FoME holds an annual international symposium focusing on a specific issue relevant to international media assistance, including

  • The Silent Takeover – Media Capture in the 21st Century (2018)
  • Media Freedom and the Internet (2017)
  • Media and Media Assistance in Fragile Contexts (2016)
  • Advanced Methods and Concepts in Media Development (2015)
  • Audience Research in Media Development (2014)
  • BRICS and Their Evolving Role in Developing Media Markets (2013)
  • Digital Media and Democratic Space (2012)
  • Impact of Digital Media on Journalism and Development (2011)
  • Practices and Challenges of German and International Media Development Cooperation (2010)
  • Measuring Change: Monitoring and Evaluation in Media Development (2009 und 2007)
  • Migrants and Minorities and the Media (2008).

From time to time FoME organises other events like

  • the Jour Fixe which presents and discusses current projects and themes of German media assistance (2016)
  • the Roundtable on the Future of Media Development (2014).