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The 2016 CIRCOM Regional Conference takes place on 19 and 20 May 2016 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, hosted by Bulgarian National Television.

The slogan of the 34th CIRCOM Regional Annual Conference, hosted by BNT, Bulgarian National Television, is Bringing Nationalities Together, and the conference will be held uder three major themes:

Refugees in Europe
Constructive journalism

Public Service’s contribution to society

Within these themes we will have the opportunity to address practical issues on storytelling and production as well as the very foundation of public service media. The sessions will deal with broadcasting under attack, data journalism, the Polish media laws and fundamental changes in the media landscape and how to deliver constructive journalism that engages and empowers people. Draft conference programme >>

ftv speakersOne of the keynote sessions will be
What do you do when your town is under attack?
Dominique Delhoume, manager at France Télévisions in Paris, and Jean-François Parmentier, Editor-in-Chief of the Paris newsroom, will demonstrate how FTV dealt with the multiple terrorist attacks on Paris in November 2015. The attacks occurred on a Friday evening when the staff already left for the weekend. How was the reporting coordinated, where were the stories placed, how do you deal with tiredness and keep reporting? What can we learn from French colleagues and how can we prepare for the worst?


This session and many more will ensure a great conference in the beautiful Bulgarian town of Plovdiv.

Save the dates 19-20 May 2016 for CIRCOM conference in Plovdiv!

CONFERENCE Registration and HOTEL Reservation

Please fill in both Conference registration and Hotel reservation forms and return them to email addresses stated in the forms



Welcome to Plovdiv - Invitation by Vyara Ankova, BNT Director General