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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Josh LaPorte

European Journalism Centre
Media Development Lead
Brussels, Belgium
As media development advisor, Josh LaPorte heads the European Journalism Centre’s component of ‘No News Is Bad News’, a multi-year global press freedom initiative in alliance with Free Press Unlimited.

Josh oversees implementation of EJC’s programming across Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, utilizing an advocacy-strengthening approach focused on media literacy, journalist safety, accountability reporting and access to independent information. He is editor of EJC’s ‘Reporting Development Handbook’, ‘Making the Media Work For You: A Guide for Civil Society Organizations’, and co-creator of reality TV serial ‘Top Story: Kenya’s Next Top Journalist’; he joined EJC in 2006.

Previously Josh was based in Central and Eastern Europe where he worked for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Project Syndicate and the Media Development Investment Fund.

Josh holds a Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School at the University of Texas and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.