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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
 

09:30

IPI Executive Board Meeting
For IPI Executive Board Members only 

Thursday June 21, 2018 09:30 - 15:00
Daily Trust, Abuja

09:30

Workshop: Covering Elections
Limited Capacity filling up

In cooperation with:
* International Media Support (IMS) 
* UNESCO Regional office, Abuja
* Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

This intensive one-day workshop aims to strengthen skills and insights for reporting on all aspects of elections, with a particular focus on Nigeria’s upcoming elections.

Registration for the workshop is closed. 

Speakers
avatar for Ifeanyichukw Agoha

Ifeanyichukw Agoha

Deputy Director, Electoral Training and Coordinator, INEC Electoral Risk Management (ERM) Unit, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
Works with the Electoral Institute, INEC, Nigeria and presently a Deputy Director, Electoral Training and Coordinator, INEC Electoral Risk Management (ERM) Unit.He ha BA and MA degrees in Political Science and International Relations from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, (ABU) Nigeria... Read More →
avatar for Kwame Karikari

Kwame Karikari

Former Executive Director, Media Foundation For West Africa (MFWA)
Professor Kwame Karikari is the former Executive Director of the MFWA. He has been for several years, a professor in journalism and mass communication at the School of Communication Studies at the University of Ghana.  He has also been involved in training journalists in several... Read More →


Thursday June 21, 2018 09:30 - 16:00
UNESCO Regional Office, Abuja

11:00

Registration
Pick up your registration packet!
Badges are required for admission to all the sessions and evening events.  

Thursday June 21, 2018 11:00 - 15:00
Hilton Hotel 1 Aguiyi Ironsi St, Wuse 900001, Abuja, Nigeria

12:00

Workshop: Online Safety for Journalists (presented by Facebook)
Limited Capacity filling up

Half day workshop presented by Facebook.
* How can you make sure your Facebook account and information posted on the platform are secure?
* How can you stay safe online and protect your sources and contacts?

Workshop  includes a presentation on Facebook's response to the challenge of ensuring the integrity of elections.

NOTE: Registration is closed now. Workshop is fully booked.


Speakers
avatar for Akua Gyekye

Akua Gyekye

Public Policy Manager, Anglophone West Africa, Facebook
Akua Gyekye is Facebook’s Public Policy Manager for Anglophone West Africa, where she leads on engaging with government, civil society and other policy influencers on issues relating privacy, online safety and security, freedom of expression, the impact of the Internet on economic... Read More →


Thursday June 21, 2018 12:00 - 15:00
Hilton Hotel / Kano Room, Mezzanine level

16:00

Opening Ceremony
Speakers
avatar for Muhammadu Buhari

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 →
avatar for Lai Mohammed

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 →
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Nduka Obaigbena

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

Dawn Thomas

CEO, One Caribbean Media Limited
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 →
avatar for Barbara Trionfi

Barbara Trionfi

Executive Director, International Press Institute (IPI)
I am 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. | I joined IPI in 2000, as a... Read More →
avatar for John Yearwood

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
Presidential Villa

17:30

Conversation with the Government of Nigeria
John Momoh will moderate a conversation with four government ministers.

Speakers
avatar for John Momoh

John Momoh

Chairman/CEO, Channels Media Group
John Momoh is the chairman of the Channels Media Group and chairman and CEO of Channels Television. He is a renowned broadcast journalist with a vast experience spanning almost four decades before founding Channels, John worked variously as a news anchor, senior reporter and senior producer for broadcasters National Radio and Nigerian Television Authority. In 23 years, he has... Read More →


Thursday June 21, 2018 17:30 - 18:30
Presidential Villa

19:00

Welcome Cocktail Reception
Reception hosted by  the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Speakers
avatar for Alhaji Muhammad Musa Bello

Alhaji Muhammad Musa Bello

Minister, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA)
Alhaji Muhammad Musa Bello was born  in 1959 in Adamawa state. He is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, where he obtained a B.Sc. in Management with a major in Banking and Finance in 1980 as well as an MBA in the same field.As an expert in banking, industry, business... Read More →
avatar for Ismaila Isa

Ismaila Isa

Publisher, CEO, New Africa Holdings Ltd., The Democrat


Thursday June 21, 2018 19:00 - 21:00
Presidential Villa
 
Friday, June 22
 

08:30

Registration
Pick up your registration packet!
Badges are required for admission to all the sessions and evening events.  

