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At #IPIWoCo, Wole Soyinka offers hope for greater press freedom in Nigeria

Nigerian Nobel Prize laureate Wole Soyinka expressed optimism about the future of press freedom in Nigeria during a special interview at the International Press Institute (IPI)’s 2018 World Congress in Abuja even as he warned against the danger of self-censorship. Pinning Nigeria’s current press freedom level as “55 percent positive”, Soyinka said his country could […]

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Good journalism matters, Nigeria president says at IPI Congress

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari today opened the 2018 International Press Institute (IPI) World Congress in Nigeria by underscoring the importance of quality journalism to building strong societies. “Good journalism promotes good governance”, Buhari told an audience of around 300 Nigerian and international journalists at the World Congress opening ceremony, hosted at the president’s villa in […]

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#StrongerTogether: IPI director’s World Congress address

International Press Institute (IPI) Executive Director Barbara Trionfi addressed participants at the opening ceremony of IPI’s 2018 World Congress in Abuja, Nigeria on June 21, 2018. The full text of her remarks is reproduced below. As we gather here today from 40 different countries to open IPI’s 67th World Congress, there is a sense that […]

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67th IPI World Congress to open June 21 in Abuja, Nigeria

The 67th World Congress of the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, will be inaugurated by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria on Thursday, June 21. Under the theme “Why Good Journalism Matters”, the Congress will affirm the indispensable role of quality media in building strong […]

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