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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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Rafael Marques: Hero award ‘mirrors hope of Angolans for change’

Angolan anti-corruption journalist Rafael Marques was presented with the 2018 IPI World Press Freedom Hero award at a special ceremony at the 2018 IPI World Congress in Abuja, Nigeria. Unable to travel to Nigeria due to pending court proceedings against him, Marques addressed the gathering via video recording. His full acceptance speech is reprinted here. […]

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Rafael Marques, Rappler honoured at IPI World Congress

Zur deutschen Version The International Press Institute (IPI) today honoured Angolan anti-corruption journalist Rafael Marques and trailblazing Philippine news website Rappler at a special ceremony at the 2018 IPI World Congress in Abuja, Nigeria. Marques, who has braved decades of harassment and prosecution to expose corruption and human rights abuses in Angola, was named last […]

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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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