International Public Media Conference

The first International Public Media Conference (IPMC) took place on March 4 in Bern. We are glad to offer you the video of all the panels and keynotes at the event. Thank you for your interest!

This content was published on March 4, 2019
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SWI offered a livestream of the IPMC panels online: 

- Opening address by Federal Councillor and media minister Simonetta Sommaruga, Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications DETECExternal link

- Keynote Karen Donders, Head of Media Unit, research centre imec-SMITExternal link, Virje Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
"Public service media beyond the digital hype: Are public broadcasters making a difference in European societies?" 

- Executive Panel: "More challenging than ever, more challenged than ever"
Cilla Benkö, Director General Sveriges RadioExternal link, Sweden
Gilles Marchand, Director General SRG SSRExternal link, Switzerland
Jean-Paul Philippot, Administrator General RTBFExternal link, Belgium
Karola Wille, Director General MDRExternal link, Germany

- Keynote Noel Curran, Director General European Broadcasting Union EBUExternal link
"The Enduring and Unique Value of Public Service Media"

- Case Presentation from Denmark: "Ramasjang Saves The WorldExternal link"
Laerke Vindahl, Head of Children's Content Productions DRExternal link, Denmark

- Presentation of the study "Service public. Acceptance of the young target group and future opportunities"
Ulla Autenrieth, Project Manager HTW ChurExternal link / University of BaselExternal link, Switzerland
Fiona Fehlmann, Scientific Collaborator, HTW ChurExternal link, Switzerland
Matthias Künzler, Head of Research, Institute for Multimedia Production, HTW ChurExternal link, Switzerland

- Case Presentation from Scotland: "BBC The SocialExternal link"
Kirsty Drain, Senior Content Producer, BBC ScotlandExternal link, United Kingdom

- Presentation of the study "Public service media in the digital age - the perpective of European regulatory bodies"
Samuel Studer, Media Specialist, Federal Office of CommunicationsExternal link, Switzerland

- Case Presentation from Switzerland: "InfoVerso: le média en transparenceExternal link"Christophe Chaudet, Director News & Sports RTSExternal link, Switzerland

- Closing Remarks Otfried Jarren, President of the Federal Media Commission FMECExternal link, Switzerland

Find a roundup of the conference with some of the main points here: 

Please find our dossier on the Swiss media landscape hereExternal link.

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