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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Saturday, June 23 • 09:00 - 10:00
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Several journalists around the world have been killed for exposing corruption. In Europe the murders of Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta last year and Jan Kuciak in Slovakia this year led to intense consternation and robust response from the journalist community. New projects were jointly launched by media organizations to follow up the stories that the two journalists were working on. The message to the killers and those who hired them is that there are others who have the courage. If one journalist is silenced, it will have a ‘Hydra effect’ and many more journalists everywhere will cover these stories.

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Barbara Trionfi

Executive Director, Austria, International Press Institute (IPI)
Barbara is executive director at the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists dedicated to safeguarding and fostering media freedom and promoting quality, independent journalism.Barbara joined IPI in 2000... Read More →

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Zaffar Abbas

Editor, Dawn newspaper, Pakistan
Zaffar Abbas is the Editor of Dawn, Pakistan’s oldest and most prestigious English language newspaper. This is his 37th year in journalism. During this period he has worked for several news organisations, including 16 years for the BBC World as one of its Pakistan correspondents... Read More →
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Matthew Caruana Galizia

Director, Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation, Malta
(**Joining online!)Matthew Caruana Galizia is the director the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation, which is dedicated to achieving justice for his mother, the investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who was assassinated in a car bomb attack in Malta in 2017. He is also software engineer and journalist who worked at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalist... Read More →
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Abdulwaheed Odusile

President, Federation of African Journalists (FAJ)
Abdulwaheed Odusile is a Nigerian journalist with over 33 years of experience.He started his career as a broadcast journalist, in television, before switching over to print, and has worked since 1985 in various Nigerian newspapers.He began his newspaper career with Nigeria's then-leading... Read More →

Saturday June 23, 2018 09:00 - 10:00 WAT
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