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November 23rd, 2011

Inter Press Service (IPS) is sending a team of reporters from Africa and South Asia to report on the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea, and the Global Civil Society Forum that precedes it. The team will produce daily features and analysis for an IPS TerraViva online site in English and Spanish and in several Asian languages. Selected reports will feature in IPS’s global news service.

Follow the team’s coverage in real time on Twitter at @ipsnews and connect with IPS news on Facebook.

IPS reporting will reflect the agency’s focus on the South and the emergence of South-South co-operation as a powerful dimension of the aid effectiveness debate. Civil society, participating as full partners in the HLF4, and the gender perspective, will be prominent in the reporting.

The Busan TerraViva site has a useful archive that looks back to IPS coverage of previous HLFs and other international financing for development meetings. Finally, the coverage from South Korea is linked out to the concurrent negotiations in South Africa about climate change, where IPS has an African-led reporting team preparing a Durban TerraViva.

More about: Africa, aid effectiveness, Asia & Pacific, climate change, Global, Globalization and the South, Poverty & MDGs, Sustainable development, United Nations
October 24th, 2011

Mario Lubetkin, director general de IPS, Claudia Antunes, Editor, Folha de S. Paulo y Vusi Mona Subdirector CEO de GCIS analizan como promover IBSA. Foto: IPS/Zukiswa Zimela.

IPS se asoció con el Foro Nacional de Editores Sudafricanos (SANEF) reuniendo a líderes de medios de la India, Brasil y Sudáfrica para discutir temas de preocupación común camino a la Cumbre de IBSA que se realizó en Pretoria, Sudáfrica en octubre.

Cerca de 40 editores, accionistas de medios y observadores asistieron al Foro de Editores IBSA el lunes 17 de octubre del 2011, en Johannesburgo, Sudáfrica, el cual se llevó a cabo con el apoyo de los Servicio de Comunicaciones e Información del Gobierno (GCIS) de Sudáfrica y el Banco Mundial. Read more »

More about: Africa, Asia & Pacific, Español, IBSA, Latin America
October 24th, 2011

Red Global de Innovación de Jóvenes (GYIN). Crédito: IPS.

Jóvenes reporteros de IPS se unieron a jóvenes emprendedores de todo el mundo en Cotonú, Benín, en Octubre para compartir conocimiento y marcar el lanzamiento de la Red Global de Innovación de Jóvenes (GYIN).

IPS África, con el apoyo del Fondo Internacional para la Agricultura (FIDA) proporcionó a los reporteros capacidades multimedia para promover la cobertura innovadora sobre agricultura teniendo como público objetivo a los jóvenes. Read more »

More about: Africa, Español, FIDA
October 21st, 2011

IPS director general Mario Lubetkin, Claudia Antunes, Editor, Folha de S. Paulo and GCIS deputy CEO Vusi Mona discuss how to prmomote the IBSA story. Photo: IPS/Zukiswa Zimela

 

IPS partnered with the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) to bring together Indian, Brazilian and South African media leaders to discuss issues of mutual concern ahead of the IBSA Summit in Pretoria, South Africa in October.

About 40 editors, media stakeholders and observers attended the IBSA Editors Forum on Monday, October 17, 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa, which was held with the support of the Government Communication and Information Services (GCIS) of South Africa and the World Bank. Read more »

More about: Africa, Asia & Pacific, Dissemination and networking, Globalization and the South, IBSA, Latin America, Providing news and content
October 21st, 2011

Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) participants. Credit: IPS

 

Young IPS reporters joined young entrepreneurs from around the world in Cotonou, Benin, in October to share knowledge and mark the launch of the Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN).

IPS Africa, with support of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), provided reporters with multimedia skills to promote innovative coverage of agriculture targeted at the youth. Read more »

More about: Africa, Capacity building, Globalization and the South, Projects, Sustainable development

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