pascal Doucet-Bon is the Deputy director of information department of the France Télévisions (France 2, France 3, franceinfo TV, franceinfo.fr, TV news and news magazines).Previously, he was Chief editor of France Télévisions special events and Editor-in-chief of France 2, the... Read More →
avatar for Philipp Metzger

Philipp Metzger

Director General, Swiss Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM)
Philipp Metzger took office as Director General of the Swiss Federal Office of Communications on 1 January 2014. Before that, Philipp Metzger was Deputy to the Director of the Telecommunications Development Bureau at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) based in Geneva... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Romain

Nicole Romain

Head of Unit Communications & Events, EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
Nicole Romain is Head of the Communications and Events Unit at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). She joined FRA as Scientific Editor in March 2010, and has built up and led the agency’s Editing and Production Sector since 2011. Prior to taking up her appointment... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Turner

Stephen Turner

Head of Public Policy at Twitter Belgium, Twitter
As Twitter’s Head of Public Policy for Belgium, Stephen works works to define policy and ensure user safety and security in the challenging realm of modern social media. Stephen and the global team work around the clock to keep Twitter users safe by fighting online abuse including... Read More →
avatar for Arnd Haller

Arnd Haller

Legal Director (DACH, Benelux, Scandinavia), Google
Dr. Arnd Haller is legal director at Google. He has been working as a legal counsel for the company since 2005 and is currently responsible for the legal affairs of Google in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the BeNeLux region and Scandinavia and serves as the legal advisor to Google´s... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
EBU Main Conference Room L'Ancienne-Route 17A, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

10:15am

Joining Forces: When Large and Small Media Work to Break Stories Together
Limited Capacity seats available

A look at how large media companies with funds, reach and developed infrastructure can team up with small, agile investigative teams to work together to break stories that bring change.

Video now available on IPI’s YouTube channel 
URL: https://youtu.be/5Qaetncd0Pg 

Moderator
avatar for Scott Griffen

Scott Griffen

Deputy Director, International Press Institute (IPI)
Scott Griffen is deputy director at the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, publishers and journalists defending press freedom since 1950. He is the author of numerous IPI reports on diverse topics related to press freedom and independent journalism and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Investigative Reporter, Tiger Eye Foundation
Anas Aremeyaw Anas is an undercover journalist working in Ghana and across the African continent. In disguise, he finds his way into asylums, brothels, prisons, orphanages and villages, where he methodically gathers evidence for hard-hitting stories – then presents the evidence... Read More →
avatar for Jesper Nymark

Jesper Nymark

Executive Director, Danwatch
Jesper Nymark is the executive director & editor for the Danish investigative media and research-centre Danwatch that over the last ten years has produced award-winning in-depth journalism on global issues.Danwatch’ journalistic focus ranges from corruption, tax-heavens, investments and shipping, to ITC-, textile and food-production as well as the agro-industry, especially regarding comp... Read More →
avatar for Pilar Requena

Pilar Requena

Reporter, TVE (Spanish Public Television)
Pilar has been reporting for Spanish Public Television’s (TVE) programme “En Portada” since 2004 covering foreign affairs and international issues. Previously she worked as TVE’s correspondent in Germany and CEE region. During her career at TVE she has covered important global... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
EBU Main Conference Room L'Ancienne-Route 17A, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

11:00am

A Reality Check - Connecting with Audiences
Limited Capacity seats available

Connecting with audiences can help journalists get stories right. Hear how news outlets can start the necessary conversations and partnerships with their communities in order to gain valuable feedback and build audience trust and loyalty.

