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The International Press Institute World Congress
in Edinburgh in May 2006 will combine many of the
traditional IPI strengths with some significant
Several hundred publishers, editors and senior journalists
from around the world will come and debate and discuss
a range of issues that concern all those who support
the IPI's core purpose - the fight for a free media
in poor and rich countries alike, in democracies
There will be sessions on topics that have animated
passions for much of the year - on the confidentiality
of sources, on privacy and the celebrity culture,
on the rise and rise of the internet and the difficulty
established organisations face when confronted with
the sometimes valuable chaos caused by bloggers.
There will be a reminder of stories that we covered
- and then forgot. And in a truly dreadful year
for the safety of journalists, we will be unveiling
a major study of an international inquiry into the
subject - along with argument about who is responsible.
And there will be more - looking at the problems
faced by some smaller countries in defending media
pluralism and sustaining quality when confronted
by global players and media concentration.
We are expecting politicians and diplomats of world
fame to participate, along with journalists and
even the occasional celebrity - where they have
something to say.
The Edinburgh Congress will organise sessions differently
to previous years. Most sessions will have one keynote
speaker - and the panel will respond rather than
each make a stand-alone speech. We are determined
to allow more time for debate from the floor. Furthermore,
we intend to employ more audio-visual material to
clarify key points - and to enliven the sessions.
We also will be seeking to extend the impact of
the Congress to the local community. We have already
established a partnership with a local university.
All in all - we want to inform and entertain you
about subjects that matter. So, please come to Edinburgh
and enjoy the debate and the glorious city itself.