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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
September 26th, 2011

Wangari Maathai (1940-2011). Credit: The Green Belt Movement.

IPS joins the international community in mourning the loss of Wangari Maathai, a tireless fighter for peace and the environment. We were honoured to have her as a contributor to our IPS Columnist Service. In recent years the Nobel Women’s Initiative, our valued partner, helped to connect us to more of her writings and those of her sister Laureates.

As well as giving her a channel through the Columnist Service to reach the mainstream media with her opinions, Professor Maathai was regularly featured in IPS coverage of issues including Kenya, human rights, the environment and civil society. Read more »

More about: Africa, Global
September 14th, 2011

Opening of the 10th Annual CIVICUS Assembly in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Credit: CIVICUS.

Montreal welcomed more than 800 civil society leaders to the 10th CIVICUS world assembly, 10 – 12th September. IPS is a longstanding member of CIVICUS and was well represented at the event – providing news coverage, participating in the debates and taking the chance to meet old and new friends and partners from civil society in all regions. Read more »

More about: Africa, Civil society, Dissemination and networking, Global, North America and the Caribbean, Providing news and content
September 14th, 2011

Soraya Rodríguez and Mario Lubetkin. Credit: AECID.

The meeting ‘Cooperation with the Arab world: a new scenario for communication’, held in Madrid (September 7-8, 2011) as part of the Week of Spanish Cooperation, analyzed the effects of the revolutions and process of transformation in the Arab World – Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain – on development aid. It also looked at how communication can help build bridges of understanding between citizens and institutions in the Mediterranean region. This is the second workshop organized by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID) and Inter Press Service (IPS), which brought together Spanish journalists and colleagues from other regions. Read more »

More about: Africa, Arab Countries, Civil society, Dialogue among civilizations, Dissemination and networking, Europe & Mediterranean, Global, Globalization and the South, Human rights and gender issues

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