Video now available on IPI’s YouTube channel 
URL:  https://youtu.be/5HVwY6sSb6A 

Moderator
avatar for Nathalie Ducommun

Nathalie Ducommun

Deputy Chief-editor, Swiss Radio and Television (RTS )
Nathalie Ducommun is deputy chief editor at the TV and online news department of the RTS (Swiss national Radio and Television) in Geneva. She studied at Lancaster University in the UK and earned her social and economic sciences degree from the University of Geneva. She started her... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gavin Allen

Gavin Allen

Head of News Output, BBC
Gavin is the Head of News Output across TV, Radio and Online and a member of the BBC News board. He has worked in many different areas of BBC News including deputy editor of the Today programme, editor of The Politics Show, executive editor of Question Time, editor of political newsgathering... Read More →
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Caroline Bannock

Editor, Community & UGC Guardian News & Media, The Guardian
Caroline Bannock is The Guardian’s editor for community, overseeing participatory journalism with readers. Prior this she launched GuardianWitness, the Guardian’s award-winning open journalism platform, where readers from around the world submit videos, images and stories directly to Guardian journalists. Caroline... Read More →
avatar for Petra Stuiber

Petra Stuiber

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Der Standard
Petra Stuiber has been Deputy Editor-in-Chief of DER STANDARD since May 2018. She studied communications and theatre and began her journalistic career at DER STANDARD. In 1999 she moved to the weekly business magazine FORMAT where she served as editor of domestic politics. From 2001-2007 she was the Austria correspondent for DIE WELT and Basl... Read More →
avatar for Susanne Wille

Susanne Wille

Political Anchor, Swiss Television (SRF)
Susanne Wille is political anchor with Swiss Television, SRF. She is the host of the daily news program “10vor10” and covers elections in Switzerland and abroad. She also has strategic responsibilities concerning the digital shift with SRF. Susanne Wille is the manager of the... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
EBU Main Conference Room L'Ancienne-Route 17A, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

12:00pm

Populism Reawakened: What Does it Mean for Quality Journalism?
Limited Capacity seats available

Amid a global rise in populist governments and movements, how can mainstream media navigate the perceived gulf between “ordinary people” and the “elite”? How should journalists respond to populist rhetoric branding the press as traitors and enemies of the people? Can quality media reclaim the term “populism” by serving the public interest?

Video now available on IPI’s YouTube channel 
URL:  https://youtu.be/DcpOHz5xqcY 

Moderator
avatar for Anita Pratap

Anita Pratap

Contributing Editor, The Week
Anita Pratap is an award-winning international journalist, author and documentary filmmaker, having worked in Asia, Middle East, Europe and the United States. She is Contributing Editor for India's largest selling English newsmagazine "The Week". She is CNN’s former  South Asia... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Caelainn Barr

Caelainn Barr

Data Projects Editor, The Guardian
Caelainn Barr is the data projects editor at the Guardian. When working for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, she used data analysis to uncover the misuse of expenses by the European Commission and human rights abuses in Ethiopia. She has also worked at the Wall Street Journal... Read More →
avatar for John Daniszewski

John Daniszewski

Vice President for Standards, Editor at Large, The Associated Press
John Daniszewski became AP’s vice president for standards and editor at large in July 2016 after more than 10 years as AP’s international editor. Before that, he had spent 20 years as a foreign correspondent for the AP and The Los Angeles Times, covering many of the major international... Read More →
avatar for Nina Horaczek

Nina Horaczek

Journalist, Falter
Nina Horaczek is a political scientist, author and chief reporter of the Viennese weekly Falter. For almost two decades she is covering the extreme right in Austria and Europe.


Wednesday June 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
EBU Main Conference Room L'Ancienne-Route 17A, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

1:00pm

IPI General Assembly
for  IPI Members only

Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
EBU Workshop Room L'Ancienne-Route 17A, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

1:00pm

Lunch
Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
EBU Lobby

2:00pm

Trust in Public Service Media in Shifting Times – Ways to Make it Better
Limited Capacity seats available

Amid the crisis of trust in the media, Europe’s public service media are working to buck the trend. Experts and representatives from leading PSMs share how public broadcasters have rebuilt and revamped their credibility with audiences – and how they can still do (much) better.  

