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Wednesday, September 15
 

14:30 CEST

Africa talk: Innovation in distribution of news on messaging platforms
Messaging platforms are becoming more important for news consumption across many countries in the global South. In Africa, the story is no different. During this discussion, we learn from innovators from across the continent, who will share how they're successfully using various messaging platforms to distribute news.

Organized in partnership with Jamlab Africa.

Moderators
avatar for Jacqui Park

Jacqui Park

Head of Network Strategy and Innovation, IPI
Jacqui leads IPI’s work on network strategy and innovation. She is a journalist and editor with deep experience building journalism communities around press freedom and high-integrity journalism, particularly in the Asia-Pacific. She is Senior Fellow for Media Innovation at the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amelie Gue

Amelie Gue

Trainer and founder, AmiNet Project
* Joining online! Journalist, trainer, facilitator on social media in schools,producer and presenter of the TV program on social media and technological innovations AmiNet on BF1 TV. Panelist in international conferences, involved in gender, digital, public policy and development... Read More →
avatar for Mungo Soggot

Mungo Soggot

Founder & CEO, Scrolla
* Joining online! Mungo is founder and CEO of Scrolla. Between 1994 and 2002 he worked on Business Day and then on the Mail & Guardian, where he was investigations editor and then news editor. He also wrote for the Guardian, Africa Confidential and the EIU. In 2003 he left journalism... Read More →
avatar for Richard Akinwumi

Richard Akinwumi

Head, Digital Strategy & Technology, Premium Times
* Joining online! Richard Akinwumi is a Digital Strategist and web administrator with over 13 years of experience in information technology, network configuration, digital photography, social media management, technical training, website design, page planning, content management and... Read More →
avatar for Sinatou Saka

Sinatou Saka

Journalist, Editorial project manager, RFI and France 24
* Joining online! Abédjé Sinatou Saka is a Beninese journalist. She currently works for international channels such as RFI and France 24 an international news television network based in Issy-les-Moulineaux in Paris, France. Sinatou is also an editorial project manager. As an alumnus... Read More →
avatar for Sipho Kings

Sipho Kings

Editorial Director, The Continent
* Joining online! Sipho is the co-founder and editorial director at The Continent. His focus is on creating spaces for reporters to do quality journalism. He previously worked at the Mail & Guardian as acting editor-in-chief and news editor. He is also an award winning environment... Read More →
avatar for Thabiso Sekhula

Thabiso Sekhula

Distribution Manager, Scrolla
* Joining online! Former journalist from the Tshwane University of Technology. Graduate of the Media 24 Journalism Academy. Former Digital Editor of Daily Sun / Sunday Sun between 2013 and 2017 with the brand growing from 9000 monthly site visitors to over a million monthly and the... Read More →


Wednesday September 15, 2021 14:30 - 16:00 CEST
Online

17:00 CEST

Strategies: Think globally, report locally
The future of news is local - and the challenge is global. What are the lessons we can share from across the world?

Organized in partnership with Report for AmericaReport for the WorldColumbia Journalism School and Craig Newmark Philanthropies.

Moderators
avatar for Charles Sennott

Charles Sennott

Founder , CEO & Editor, The GroundTruth Project
* Joining online! Charles Sennott is the founder, Chief Executive Officer and Editor of The GroundTruth Project. He is an award-winning correspondent, best-selling author and editor with 30 years of experience in international, national and local journalism. A leading social entrepreneur... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hibah Ansari

Hibah Ansari

Journalist, Sahan Journal / Report for America
* Joining online! Hibah Ansari is a Report for America corps member with Sahan Journal, a news organization based in Minnesota’s capital, St. Paul, that focuses on the state’s immigrants. At Sahan Journal, Ansari covers immigration policy, especially affecting Hmong, Somali, and... Read More →
avatar for Steve Coll

Steve Coll

Dean of Columbia Journalism School, Columbia University
* Joining online! Steve Coll, Dean of Columbia Journalism School since 2013, is a staff writer at the New Yorker, the author of eight books of nonfiction, and a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Between 1985 and 2005, he was a reporter, foreign correspondent and senior editor... Read More →
avatar for Vivian Chime

Vivian Chime

Journalist, TheCable / Report for the World
* Joining online! Vivian Chime is a Report for the World corps member with TheCable covering climate change. Her journalism career started as a student journalist at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where she received a BA in Mass Communication. She has been a graduate trainee with... Read More →


Wednesday September 15, 2021 17:00 - 18:00 CEST
Online
 
Thursday, September 16
 

09:00 CEST

Meeting for IPI members only: IPI General Assembly
For IPI members only!