10:00

Welcome Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Scott Griffen

Scott Griffen

Deputy Director, International Press Institute (IPI)
Scott Griffen joined IPI in 2012 as press freedom adviser, focusing on Latin America and the Caribbean. As director of press freedom programmes, he helps plan and oversee IPI’s long-term project work and helps guide the organisation’s overall strategy in defence of press freedom... Read More →
avatar for Gwen Lister

Gwen Lister

Executive Chairperson, Namibia Media Trust
Gwen Lister is a journalist, columnist and press freedom activist. She founded The Namibian in 1985 at the height of colonial rule, making her the first woman newspaper editor in southern Africa. The newspaper was constantly the target of right-wingers because it exposed apartheid... Read More →


10:30

11:00

Town Hall Meeting: Why Good Journalism Matters (And How to Make People Like It)
Editors and publishers of some of the world’s leading news outlets will discuss with participants their visions for the future of quality journalism in a town-hall-style debate.

Moderators
avatar for Kadaria Ahmed

Kadaria Ahmed

Executive Director, Daria Media Nigeria Ltd
Kadaria Ahmed is a media entrepreneur and journalist. She is the founder of Daria Media Ltd, a company that is bridging the gap that exists in Nigeria for journalism that is primarily driven by public good. She started her career at the BBC, where she was a senior producer workin... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Daniszewski

John Daniszewski

Vice President, Standards, Editor at Large, The Associated Press
John Daniszewski became AP’s vice president for standards and editor at large in July 2016 after more than 10 years as AP’s international editor. Before that, he had spent 20 years as a foreign correspondent for the AP and The Los Angeles Times, covering many of the major international... Read More →
avatar for Glenda Gloria

Glenda Gloria

Managing Editor and Co-Founder, Rappler
Glenda took up journalism during the Marcos years. Revolutions and transitions have shaped her career and temperament as a journalist. She has worked for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Manila Times, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and for international news... Read More →
avatar for David Jordan

David Jordan

Director, Editorial Policy, BBC
David Jordan became the BBC’s Director of Editorial Policy & Standards in October 2007. Prior to that, he had been Controller of Editorial Policy since December 2005 and the BBC’s Chief Adviser, Politics for the two previous years. He began his career in television journalism... Read More →
avatar for Khadija Patel

Khadija Patel

Editor-in-Chief, Mail & Guardian
Khadija Patel pushes words on street corners. She is the editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian and a co-founder of the The Daily Vox.  As a journalist she has produced work for Sky News, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Quartz, City Press and the Daily Maverick, among others. She is also... Read More →
avatar for Mostefa Souag

Mostefa Souag

Acting Director General, Al-Jazeera Media Network
Dr. Mostefa Souag is acting director general of Al Jazeera Media Network. Prior to this he held various positions within the network, including as managing director of Al Jazeera Arabic, director of news, and advisor to His Excellency Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer Al-Thani, chairman of... Read More →


12:30

13:30

Africa Media Forum : Political Transitions and Democratic Change in Africa - New Spaces for Media Freedom
The departure of long-time rulers in Angola, The Gambia and Zimbabwe. A peaceful change of government in Liberia. A tightly contested presidential vote in Kenya. Are recent political changes in Africa a sign of a broader democratization? Will media freedom find new spaces to prosper?  

