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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Motunrayo Alaka

Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism
Executive Director/CEO
Motunrayo Alaka leads the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism – the pioneer organisation promoting investigative reporting in Nigeria. Motunrayo Alaka is particularly excited about issues of communications development, social entrepreneurship, inclusive governance, gender mainstreaming and value-driven leadership. Motunrayo Alaka led the inauguration of the Nigerian Network for Investigative Journalism in 2011. She has developed programmes, strategies, curriculums and harnessed resources in people, competences and funds in the last 17 years to directly train over 2000 reporters; mentor at least 86, and influence the publication of about 900 human-angle reports across the Nigerian media on issues about girls and women, education, oil and gas, and electricity. A passion for media excellence has also seen her initiate media monitoring on various issues. Motunrayo Alaka was instrumental to the creation of the Report Women programme and its Female Reporters Leadership leg that has triggered discourses around gender issues in newsrooms. She produced a documentary – Report Women: Untold Stories of Girls and Women in Nigeria which is available online. She serves as resource person for various organisations on research, communications, governance and development strategy. She currently leads 26 media and media organisations under the Collaborative Media Engagement for Development Inclusivity and Accountability (CMEDIA) project which is done in partnership with the MacArthur Foundation.