Tbilisi hosts the annual conference of the Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe on 3 and 4 October. A gala dinner will be served on 2 October to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics.
On 3 October Nata Dzvelishvili, Executive Director of the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics, will open the AIPCE conference. Cristian Urse, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, will be next to welcome conference participants and attendees. Elina Grundström, Head of the Council for Mass Media in Finland, and Katerina Nikolaou, Head of the Media Arbitration Committee in Greece, will also address the conference.
The same day Tom Van de Weghe, JSK Stanford research fellow who is an award-winning investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker for the Belgian public broadcaster VRT, will discuss artificial intelligence-enhanced journalism. Still, in its infancy stage, The technology has already arrived in the media and the sooner we embrace all benefits AI offers, the better for the future of the media and all processions involved.
Founded in 1999, AIPCE is a loose-knit network of European press councils for print and broadcast media, which currently consists of 34 member countries; although there is neither formal membership nor a central secretariat. The annual conference is an opportunity for representatives of the media and the press councils to discuss topical issues, exchange ideas, offer and receive advice.
The conference is totally free of charge to attend, providing you are a practising media professional.
If any further information is required, please feel free to contact the organisers: Nata Dzvelishvili, Executive Director of the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Natia Kantaria, Communication Officer, either by email at email@example.com or by phone: (+995) 555-633-543
Venue: Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metechi Palace
Address: 20 Telavi Street, Tbilisi 0103, Georgia
Date: 3 and 4 October 2019