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December 20th, 2016

By Farhana Haque Rahman, Director General, Inter Press Service

Farhana Haque Rahman

Farhana Haque Rahman

DHAKA, Dec 20 2016 (IPS) – 2016 has been a dramatic year for the world, and for the media. Political dysfunction appears to be on the rise, putting social media under increasing critical scrutiny even as prestigious global commercial news brands capable of acting as the fourth estate are downsizing.

Fiscal austerity in advanced economies is catalysing populist protests and a nascent form of nationalism that risks turning the international arena into a less generous space.
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December 10th, 2016
Mauro Teodori

Mauro Teodori

Congratulations to Mauro Teodori, an ‘IPS’ian for 40 years, for being chosen Star of the Month as best ‘Team Work Champion’.

The IPS recognition of Star of the Month is decided by IPS colleagues, choosing who they believe contributed the most to their success during the month. Mauro went out of his way to help others and was unfailingly cheerful, upbeat, and positive even when the team struggled with delivery dates. Additionally, team members stated that he is organized, efficient and that he worked hard on the right things. The timely distribution of the G77 newsletter in December goes to his credit.

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November 6th, 2016

By Lyndal Rowlands

Paul interviews Dalit women in Hamirpur - a district in Northern India. All of these women have been abandoned by their husbands who fled to escape drought. Credit: Stella Paul / IPS

Paul interviews Dalit women in Hamirpur – a district in Northern India. All of these women have been abandoned by their husbands who fled to escape drought. Credit: Stella Paul / IPS

NEW YORK, Nov 6 2016 (IPS) – Journalist Stella Paul was midway through an interview about toilets when she found herself, and the women she was speaking to, under attack from four angry men.
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October 20th, 2016

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IPS and UN Foundation hold capacity building workshops on SDGs in four countries on three continents

 

Never before has humankind faced as many tough challenges as it does now. Issues like climate change, violence, human rights abuses, the refugee crisis, human trafficking and modern-day slavery continue to grow. In order to end such unprecedented human suffering, the international community has adopted 17 key objectives to be achieved by 2030, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The UN has placed its highest priority on two key socio-economic issues on its post-2015 development agenda: the climate change agreement adopted in Paris in December 2015 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But how realistic are these goals? And can the SDGs be achieved by the 2030 deadline?
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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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