Moderators
avatar for Scott Griffen

Scott Griffen

Deputy Director, International Press Institute (IPI)
Scott Griffen joined IPI in 2012 as press freedom adviser, focusing on Latin America and the Caribbean. As director of press freedom programmes, he helps plan and oversee IPI’s long-term project work and helps guide the organisation’s overall strategy in defence of press freedom... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Doyle

Mark Doyle

Freelance Journalist/Consultant, Former BBC Africa Correspondent
Mark Doyle is currently a freelance journalist/ consultant following an award-winning career as a BBC Correspondent and Editor, mostly in Africa. Important stories he covered for the BBC include the Genocide in Rwanda in 1994 and the wars that spread from Liberia across West Africa... Read More →
avatar for Gwen Lister

Gwen Lister

Executive Chairperson, Namibia Media Trust
Gwen Lister is a journalist, columnist and press freedom activist. She founded The Namibian in 1985 at the height of colonial rule, making her the first woman newspaper editor in southern Africa. The newspaper was constantly the target of right-wingers because it exposed apartheid... Read More →
avatar for Tom Mshindi

Tom Mshindi

Editor-in-Chief, Nation Media Group PLC
Tom Mshindi is a graduate of the University of Nairobi School of Journalism and has an AMP certificate from Strathmore Business School and another from IESE, New York. He worked for the Nation Media Group as a journalist, rising to the position of managing editor of the Daily Nation... Read More →
avatar for Khadija Sharife

Khadija Sharife

Africa Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
Khadija Sharife is an investigative journalist, researcher and Africa editor at OCCRP. She is the director of Plateforme de Protection des Lanceurs d’Alerte en Afrique, board member of Finance Uncovered and fellow with the World Policy Institute. Previously she was the editor at... Read More →


14:30

Covering Elections, Advancing Democracy
Endorsing the Nigerian Media Code of Election Coverage.

Speakers
avatar for Lanre Arogundade

Lanre Arogundade

Director, International Press Centre (IPC)
Lanre Arogundade, a media development specialist, is the Director of International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria. | | IPC builds media capacities to strengthen democracy and development while it promotes freedom of expression, press freedom, access to information, and safety... Read More →
avatar for Mahmood Yakubu

Mahmood Yakubu

Chairman, The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)


15:00

Africa Media Forum: Africa’s Looking to the Future. So Is Its Journalism.
African entrepreneurship is driving media innovation across the continent in response to technological, social and political change. Learn from media leaders about success stories and new models for the African journalism of the future.

Moderators
avatar for Salim Amin

Salim Amin

Chairman, Camerapix
Camerapix, launched from a small shop in Dar es Salaam in 1963 by Amin’s late father, the renowned photojournalist Mohamed “Mo” Amin, has grown into a modern media company with headquarters in Nairobi. Camerapix offers its clients a wide array of media services, including television... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Juliet Ehimuan

Juliet Ehimuan

Country Director, Google
Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor named by Forbes as one of the top 20 youngest power women in Africa, is Country Director of Google leading Google’s strategy and next billion users initiative in Africa.Under her leadership, the Google team has made significant impact on local content development... Read More →
avatar for John Momoh

John Momoh

Chairman/CEO, Channels Media Group
John Momoh is the chairman of the Channels Media Group and chairman and CEO of Channels Television. He is a renowned broadcast journalist with a vast experience spanning almost four decades before founding Channels, John worked variously as a news anchor, senior reporter and senior producer for broadcasters National Radio and Nigerian Television Authority. In 23 years, he has... Read More →


15:30

Reporting Africa - Shaping a New Africa Narrative (Presentation)
African Media Initiative (AMI) presents a research "Reporting Africa"
Media coverage of Africa in both international and African media  and AMI initiative to build a strategy on shaping an Africa narrative.

Speakers
avatar for Roukaya Kasenally

Roukaya Kasenally

CEO, African Media Initiative (AMI)
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 →



15:45

Covering Development: a Guide for African Journalists (Presentation)
Presentation of the European Journalism Centre's guide for African journalists covering development issues with an  African perspective on how to create direct linkages between consumers of information and development projects.
Copies of the guide available during the presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Anne Essex

Lisa Anne Essex

Trainer, European Journalism Centre (EJC)
Journalism training and practice in a post-fact world.


16:00

16:30

Africa Media Forum: Understanding Terrorism and Conflicts in Africa
Multiple security challenges on the African continent, from terrorism to violent extremism to organized crime, continue to threaten peace and displace citizens. What lies at the root of these conflicts, and how can journalists improve their coverage of them?

