IPI begins annual World Congress for journalists in Vienna


The annual Word Congress for journalists under the auspices of the International Press Institute (IPI) kicks off today in Vienna Austria.

The Congress which is designed to draw the cotton on 17 September 2021 is a hybrid type, meaning that it will both be virtual and physical  for over 2000 registered members.

Some members representing Nigeria are Raheem Adedoyin whose appointment to the Executive Board of the respectable body will be ratified at the congress.

Some of these Nigerians are Folu Olamiti member of the IPI Board of Trustees Nigeria Chapter and Chairman of the Church of Nigeria Advent Cable Network Nigeria Television ACNNTV and Dapo Olorunyomi Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer of  Premium Times who is also one of the panelists at the congress.

This year Congress is coming exactly two years after the last one that was held in Geneva.

Last year’s congressional could not hold because of COVID-19 pandemic.

Some of the topics to be discussed are: Innovation in Distribution of News on Messaging Platforms; Think Globally, Report Locally: The Future of News is Local.