Thursday September 16, 2021 09:00 - 10:15 CEST
Press Club Concordia Bankgasse 8, 1010 Vienna

10:00 CEST

Masterclass: Combatting online harassment
NOTE: Due to space limitations and specific room setup for this session, we had to limit the number of participants. Pre-registration for this session is required. To check availability, please contact the moderator at jluque@ipi.media.
This session will be held in person only (not available online)!

Online harassment is eating away at journalism, and especially damaging the reputation of women journalists. This special masterclass will power you to develop best practices with tools that work, both in your journalism and in your company. The masterclass with experts will cover 3 areas of discussion:

Putting systems in place - An overview from prevention to recovery
  • Establishing structures and systems both at the state level and within newsrooms; creating a culture of safety that encourages journalists to report online abuse to authorities, platforms and their own editors; avoiding stigmatization and victimization; and providing support to targets are all essential to preventing the emotional and professional toll on journalists as well as self-censorship.
Audience moderation - Nurturing a community
  • News organizations operating online have been developing sophisticated strategies and mechanisms to ensure a constant exchange with their audiences. This principle is particularly true in the context of preventing and countering attacks on journalists, which can and do occur through the comment sections of news organizations’ websites, in addition to harassment that takes place on social media platforms.
Investigating online harassment | Case study: The murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia
  • One of the measures to counter smear campaigns is applying your journalistic skills to investigate coordinated attempts to discredit your work and create an atmosphere where trolls feel entitled to intimidate you. We will present the investigation that The Shift carried out in Malta into the assassination of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, looking at how secret Facebook groups worked to dehumanise and isolate her. The research became an important evidence into the landmark Public Inquiry into Daphne’s murder finding that “the State has to shoulder responsibility for the assassination […]”

Organized with the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media.

Moderators
avatar for Javier Luque Martinez

Javier Luque Martinez

Head of Digital Communications, International Press Institute (IPI)
Javier Luque is the Head of Digital Communications for the International Press Institute, where he coordinates advocacy and communication on IPI’s digital platforms. He has worked on online hate against journalists and media organisations since 2014. His research on this topic has... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Caroline Muscat

Caroline Muscat

Managing editor, The Shift News, Malta
Caroline Muscat is the founder and Managing Editor of The Shift, an online investigative news portal. She was the former News Editor of The Times of Malta and The Sunday Times of Malta. Her main area of focus is corruption. She contributed to and co-edited the book, ‘Invicta: The... Read More →
avatar for Christian Burger

Christian Burger

Head of Community Management, Der Standard
Christian Burger is Head of Community at Austria's DER STANDARD, leading the largest German-speaking community hosted by a media company. In 2021 he published the book "Sch(m)utz im Netz. Warum wir digitale Masken brauchen" ("Online harassment and protection. Why we need digital masks... Read More →
avatar for Kristin Olson

Kristin Olson

Principal Adviser, OSCE, Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media
Kristin Olson has been internationally engaged in media freedom and freedom of expression the last decades via different organizations. Since June 2019, she is the Principal Adviser to the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media.Prior to this, in her position as Senior Specialist... Read More →
avatar for Peter ter Velde

Peter ter Velde

Project Manager, PersVeilig
As a televison reporter Peter ter Velde reported from many war zones and crisis areas such as Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, Haiti and Indonesia.From 1996 to 2001, Peter was an Israel based correspondent for the Dutch national broadcaster NOS.From 2006 to 2010 he was a special... Read More →


Thursday September 16, 2021 10:00 - 12:00 CEST
IPI Spiegelgasse 2/29, 1010 Vienna

10:30 CEST

Roundtable: Sustainable financing of media - How can philanthropy help?
As we transition to the digital future, how can business models for high-integrity independent journalism be developed? Follow the discussion at a special roundtable of European donors and beneficiaries on philanthropic funding of media and journalism. How does a sustainable future of news media look like? Can trust, credibility, and independence be (re-)earned by structural funding through foundations and what are the specific needs of investigative journalism, culture journalism and solutions-based journalism?

