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Thank you for attending the IPI World Congress 2019 in Geneva, organized by the International Press Institute (IPI), in partnership with European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

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Networking & Social Event [clear filter]
Tuesday, June 4
 

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
 

1:00pm

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

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
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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 →
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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 →
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 →



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