International Press Institute is a global organisation dedicated to the promotion and protection of press freedom and the improvement of journalism practices. Founded in October 1950, the IPI has members in over 120 countries.
Freedom of Expression
The National Human Rights Committee of the State of Qatar in cooperation with the International Federation for the Protection of Journalists and the International Press Institute organised an international conference on “Freedom of Expression: Facing Up to the Threat ” in Doha from 24 to 25 July 2017.
IPI World Congress
The IPI World Congress is an annual event which takes a look at the most urgent matters regarding media and journalism.
The 2018 Congress was held in Abuja, Nigeria from 21-23 June 2018. Under the theme “Why Good Journalism Matters”, the World Congress affirmed 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.
EJN Activities with International Press Institute 2017-18
In May 2017 the EJN joined Al Jazeera, the International Press Institute, and the African Media Initiative for a symposium on human rights and journalism in Khartoum for journalists and civil society. The opportunity also allowed the EJN to enter dialogue with the Sudanese government on its poor press freedom record and call for Sudanese media to be given the freedom to organise itself without state interference.
During 2018 the EJN will be working with international supporters, including the International Press Institute, to encourage further actions towards building solidarity and practical actions to support journalists and media in Turkey.
EJN Programme Report for 2016
EJN Board member Chris Elliott represented the Network at the IPI World Congress and World Media Summit, held in April in Doha, both supported by the Al Jazeera Media Network. During the month we also met with Chinese media leaders, attended the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy, and made further presentations to universities
in Norway and Belgium.