Here you can find answers to the most common questions we receive. If you still have questions, please email us at [email protected] – Subject: International Journalism Forum 2024 or use the contact form.

What is the iMEdD International Journalism Forum (#iMEdDIJF24)?

iMEdD International Journalism Forum 2024 is the annual gathering of journalists, initiated by iMEdD nonprofit journalism organization. Each year, journalists and media professionals from Greece and abroad come together to discuss new methods and tools, exchange ideas, address concerns and build a strong community in a bid for a better journalism.

In 2023, for 3 days and 59 sessions, over 140 speakers from 35 countries and more than 1450 participants met to exchange experiences, opinions and knowledge.

When and where does the Forum take place?

iMEdD International Journalism Forum will be held from September 26 to 28 at The Athens Festival venue, located at 260 Peiraios Street, Athens.

Who organises the Forum?

The Forum is organised by incubator for Media Education and Development (iMEdD). iMEdD is a nonprofit Journalism organisation founded in 2018, courtesy of a donation from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Its mission is to support and increase transparency, credibility, and independence in journalism, in an effort to promote excellence in the field.

Find out more about iMEdD

How can I attend?

Registration to attend the Forum in Athens physically is open. Participation is free of charge. Every participant is responsible for his/her/their own travel logistics and expenses.

Do I need to register?

All attendees who plan to attend the Forum in Athens physically, are required to register online or on the spot. No registration is needed to watch the Forum online via live-streaming.

Is there a registration fee?

No. iMEdD is a nonprofit organization and all iMEdD events, programs and initiatives are always free of charge. Every participant is responsible for his/her/their own travel logistics and expenses.

Do I need to be a journalist to attend?

The Forum is addressed to journalists (students or professionals), media specialists from Greece and abroad, professionals in journalism-related fields, and anyone interested in journalism.

Who will be the speakers?

You can view the confirmed speakers HERE. The list is regularly updated.

Each year, the Forum features speakers from the journalism and media industries, hailing from Greece and beyond. They are professionals actively engaged in journalism-related roles, as well as esteemed members of the academic community.

What is the event agenda?

The agenda is available HERE. Sessions (panel, keynotes, screenings, case study etc.) will be taking place for the entire 3 days, starting at 10 a.m. (local time) each day.

As we wrap up the agenda, we're selecting panels, keynotes, workshops, and innovative formats from both our own curation and over 200 proposals received earlier this year.

Attendance will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis, ensuring participants can engage in sessions of their choice as space permits.

What is The Uncovered Conference 2024?

For the first time, the UNCOVERED Conference by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) will be held in the framework of the iMEdD International Journalism Forum, taking place on September 25 and 26.

The UNCOVERED Conference 2024 is the annual conference of the Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) programme, and it has been recognised as Europe's leading conference for cross-border investigative journalism.

Registration for the first day of UNCOVERED will open in July and will be separate.

Forum registration includes access to the second day of the UNCOVERED Conference.

Will other organisations be involved?

Yes. We collaborate with organizations from Greece and abroad that get involved in the agenda and/or are present at the Forum's Media Village. During iMEdD International Journalism Forum, you will be able to connect with organizations, media outlets, nonprofit newsrooms, and NGOs.

Will sessions be live-streamed?

All sessions will be live-streamed, except for the workshops. Live-streams will be available for viewing on the event’s website.

Will sessions be available on-demand?

Yes. All sessions (workshops excluded) will be recorded and available for viewing after the event. Additional content, such as interviews and summary videos, will also become available after the event.

You can watch HERE all the on demand sessions from iMEdD International Journalism Forum 2023.

Will sessions be recorded?

All sessions are “on the record” and subject to being photographed, video/audio-recorded, screen captured, and live-streamed. Attendees, speakers and partners may be captured via these formats. All sessions, materials and activities are subject to recording and may be reproduced in part or whole, and distributed or used in any way.

In what language will the sessions be conducted?

All sessions will be conducted in English or/and Greek, depending on the session topic and speakers/instructors composition.

Will interpretation be provided?

Simultaneous English-Greek interpretation will be provided via headphones for all sessions, as well as in sign language. The language of each session will be indicated in the programme.

Will internet access be provided?

Free WiFi will be provided for all attendees.

I want a press pass to cover the Forum; How can I get it?

If you wish to cover the event or book a specific interview with one of the speakers/instructors/organizations, please email us at [email protected] or use the contact form att. Vasso Batsomitrou (Marketing and Communications Director), mentioning your name, media outlet and request.

What is the code of conduct?

The iMEdD team strongly believe in diversity and welcome participants regardless the race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, or disability. Discrimination, sexual harassment, or other inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated and will be grounds for expulsion from the Forum.

How can I stay up-to-date with iMEdD International Journalism Forum?

Learn first all the latest updates about the Forum by subscribing to the dedicated newsletter.

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The hashtag for the 2024 Forum is #iMEdDIJF24