More Top Media Speakers Join IPI World Congress Line-up
Friday, 27 May 2011
Early Bird Registration Rate Extension Ends Wednesday, 1 June 2011
The special Early Bird Rate, which will save you 40% off IPI’s regular Congress rates, ends in just under one week.
Reduced registration rates until 1 June:
IPI Members: EUR 660
Non-Members: EUR 900
Accompanying Persons: EUR 300
Meanwhile, we are pleased to announce the addition of several new names to our stellar lineup of moderators, speakers and panelists.
Cornelia Vospernik, head of news and former Beijing bureau chief for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF), will moderate the session titled, "21st Century Rivals: Covering the Rise of China and Its Global Competition with the U.S.", on Sunday, 25 September 2011. Currently in charge of the news programmes of the TV channel ORF eins. Vospernik worked from 2007-2010 as bureau chief and correspondent for China and Southeast Asia in Beijing, where she opened the ORF’s office in 2007. She was bureau chief of the ORF London office from 2000-2002. Vospernik has published two books about her work in China, was voted foreign political journalist of the year in 2009, and given two Austrian human rights awards for her reporting in China.
Also joining the session on "Covering the Rise of China" is David Schlesinger, Chairman of Thomson Reuters China, Hong Kong. A former editor-in-chief of Reuters (2007-2011), Schlesinger was named chairman of Thomson Reuters China in February 2011. He joined Reuters in 1987 in Hong Kong as a correspondent and then ran Reuters editorial operations in Taiwan, China and the Greater China region between 1989 and 1995. In 1995, he transferred to New York as financial editor for the Americas and also served as managing editor for the Americas.
John Daniszewski, vice president and senior managing editor of the Associated Press (AP) in New York, will take part in the session, “Covering North Korea”, also on Sunday, 25 September 2011. Daniszewski was appointed international editor of AP in March 2011. He has spent the last 20 years as a foreign correspondent for the AP and the Los Angeles Times, covering almost all of the major international news stories of our time including the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe, the end of apartheid in South Africa, the upheavals in the Middle East and the wars in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Iraq and Afghanistan.
As senior managing editor and vice president of the AP for international news and photography, he is responsible for more than 1,000 journalists working outside the United States. He is currently leading the AP's effort to pry open North Korea to more international reporting, and recently returned from his second trip to Pyongyang in two months.
Finally, Manoj Mitta, a senior editor for the Times of India, the largest English-language newspaper in India, will join the panel, “Following the Funds – Covering Development Aid and Corruption”, on Tuesday, 27 September 2011. Mitta has also worked with the Indian Express and India Today, and specializes in legal and public policy issues, with a special interest in human rights and judicial accountability. He is also the director and a co-founder of the Foundation for Media Professionals, which protects free speech and promotes quality journalism.
Themed "The Asia Media Century? 21st Century Developments from New Technologies to Press Freedom," the IPI World Congress will focus attention on developments in Asia in general and East Asia in particular, as well as topics focussed more closely on press freedom and the media industry.
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