Lanre Arogundade is the Executive Director of International Press Centre (IPC), a Lagos-Nigeria based media resource centre supporting media to promote democracy and development and Editor-In-Chief of its online news portal and media resource, Nigerian Democratic Report.
Author of Media and Elections: The Professional Responsibilities of Journalists and Fela: Yesterday’s Message As Today’s Reality, he has worked in newsrooms as a reporter and editor (Concord and Vanguard Newspapers, VOA, Panos Radio, etc)
and engages in research, media freedom and free expression advocacy, media training (investigative, conflict, elections, etc) and editing of media resource books.
He led the defence of press freedom against military attacks as chairman Lagos State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) from 1995 to 1999 during which period the council published the authoritative book: ‘Journalism in Nigeria – Issues and Perspectives’. He has received press freedom awards from the Nigeria Union of Journalists (2018) and the West African Journalists Association (1997).
He has a first degree in Psychology (the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University) and a Master’s Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies (University of Ibadan). He attended a course in Investigative Journalism at the European Journalism Center, Maastricht, the Netherlands and is a member Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE).
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