IPI World Congress 2018 has ended

The International Press Institute (IPI) held its 2018 annual World Congress in Abuja, Nigeria from 21-23 June 2018. Under the theme “Why Good Journalism Matters”, the World Congress affirmed the indispensable role of quality media in building strong societies, showcasing investigative stories and projects that bring positive change to individuals and communities in Africa and around the world.

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Dapo Olorunyomi

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Dapo Oyekunle Olorunyomi is  the publisher of Premium Times Limited, a news multimedia platform based in Abuja, Nigeria. Previously he served as policy director and chief of staff at Nigeria’s foremost anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) where he designed and pioneered the agency’s crime prevention and education policy. Dapo has broad media experience, having served as editor at Radio Nigeria, The News, and African Guardian magazines, and most recently at NEXT newspapers, all based in Lagos. At NEXT he was enterprise/investigations editor. He is also the founder of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalismbased in Lagos. His work as editor during the years of military dictatorship in Nigeria earned him the 1995 International Editor of the Year Award of the World Press Review; the 1996 PEN Centre (West) Freedom to Write Award; Press Freedom Award (1996) of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) New York; and the 1996 Hellman Hemmett grant from Human Rights Watch. Between 1999 and 2001, he served as member of a five-man international jury for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) award and was West Africa Analyst for the Global Survey of Media Independence in 2004. He is currently the Vice President of CENOZO, the West African Investigative Reporting Network. He served as Senior Fellow at the Washington, DC offices of the Panos Institute where he coordinated MediaNet, a network to strengthen freedom of expression through cross-border collaborative electronic reporting in Africa. Dapo obtained his B.A. and M.A. in English Literature from the Obafemi Awolowo University of Ife, Ile-Ife and holds a Certificate in Human Rights Law from the Washington College of Law of the American University in Washington DC., a Certificate in Natural Resource Management from Oxford University, UK and a certificate in International Humanitarian Law from the International Institute for Humanitarian Law, San Remo, Italy.