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PBI 2017 will be held back to back with Media 2020 in Sinaia

Public Broadcasting International (PBI) 2017 will be held at the same venue as Media 2020 on September 12 and 13 in Sinaia, Romania.

Public service broadcasting executives from around the world have met annually since 1991 to share experiences and ideas about how best to deal with challenges unique to public service broadcasting. PBI was created on the initiative of TV Ontario and NHK, and was soon joined by many others including PBS, CBC, BBC, KBS, SVT, DR, NRK, SABC, RTE, and France Télévisions. Since then more than 80 public service broadcasters – representing all continents – have become members.

The two-day meeting will cover topics that may be essential to survive as a broadcaster, while reaffirming the values that should be embraced as public service media. PBI offers broadcasters a rare opportunity to meet someone who is struggling to overcome problems similar to those they have encountered.

The first session is titled ‘Redefining the Public Media value in 21st century’, followed by the second session ‘Financial system changes and the defence of PSM’, which will be moderated by Steve Ahern. (Asia Radio Today)