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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.

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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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Friday, June 22 • 16:30 - 17:30
AMF V: Watchdog in Need - Why Africa’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 Africa’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?

Speakers
avatar for Funke Egbemode

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 →
avatar for Mohammed Idris

Mohammed Idris

Publisher, Blueprint Newspapers
avatar for Abdulwaheed Odusile

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... Read More →


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