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The INPUT (INternational PUblic Television) is an annually held TV-conference and non-governmental association whose delegates are TV-professionals from public television services from all over the world. Its foremost purpose is the promotion of public service television as a driving force in society. They are aware of television being a great medium of information, education, entertainment and communication as well as of their responsibility for and in society.
The association came into being in 1977 by the common interest to inform the public outside the boundaries of mainstream television. In accordance to their statutes valid as of September 2009, the INPUT strives to secure an international programme discussion forum for TV professionals in accomplishing their social, cultural, investigative and educational mission. The members believe in television as being part of our modern culture, a means to bridge communication gaps with “others”, an encouragement to self reflection and therefore a component of society’s development.

This sense of responsibility and interest connects. Likeminded persons meet regularly to present their works, share their knowledge and communicate news so that creative television can be made, far away from any conventions. INPUT gives public television makers a voice. Once a year members and interested persons meet at the INPUT conference to screen, watch, discuss and debate products of public television, whose subjects are worthy of being discussed.
Connecting Ethiopia to the world and enabling national persons to participate in events like the INPUT is, in this regard, one of the tasks that the Goethe-Institut Äthiopien has set itself.



The INternational PUblic Television is an annual conference and NGO, whose international members are TV personalites from the public broadcasting industry.

INPUT Taipei © Goethe-Institut Taipei

INPUT Taipei

The main feature of the INPUT conference is the professional discussion, which follows each screening of a production. For this reason, all productions screened at INPUT 2023 have to be accompanied by a key person.

Best of Input 2022

The Goethe-Institut has been a firm supporter of the idea of public television and of INPUT, the annual INternational PUblic Television conference, for a long time. 

INPUT Barcelona © Goethe-Institut Barcelona

INPUT Barcelona

INPUT travels to Barcelona in 2022 after a two year interruption due to COVID 19 pandemic. This will be the first conference held in presence format since INPUT Bangkok in May, 2019.

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Best of Input 2017 - 2019

The Goethe-Institut has been a firm supporter of the idea of public television and of INPUT, the annual INternational PUblic Television conference, for a long time. 


In 2019 INPUT will travel to Bangkok upon the invitation of Thai PBS, Thailand’s young public broadcaster founded in 2008. 


The colleagues from Forest Creatures Foundation and the Goethe-Institut New York have presented a terrific concept for the next conference which will be opened on April 30, 2018 at the Williamsburg Cinemas in Brooklyn.


81 productions, 39 participating countries, 33 sessions: The INPUT 2017 occurred in the heart of the Greek city Thessaoliniki. The Goethe-Insitut was, in cooperation with Municipalty TV 100 and public broadcaster ERT, part of the organising team.