Moderators
avatar for Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

Novelist, Journalist and Essayist, Thomson Reuters Foundation Correspondent
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani is a novelist, journalist and essayist. Her debut novel, I Do Not Come to You by Chance, won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book (Africa), a Betty Trask First Book award, and was named by the Washington Post as one of the Best Books of the Year... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Victor Bwire

Victor Bwire

Programmes Manager, Media Council of Kenya
Victor Bwire is programmes manager at the Media Council of Kenya. In addition to managing the programmes portfolio at the Council, he runs trainings on specialized reporting including safety and protection of journalists, media and terrorism and violent extremism, fake news and media... Read More →
avatar for Hamza Idris

Hamza Idris

Politics Editor, Daily Trust Newspapers
Hamza Idris is the group politics editor at Daily Trust Newspaper in Nigeria. He was worked for Daily Trust in various capacities since 2005, including as reporter, correspondent, acting bureau chief and bureau chief, serving both in Nigeria’s volatile northeast and in Abuja. He... Read More →


17:00

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

Moderators
avatar for Edetaen Ojo

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Deodatus Balile

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 →
avatar for Joan Chirwa

Joan Chirwa

Editor-in-Chief and CEO, The Mast
Joan Chirwa is editor-in-chief and CEO of the newly established independent newspaper The Mast, founded in 2016 as the successor to The Post, which was placed under liquidation following years of official harassment over its critical reporting. Before taking on her current position... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Kaija

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
Hilton Hotel / Edo Room

17:00

Africa Media Forum: Why Nigeria’s Journalists Struggle to Make a Living, and What We Can Do About It.
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?

Moderators
avatar for Roukaya Kasenally

Roukaya Kasenally

CEO, African Media Initiative (AMI)
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Ralph Akinfeleye

Ralph Akinfeleye

Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Lagos
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 →
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-leading... Read More →


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

19:00

Gala Dinner & Award Ceremony
Presentation of the IPI Press Freedom Hero & Free Media Pioneer Awards, in partnership with Copenhagen-based International Media Support (IMS).

Dinner hosted by the Nigerian Ministry of Information and Culture.

Speakers
avatar for John Githongo

John Githongo

Chief Executive Director, Inuka Kenya Ni Sisi! Ltd
John Githongo is the CEO of Inuka, a non-governmental organisation involved in governance issues broadly defined, with an emphasis on working with and for ordinary Kenyans – youth in particular. In doing this Inuka is guided by the principles of heshima (respect), diversity (celebrating... Read More →
avatar for Glenda Gloria

Glenda Gloria

Managing Editor and Co-Founder, Rappler
Glenda took up journalism during the Marcos years. Revolutions and transitions have shaped her career and temperament as a journalist. She has worked for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Manila Times, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and for international news... Read More →
avatar for Ken MacQuarrie

Ken MacQuarrie

Director, Nations & Regions, BBC
As Director of Nations and Regions, Ken MacQuarrie is responsible for bringing together and enhancing the BBC’s offer to the nations and regions of the UK. Before his appointment in September 2016, he had been Director of BBC Scotland since 2009. He had been Controller since 2004... Read More →
avatar for Lai Mohammed

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 →
avatar for Edetaen Ojo

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 →
avatar for Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo was born into the family of Adeyemi Osinbajo on March 8, 1957 in Lagos. Osinbajo is married to Dolapo (née Soyode), a granddaughter of the Sage Obafemi Awolowo and the marriage is blessed with three children.He is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Professor... Read More →


20:30

Conversation with Wole Soyinka
Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Woosuk Choi

Kenneth Woosuk Choi

Editor, The Chosun Daily Newspaper
Woosuk Kenneth Choi is the International Editor of the Future Planning Department at the Chosun Daily Newspaper, overseeing the Asian Leadership Conference(ALC) which is held annually. As a junior journalist, he founded the Asian Leadership Conference hosted by the Chosun Daily Newspaper... Read More →
avatar for Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka

Nobel Prize Laureate for Literature
Born in western Nigeria in 1934, Wole Soyinka received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1986. Essentially a playwright, he is also an internationally renowned essayist, poet, novelist, theatre director and scholar. He writes primarily in English and his works are distinguished by... Read More →


 
Saturday, June 23
 

08:30

Registration
Pick up your registration packet!
Badges are required for admission to all the sessions and evening events.  

