April 29th, 2011
Organisation – Inter Press Service (IPS)
Location – Africa
IPS is an international news agency that produces news features and analyses about development, the environment and rights. The news agency has a strong focus on developing countries, emerging economies and South-South co-operation.
Overall Purpose of the Job
The editor in Africa will join a global pool of editors based in Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and Latin America. The team looks to ensure that IPS has timely stories in line with its broad remit, and that these stories have content and presentation to the highest professional standards. The editor in Africa oversees copy in English and in French. Read more »
Africa, Dissemination and networking, Providing news and content
April 11th, 2011
ROME, Apr (IPS) – The IPS Arabic service has strongly increased its presence in Arab media over the last few months, amidst wide-spreading Arab popular uprisings.
Around 50 new ‘news-blogs’ and new online small size media have been tracked using the IPS Arabic service, as well as new specialised cultural, political and religious regional networks.
This represents around a 45% increase in IPS publications in Arab media, with a current total of around 170 printed and online media and blogs in 18 Arab countries. Read more »
Africa, Arab Countries, Providing news and content
March 31st, 2011
IPS Africa and frayintermedia have agreed a new partnership to strengthen their respective core competencies in delivering media and communication products and services. IPS Africa will bring in frayintermedia as its preferred training partner and frayintermedia will count on IPS Africa as its preferred partner for producing independent, professional journalism.
IPS Africa and frayintermedia are both Johannesburg-based companies with solid track records and complementary expertise and experience. IPS Africa has more than 100 writers reporting from almost 50 countries on the major economic, social and development challenges of Africa, with its news features, opinion and analysis distributed to more than 700 media outlets across the continent. Frayintermedia offers an integrated approach to media training and has conducted courses throughout South Africa and across sub- Saharan Africa. Read more »
March 28th, 2011
World Water Day was celebrated on March 22 to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year’s conference focused on “Water and Urbanisation”.
As the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) joined UN-HABITAT and UN-Water in co-organizing World Water Day 2011 in South Africa, SADCs Water Division commissioned IPS a special newsletter to highlight the management of urban water challenges in the region “Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge“. Read more »
Africa, Dissemination and networking, Globalization and the South, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
March 25th, 2011
New global geographies of power are re-shaping our world. India, Brazil and South Africa, three democratic, multi-ethnic emerging countries, created IBSA to deepen their ties and bring their voice together on the international stage. IPS news agency has established an independent news portal ibsanews.com to curate the best reporting from and about IBSA and its members. The site, available in English and in Portuguese, offers a unique window on howIPS news agency and the media of India, Brazil and South Africa are reporting issues like trade, diplomacy, environment and energy through an IBSA and South-South lens. Read more »
Africa, Asia & Pacific, Globalization and the South, Latin America, Providing news and content