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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Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

Thomson Reuters Foundation Correspondent
Novelist, Journalist and Essayist
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. Her debut young adult novel, Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree, based on interviews with dozens of women and girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, will be published by HarperCollins in September 2018.
Nwaubani is the Nigeria correspondent for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, focusing on under-reported humanitarian stories. Her reportage and provocative essays have appeared in scores of publications around the world, including the New York Times, The New Yorker and the Guardian. She writes a regular column for the BBC’s ‘Letter from Africa’.