Saturday June 23, 2018 08:30 - 09:00
Hilton Hotel 1 Aguiyi Ironsi St, Wuse 900001, Abuja, Nigeria

09:00

Story Lives On
Several journalists around the world have been killed for exposing corruption. In Europe the murders of Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta last year and Jan Kuciak in Slovakia this year led to intense consternation and robust response from the journalist community. New projects were jointly launched by media organizations to follow up the stories that the two journalists were working on. The message to the killers and those who hired them is that there are others who have the courage. If one journalist is silenced, it will have a ‘Hydra effect’ and many more journalists everywhere will cover these stories.


Moderators
avatar for Barbara Trionfi

Barbara Trionfi

Executive Director, International Press Institute (IPI)
I am 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. | I joined IPI in 2000, as a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Zaffar Abbas

Zaffar Abbas

Editor, Dawn newspaper
Zaffar Abbas is the Editor of Dawn, Pakistan’s oldest and most prestigious English language newspaper. This is his 37th year in journalism. During this period he has worked for several news organisations, including 16 years for the BBC World as one of its Pakistan correspondents... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Caruana Galizia

Matthew Caruana Galizia

Journalist and software engineer, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
Matthew Caruana Galizia is a journalist and software engineer. With two other ICIJ employees he founded ICIJ's Data & Research Unit in 2014 and was a lead engineer on six major investigations:Offshore Leaks, Swiss Leaks, Luxembourg Leaks, Fatal Extraction, Panama Papers andParad... Read More →
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-leading... Read More →


Saturday June 23, 2018 09:00 - 10:00
Hilton Hotel 1 Aguiyi Ironsi St, Wuse 900001, Abuja, Nigeria

10:00

When Lone Wolves Join Forces: Collaborative Investigative Reporting on Corruption, Financial Crimes and Abuse of Power
Lessons from collaborative journalism projects

Moderators
avatar for Anita Pratap

Anita Pratap

Contributing Editor, The Week
Anita Pratap is an award-winning international journalist, author and documentary filmmaker, having worked in Asia, Middle East, Europe and the United States. She is Contributing Editor for India's largest selling English newsmagazine "The Week". She is CNN’s former  South Asia... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Undercover Investigative Journalist, Tiger Eye Foundation
Anas Aremeyaw Anas is an undercover journalist working in Ghana and across the African continent. In disguise, he finds his way into asylums, brothels, prisons, orphanages and villages, where he methodically gathers evidence for hard-hitting stories – then presents the evidence... Read More →
avatar for Dapo  Olorunyomi

Dapo Olorunyomi

Publisher, Premium Times
Dapo Oyekunle Olorunyomi is publisher of Premium Times Limited, a news multimedia platform based in Abuja, Nigeria. Previously he served as policy director and chief of staff at Nigeria’s foremost anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), where he designed and pioneered the agency’s crime prevention and... Read More →


Saturday June 23, 2018 10:00 - 11:00
Hilton Hotel 1 Aguiyi Ironsi St, Wuse 900001, Abuja, Nigeria

11:00

11:15

Under Press(ure): Covering Natural Resources and The Extractive Sector
Oil, gas and mining as leading sources of wealth, corruption and conflict

Moderators
avatar for Martha Steffens

Martha Steffens

Professor, MU School of Journalism
Marty Steffens teaches  business and financial journalism, economics for journalists, and entrepreneurial journalism at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, which she joined after a distinguished 30-year career in the news industry. In her outreach to journalists, she... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Umaru Fofana

Umaru Fofana

BBC Correspondent, FreeMedia Group CEO
Umaru Fofana has been a journalist for over 20 years and has reported from Asia, the United States and several countries in Africa. He is based in his native Sierra Leone where he works as a freelance journalist mainly for the BBC and Reuters. He co-owns the FreeMedia Group, which... Read More →
avatar for Khadija Sharife

