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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Thursday, June 21 • 16:00 - 17:30
Opening Ceremony

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Muhammadu Buhari

President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari has been president and commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria since May 2015. He is a retired major general in the Nigerian Army and he previously ruled Nigeria from January 1984 until August 1985, taking charge after a military... Read More →
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Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture
Lai Mohammed is the current Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture. A lawyer, businessman and former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), he received law degrees from the University of Lagos and the Nigerian Law School, respectively. In 1989... Read More →

Nduka Obaigbena

President, Newspaper Proprietors' Association of Nigeria (NPAN)
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Dawn Thomas

Chief Executive Officer, One Caribbean Media
Dawn Thomas is the Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of One Caribbean Media Ltd. (OCM) since 2011. Prior to her present appointment she served for four years as the CEO of Caribbean Communications Network Limited (CCN), a subsidiary of the OCM Group. OCM is the largest and most... Read More →
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Barbara Trionfi

Executive Director, Austria, International Press Institute (IPI)
Barbara is executive director at the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists dedicated to safeguarding and fostering media freedom and promoting quality, independent journalism.Barbara joined IPI in 2000... Read More →
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John Yearwood

President, Yearwood Media Group
John Yearwood is President and CEO of Yearwood Media Group, a global consulting and conference moderating firm. He is the former World Editor of the Miami Herald and former host of the Herald’s World Desk, which focuses on global issues and newsmakers. Yearwood’s department won... Read More →

Thursday June 21, 2018 16:00 - 17:30 WAT
Presidential Villa