One of Africa’s most celebrated journalists Anas Aremeyaw Anas will be speaking at the 68th World Congress of the International Press Institute (IPI) in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Ghanaian undercover kingpin is scheduled to speak on June 5, 2019 at the event which will attract global editors, media executives and top journalists. The congress is being held in collaboration with the European Broadcasting Union.
Other top media personalities speaking at the congress include Maria Resser Rappler, Gavin Allen of the BBC, Caelainn Barr, the data projects editor at The Guardian and Beata Balogova, Editor-in-Chief of Daily SME.
The World Congress is IPI’s flagship event and a top international forum for issues related to media freedom and quality journalism, gathering more than 300 leading media professionals each year.
“I am delighted that IPI’s 2019 World Congress will take place in Switzerland, where IPI was based in its formative early years”, IPI Executive Board Chair Markus Spillmann, a prominent Swiss media expert and former editor-in-chief of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, said.
“The IPI World Congress allows editors, publishers and journalists with a shared dedication to quality journalism to exchange experiences and discuss common challenges in bringing news to the public. As global political trends continue to cast a shadow over our profession, the opportunity for journalists with common values to unite is more valuable than ever.”
He added: “It is a particular pleasure for IPI to partner with the EBU at a time in which the fight for strong and independent public service broadcasters is essential to preserving democratic, informed societies.”
“Journalism has never been more critical to society and to democracy. That is why it is so important that we come together as an industry to reflect on our place in the world and learn from each other’s experiences”, EBU Director General Noel Curran said.
“The IPI World Congress is a chance for all media – both public service and commercial – to come together to seek common ground and reinforce the important role of high-quality, independent journalism and we are delighted to support it.”
Based in Geneva, the EBU is the world’s leading alliance of public service media. The EBU boasts member organizations in 56 countries in Europe, and an additional 34 Associates in Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas. Its members operate over 2,000 television, radio and online channels and services, reaching an audience of more than 160 billion people around the world in 160 languages.
Established in 1950, in the aftermath of the Second World War by 34 editors from 15 countries, IPI was founded on the belief that a free press will contribute to a better world. Today, with members in nearly 100 countries, IPI brings together media representatives from digital, print and broadcast outlets to address press freedom challenges and to promote independent journalism as a core pillar of democracy.
Source: Daily Mail GH