Khadija Sharife

Africa Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
Khadija Sharife is an investigative journalist, researcher and Africa editor at OCCRP. She is the director of Plateforme de Protection des Lanceurs d’Alerte en Afrique, board member of Finance Uncovered and fellow with the World Policy Institute. Previously she was the editor at... Read More →


Saturday June 23, 2018 11:15 - 12:15
Hilton Hotel 1 Aguiyi Ironsi St, Wuse 900001, Abuja, Nigeria

11:15

Surveillance and the Media: Roundtable & Workshop (part I)
The behaviour of tracking, monitoring, gathering data and invading privacy otherwise known as surveillance, has become normal practice across the globe. Government surveillance programs are carried out in the name of terrorism, but what is the real motive behind this? How aware are the media about surveillance tactics in their countries and how can they protect their data, employees and their sources?
  • What is the state of surveillance in your country?
  • How has state surveillance impacted the media and the way they operate?
  • How has the sophistication and increase in targeted online attacks changed journalism?
  • How have regulations and laws influenced the parameters of surveillance?
  • Are journalists and media houses aware of the risks?
  • What are safeguards that you are taking to counter surveillance?
(in partnership with Free Press Unlimited)

Moderators
avatar for Leon Willems

Leon Willems

Director, Free Press Unlimited
Leon Willems, Netherlands, is the Director of Free Press Unlimited, a leading press freedom organisation active in more than 30 countries and focusing on conflict reporting, safety for journalists, investigative journalism, gender and youth and media. He is also member of the Steering... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Virginia Pérez Alonso

Virginia Pérez Alonso

Co Editor-in-Chief, Público
Virginia Pérez Alonso is a Spanish journalist and co-editor-in-chief at Público, the only influential mainstream media in Spain to have two women at the helm. Before that, she served as deputy editor-in-chief at El Mundo. Previously, she was the deputy editor-in-chief at Grupo 20... Read More →
avatar for Joan Chirwa

Joan Chirwa

Editor-in-Chief and CEO, The Mast
Joan Chirwa is editor-in-chief and CEO of the newly established independent newspaper The Mast, founded in 2016 as the successor to The Post, which was placed under liquidation following years of official harassment over its critical reporting. Before taking on her current position... Read More →
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Dapo Olorunyomi

Publisher, Premium Times
Dapo Oyekunle Olorunyomi is publisher of Premium Times Limited, a news multimedia platform based in Abuja, Nigeria. Previously he served as policy director and chief of staff at Nigeria’s foremost anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), where he designed and pioneered the agency’s crime prevention and... Read More →
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Joshua Olufemi

Program Director, Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism


Saturday June 23, 2018 11:15 - 12:15
Hilton Hotel / Delta Room

12:15

13:15

Contending with Fake News and Propaganda
Newsroom strategies to build trust in fact-based journalism

Moderators
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Johannes Hano

Bureau Chief New York, ZDF
Since September 2014, Johannes Hano has headed New York/Canada office of ZDF. Before coming to the US, he was based for eight Years in Beijing as ZDF Bureau Chief East Asia. He worked for ZDF's primetime investigative news show "Frontal 21" and as a political correspondent in Berlin. He has authored a number of award winning documentaries about the "war... Read More →

Speakers
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David Ajikobi

Nigeria Editor, Africa Check
David is the Nigeria editor of Africa Check joining them as the country’s first dedicated fact-checker. With a decade of experience, he’s worked across different media platforms from print, radio, television, online and digital media. He was a pioneer news editors/producer at... Read More →
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Virginia Pérez Alonso

Co Editor-in-Chief, Público
Virginia Pérez Alonso is a Spanish journalist and co-editor-in-chief at Público, the only influential mainstream media in Spain to have two women at the helm. Before that, she served as deputy editor-in-chief at El Mundo. Previously, she was the deputy editor-in-chief at Grupo 20... Read More →
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Mary Dedinsky

Program Director; Associate Professor, Northwestern University in Qatar
Mary Dedinsky, MSJ, is a long-time editor and reporter and was the first woman to be named managing editor of a major U.S. newspaper, the Chicago Sun-Times. At the Sun-Times, she was also an education reporter, investigative reporter, editorial writer, metropolitan editor, and director... Read More →


