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Welcome to Mzansi!
In 1994, the International Press Institute gathered in Cape Town, South Africa for its annual conference. Freedom was in the air as the historic election would be held just two months later. Now, 20 years on, the IPI will again gather in Cape Town to celebrate freedom and to inspect the state of media freedom. Since that time, Cape Town is a city transformed. It is a favourite spot on the global tourist map and numerous awards and citations have borne testimony to the excellence of the city’s sights and hotels as well as its integration into the rest of the globe as a hot-spot.
Editor-in-chief, City Press, South Africa
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Those words were spoken by Nelson Mandela at the International Press Institute’s 43rd Annual World Congress on 14 February 1994 in Cape Town, and they are just as true now as they were then.
This year will mark 20 years since IPI held its historic gathering on the eve of South Africa’s first free, multi-racial elections. This year we will return to Cape Town for the 63rd World Congress and Annual General Assembly. Although the Congress is being held in Cape Town, it focuses on all of Africa and its challenges.
The 2014 Congress – which will be held in April, just before the South African presidential election – will explore a number of key topics, including: the Chinese government's role in the developing world, a look at the ‘new’ South Africa and its media 20 years on, anti-terror and other national security laws and their impact on press freedom, and many other important and relevant topics. We'll also have some of the most important and influential media practitioners from Africa and abroad.
This is a conference that you won’t want to miss!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Alison Bethel McKenzie
IPI Executive Director
'Advanced Research on the Web' - an intensive, one-day pre-congress workshop
12 April, Cape Town
Improve your reporting skills and web-search strategies; get tips for finding information online and advice on how to check the reliability of online information; learn how to find websites that have been deleted and how Facebook and Twitter can be used to get in touch with eyewitnesses.
And best of all, do it in a global environment where you can mix, mingle and learn from colleagues from around the world! Check the agenda and the trainers' bios and register to secure your seat.