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.

Join the pre-Congress online conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #IPIWoCo. Follow @IPI_WoCo and @globalfreemedia for the latest news and updates.

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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Saturday, June 23 • 16:00 - 17:00
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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 Minutos, where she led the digital transformation of the group in the area of publishing. Her integration of the newsrooms has become a successful example to follow in the sector. She also worked at other media, such as La Voz de Galicia, EFE, Radiovoz and Cinco Días. She received the iRedes Prize in 2012 “for her understanding of the cultural transformation required in newsrooms”. Pérez Alonso has also chaired the Platform for the Defence of Freedom of Information (PDLI) since 2014, which is the leading voice in Spain on the rights of freedom of expression and information. She also frequently speaks at conferences, colloquiums and seminars on journalism, transformation of newsrooms, freedom of expression and information.*Virginia Pérez Alonso is... Read More →
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David Jordan

Director, Editorial Policy, BBC
David Jordan became the BBC’s Director of Editorial Policy & Standards in October 2007. Prior to that, he had been Controller of Editorial Policy since December 2005 and the BBC’s Chief Adviser, Politics for the two previous years. He began his career in television journalism on London Weekend Television’s “Weekend World” in 1984. He joined the BBC in 1988 to help set up its flagship political programme “On The Record” and became its deputy editor in 1989. He was named deputy editor of the current affairs flagship “Panorama” in 1990, before returning to “On The Record” as editor in 1992. He remained its editor until 2003, interrupted only by a period as the BBC’s chief political adviser. Jordan also founded “The Westminster Hour” on Radio Four and was executive editor of Radio Four’s “The Week in Westminster” and the BBC World Service’s “People and Politics”.*David Jordan is... Read More →

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