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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Friday, June 22 • 19:00 - 22:00
Gala Dinner & Award Ceremony

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Presentation of the IPI Press Freedom Hero & Free Media Pioneer Awards, in partnership with Copenhagen-based International Media Support (IMS).

Dinner hosted by the Nigerian Ministry of Information and Culture.

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John Githongo

Chief Executive Director, Inuka Kenya Ni Sisi! Ltd
John Githongo is the CEO of Inuka, a non-governmental organisation involved in governance issues broadly defined, with an emphasis on working with and for ordinary Kenyans – youth in particular. In doing this Inuka is guided by the principles of heshima (respect), diversity (celebrating... Read More →
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Glenda Gloria

Managing Editor and Co-Founder, Rappler
Glenda took up journalism during the Marcos years. Revolutions and transitions have shaped her career and temperament as a journalist. She has worked for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Manila Times, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and for international news... Read More →
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Ken MacQuarrie

Director, Nations & Regions, BBC
As Director of Nations and Regions, Ken MacQuarrie is responsible for bringing together and enhancing the BBC’s offer to the nations and regions of the UK. Before his appointment in September 2016, he had been Director of BBC Scotland since 2009. He had been Controller since 2004... Read More →
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Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture
Lai Mohammed is the current Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture. A lawyer, businessman and former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), he received law degrees from the University of Lagos and the Nigerian Law School, respectively. In 1989... Read More →
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Edetaen Ojo

Executive Director, Media Rights Agenda, Member of the Board, International Media Support (IMS)
Edetaen Ojo is the Executive Director of The Media Rights Agenda, an organization that promotes excellence and professionalism in journalism in Nigeria. He spearheaded and orchestrated the movement that led the Nigerian legislature to pass the Freedom of Information Act, which empowers... Read More →
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Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo was born into the family of Adeyemi Osinbajo on March 8, 1957 in Lagos. Osinbajo is married to Dolapo (née Soyode), a granddaughter of the Sage Obafemi Awolowo and the marriage is blessed with three children.He is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Professor... Read More →

Friday June 22, 2018 19:00 - 22:00 WAT
Hilton Hotel