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IPI World Congress 2018
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The International Press Institute (IPI) will hold its 2018 annual World Congress in Abuja, Nigeria from 21-23 June 2018. Under the theme “Why Good Journalism Matters”, the World Congress will affirm 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.

Join the pre-Congress online conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #IPIWoCo. Follow @IPI_WoCo and @globalfreemedia for the latest news and updates.

IPI is a Vienna-based global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists. We are dedicated to furthering and safeguarding press freedom, protecting freedom of opinion and expression, promoting the free flow of news and information, and improving the practices of journalism. 
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Leon Willems

Free Press Unlimited
Director
The Netherlands
Leon Willems, Netherlands, is the Director of Free Press Unlimited, a leading press freedom organisation active in more than 30 countries and focusing on conflict reporting, safety for journalists, investigative journalism, gender and youth and media. He is also the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD). In this role he is working towards enhancing the impact of media development, by creating international cooperation to improve the independence of media and safety for journalists. During the nineties, Leon Willems held several positions at Ikon Television, a small broadcaster specialized in war reporting and social documentaries. For years he was the producer of important news stories about the Middle-East and Sub Saharan Africa. Between 2004-2007 Willems worked for the United Nations, setting up independent radio stations in South Sudan. In 2008 he initiated the Radio Dabanga project in Darfur, Sudan in partnership with journalists, NGOs and peace groups.
Thursday, June 21
 

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Friday, June 22
 

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Saturday, June 23
 

09:30

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My Moderators Sessions

Saturday, June 23
 

11:00