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: Fighting the Good Fight - African Media Face the Might of State Censorship

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Across Africa, governments continue to repress media freedom through the jailing of journalists, restrictive laws as well as more subtle tactics to control information. Hear prominent journalists discuss their fight to bring news to the public, even when the odds are stacked against them.  

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Edetaen Ojo

Executive Director, Media Rights Agenda, Member of the Board, International Media Support (IMS)
Edetaen Ojo is the Executive Director of The Media Rights Agenda, an organization that promotes excellence and professionalism in journalism in Nigeria. He spearheaded and orchestrated the movement that led the Nigerian legislature to pass the Freedom of Information Act, which empowers... Read More →

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Deodatus Balile

Tanzania Editor's Forum (TEF), Acting Chairman
Deodatus Balile is currently the Acting Chairperson for Tanzania Editors Forum (TEF). He is a professional career journalist with numerous training in Business Management (MSc – Hull, UK), Diplomacy (PGD – Kurasini, Tanzania), Journalism (ADJ – SAUT, Tanzania), and Bachelor... Read More →
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Joan Chirwa

Founder, Free Press Initiative Zambia
Joan Chirwa, a journalist with 16 years of experience both in the field and management position, is a self-driven and highly motivated media personality.Born on August 7, 1981, Joan holds a Master of Arts Degree in Mass Communication from Leicester University in the United Kingdom... Read More →
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Barbara Kaija

Editor-in-Chief, New Vision Printing & Publishing Company
Barbara Kaija is editor-in-chief of the New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd, the largest media house in Uganda. The company owns seven newspapers, including the country’s two largest dailies; six radio stations, four TV stations, websites and magazines. Kaija joined New... Read More →

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