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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IPI is a Vienna-based global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists. We are dedicated to furthering and safeguarding press freedom, protecting freedom of opinion and expression, promoting the free flow of news and information, and improving the practices of journalism. 
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KAS Media Africa
Programme Manager
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Zaffar Abbas

Dawn newspaper, Pakistan
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Yomi Adeboye

The Herald Newspapers
The Editor

Azeezat Adedigba

Premium Times
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Raheem Adedoyin

The Herald Newspapers
Chairman, Editorial Board
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Felix Adenaike

Syndicated Communications Ltd.
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Ifeanyichukw Agoha

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
Deputy Director, Electoral Training and Coordinator, INEC Electoral...
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Kadaria Ahmed

Daria Media Nigeria Ltd
Executive Director
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Shuaibu Kere Ahmed

Zuma 88.5 FM Radio
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Ayodeji Aiyesimoju

Joseph Ayo Babalola University
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Dayo Aiyetan

International Centre For Investigative Reporting

Olufemi Ajayi

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David Ajikobi

Africa Check
Nigeria Editor
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Ralph Akinfeleye

University of Lagos/ DAAR Communications
Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication
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Dr. Qasim Akinreti

Voice of Nigeria
Deputy Director Digital Media
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Abdulrahman Al-Obaidan

Doha Centre for Media Freedom
Acting General Director
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Oluwatosin Alagbe

Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism
Design and Technology Lead
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Motunrayo Alaka

Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism
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Ali Alkali

Peoples Daily newspapers, PML Ltd, Abuja, Nigeria
Editor, Political Desk
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Virginia Pérez Alonso

Co Editor-in-Chief
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Salim Amin

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Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Tiger Eye Foundation
Investigative Reporter
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Lanre Arogundade

International Press Centre (IPC)
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Deodatus Balile

Acting Chairman
Tanzania Editor's Forum (TEF)
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Alhaji Muhammad Musa Bello

Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA)
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Eniola Bello

Managing Director
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Bai Best

Liberian Observer Corporation
Managing Director
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Ole Bjellaanes

Norwegian News Agency
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Sandy Bremner

BBC Scotland
Managing Editor, North East and Northern Isles
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Ryan Brown

The Christian Science Monitor
Africa Correspondent
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Muhammadu Buhari

Federal Republic of Nigeria

Kemi Busari

Premium Times
Senior Reporter
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Victor Bwire

Media Council of Kenya
Programmes Manager
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Joan Chirwa

Free Press Initiative Zambia
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Kenneth Woosuk Choi

The Chosun Daily Newspaper
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Daniel Combs

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Yemisi Dada

Radio Nigeria (FRCN)
Principal Reporter/Editor
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Garba Dangida

Newsweek Nigeria
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John Daniszewski

The Associated Press, USA
Vice President and Editor at Large
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Mary Dedinsky

Northwestern University
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Damen Dowse

Project Syndicate
Executive Vice President of Business Development
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Mark Doyle

Former BBC Africa Correspondent
Freelance Journalist/Consultant
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Funke Egbemode

Nigerian Guild of Editors
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Juliet Ehimuan

Country Director
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Hassan Elmogummer

Al-Jazeera Center for Public Liberties and Human Rights
Head of the Partnerships and Research
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Olufunke Fayemi

Voice of Nigeria
Radio Content Provider
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Umaru Fofana

FreeMedia Group CEO
BBC Correspondent
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Matthew Caruana Galizia

Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation, Malta

William Gardiner

DMG Media Licensing
Director of Licensing

Taiwo George

The Cable
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John Githongo

Inuka Kenya Ni Sisi! Ltd
Chief Executive Director
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Glenda Gloria

Managing Editor and Co-Founder
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Scott Griffen

International Press Institute (IPI)
Deputy Director
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Fredy Gsteiger

SRF Swiss Radio and Television
Deputy Editor-in-Chief
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Akua Gyekye

Public Policy Manager, Anglophone West Africa
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Sami Al Haj

Al Jazeera Media Network
Director of Aljazeera Center for Public Liberties
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Johannes Hano

ZDF-Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
Bureau Chief, New York and Canada

Aisha Hashim

Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism
Program Manager

Nicole Herrmann

DPV Deutscher Presse Verband
Special Interest Group
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Martin Huckerby

Journalist & Editorial Consultant
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Hamza Idris

Daily Trust Newspapers
Politics Editor
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Mohammed Idris

Blueprint Newspapers

Concilia Ifeanyi

Programme assistant
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Victor Ifijeh

The Nation Newspaper
Managing Director
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Ismaila Isa

New Africa Holdings Ltd., The Democrat
Publisher, CEO
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Ibanga Isine

Next Edition Newspaper
Managing Editor
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Abdulbaqi Jari

Cultural and Social Re-orientation Front
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Najeem Jimoh

Citizen Fm 93.7 Abuja
Editor In Chief
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Andrew Johnson

Freelance Journalist
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David Jordan

Director, Editorial Policy & Standards, UK
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Yusuf Kabiru

Daily Trust Newspapers
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Barbara Kaija

New Vision Printing & Publishing Company
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Roukaya Kasenally

African Media Initiative
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Christiane Klint

International Press Institute (IPI)
Finance & Administration Manager
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Hiroshi Komatsu

The Mainichi Shimbun
Editor in Chief
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Adewale Kupoluyi

Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Nigeria
Assistant Director/Coordinator, FUNAAB Radio FM
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Anne Leppäjärvi

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
Degree Director
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Gwen Lister

Namibia Media Trust
Executive Chairperson
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Olushola Macaulay

Specialist Communication and Information Sector
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Ken MacQuarrie

Director, Nations & Regions

Louise Malinis

Northwestern University in Qatar
Distinguished Professor in Residence
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Lisa Akinyi May

Grant Coordinator
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Scott McKiernan

ZUMA Press, Inc.
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Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture
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Musikilu Mojeed

Premium Times, Nigeria
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John Momoh

Channels Media Group
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Silvia Morales

International Press Institute (IPI)
Outreach and Engagement Manager
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Tom Mshindi

Nation Media Group PLC
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Pili Mtambalike

Media Council of Tanzania
Programmes Manager
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Joe Nam

Daily Monitor
Contributing Writer
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Trevor Ncube

Alpha Media Holdings (AMH)
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Kaius Niemi

Sanoma Media Finland, Helsingin Sanomat
Senior Editor-in-Chief
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Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

Thomson Reuters Foundation Correspondent
Novelist, Journalist and Essayist

Nduka Obaigbena

Newspaper Proprietors' Association of Nigeria (NPAN)
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Abdulwaheed Odusile

Federation of African Journalists (FAJ)
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Evelyn Okakwu

Premium Times Media Services

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