Video now available on IPI’s YouTube channel 
URL: https://youtu.be/J4Us41XMupA

Moderator
avatar for Justyna Kurczabinska

Justyna Kurczabinska

Head of Eurovision News Exchange and News Strategy, EBU
Justyna Kurczabinska is leading the Eurovision News Exchange and News Strategy at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) - the world’s leading alliance of public service media. The Exchange provides EBU Members with round-the-clock access to live and edited news stories as well as eyewitness media, as they happen, across the globe through the unique network of over 70 Public Service Media newsrooms... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carina Haupt

Carina Haupt

Media Analyst, Media Intelligence Service, European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
Carina Haupt is a media analyst in the Media Intelligence Service (MIS), the research department of the EBU. MIS' main goal is supporting Public Service Media (PSM) organizations across Europe in their daily operations and advocacy activities by providing reliable data, trustworthy... Read More →
avatar for Atte Jääskeläinen

Atte Jääskeläinen

Professor of Practice, LUT University
Atte Jääskeläinen is currently Professor of Practice at LUT University, Finland, and Senior Visiting Fellow at LSE, after spending a year as Visiting Fellow at Reuters Institute at University of Oxford. He co-authored EBU News Report 2018, “50 ways to make it better”.He’s also worked on issues on AI - as a podcast host, book author and adviser for media companies. At LSE he co-directed an international research project on the future of news agencies.Atte has worked for more than 22 years in leading editorial positions in Finnish media, m... Read More →
avatar for Ginna Lindberg

Ginna Lindberg

Head of Foreign News, Sveriges Radio / Swedish Broadcasting
Ginna Lindberg is Head of the Foreign News Department at Sveriges Radio, the Swedish Radio, Sweden’s public service radio broadcaster. The Swedish Radio has the largest foreign correspondent network among the Scandinavian news media, with 23 Correspondents around the world.Ginna... Read More →
avatar for Inge Vrancken

Inge Vrancken

Editor-in-Chief, VRT TV News (Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie)
Inge Vrancken is editor in chief of VRT TV News. At VRT NWS she worked on the transformation of the newsroom to a topic based approach, with journalists working for tv, radio and online. VRT NWS focuses on reaching a younger public and makes efforts every day to work more on explaining... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
EBU Main Conference Room L'Ancienne-Route 17A, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

3:00pm

Critical Journalism in Central and Eastern Europe in Critical Condition
Limited Capacity seats available

Media capture is on the rise, but independent media in Central and Eastern Europe are pushing through the growing weeds of market distortion, economic pressure and political illberalism to bring the news to their audiences.

Video now available on IPI’s YouTube channel 
URL:  https://youtu.be/5xGny3tazO4 

Moderator
avatar for Michal Klíma

Michal Klíma

Chair, IPI Czech National Committee

Speakers
avatar for Beata Balogová

Beata Balogová

Editor-in-Chief, Daily SME
Beata, a graduate of the School of Journalism of Columbia University in New York, joined the SME, a leading daily in Slovakia, in December 2014. She is an Executive Board member of the International Press Institute (IPI). Prior to joining SME, between 2003 and 2014, Beata served as... Read More →
avatar for Márton Gergely

Márton Gergely

Leading Editor, HVG
Márton Gergely is lead editor of Hungary's largest current affairs weekly HVG. Gergely reads History and Journalism in Budapest and Hamburg. He was a contributor of the Hungarian weekly Magyar Narancs, and after an internship became a correspondent for the Berlin daily taz, die tageszeitung... Read More →
avatar for Eva Hanáková

Eva Hanáková

Managing Director, SingularityU Czech Summit
Editor-in-Chief, Journalist from Prague, Czech Republic.Co-founder of Tablet Media (Czech publishing startup specializing on tablet- and smartphone-only magazines).Ex Editor-in-Chief of Dotyk News Weekly, Ekonom Business Weekly and Head of Business Desk of Hospodářské novena Daily.Singularity... Read More →
avatar for Kasia Kozłowska

