Founded in 2018 by Nigerian journalist Constance Chiogor Ikokwu, the African Press Club is a professional organization for bona fide journalists, communication professionals and others in the business of news.
Having travelled widely, Ikokwu recognizes that a world-class professional organisation will be of immense benefit to African journalists. She holds the view that a professional and social community with the relevant local and international networks would greatly enhance the lives and work of practitioners in the fourth estate
The club draws its membership from correspondents, editors, information officers past and present and individuals involved in news production. The club supports journalists by providing an excellent forum to share ideas and experiences on professional and other issues.
At the African Press Club, members can become part of a vibrant community of like minded people that are keen on advancing mutual causes such as press freedom, quality journalism, responsible journalism, media research, adapting to the rapidly changing media landscape etc.
The Club’s mission is to inform, inspire and connect journalists across continents.
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Constance Chiogor Ikokwu began her career as a cub reporter with THISDAY Newspapers, Nigeria, a leading national daily, in 2001 and rose through the ranks to become Deputy Editor in 2009, doubling as Abuja Bureau Chief the same year. She started off as a reporter on the Sunday paper, a political-focused title and the highest selling at the time.
She was at various times Enugu Bureau Chief, Foreign Editor, Washington D.C. Bureau Chief, Deputy Editor, Online Editor, Member of Editorial Board and Secretary to the Editorial Board. She has worked as Strategic Communications Adviser for the Nigerian Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment.
Ikokwu is currently pursuing a PhD in Political Communication at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, focusing on the Role of Media in Elections. If you would like Ms. Ikokwu to speak at your event, moderate or host, please email: email@example.com. Thank you for visiting the African Press Club.