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 • 14:15 - 16:30
Gender Hack: What Change Can I Bring?

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It has been more than 20 years since the Beijing Platform for Action put gender equality as a critical issue. What we need is less talk and more action! This is a hands-on session designed to encourage editors and journalists to look at critical and protracted gender related challenges in the media with a solution-oriented lens. Editors and journalists are encouraged to to bring their own experiences and clear problem statements from their newsrooms that will be ¨hacked¨ on or worked out during the session. The results? A fresh perspective, new ideas and some commitments that you can take back with you to your newsrooms.

(in partnership with Free Press Unlimited and African Media initiative)

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Roukaya Kasenally

CEO, African Media Initiative
As of January 1, 2018, Roukaya Kasenally is the CEO of the African Media Initiative (AMI). She held prior positions at AMI as the director of programmes and knowledge management (2012 to 2014) and senior advisor (2015 to 2017). Kasenally is also a democracy scholar and a senior lecturer... Read More →
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Bethel Tsegaye

Program Coordinator, Free Press Unlimited
Bethel has designed, managed and implemented freedom of expression projects in the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan and West Africa. She began her career at the International Center for Journalists, where she supported the prestigious Knight International Journalism Fellowships... Read More →

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Motunrayo Alaka

Coordinator, Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism
Motunrayo Alaka leads the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism – the pioneer organisation promoting investigative reporting in Nigeria. Motunrayo Alaka is particularly excited about issues of communications development, social entrepreneurship, inclusive governance... Read More →
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Gwen Lister

Executive Chairperson, Namibia Media Trust
Gwen Lister is a journalist, columnist and press freedom activist. She founded The Namibian in 1985 at the height of colonial rule, making her the first woman newspaper editor in southern Africa. The newspaper was constantly the target of right-wingers because it exposed apartheid... Read More →
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Lekan Otufodunrin

Managing Editor, Media Career Development Network (MCDN) Nigeria
Journalist and Media career development specialist working as Online Editor and committed to providing regular training, mentoring and coaching for journalists in Nigeria and AfricaWith over 30-years meritorious experience in the profession which earned him commendations for outstanding... Read More →

Saturday June 23, 2018 14:15 - 16:30 WAT
Hilton Hotel / Delta Room