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IPI World Congress 2018
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The International Press Institute (IPI) will hold its 2018 annual World Congress in Abuja, Nigeria from 21-23 June 2018. Under the theme “Why Good Journalism Matters”, the World Congress will affirm 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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Friday, June 22 • 11:00 - 12:30
Town Hall Meeting: Why Good Journalism Matters (And How to Make People Like It)

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Editors and publishers of some of the world’s leading news outlets will discuss with participants their visions for the future of quality journalism in a town-hall-style debate.

Moderators
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Kadaria Ahmed

Executive Director, Daria Media Nigeria Ltd
Kadaria Ahmed is a media entrepreneur and journalist. She is the founder of Daria Media Ltd, a company that is bridging the gap that exists in Nigeria for journalism that is primarily driven by public good. She started her career at the BBC, where she was a senior producer working on award-winning programmes such as... Read More →

Speakers
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John Daniszewski

Vice President, Standards, Editor at Large, The Associated Press
John Daniszewski became AP’s vice president for standards and editor at large in July 2016 after more than 10 years as AP’s international editor. Before that, he had spent 20 years as a foreign correspondent for the AP and The Los Angeles Times, covering many of the major international news stories of the time, including the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, the end of apartheid in South Africa, the upheavals in the Middle East and the wars in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Iraq and Afghanistan. In his current post, Daniszewski is involved on a daily basis with issues of standards and ethics for the AP, including questions of security for news gatherers, use of social media, fact-checking and the challenges of preserving accurate, provable and objective journalism in a time of great political polarization. He is also a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board and vice president of the Overseas Press Club Foundation.*John Daniszewski is... Read More →
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Mostefa Souag

Acting Director General, Al-Jazeera Media Network
Dr. Mostefa Souag is acting director general of Al Jazeera Media Network. Prior to this he held various positions within the network, including as managing director of Al Jazeera Arabic, director of news, and advisor to His Excellency Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer Al-Thani, chairman of the board for Al Jazeera Media Network. He also served as director of the Al Jazeera Center for Studies and was also based in London as a bureau chief. Before joining Al Jazeera Media Network he worked at the BBC World Service and MBC. Dr. Souag has a doctorate in literacy studies. He was professor of literary theory at the University of Algiers (Algeria) until 1993, when he left to work in journalism/media. He is fluent in Arabic, French and English.*Mostefa Souag is... Read More →


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