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 • 17:00 - 18:00
Africa Media Forum: Why Nigeria’s Journalists Struggle to Make a Living, and What We Can Do About It.

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Too often, low wages, poor labour conditions and inadequate safety measures challenge the ability of Nigeria’s newsrooms to exercise their watchdog role. What steps must be taken to improve working conditions in the name of quality reporting – and where does responsibility lie?

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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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Ralph Akinfeleye

Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Lagos/ DAAR Communications
Prof Ralph Afolabi Akinfeleye is the Chair and past Head of the Department of Mass Communication University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is currently the Chairman of the Centre of Excellence in Multimedia and Cinematography/Unilag Radio 103.1fm and Television. A graduate of the World First... Read More →
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Funke Egbemode

President, Nigerian Guild of Editors
Funke Egbemode is managing director and editor-in-chief of Daily Telegraph Publishing Ltd, which publishes the New Telegraph Newspapers, and president of the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE). Born in Osun State, she holds a bachelor’s degree from Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile... Read More →
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Mohammed Idris

Chairman, Blueprint Newspapers
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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 →

Friday June 22, 2018 17:00 - 18:00 WAT
Hilton Hotel / Delta Room