The state of social media in Turkey
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The State of Press Freedom Worldwide
IPI Executive Director delivers report at the IPI World Congress in Cape Town
Covering Religion: KAICIID-IPI Working Meeting on April 12, Cape Town
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Welcome to Cape Town!
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Al Monitor named Free Media Pioneer Award winner
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Advanced Research on the Web: One-day Workshop
An intensive, one-day course to strengthen your reporting skillsGood news. You're still in time for Early Registration for the IPI World Congress ...
Early Registration Extended
Good news. You're still in time for Early Registration for the IPI World Congress 2014!
Prominent Iranian journalist Mashallah Shamsolvaezin named 2014 World Press Freedom Hero
Special award ceremony will be held during the IPI World Congress on 14 April 2014 in Cape Town.
Registration for the 2014 IPI World Congress in Cape Town is now open!
Over the past 20 years we have seen dramatic changes in the media. The same applies to South Africa, the country that transitioned from a brutal ...
"Executive Director's Report: The State of Press Freedom"
Presented by Alison Bethel McKenzie, executive director, International Press Institute
CAPE TOWN, April 13, 2014 - The International Press Institute (IPI) today kicked off its 63rd World Congress in Cape Town with an opening ceremony that featured singing, dancing and drums.
Tim Du Plessis, the executive editor of Media24 Afrikaans News, welcomed the nearly 300 participants to the Congress and Obed Bapela, the deputy minister of the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation in the Office of the Presidency, delivered the keynote address.
Participants then viewed a special video message from Bishop Desmond Tutu and IPI Executive Director Alison Bethel McKenzie presented her Executive Director's Report on the State of Press Freedom Worldwide, which appears in full below.
PHOTO: International Press Institute (IPI) Executive Director Alison Bethel McKenzie presents her Executive Director's Report on the State of Press Freedom Worldwide at the IPI World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa on April 13, 2014. Photo Milica Miletic/IPI
"Executive Director's Report: The State of Press Freedom" presented by Alison Bethel McKenzie, executive director, International Press Institute - available here.
Sunday, April 13, 2014.
Impressions from the Congress
“I must say the Congress was an eye opener to me in many respects and an unforgettable experience. The experience gained reminded me of Benjamin Franklin's greatest statement of all time: ‘Tell me and I forget; teach me and I may remember; involve me and I learn.’ Indeed, I learned a lot, as the Congress was very much involving,”
- Dikarabo Ramadubu, news editor, Botswana Guardian.