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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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Saturday, June 23 • 11:15 - 12:15
Surveillance and the Media: Roundtable & Workshop (part I)

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The behaviour of tracking, monitoring, gathering data and invading privacy otherwise known as surveillance, has become normal practice across the globe. Government surveillance programs are carried out in the name of terrorism, but what is the real motive behind this? How aware are the media about surveillance tactics in their countries and how can they protect their data, employees and their sources?
  • What is the state of surveillance in your country?
  • How has state surveillance impacted the media and the way they operate?
  • How has the sophistication and increase in targeted online attacks changed journalism?
  • How have regulations and laws influenced the parameters of surveillance?
  • Are journalists and media houses aware of the risks?
  • What are safeguards that you are taking to counter surveillance?
(in partnership with Free Press Unlimited)

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Leon Willems

Director, Free Press Unlimited
Leon Willems, Netherlands, is the Director of Free Press Unlimited, a leading press freedom organisation active in more than 30 countries and focusing on conflict reporting, safety for journalists, investigative journalism, gender and youth and media. He is also member of the Steering... Read More →

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Virginia Pérez Alonso

Co Editor-in-Chief, Público
Virginia Pérez Alonso is a Spanish journalist and co-editor-in-chief at Público, the only influential mainstream media in Spain to have two women at the helm. Before that, she served as deputy editor-in-chief at El Mundo. Previously, she was the deputy editor-in-chief at Grupo 20... Read More →
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Joan Chirwa

Founder, Free Press Initiative Zambia
Joan Chirwa, a journalist with 16 years of experience both in the field and management position, is a self-driven and highly motivated media personality.Born on August 7, 1981, Joan holds a Master of Arts Degree in Mass Communication from Leicester University in the United Kingdom... Read More →
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Dapo Olorunyomi

Publisher, Premium Times
Dapo Oyekunle Olorunyomi is 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... Read More →
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Joshua Olufemi

Program Director, Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism

Saturday June 23, 2018 11:15 - 12:15 WAT
Hilton Hotel / Delta Room