The Executive Board of the International Press Institute (IPI) has postponed its 2020 World Congress and 70th-anniversary celebrations, previously scheduled for September 10 to 12, citing the public health risks associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It will, however, launch a series of virtual congress sessions in September to connect the global network of journalists and editors worldwide for critical discussions and presentations
The World Congress will be back to where it started in 1950 in real life in New York in 2021 and IPI is aiming for September and working with its hosts at Columbia University, where the grand IPI project began to agree on dates which will be communicated as soon as it is firmed up.
IPI says it is critical that journalists play a leading role in reshaping a new world that is committed to freedom of expression and to a vibrant media ecosystem capable of sustaining quality journalism.
The virtual IPI Congress sessions will be open to everyone interested in independent journalism and media freedom worldwide, free of charge.