Kasia Kozłowska

Editor-in-Chief, Fakt
Kasia has 15 years’ experience in editing newspapers and books. Since January 2019 she’s been the Editor-in-Chief of Fakt (the biggest Polish newspaper) and Fakt24.pl. Prior to that, she was a managing editor of the Magazine of Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (Daily Legal Gazette). In... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
EBU Main Conference Room L'Ancienne-Route 17A, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

4:00pm

Surviving Against the Odds - Journalism in Repressive Media Environments
Limited Capacity seats available

In spite of high hurdles, journalists in extremely repressive environments are managing to continue their work. Listen to them tell how they do it.

Video now available on IPI’s YouTube channel 
URL: https://youtu.be/HOW-6kPoFRw 

Speakers
avatar for Emilie Lehmann-Jacobsen

Emilie Lehmann-Jacobsen

Adviser, International Media Support
Advisor in IMS’ Asia department in charge of overseeing the department’s research efforts and the design of the department’s media development programmes. Holds a PhD in media studies from University of Copenhagen and has specialized in journalism in authoritarian and transitional... Read More →
avatar for Lina Attalah

Lina Attalah

Chief editor, Mada Masr
Lina Attalah is the publisher of Mada Masr, a Cairo-based news website. She has been a journalist for over a decade, covering primarily Egypt and the region, including the Syrian revolution and the Iran latest presidential elections. She was previously the chief editor of Egypt Independent, another Egyptian leading English-l... Read More →
avatar for Ruşen Çakır

Ruşen Çakır

Chief editor, Medyascope
Based in Istanbul, Ruşen Çakir works as a journalist since 1985. He worked for Nokta (weekly), Tempo (weekly), Cumhuriyet (daily), Milliyet (daily), CNN-Türk (news channel) and NTV (news channel), Vatan (daily), Habertürk (daily). He is one of the leading founders and current... Read More →
avatar for Befeqadu Hailu Techane

Befeqadu Hailu Techane

Executive Deputy Editor, Addis Maleda newspaper
Befeqadu Hailu Techane is an Ethiopian writer, activist, and blogger. He is a member of the Zone 9 Bloggers group that were arrested in 2014 due to their blogging activities after being accused of inciting violence through writing. He has been the editor of various newspapers, and currently he is a Deputy Executive Editor of Addis Maleda, a weekly newspaper, a columnist for Duestche Well... Read More →
avatar for Brice Ndangoui

Brice Ndangoui

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Radio Ndeke Luka
Brice Landry Ndangoui  is Deputy Editor-in-Chief at Radio Ndeke Luka since 2016. Radio Ndeke Luka (RNL), created in 2000 by Fondation Hirondelle, is the leading media in CAR with 60% of daily listeners in the main regions of the country. Brice has 12 years of experience in the media... Read More →
avatar for Sonny Swe

Sonny Swe

Co-Founder and CEO, Frontier Myanmar
Sonny served eight years in prison for bypassing censorship regulations at The Myanmar Times. Now he’s three years into building Frontier, Myanmar’s most important media startup.Sonny Swe is a pioneer in Myanmar media, with more than 25 years’ experience in the industry. He... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
EBU Main Conference Room L'Ancienne-Route 17A, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

5:00pm

Presentation of the FRA e-Media Toolkit
Made by journalists for journalists: the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights’ e-Media Toolkit on migration. It is an e-learning tool including concrete examples of media reporting on migration news in France and the United Kingdom, namely of the BBC, The Guardian, Le Monde, AFP, Financial Times, France TV and RFI. In a step-by-step approach, these news examples illustrate the journalist’s dilemma to remain factual while telling human stories. The workshop will present the different news stories reflecting on fundamental rights, relevant EU migration and asylum legislation, and ethical journalism principles.

