IPI Hosts World Congress for Journalists in Austria

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Frane Maroevic
Executive Director of IPI

The International Press Institute (IPI) will be hosting the 2023 World Congress and Media Innovation Festival in Vienna, Austria from May 25 to 26, 2023 under the theme “New frontiers: Press freedom and media innovation in the age of AI,” and will focus on securing the future of news media, building on the solid footing of the past

An event designed to bring journalists together to explore the rapidly evolving global and technological landscape for independent journalism, the festival will take a deep dive into emerging challenges for press freedom and independent journalism, including a special lens on the impact of AI and other new technologies, all in a global context of rising authoritarianism and pervasive disinformation.

The Festival will demonstrate the core of what the IPI global network is about. Journalists will share experiences, ideas, and solutions from digital censorship to surveillance to media capture, and to staying safe on the frontlines covering war and protests.

The Event will be an annual event bringing together media innovators, founders, editors, and big thinkers, reflecting IPI’s conviction that the best way to get ahead of the rate of change in media transition is by collaborating to drive and share new ideas and experiences.

The Congress and Innovation Festival will wrap up on the evening of Friday, May 26 with an award ceremony honouring the 2023 IPI-IMS World Press Freedom Hero and Free Media Pioneer at Vienna’s stunning city hall.

The award ceremony will kick off a night of celebrating journalism at the Vienna press freedom ball, which Congress participants will have the rare opportunity to attend. Hosted by the oldest press club in the world, PresseClub Concordia, the press freedom ball is one of the highlights of Vienna’s ball season.

Persons interested in participating should please Register Here.