Organized in partnership with ERSTE Foundation.


Moderators
avatar for Marius Dragomir

Marius Dragomir

Director, Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS), CEU Democracy Institute
Marius Dragomir is the Director of the Center for Media, Data and Society of Central European University in Vienna. He previously worked for the Open Society Foundations (OSF) for over a decade. Since 2007, he has managed the research and policy portfolio of the Program on Independent Journalism (PIJ), formerly the Network Media Program (NMP), in London... Read More →
avatar for Maribel Königer

Maribel Königer

Director Communication, Journalism and Media, ERSTE Foundation
Maribel Königer is Director Communication, Journalism and Media at ERSTE Foundation in Vienna, editor-in-chief of the foundation’s online magazine and responsible for ERSTE’s programmes supporting investigative journalism in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe.After completing... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Audrius Perkauskas

Audrius Perkauskas

deputy Head of Unit, EU Commission, DG Connect, Audiovisual and Media Services Policy
* Joining online!I am deputy head of unit “Audiovisual and Media Services Policy” at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CONNECT). During past 15 years at the Commission and DG Connect, I have acquired the experience... Read More →
avatar for Christoph Plate

Christoph Plate

Director Media Programme Subsahara Africa, KAS Media Africa
Christoph Plate is Director of the Media Programme Sub-Sahara Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. In the 1990s he worked as contributing Africa Correspondent for the German Newsmagazine “Der Spiegel”, based in Nairobi, Kenya, reporting... Read More →
avatar for Claudia Ciobanu

Claudia Ciobanu

Poland correspondent, Balkan Insight - Reporting Democracy
Claudia has been covering Poland for Balkan Insight for over one year. She has been a journalist for over a decade, writing about central and eastern Europe. She is particularly interested in social movements, women's and LBGT rights and the ultra-conservative networks working to... Read More →
avatar for Dragana Zarkovic-Obradovic

Dragana Zarkovic-Obradovic

Manager, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN
Dragana Zarkovic Obradovic is director of Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, in Serbia and manager of BIRN’s Reporting Democracy program, which covers CEE and the Balkan region. With extensive media experience and a strong background in project management, Dragana leads... Read More →
avatar for Khadija Patel

Khadija Patel

Head of Programmes, International Fund for Public Interest Media
Khadija Patel pushes words on street corners. She is passionate about the protection and enhancement of global media as a public good and is the head of programmes at the International Fund for Public Interest Media  She is the former editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian in South... Read More →
avatar for Knut Olav Åmås

Knut Olav Åmås

Executive director, Fritt Ord Foundation
* Joining online!Knut Olav Åmås is the executive director of the Norwegian Fritt Ord Foundation. He has served as the deputy minister in the Norwegian Ministry for Culture, and as the culture and opinions editor at the daily newspaper Aftenposten. He holds a cand. philol. degree... Read More →
avatar for Marie-Laure Muchery

Marie-Laure Muchery

Fund manager, Civitates
Marie-Laure Muchery is managing Civitates, a collaborative philanthropic initiative for democracy and solidarity in Europe created by a group of European foundations in 2018 that provide support to build the resilience of the civil society sector, initiatives that push for a healthy... Read More →
avatar for Mary Fitzgerald

Mary Fitzgerald

Director, Information Democracy, OSF
As director of OSF’s Information Democracy programme, Mary Fitzgerald leads the organization’s work to advance open society values at the intersection of journalism, technology, political accountability, and free expression. She works to support high-quality journalism and address... Read More →
avatar for Merel Borger

Merel Borger

Director, Limelight Foundation
* Joining online!Merel Borger is the director of Limelight Foundation, an independent philanthropic foundation, based in the Netherlands. Limelight Foundation funds and supports journalism and civil society organizations that are committed to promoting a strong and free information... Read More →
avatar for Mira Milosevic

