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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Dapo Olorunyomi

Premium Times
Publisher & CEO
Dapo Olorunyomi is currently the publisher of Nigeria’s leading investigative news platform, Premium Times. Previous to this, he served as pioneer policy director and chief of staff at Nigeria’s leading anti-corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
His work as editor during the years of military dictatorship in Nigeria earned him the 1995 International Editor of the Year Award of the World Press Review; the 1996 PEN Center (West) Freedom to Write Award; and the Press Freedom Award (1996) of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) New York.
In 2017, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) awarded him its Press Freedom award; that same year, the Nigeria Institute of Journalists [NIJ], conferred him a fellowship award; and the Diamond Awards for Media Excellence, [DAME], announced him as recipient of its Lifetime Award. The Committee to Protect Journalists [CPJ] has also announced him co-recipient of its 2020 International Human Rights Award.
He is currently on the board of the African regional fact checking organisation, AfricaCheck, of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists [ICIJ], of the Panos Institute for West Africa [PIWA], and the International Fact Checkers Network [IFCN] In 1995, he founded the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism. Ten years later, he co-founded the first Investigative journalism newsroom in Nigeria premiumtimesng.com, and in 2014, West Africa’s first journalism innovation and development centre, [www.ptcij.org].
He was educated at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, the Washington College of Law, American University, Washington DC, and the University of Oxford in the UK.