3rd EU Equality Summit PDF Print

Date: 16–17 November 2009

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

This is an annual event for ministers, chairs of national equality bodies, chairs of NGOs at EU level, EU social partners and representatives of international organisations. The purpose is to share knowledge and experience and develop stronger and more effective ways to promote equal rights and opportunities for all in the EU. A special attention will be paid to the media and its role in eliminating  all forms of discrimination.

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3rd International Conference on Journalism and Information - “Speak out against discrimination” PDF Print

Date: 7-9 October 2009

Region/Country: Strasbourg

[EN] The Council of Europe is to host the 3rd International Conference on Journalism and Information at the Palais de l’Europe in Strasbourg, from 7 to 9 October 2009, as part of its campaign “Speak out against discrimination”.

The Council, convinced of the public information and opinion forming role of the media, since the beginning of the campaign has invited all players in the media industry to discuss and propose solutions giving pride of place to diversity and a culture of tolerance.

Media and Cultural Diversity Debate to take place in London PDF Print

Date: 6.30 pm to 8 pm, Thursday 19 November 2009

Location: University of Westminster, Regent Street Campus, 309 Regent Street, London

This debate on the future of media representations of cultural diversity is organised by the Panos Paris Institute, in association with the University of Westminster. The event will mark the publication of a study entitled “Media and Cultural Diversity in Europe and North America”, conducted by the Panos Paris Institute. A panel of contributors to the study will discuss, together with an audience of journalists and media practioners, policy makers, academics, and activists, such questions as:

  • What are the study’s most significant findings?
  • What innovative actions and best practices does it highlight?
  • What prospects does it see for the future?


Panellists include: Mukti Jain Campion (UK), Author and producer, Culture Wise; Claire Frachon (France), Journalist and European media consultant; Myria Georgiou (UK), Dept of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science; Tarik Sabry, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication Theory, University of Westminster.

To secure your place at this event, please RSVP to Gabrielle Beyl at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Journalism conference to take place at Moscow University PDF Print

Deadline: 20 November 2009

Region/Country: Russia

Journalists, journalism professors and students are invited to a conference at the Lomonosov Moscow State University from February 9 to 11, 2010. Deadline to apply: 20 November 2009. The conference will discuss theories of systemic change in society and media; media law and ethics; the influence of modern technology on journalism; the global financial crisis and its influence on the content, creativity, intercultural communication, foreign media, PR and language of media; gender issues and other themes.  For more information (in Russian) click here

International communication, ethnic tolerance taught in Kazakh summer school PDF Print

Posted: September 29 

Region/Country: Russia

By Yuliya Melnik, IJNet Russian Editor -- Journalism students and professors are returning to their universities in the New Independent States after the summer break. And some of them are sharing stories not just about beaches, but also about journalism.

On the grounds of Kazakhstan's Al-Farabi University summer camp, near the lake of Issyk-Kul, a ten-day Russian-Kazakh "summer school" program for aspiring journalists in July focused on intercultural communication and the creation of ethnic tolerance in media."



Forum on covering HIV/AIDS set for November in Peru PDF Print

Posted: 21-23 November  

Region/Country: Latin America

Latin American journalists are invited to attend a forum that will discuss the communication challenges in covering HIV/AIDS in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The conference, scheduled for November 21 to 23 in Lima, Peru, will include workshops on various aspects of covering HIV/AIDS, including techniques and good journalistic practices.

The forum is an initiative of Grupo de Cooperación Técnico Horizontal de América Latina y del Caribe (GCTH), which gathers directors of AIDS programs from 21 countries in the region. 

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