Mira Milosevic

Executive Director, Global Forum for Media Development
* Joining online!Mira Milosevic is the Executive Director at Brussels-based Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD). She leads GFMD’s engagement with the United Nations, the Internet Governance Forum, and other multilateral institutions as well as GFMD’s international efforts... Read More →
avatar for Ondrej Liska

Ondrej Liska

Regional Director Europe, Porticus
As Regional Director Europe, Ondrej Liska coordinates, synergises and leads Porticus' philanthropic engagement in Europe in areas as diverse as democracy and civic engagement, education, migration or just transition. In many of these fields, working with and fostering independent... Read More →
avatar for Patrice Schneider

Patrice Schneider

Chief Strategy Officer, Media Development Investment Fund
Patrice Schneider, Chief Strategy Officer, started his publishing career as a journalist reporting from conflicts in Central Asia at the end of the 1980s. Before joining MDIF in 2002, within the Time Warner Group he served as Managing Director of Netscape Europe overseeing European... Read More →
avatar for Réka Kinga Papp

Réka Kinga Papp

Editor-in-Chief, Eurozine
Editor-in-chief of Eurozine, Papp is a journalist specializing in environmental, social and human rights issues, author of a book on sex work and prostitution in Hungary, Aki kurvának áll: szexmunka sztorik (Once You Enrol As a Whore: Sex Work Stories, Kossuth 2017). She anchored... Read More →
avatar for Sameer Padania

Sameer Padania

Lead Author: A New Deal for Journalism (Forum I&D), Macroscope
Sameer Padania runs Macroscope, a UK-based consultancy focused on strengthening public interest journalism and information. In 2021 he served as Lead Rapporteur for the Forum on Information and Democracy's Working Group on the sustainability of journalism, leading the global repo... Read More →
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 →


Thursday September 16, 2021 10:30 - 12:30 CEST
Press Club Concordia Bankgasse 8, 1010 Vienna

13:00 CEST

Strategy roundtable: Independent journalism, cooperation and solidarity in CEE
* NOTE: Closed event. Per invitation only!

Thursday September 16, 2021 13:00 - 15:00 CEST
IPI Spiegelgasse 2/29, 1010 Vienna

14:00 CEST

Presentations: Product thinking – breaking through in the attention economy
One of the big challenges for journalism today is getting it to break through in the attention economy. Some of the big journalism innovators are sharing what they have learnt, from designing home pages that grab the audience to creating journalism where our audiences already are - on social and messaging platforms like WhatsApp and YouTube.

Moderators
avatar for David Tvrdoň

David Tvrdoň

Subscription growth and retention specialist, Petit Press
David Tvrdon is a tech and media journalist and currently works as a subscription growth and retention specialist at the Slovak Petit Press publishing house which publishes SME, a major independent daily and news site in Slovakia. David writes a weekly newsletter on tech, media... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Karl Oskar Teien

Karl Oskar Teien

Director of Product, Schibsted / Aftenposten
Karl Oskar Teien joined Schibsted in 2015, and has since held product roles in several Schibsted brands in Norway and Sweden. Since the beginning of 2020 he has been Director of Product for Schibsted’s leading subscription newspapers in Norway and Sweden, including Aftenposten... Read More →
avatar for Nevşin Mengü

Nevşin Mengü

Reporter, producer and TV anchor, Diken, Duvar & Deutsche Welle Turkish
Nevşin Mengü has worked in media since 2004 as a reporter, producer and TV anchor. While working in the Middle East, she covered war in Gaza, Lebanon and Afghanistan, and she reported for TRT Türk while based in Iran from 2009 to 2010. She anchored the 6 p.m. news for CNN Türk... Read More →
avatar for Nigel Mugamu

Nigel Mugamu

Founder and Chief Storyteller, 263Chat
Nigel, an accountant in a former life is now a journalist by passion. Nigel, a self-confessed news junkie is passionate about travel, tech, current affairs, dialogue, wine and Manchester United.In September 2012, Nigel established 263Chat. 263Chat is a Zimbabwean online publication... Read More →
avatar for Simon Allison

