2024 IPI World Congress and Media Innovation Festival Opens for Registration


The Vienna, Austria-based International Press Institute (IPI), has opened registration for its 2024 World Congress and Media Innovation Festival, which will gather leading journalists, editors, and publishers from around the world in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina from May 22 to 24, 2024.

The event which will explore the theme “Navigating Crises: Journalism at a Turning Point”, will provide a vital space for media professionals, thought leaders, and innovators to explore new solutions, foster understanding, and critically examine the role of the media in addressing the crises of our time.

​The congress will provide a forum for participants to engage in dialogue about the role of media in addressing these crises and chart a path forward.

It will also gather media innovators, local news outlets, and media startups from around the world to tell their stories, network, share, and learn from one another’s successes – and missteps as well as address the importance of innovation and why local news is indispensable in times of crisis, news avoidance, revolutions in business models, and more.

Since its founding at a moment of global upheaval, the IPI global network has sought to safeguard press freedom and defend independent journalism as key to solving common challenges. Over 70 years later, the IPI World Congress continues to embody this same spirit of understanding and collaboration.

The Media Innovation Festival is made possible partly by support from the European Union and Porticus.

Interested participants should please register here.