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December 22nd, 2015
Dr. David Phiri, FAO Sub-regional Coordinator Southern Africa & FAO Representative in Zimbabwe, oversaw the award to Busani Bafana

Dr. David Phiri, FAO Sub-regional Coordinator Southern Africa & FAO Representative in Zimbabwe, oversaw the award to Busani Bafana

IPS journalist Busani Bafana received the prestigious FAO 70th Anniversary Medal, in recognition for his work in the field of development journalism and for tackling issues that are of critical importance to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Read more »

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November 30th, 2015

ROME & MIAMI – November 30, 2015 – Inter Press Service (IPS) and iCrowdNewswire today unveiled a fully integrated and managed software-as-a-service (SaaS) corporate communications and press release network hub serving Civil Society, NGOs, the organizations of the United Nations and partners, and a wide range of entities and institutions worldwide.

icrowdnewswire_“The goal is to make the communications process more efficient and equally accessible to large, well-funded organizations as well as to smaller agencies that have fewer resources,” said Farhana Haque Rahman, IPS Director General. “By partnering with the technically strong executive team at iCrowdNewswire, we will be able to provide unprecedented global dissemination of news to agencies of all sizes that are advancing goals for sustainable development, climate change, human rights, education, food and agriculture.”
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November 1st, 2015

Haider Rizvi, who spent nearly 20 years as a reporter for IPS covering the United Nations, died October 29 in Pakistan, his home country.

Haider Rizvi

Haider Rizvi

At the news of his death, his former colleagues and friends were quick to pay tributes to a journalist who had so much to offer – but, regrettably, failed to achieve the journalistic stature he rightly deserved because he just ran out of time.

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September 3rd, 2015

The newly-appointed Director-General of Inter Press Service, Ms Farhana Haque Rahman, assumed office on 1 September. Farhana_ipsCongratulating Ms. Haque Rahman on her appointment and welcoming her on board, IPS President Ambassador Walther Lichem appreciated that she was taking on an enormous challenge, especially to serve the interests of developing countries. “To achieve the goals of the organisation, she will work with highly-motivated IPS staff, binding a global team through intense internal communication and leading them to continue to reach people in those corners of the world where no other news agencies venture,” he said. Read more »

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August 19th, 2015

26 September 1930 – 15 August 2015

Marc Nerfin, a former Vice-President of IPS, passed away peacefully at his home in Paris on 15 August 2015, cared for with devotion by his beloved wife, Joy Assefa.

Marc was a thinker and activist in international development dialogue, always on the side of those seeking a just, equitable and sustainable world order.

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