Simon Allison

Editor-in-Chief, The Continent
Simon Allison is the founding editor-in-chief of The Continent, Africa's most widely-read newspaper. The Continent, founded just last year, is an award-winning pan-African weekly designed to be read and shared on WhatsApp.Allison is an experienced foreign correspondent and was previously... Read More →



Thursday September 16, 2021 14:00 - 15:15 CEST
Press Club Concordia Bankgasse 8, 1010 Vienna

15:15 CEST

Presentation: Fetisov Journalism Awards
Thursday September 16, 2021 15:15 - 15:30 CEST
Press Club Concordia Bankgasse 8, 1010 Vienna

15:45 CEST

Conversation: Modelling the business under repression
You’re under attack from the government, but the business has to go on. How does that work? Find out from journalists and editors seeking the answers on the ground, from Turkey, Hungary, India and Nigeria.

Moderators
avatar for Christoph Plate

Christoph Plate

Director Media Programme Subsahara Africa, KAS Media Africa
Christoph Plate is Director of the Media Programme Sub-Sahara Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. In the 1990s he worked as contributing Africa Correspondent for the German Newsmagazine “Der Spiegel”, based in Nairobi, Kenya, reporting... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cansu Çamlıbel

Cansu Çamlıbel

Editor-in-Chief, Duvar English
Cansu Çamlıbel is the Editor-in-Chief of independent online newspaper Duvar English based in Istanbul, Turkey. She also writes a column on diplomacy and Turkish politics in the sister publication Gazete Duvar in Turkish. Prior to this role, she was the Washington Correspondent for... Read More →
avatar for Dapo  Olorunyomi

Dapo Olorunyomi

Publisher & CEO, Premium Times
Dapo Olorunyomi is currently the publisher of Nigeria’s leading investigative news platform, Premium Times. Previous to this, he served as pioneer policy director and chief of staff at Nigeria’s leading anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.His... Read More →
avatar for Siddharth Varadarajan

Siddharth Varadarajan

Founding Editor, The Wire
Siddharth Varadarajan is a Founding Editor of The Wire  He was earlier the Editor of The Hindu and is a recipient of the Shorenstein Journalism Award and the Ramnath Goenka Award for Journalist of the Year. He taught Economics at New York University and Journalism at the University... Read More →
avatar for Veronika Munk

Veronika Munk

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Telex
Veronika is an award-winning Hungarian journalist with 20 years of experience, and founder and co- Editor-in-Chief of the Hungarian independent online news daily, Telex. She was the Deputy Editor-in-Chief at Index, Hungary’s largest online news daily from where she and her 80+ colleagues... Read More →


Thursday September 16, 2021 15:45 - 16:30 CEST
Press Club Concordia Bankgasse 8, 1010 Vienna

18:00 CEST

Award ceremony & reception: In celebration of journalism!
IPI will present its annual Free Media Pioneer and World Press Freedom Hero awards, in partnership with Copenhagen-based International Media Support (IMS), at a ceremony in Haus der Musik, the museum of sound and music.

+ With video message from Minister Alexander Schallenberg, Austrian Minister for European and International Affairs

  • The award ceremony will be followed by a standing reception.
  • Participants will also get a ticket to visit the museum at a time of their convenience.
  • 3G rules apply! Bring your medical certificate! 

Speakers
avatar for Ulrike Butschek

Ulrike Butschek

Head of Department for Human Rights, BMEIA
Since dec. 2020: Head of Dept. for Human Rights and Minority Affairs, MFA, Vienna08/2019-10/2020: Dept. for Security Policy (cybersecurity, hybrid threats and terrorism) attacks, MFA, Vienna08/2015- 08/2019: Deputy Ambassador of the Austrian Embassy in Paris, France (June 2016-July... Read More →
avatar for Lydia Cacho

Lydia Cacho

www.lydiacacho.com, Journalist, social activist and writer
Lydia Cacho Ribeiro is a journalist, social activist and writer. She is a specialist in research on gender violence, health, childhood and organised crime. She is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Agency against Drugs and Crime.For 25 years, she has worked as a journalist... Read More →
avatar for Gulnara Akhundova