Saturday June 23, 2018 13:15 - 14:15
Hilton Hotel 1 Aguiyi Ironsi St, Wuse 900001, Abuja, Nigeria

13:15

Surveillance and the Media: Roundtable & Workshop (part II)
The behaviour of tracking, monitoring, gathering data and invading privacy otherwise known as surveillance, has become normal practice across the globe. Government surveillance programs are carried out in the name of terrorism, but what is the real motive behind this? How aware are the media about surveillance tactics in their countries and how can they protect their data, employees and their sources?
  • What is the state of surveillance in your country?
  • How has state surveillance impacted the media and the way they operate?
  • How has the sophistication and increase in targeted online attacks changed journalism?
  • How have regulations and laws influenced the parameters of surveillance?
  • Are journalists and media houses aware of the risks?
  • What are safeguards that you are taking to counter surveillance?
(in partnership with Free Press Unlimited) 

(in partnership with Free Press Unlimited)

Moderators
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Leon Willems

Director, Free Press Unlimited
Leon Willems, Netherlands, is the Director of Free Press Unlimited, a leading press freedom organisation active in more than 30 countries and focusing on conflict reporting, safety for journalists, investigative journalism, gender and youth and media. He is also member of the Steering... Read More →

Speakers
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Virginia Pérez Alonso

Co Editor-in-Chief, Público
Virginia Pérez Alonso is a Spanish journalist and co-editor-in-chief at Público, the only influential mainstream media in Spain to have two women at the helm. Before that, she served as deputy editor-in-chief at El Mundo. Previously, she was the deputy editor-in-chief at Grupo 20... Read More →
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Joan Chirwa

Editor-in-Chief and CEO, The Mast
Joan Chirwa is editor-in-chief and CEO of the newly established independent newspaper The Mast, founded in 2016 as the successor to The Post, which was placed under liquidation following years of official harassment over its critical reporting. Before taking on her current position... Read More →
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Dapo Olorunyomi

Publisher, Premium Times
Dapo Oyekunle Olorunyomi is publisher of Premium Times Limited, a news multimedia platform based in Abuja, Nigeria. Previously he served as policy director and chief of staff at Nigeria’s foremost anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), where he designed and pioneered the agency’s crime prevention and... Read More →
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Joshua Olufemi

Program Director, Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism


Saturday June 23, 2018 13:15 - 14:15
Hilton Hotel / Delta Room

14:15

Innovative Ways to Fund Investigative Journalism: Interactive Conversation
  • Challenges with funding newsrooms 
  • Innovative ways to generate revenue
  • Forecast: opportunities for building trust and citizen investment in investigative journalism 
In partnership with Reboot.

Speakers
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Motunrayo Alaka

Coordinator, Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism
Motunrayo Alaka leads the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism – the pioneer organisation promoting investigative reporting in Nigeria. Motunrayo Alaka is particularly excited about issues of communications development, social entrepreneurship, inclusive governance... Read More →
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Lisa Akinyi May

Grant Project Senior Assistant & Communication, Journalismfund.eu
Lisa Akinyi May coordinates the Money Trail Grant Project. Money Trail is a collaborative project between highly regarded journalism and training organisations – Finance Uncovered, Free Press Unlimited, Journalismfund.eu – and Oxfam Novib.Money Trail offers working grants for mixed teams of African, Asian and European journalists to investigate cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse and corruption in Africa, Asia and Europe. The project also offers training courses focused on how to investigate tax abuse... Read More →
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Joshua Olufemi

Program Director, Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism


Saturday June 23, 2018 14:15 - 15:00
Hilton Hotel 1 Aguiyi Ironsi St, Wuse 900001, Abuja, Nigeria

14:15

Gender Hack: What Change Can I Bring?
It has been more than 20 years since the Beijing Platform for Action put gender equality as a critical issue. What we need is less talk and more action! This is a hands-on session designed to encourage editors and journalists to look at critical and protracted gender related challenges in the media with a solution-oriented lens. Editors and journalists are encouraged to to bring their own experiences and clear problem statements from their newsrooms that will be ¨hacked¨ on or worked out during the session. The results? A fresh perspective, new ideas and some commitments that you can take back with you to your newsrooms.


