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Tuesday, June 4


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

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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 →

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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →

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
Wednesday, June 5


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 

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Ray Colgan

News Editor, Eurovision

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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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


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 

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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 →

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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 →

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 →
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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 →
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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


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 

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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 →

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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 →
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John Daniszewski

Vice President for Standards, Editor-at-Large, Associated Press (AP)
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 →
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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


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

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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 →

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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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


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 

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Michal Klíma

Chair, IPI Czech National Committee

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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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Márton Gergely

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 →
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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 →
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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