Gulnara Akhundova

Head of Department for Global Response, International Media Support (IMS)
Gulnara Akhundova is the Head of International Media Support (IMS) Global Response Department and a human rights defender with wide-ranging international advocacy expertise. Akhundova has reported on and advocated for scores of journalists and media workers who have been censored... Read More →
avatar for Siddharth Varadarajan

Siddharth Varadarajan

Founding Editor, The Wire
Siddharth Varadarajan is a Founding Editor of The Wire  He was earlier the Editor of The Hindu and is a recipient of the Shorenstein Journalism Award and the Ramnath Goenka Award for Journalist of the Year. He taught Economics at New York University and Journalism at the University... Read More →
avatar for Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty

Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty

National Affairs Editor, The Wire
I specialise in the culture, history and politics of India’s Northreast region. My interest areas are also global growth of right wing politics; insurgency along Indo Myanmar border and freedom of press and its challenges.
avatar for Anton Ruliou

Anton Ruliou

Project coordinator, Belarus in Focus Information Office
Anton Ruliou is a project coordinator at Belarus in Focus Information Office, a Warsaw-based non-profit, non-partisan organization working closely with Belarusian and international journalists as well as the expert community to overcome Belarus’ isolation by promoting democratic... Read More →


Thursday September 16, 2021 18:00 - 21:00 CEST
Sound Museum / House of Music
 
Friday, September 17
 

09:30 CEST

Remarks from the hosts
Speakers
avatar for Markus Spillmann

Markus Spillmann

Founder & CEO, SPILLMANN Media Strategy Management GmbH, Chair of the IPI 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 →


Friday September 17, 2021 09:30 - 09:45 CEST
Vienna City Hall (Rathaus)

09:45 CEST

Conversation with
(Speaker joining online)

Speakers
avatar for Věra Jourová

Věra Jourová

Vice-President for Values and Transparency, European Commission
* Joining online!Věra Jourová is currently Vice-President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency and deals with democracy, rule of law, media pluralism and media freedom as well as the fight against disinformation. From 2014 to 2019, she served as Commissioner for... Read More →


Friday September 17, 2021 09:45 - 10:00 CEST
Vienna City Hall (Rathaus)

10:00 CEST

Townhall: Strategies for resistance
Independent media are under attack, driven by post-Covid repression and economic hardship. How do we support them to remain viable and relevant? What’s the best mix of financial support, solidarity, and international engagement to ensure independent journalism has a future?

Moderators
avatar for Nadja Hahn

Nadja Hahn

Journalist, ORF
Nadja Hahn covers politics for ORF Radio, the Austrian Public Broadcaster. She is also the co-host of the Ö1-radio show #Doublecheck, covering the influence of politics on the media.  She studied in the U.S. and U.K. and worked as a business journalist in London.

Speakers
avatar for Galina Timchenko

Galina Timchenko

CEO and Founder, Meduza
Galina Timchenko, Russian journalist, CEO and founder of Meduza. The Latvia-based news outlet was founded in 2014. Prior to establishing Maduza, Timchenko was editor-in-chief of Lenta.ru, one of the most influential Moscow-based online media outlets in Russia. In 2014 she was fired... Read More →
avatar for Khadija Patel

Khadija Patel

Head of Programmes, International Fund for Public Interest Media
Khadija Patel pushes words on street corners. She is passionate about the protection and enhancement of global media as a public good and is the head of programmes at the International Fund for Public Interest Media  She is the former editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian in South... Read More →
avatar for Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa

CEO, Rappler
* Joining online!A journalist in Asia for 35 years, Maria Ressa co-founded Rappler, the top digital only news site that is leading the fight for press freedom in the Philippines. As Rappler’s CEO and president, Maria has endured constant political harassment and arrests by the Duterte... Read More →
avatar for Mary Fitzgerald

Mary Fitzgerald

Director, Information Democracy, OSF
As director of OSF’s Information Democracy programme, Mary Fitzgerald leads the organization’s work to advance open society values at the intersection of journalism, technology, political accountability, and free expression. She works to support high-quality journalism and address... Read More →
avatar for Pravit Rojanaphruk

Pravit Rojanaphruk

Columnist and senior staff writer, Khaosod English
Pravit Rojanaphruk is a columnist and senior staff writer at Bangkok-based KhaosodEnglish online news. He won the Committee to Protect Journalists' International Press Freedom Award in 2017 and a finalist for Paris-based Reporters Without Border's World Press Freedom Prize in 2015... Read More →
avatar for Teresa Ribeiro

Teresa Ribeiro

Representative on Freedom of the Media, OSCE
Teresa Ribeiro is the fifth Representative on Freedom of the Media. She has vast political, diplomatic, human rights and media experience.Prior to this position, she was Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, while serving... Read More →
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 →


Friday September 17, 2021 10:00 - 11:30 CEST
Vienna City Hall (Rathaus)

12:00 CEST

Conversation: Are you (still) there? How to keep and grow our audiences
The urgency of the pandemic drove a news boom that many translated to reader revenues. Hear what’s working to keep that new-found audience by understanding who they are and what they want -- and then working out how to deliver it.

Moderators
avatar for Roby Alampay

Roby Alampay

Founder and Chairman, PumaPodcast
Roby is the founder of PumaPodcast, a content agency that is pioneering in podcasts and other on-demand audio experiences for independent news, features, documentaries, and public affairs in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Hunt

Naomi Hunt

Head of Transformation; Content Creation & Communication, ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4
avatar for Amanda Barrett

Amanda Barrett

Deputy Managing Editor, The Associated Press
Amanda Barrett is a deputy managing editor for digital news, news coordination and newsroom talent development at The Associated Press in New York. The digital news team works with colleagues across the AP to produce award-winning digital storytelling and curates AP’s customer and... Read More →
avatar for Supriya Sharma

Supriya Sharma

Executive Editor, Scroll.in
Supriya Sharma is the Executive Editor of Scroll.in, India's leading independent digital news organisation, known for its investigative reporting and critical commentary. She has previously worked with the television news broadcaster NDTV and the largest circulated English-language... Read More →


Friday September 17, 2021 12:00 - 13:00 CEST
Vienna City Hall (Rathaus)

14:00 CEST

Discussion: Media capture in Central Europe - Strategies for independent media
Independent journalism in Central Europe is increasingly under threat, challenged in particular by the domino effect of the "Hungarian model" of media capture and the failure of democratic Europe to stand in its way. How can we create a countermovement to protect independent journalism here, and wherever journalism is threatened?

Moderators
avatar for Beata Balogová

Beata Balogová

Editor-in-Chief, SME
Beata Balogová is the editor-in-chief of SME, a major independent daily and news site in Slovakia. Prior to joining SME, between 2003 and 2014, Beata served as editor-in-chief of Slovakia’s English-language weekly The Slovak Spectator. Beata also serves as vice chair of the executive... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Boryana Dzhambazova

Boryana Dzhambazova

Journalist, Freelance
Boryana is a freelance journalist, based in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has been reporting on a wide range of topics - from economic and political developments to social affairs and human rights issues. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Economist, and Politico Europe, among... Read More →
avatar for Marius Dragomir

Marius Dragomir

Director, Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS), CEU Democracy Institute
Marius Dragomir is the Director of the Center for Media, Data and Society of Central European University in Vienna. He previously worked for the Open Society Foundations (OSF) for over a decade. Since 2007, he has managed the research and policy portfolio of the Program on Independent Journalism (PIJ), formerly the Network Media Program (NMP), in London... Read More →
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Márton Gergely

Editor-in-Chief, HVG
Márton Gergely is the 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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Paweł Ławiński

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Onet
Deputy Editor-in-Chief in Onet, overseeing politics, investigative reporting and video reporting. Over 30 years of journalistic experience in print, radio and internet legacy news outlets.