Speakers
avatar for Blanca Tapia

Blanca Tapia

Programme Manager, EU Agency for Fundamental Rights
Since July 2016, Blanca Tapia is Programme Manager at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), one of the EU’s decentralised agencies set up to provide expert advice to the institutions of the EU and the Member States. Previously, she was FRA Spokesperson/Media Manager... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
EBU Workshop Room L'Ancienne-Route 17A, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

5:30pm

Visit to the to the permanent exhibition of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum
The permanent exhibition of the museum titled "The Humanitarian Adventure" offers a unique opportunity to enter into the history of humanitarian action, breaking away from traditional museography.  Three separate areas allow you to explore three major challenges in today’s world: Defending Human Dignity , Restoring Family Links , Reducing Natural Risks.

Free entry for IPI World Congress participants!

How to get to the Museum


Wednesday June 5, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Avenue de la Paix 17, 1202 Genève, Switzerland

7:00pm

Award Ceremony
Presentation of the 2019 awards, in partnership with Copenhagen-based International Media Support (IMS).
This year winners:
Free Media Pioneer 2019 - Egyptian news site Mada Masr  (watch video here)
IPI World Press Freedom Hero 2019 -  Cyril Almeida, Pakistan  (watch video here)


Speakers
avatar for Markus Spillmann

Markus Spillmann

International Press Institute (IPI), Chair, Executive Board
Markus Spillmann was editor-in-chief of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) and a member of the management board of the NZZ Media Group from 2006-14. His appointment followed over a decade of service with the Swiss daily newspaper. From 1995-2001, he worked for the paper’s foreign news... Read More →
avatar for Beata Balogová

Beata Balogová

Editor-in-Chief, Daily SME
Beata, a graduate of the School of Journalism of Columbia University in New York, joined the SME, a leading daily in Slovakia, in December 2014. She is an Executive Board member of the International Press Institute (IPI). Prior to joining SME, between 2003 and 2014, Beata served as... Read More →
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Cyril Almeida

Editor and Columnist, Dawn
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Jesper Højberg

Executive Director, International Media Support
Jesper Højberg is the Executive Director of International Media Support, an international, Denmark-based organisation that works with media in countries affected by armed conflict, human insecurity and political transition. In 2001, Jesper Højberg set up IMS in the wake of the Rwanda... Read More →
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Lina Attalah

Chief editor, Mada Masr
Lina Attalah is the publisher of Mada Masr, a Cairo-based news website. She has been a journalist for over a decade, covering primarily Egypt and the region, including the Syrian revolution and the Iran latest presidential elections. She was previously the chief editor of Egypt Independent, another Egyptian leading English-l... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Avenue de la Paix 17, 1202 Genève, Switzerland

8:00pm

Closing Dinner Reception
Dinner reception is supported by the Al Jazeera Public Liberties and Human Rights Centre.  

Speakers
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Sami Al-Haj

Director, Al Jazeera Public Liberties and Human Rights Centre
Sami Al-Hajj, born 1969, is originally from Sudan. He was arrested by the Pakistani Army while working for Al Jazeera in Afghanistan in 2001.After six years and seven months as a prisoner of the United States at Guanatanamo Bay, he was released as a free man.Today he heads Al Jazeera’s... Read More →
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Markus Spillmann

International Press Institute (IPI), Chair, Executive Board
Markus Spillmann was editor-in-chief of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) and a member of the management board of the NZZ Media Group from 2006-14. His appointment followed over a decade of service with the Swiss daily newspaper. From 1995-2001, he worked for the paper’s foreign news... Read More →



Wednesday June 5, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Avenue de la Paix 17, 1202 Genève, Switzerland
 
Thursday, June 6
 

10:00am

Guided Tour to CERN
Limited Capacity full

Free guided tour to the world's largest particle physics lab and home of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) - the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

Read more:   What is the  ALICE?   I     What is the LHC?


Thursday June 6, 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm

11:00am

Media Tour to Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS)
Limited Capacity seats available

Tour to Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS)  includes a visit to the RTS studio, the control room and a meeting with a member of RTS editorial team.

How to get to RTS



Thursday June 6, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm