The International Press Institute (IPI) will hold its 2018 annual World Congress in Abuja, Nigeria from 21 to 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.
With rapidly growing economies, turbulent political transitions and an increasingly tech-savvy population, Africa is experiencing major changes and the African media scene in no less dynamic. This year’s Congress, hosted in Africa’s most populous country and one of its most innovative media landscapes, will also provide a unique opportunity to talk and learn about these changes.
IPIWoCo 2018 Highlights
• Opening address by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari
• IPI’s Africa Media Forum, featuring invaluable insight from top media professionals, experts and thinkers from Nigeria and the rest of Africa on the future of a rapidly changing continent
• Our host country, Nigeria, is Africa’s most populous country and home of one of the continent’s fastest-growing and most exciting media landscapes
• The IPI World Congress is hosted by a large group of influential Nigerian publishers and editors from leading media houses including This Day, the Daily Trust and many others.