Friday September 17, 2021 14:00 - 15:00 CEST
Vienna City Hall (Rathaus)

15:10 CEST

Conversation with
(Speaker joining online)

Speakers
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Stephen Engelberg

Editor-in-Chief, ProPublica
* Joining online! Stephen Engelberg was the founding managing editor of ProPublica from 2008–2012, and became editor-in-chief on January 1, 2013. He came to ProPublica from The Oregonian in Portland, where he had been a managing editor since 2002. Before joining The Oregonian, Mr... Read More →


Friday September 17, 2021 15:10 - 15:30 CEST
Vienna City Hall (Rathaus)

15:30 CEST

Keynote speech: Independence and challenges of Austria’s public service broadcaster
Keynote speech followed by short Q&A session

Speakers
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Alexander Wrabetz

Director General, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation - ORF
Alexander Wrabetz has been – and will remain until the end of this year – the Director General of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation since 2007, where he had served as its Commercial Director since 1998. Wrabetz, who holds a PhD in Law, is also a member of the Executive Board... Read More →


Friday September 17, 2021 15:30 - 15:50 CEST
Vienna City Hall (Rathaus)

16:00 CEST

Forum: New ways to fund good journalism
Which funding models support the journalism that we need? What do we have to change, adapt, transform to ensure financial support for robust and independent journalism? What role can public funding play and how do we guarantee editorial independence? Is crowdfunding the new normal? Panellists discussed examples from Austria and Central Europe.

Organized with Presseclub Concordia

Moderators
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Daniela Kraus

Secretary General, Presseclub Concordia
Daniela Kraus has been Secretary General of the Presseclub Concordia since January 2019. Since 1859, Austrian Presseclub Concordia has been advocating as a guardian of press freedom and ethical standards in journalism. As General Secretary, Kraus is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the world’s oldest press club and can... Read More →

Speakers
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Andy Kaltenbrunner

Managing Director, Medienhaus Wien
Andy Kaltenbrunner, PhD, political scientist, is co-founder and managing director of the R+D institute Medienhaus Wien. He also leads journalism research projects at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In the 80s and 90s Kaltenbrunner worked as a political journalist, developer and... Read More →
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Anita Zielina

Director of News Innovation and Leadership, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism
Anita Zielina is Director of News Innovation and Leadership at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at City University New York, Before that she was Chief Product Officer of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), deputy editor-in-chief at Der Standard, and at German magazine... Read More →
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Florian Skrabal

Editor-in-Chief, DOSSIER
Florian is founder and managing editor-in-chief of DOSSIER, a non-profit newsroom for investigative and data driven journalism. As one of Austria's most innovative media start-ups DOSSIER aims to combine well-tried journalistic approaches with modern ways of storytelling and truly... Read More →
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Gerold Riedmann

Editor-in-Chief, Vorarlberger Nachrichten, Managing Director, Russmedia
Gerold is heading the digital transition of Austrian-based publishing company Russmedia since 2011. With an emphasis on local news and a mobile service strategy he has led the regional news portal VOL.AT (Vorarlberg Online) into the Top 5 Austrian news websites, while Vorarlberg is... Read More →
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Mark Dekan

CEO, Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
* Joining online!Mark Dekan in his role as CEO of Ringier Axel Springer Media AG is responsible for the CentralEastern European Joint Venture between Axel Springer and Ringier, the biggest digital mediacompany in CEE. In addition, he holds the position of CEO of Ringier Axel Springer... Read More →


Friday September 17, 2021 16:00 - 17:00 CEST
Vienna City Hall (Rathaus)

17:00 CEST

IPI World Congress 2022 Announcement
Speakers
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John Daniszewski

Vice President, Standards, 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 →


Friday September 17, 2021 17:00 - 17:15 CEST
Vienna City Hall (Rathaus)

17:15 CEST

Closing remarks
Speakers
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Khadija Patel

Head of Programmes, International Fund for Public Interest Media
Khadija Patel pushes words on street corners. She is passionate about the protection and enhancement of global media as a public good and is the head of programmes at the International Fund for Public Interest Media  She is the former editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian in South... Read More →


Friday September 17, 2021 17:15 - 17:30 CEST
Vienna City Hall (Rathaus)

17:30 CEST

 
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