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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Musikilu Mojeed

Premium Times, Nigeria
Musikilu Mojeed, a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), is an award-winning journalist and Editor-in-Chief/Chief Operating Officer at Premium Times newspaper, which he co-founded.
He is also the President of the Nigerian chapter of the International Press Institute.
A 2012 Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, and 2009 Ford Foundation International Fellow at The City University of New York, Mojeed was a Jury member of the UNESCO World Press Freedom Awards, completing his three-year tenure in 2016. He is also on the expert council of Fetisov Journalism Awards, the world's biggest Journalism context in terms of cash prizes.
He has reported extensively on corruption, human rights and human trafficking and is one of Africa's most regarded investigative journalists. 
A winner of several awards, Mojeed shared a Pulitzer for his team’s groundbreaking reporting on the Panama Papers. He has also been honoured with the Global Shining Light Award,  FAIR’s Editor’s Courage Award, the Wole Soyinka Investigative Reporting Awards, Global Editor's Network’s Data Journalism Award, among others. 
He has trained journalists in Nigeria, Ghana, Tunisia, South Africa, Senegal, Benin Republic on investigative reporting and is a regular speaker at the West African Investigative Journalism Conference, the African Investigative Journalism Conference and the Global Investigative Journalism Conference. He also spoke at the World Press Freedom Day Celebration in Riga, Latvia, in 2015.
Mojeed is a trustee of the Global Media Campaign to End FGM (a UK charity) and was on the board of the Johannesburg-based Forum for African Investigative Reporters, and is a member of the U.S-based Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE).
He was chair of the Board of the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism and was the creator of nigeriapolicewatch.com (which empowers citizens to oversee police conduct) and imoleng.com (a platform that connects Nigerian journalists with resources for in-depth reporting). 
Mojeed holds a bachelor's degree in Communication Arts from the University of Uyo, Nigeria, and a Masters in Journalism from the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism.