This is the preliminary agenda for our virtual IPI World Congress 2020. We are developing a condensed programme to stay both connected and allied in solidarity in these uncertain times when media freedom and quality journalism are ever so important.

This year’s Congress is postponed, not cancelled, and it will be back in real life in New York in September 2021. We’re working with our hosts at Columbia University to set the dates, so please watch this space for updates. Meanwhile – join us here, online! Registration opens soon! 

Contact International Press Institute (IPI) for more details.

New dates to be announced soon!

The IPI Executive Board has decided to postpone the September 2020 IPI World Congress (IPIWoCo). As you can imagine, the public health risks associated with Covid-19 mean it’s just not safe for us all to get together right now. We didn’t want to rush the decision. We’ve been watching and waiting to see if there was any chance we could go ahead. But now we all know, it’s just not possible.

But here’s the good news: We’re postponing, not cancelling. The World Congress will be back in real life in New York in 2021. We’re working with our hosts at Columbia University, where the grand IPI project began, to nail down dates and we’ll let you know as soon as we do.

IPI will be launching a series of virtual congress sessions for September this year for the sort of critical discussions and engaging presentations we would have otherwise held at the New York IPI World Congress.
These sessions will be open to all interested in independent journalism and media freedom worldwide, free of charge.
Have an idea for a session? Let us know! Please take this very brief survey and share with us your ideas.

More details to follow!

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Milica Miletic, mmiletic(at)ipi(dot)media

The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, will celebrate its 70th anniversary at Columbia University, its founding location. IPI is honored to be hosted by Columbia University and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. IPI was founded in 1950 by 34 editors from 15 countries to defend journalistic quality and independence.

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