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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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Markus Spillmann

SPILLMANN Media Strategy Management
CEO
Zurich, Switzerland

Markus Spillmann was editor-in-chief of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) and a member of the management board of the NZZ Media Group from 2006-14. His appointment followed over a decade of service with the Swiss daily newspaper. From 1995-2001, he worked for the paper’s foreign news department, first at the news desk, then as a correspondent for international security policy, NATO, the UN, the Indian subcontinent, and the Balkans. In 2001, he was named head of the international section and deputy chief editor of NZZ am Sonntag, a new publication launched by the NZZ AG in March 2002. Prior to joining the NZZ, Spillmann held positions as a part-time country risk analyst for UBS Switzerland, an assistant at the University of Zurich, and a domestic news editor at the Badener Tagblatt, a regional Swiss newspaper. In October 2015, he started SPILLMANN Media, Strategy Management GmbH. He is currently a vice chair of the IPI Executive Board.

*Markus Spillmann is an IPI member and a vice chair of the IPI Executive Board