9th to 13th May

Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Campus Poblenou

Carrer de Roc Boronat, 138 Barcelona

The Audiovisual Cluster of Catalonia is in charge of the organization of the new edition of INPUT together with the Pompeu Fabra University and with the support of ICEC, Barcelona City Council, TV3 and TVE.
After two years without being celebrated due to the pandemic, this 2022 lands in Barcelona where, for four days, the visit of hundreds of professionals from all over the world is expected to participate in the conferences, debates and screening of programs selected by an international commitee.


Acronym for International Public Television, INPUT is an annual international conference that discusses the challenges and future of public television that has been held since 1978. Each of its editions focuses on a different city in the world. It is run by a non-profit organization of public television creators and broadcasters in about 50 countries.
Each meeting presents programs previously selected by a committee of national coordinators. These programs have been broadcast on public television in member countries and are relevant because they lead to reflection because of their innovative or experimental approach, because they propose a new television format, because they use new technologies or because they have generated controversy.
This year’s program is available on the INPUT website.

Accreditations: can be picked up from Monday 9 May at 2pm until 8pm in the lobby of the Poblenou Campus auditorium.

Opening: It will be on Monday 9th May at 7.30 pm in Plaça Gutenberg on the Poblenou Campus.

Exclusive to conference attendees.

Other activities that are organized:

Barcelona Audiovisual Tour: 2-hour guided tour of different locations of audiovisual interest in the city of Barcelona. It will start in Plaça de Catalunya and end at the Columbus monument. Organized by CultRuta, a company specializing in cultural leisure and tourism routes and services for individuals, companies and organizations.

Tuesday, May 10, 7 p.m. 22 € / person.

Exclusive to conference attendees.

Midweek Party: The essencial party of INPUT, where the attendees have a space to enjoy a dinner with music and good company.

Wednesday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. 30 € / person.

Sal Mar Restaurant, Paseo Marítimo de la Barceloneta.

Exclusive to conference attendees.

Conference Reporting on a war: war in Ukraine: special session about the conflict and the role of public tv news correspondents

As soon as the Russian invasion of Ukraine took place, all sorts of media outlets from around the world prepared extraordinary coverage plans for the first European war in decades. Among them, public televisions have had a distinctive advantage compared to others. For a long time, they have maintained an extremely valuable network of news correspondents in many parts of the globe as well as international news desks with a public service perspective. They usually have a better knowledge of the country they report from, and they have the time and the resources to go beyond the breaking news, such as analysing the conflict’s causes and context. How do these facts play out in the coverage on the war in the Ukraine? What are the challenges for the press corps? Has their coverage been immune to disinformation and sensationalism? How do you deal with fact-checking, accuracy or political bias when you sit in a cellar under attack? What images can be shown – which must be shown? Which victims or witnesses do you
approach and interview? How do you decide – and where do you draw the line?

As speakers, we will have Mykola Chernotytskyi (CEO at Suspilne, Ukrainian Public TV), Manel Alías (correspondent in Russia, Syria and Ukraine at Television of Catalonia), Raquel González (correspondent in Ukraine, Argelia and Saudi Arabia at Television of Spain), Antti Kuronen (correspondent in Ukraine, Syria and Middle East at Yle, Finland), Matilde Kimer (correspondent in Ukraine, Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia at DR, Denmark) and Alex Shprintsen (documentary producer, CBC Canada). And, as a moderator we will have Sergi Vicente (director of Betevé, public TV of Barcelona, former correspondent in China at Television of Catalonia).

INPUT Archive: Pompeu Fabra University and INPUT International Council created this archive in 1994 with the aim of compiling all the projects selected annually by the congress for consultation. The collection includes more than 3,000 programs since 1978 and is accessible in the University’s video library. A selection of historical programs has been prepared for this year’s congress in Barcelona, which can be seen at the Poblenou Campus.

Exclusive to conference attendees.