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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 • 11:15 - 12:15
Under Press(ure): Covering Natural Resources and The Extractive Sector

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Oil, gas and mining as leading sources of wealth, corruption and conflict

Moderators
avatar for Martha Steffens

Martha Steffens

Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia
Marty Steffens teaches  business and financial journalism, economics for journalists, and entrepreneurial journalism at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, which she joined after a distinguished 30-year career in the news industry. In her outreach to journalists, she... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Oludotun Babayemi

Oludotun Babayemi

Co-Founder, Connected Development (CODE)
Oludotun Babayemi is co-founder of Connected Development (CODE), an Abuja-based organization that uses online and offline tools to promote accountability and transparency in Nigeria. Through CODE’s Follow the Money project, Babayemi and his team advocate for and track the disbursement of funds... Read More →
avatar for Umaru Fofana

Umaru Fofana

BBC Correspondent, FreeMedia Group CEO
Umaru Fofana has been a journalist for over 20 years and has reported from Asia, the United States and several countries in Africa. He is based in his native Sierra Leone where he works as a freelance journalist mainly for the BBC and Reuters. He co-owns the FreeMedia Group, which... Read More →
avatar for Khadija Sharife

Khadija Sharife

Africa Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
Khadija Sharife is an investigative journalist, researcher and Africa editor at OCCRP. She is the director of Plateforme de Protection des Lanceurs d’Alerte en Afrique, board member of Finance Uncovered and fellow with the World Policy Institute. Previously she was the editor at... Read More →


Saturday June 23, 2018 11:15 - 12:15
Hilton Hotel 1 Aguiyi Ironsi St, Wuse 900001, Abuja, Nigeria
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