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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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Ralph Akinfeleye

University of Lagos
Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication
Nigeria
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 School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA., Prof. Akinfeleye is a communication specialist and consultant to UNFPA, UNESCO, UNIFEM, WHO, UNICEF, UNDP to mention a few. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (fnge), Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (fnipr), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Development Studies (fcids) and Chairman, Management Board, Unilag Radio-103.1FM and Television – the first University Radio Station in Nigeria. Professor Akinfeleye is the arrow-head that led the Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos to attain the UNESCO rating as one of the ten  (10) Centers of Excellence in Media Training in Africa, and the only one in Nigeria, as well as the Five Million Dollars ($5Mln)World Bank’s STEP-B Centre of Excellence in Multimedia and Cinematography at the University of Lagos, Department of Mass Communication.

Professor Akinfeleye is the Current President  of Nigerian Association of Campus Broadcasting Stations and Current President of the Professors World Peace Academy Nigerian Chapter. An Advocate of Creating Public Relations of Relevance, Professor Akinfeleye continues to add values to the pedagogical purity of Public Relations in Africa.