March 22nd, 2011
Dear IPS Reader,
In the past months, the world has been witnessing a series of events in North Africa and the Middle East that are reshaping the region and resonating globally. As I write today, attention is focused on Libya and Bahrain. IPS News Agency is able to count on its network of local journalists expertly covering developments, providing valuable context and presenting unique frontline analysis of the volatile situation. IPS is publishing stories from writers like Emad Mekay (Egypt), Mohammed Omer (Gaza), Kaci Racelma (Algeria/Tunisia), Mike Elkin (Libya) and Suad Hamada (Bahrain) in many languages around the globe. In addition our broadcast news partner Al Jazeera, the authoritative source of information in the region, is bringing our work to its audience.
Many news providers have left Egypt and Tunisia, turning their attention just to the breaking crises. IPS, which has long been covering the fundamental fault lines in the Arabic world, is still there. IPS journalists have the continuing mission to cover the less spectacular but fundamental processes of development, the efforts to tackle the legacy of the old dictatorships, and uncover the levers of change. Read more »
Africa, Arab Countries, Dissemination and networking, Providing news and content
January 20th, 2011
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
IPS is seeking a technologically minded, results-driven, proactive team player, who will be responsible for the public presentation and the social marketing of the IPS editorial product online. The ideal candidate is an energetic and highly organized individual, with impeccable attention to detail, who will look for any opportunity to add value to projects. Read more »
Africa, Arab Countries, Asia & Pacific, Latin America, North America and the Caribbean
March 24th, 2009
Mario Lubetkin IPS Director General recently travelled to the Gulf, where he held meetings in Qatar and United Arab Emirates.
In Qatar Lubetkin met with QNA (Qatar News Agency) Director General Jabor Yousuf Jassim J. Al-Thani to review ways of cooperation between the two news agencies.
In the United Arab Emirates, Lubetkin was received by WAM (Emirates News Agency) Director General, Mr. Ibrahim Al-Abed to discuss ways to boost bilateral cooperation. IPS and WAM have a long lasting working relationship since 1985. Read more »
November 3rd, 2008
Inter Press Service (IPS) has signed a content sharing agreement with Al-Jazeera. The agreement provides for sharing of information, cooperation at the local level, working together for coverage in more languages, and broad facilitation of one another’s work.
The agreement seeks to further the coverage of sustainable development issues — a priority of both news organisations. The agreement is based on the commitment of both media networks to guaranteeing plurality, and to giving voice to the voiceless. Read more »
Arab Countries, Dissemination and networking, Global, Providing news and content
August 27th, 2007
July and August were two prolific months in terms of content creation for new web sites. We report the links of some of the new sites developed in collaboration between IPS World Service and the IT department.
Africa, Arab Countries, Asia & Pacific, Dialogue among civilizations, Global, Globalization and the South, Human rights and gender issues, Projects, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
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