40th Anniversary of the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC)

The Future of Media Development

24 November 2020, 9.30 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of a singular inter-governmental programme in the UN system that is dedicated to supporting media through training, research, capacity-building, law reform and more. This is UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC).

The Programme over four decades has supported more than 2,000 media development projects with grants of more than 120 million USD in 140 developing countries.

Join us this 24 November for this special event to commemorate IPDC’s 40th anniversary with:


Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize Winner (video message)

Georja Calvin-Smith, TV news presenter, France 24

Peter Greste, Author, journalist and UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Communication

Mijal Iastrebner, co-founder and managing director of SembraMedia

Zukiswa Potye, Chief Executive Officer, Media Development and Diversity Agency


Additional speakers to be confirmed.


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