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IPIWoCo2019
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Join us in Geneva from 4 - 5 June to discuss successful strategies to strengthen the relationship between news organisations and their audiences in defence of QUALITY JOURNALISM AS A PUBLIC GOOD. We will examine best practices for engaging with readers, viewers and other stakeholders to ensure that the media’s role in guarding the public interest remains undiminished.
Learn more about our work at www.ipi.media.
IPI World Congress 2019 is organized in partnership with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). 
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Tuesday, June 4
 

4:00pm

Opening Ceremony
Tuesday June 4, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm
U.N. Geneva 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.

Tuesday June 4, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
U.N. Geneva 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.

Tuesday June 4, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm
U.N. Geneva Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

6:00pm

Welcome Reception
Networking reception for all participants

Tuesday June 4, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
TBA
 
Wednesday, June 5
 

9:30am

A Reality Check from Your Audience
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.

Wednesday June 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
EBU Main Conference Room L'Ancienne-Route 17A, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

9:30am

IPIWoCo Master-class
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday June 5, 2019 9:30am - 1:00pm
EBU Workshop Room L'Ancienne-Route 17A, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

10:30am

EU Elections: Testing Defences against Hacks, Leaks and Fake News
Limited Capacity seats available

How did the recent EU parliamentary elections measure up in terms of electoral integrity? What did the European Commission and Internet companies do to clamp down on fake news, disinformation, intransparent advertising and the misuse of personal data? (And did they work?) Were independent media successful in properly informing citizens amid the digital arms race?

Wednesday June 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
EBU Main Conference Room L'Ancienne-Route 17A, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

11:30am

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.

Wednesday June 5, 2019 11:30am - 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?

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

1:00pm

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

2:00pm

Keynote Speech: A Media Landscape Transformed – The Silent Forest of the CEE Region
Limited Capacity seats available

How and why independent media outlets have disappeared across Central and Eastern Europe
(followed by a discussion)

Wednesday June 5, 2019 2:00pm - 2:15pm
EBU Main Conference Room L'Ancienne-Route 17A, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

2:15pm

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.

Wednesday June 5, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
EBU Main Conference Room L'Ancienne-Route 17A, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

3:00pm

Documentary Screening: A Dark Place
Limited Capacity seats available

Documentary on safety of female journalists online.

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

3:15pm

Confronting Online Harassment – Case Study and Recommendations
Limited Capacity seats available

Practical advice for media outlets in dealing with the technical, institutional, psychological, and legal challenges associated with online attacks against journalists.

Wednesday June 5, 2019 3:15pm - 3:45pm
EBU Main Conference Room L'Ancienne-Route 17A, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

3:45pm

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.  

Wednesday June 5, 2019 3:45pm - 4:30pm
EBU Main Conference Room L'Ancienne-Route 17A, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

4:30pm

From Dark to Darkest – Media Surviving Against the Odds
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.

Wednesday June 5, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
EBU Main Conference Room L'Ancienne-Route 17A, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

5:00pm

Covering FIFA – Between Sport and Business
Limited Capacity seats available

A look the lucrative business and controversies behind football and other global sports – from the journalists who investigate them.

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

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