(in partnership with Free Press Unlimited and African Media initiative)

Moderators
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Roukaya Kasenally

CEO, African Media Initiative (AMI)
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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Bethel Tsegaye

Program Coordinator, Free Press Unlimited
Bethel has designed, managed and implemented freedom of expression projects in the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan and West Africa. She began her career at the International Center for Journalists, where she supported the prestigious Knight International Journalism Fellowships... Read More →

Speakers
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Motunrayo Alaka

Coordinator, Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism
Motunrayo Alaka leads the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism – the pioneer organisation promoting investigative reporting in Nigeria. Motunrayo Alaka is particularly excited about issues of communications development, social entrepreneurship, inclusive governance... Read More →
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Gwen Lister

Executive Chairperson, Namibia Media Trust
Gwen Lister is a journalist, columnist and press freedom activist. She founded The Namibian in 1985 at the height of colonial rule, making her the first woman newspaper editor in southern Africa. The newspaper was constantly the target of right-wingers because it exposed apartheid... Read More →
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Lekan Otufodunrin

Managing Editor, The Nation Newspapers
Journalist and Media career development specialist working as Online Editor and committed to providing regular training, mentoring and coaching for journalists in Nigeria and Africa | With over 30-years meritorious experience in the profession which earned him commendations for outstanding... Read More →


Saturday June 23, 2018 14:15 - 16:30
Hilton Hotel / Delta Room

15:00

Evidence is Power: Presentation of Independent and Secure Platforms for Journalists in Nigeria
* Report a threat!
Press Attack Tracker is a geo-location platform for tracking and reporting attacks on journalists in Nigeria.

* Protect your source!
Leaks.ng is Nigeria´s first secure whistleblowing platform that allows citizens to send sensitive information in the public interest to trusted media houses anonymously.

Speakers
avatar for Oluwatosin Alagbe

Oluwatosin Alagbe

Design and Technology Lead, Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism
I’m the Design and Technology Lead at Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), an organization founded to promote a truly independent media landscape that advances fundamental human rights, good governance and accountability through the use of investigative journalism... Read More →


Saturday June 23, 2018 15:00 - 15:30
Hilton Hotel 1 Aguiyi Ironsi St, Wuse 900001, Abuja, Nigeria

15:00

IPI General Assembly
NOTE:  For IPI members only.

Saturday June 23, 2018 15:00 - 17:00
Hilton Hotel / Edo Room

17:00

IPI Executive Board Meeting
Newly elected Executive Board meets.

NOTE: For Executive Board members only!

Saturday June 23, 2018 17:00 - 18:00
Hilton Hotel / Edo Room

18:30

Transfers to the closing dinner
Buses leave from Transcorp Hilton Hotel

Saturday June 23, 2018 18:30 - 18:45
TBA

19:00

Closing Dinner
Dinner hosted by the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Speakers
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Yusuf Kabiru

Chairman, Daily Trust Newspapers
Kabiru A. Yusuf, is a media professional with over two decades of experience. Mr. Yusuf holds B.Sc degree in Political Science and History from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, and a Masters degree in Political Economy from University of Toronto, Canada. He is currently the Chairman... Read More →
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Abubakar Bukola Saraki

President, Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki is president of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He is currently serving a second term as senator representing Kwara Central in the National Assembly of Nigeria. Before his election to the Nigerian Senate in 2011, he had previously been twice... Read More →


Saturday June 23, 2018 19:00 - 22:00
The Dunes, Maitama district, Abuja
 
Sunday, June 24
 

10:00

Media Tour: Guided Tour to Channels TV
Limited Capacity full

Maximum number of participants: 20
For registered IPI World Congress participants only. No additional fee.
Pre-registration required. To register, please send an email to cklint@ipi.media.
Transfers from the Transcorp Hilton Hotel will be arranged. Bus leaves at 09:45 from the hotel.

Sunday June 24, 2018 10:00 - 12:00
Channels TV, Abuja