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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 • 13:30 - 14:00
Opening of the Africa Media Forum (AMF)

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As Africa rises in global political, strategic and economic importance, it needs strong, independent, and critical journalism more than ever. The Africa Media Forum is a unique opportunity to highlight a continent’s many changes and debate the media’s ability to document and analyse them. Hear from top African journalists, editors and analysts on the many challenges of the present media and sociopolitical environment and the uncertainties and innovations of the future.

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Abubakar Bukola Saraki

President, Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki is president of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He is currently serving a second term as senator representing Kwara Central in the National Assembly of Nigeria. Before his election to the Nigerian Senate in 2011, he had previously been twice elected as the governor of Kwara State in north-central Nigeria for a period of eight years. He also served as the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, special assistant on budget to former President Olusegun Obasanjo and chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology. More information at... Read More →


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