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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.
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IPI World Congress 2019 is organized in partnership with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). 

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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.

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Maria Ressa

CEO & Executive Editor, Rappler
The CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler.com, Maria is one of the founders of the 6-year-old company, that is one of the leading online news organizations in the Philippines.Maria has been honored around the world for her courageous and bold work in fighting disinformation, “fa... Read More →
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Raj Kamal Jha

Chief Editor, Indian Express Limited
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 →

Tuesday June 4, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
U.N. Geneva 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 have the European authorities and Internet companies done to clamp down on disinformation, intransparent advertising and the misuse of personal data? (And has it worked?) How did the recent EU parliamentary elections measure up in terms of electoral integrity? Were independent media successful in properly informing citizens amid the digital arms race?

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


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.


Nathalie Ducommun

Deputy Chief-editor, RTS - Swiss Radio and Television

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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 →
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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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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 →

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?

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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 →

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.  

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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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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 →
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Atte Jääskeläinen

Co-author, EBU News Report 2018 “50 Ways to Make it Better”
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 →

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.

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Eva Hanakova

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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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 →

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


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.

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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.
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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 →
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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 →

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