February 23rd, 2015
News and analysis from different parts of India constitute an important segment of IPS News Service. New Delhi in fact hosted the IPS News Agency’s South Asian bureau several years ago. I was therefore delighted when the prestigious TERI (The Energy Research Institute) invited me to attend the 15th session of the annual Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) from February 4 to 7. It provided an excellent opportunity to refresh some of the old and outstanding contacts and explore possibilities of reviving IPS institutional presence in a country that, according to experts, is “eclipsing China’s Economy as brightest BRIC star”
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Asia & Pacific
August 6th, 2013
ASEAN Studies Centre’s Rodolfo Severino with IPS Asia-Pacific’s Son at right. Credit: IPS.
SINGAPORE, Jul 30 (IPS Asia-Pacific) – Stories about the Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) aren’t always about sexy topics that make the headlines or interest young journalists, posing a challenge as to how to have more in-depth reportage of social and development issues that the regional organisation is taking on with the onset of the ASEAN Community in 2015. Read more »
Asia & Pacific, Capacity building, Dissemination and networking
June 10th, 2013
Journalist in a huddle during group work.
JAKARTA – Putting climate change in the context of rural agriculture. Packaging and selling story ideas to editors. Translating policy into stories that affect daily lives. Discussing the need for better understanding of climate change to report better on it.
These were but some of the focus of discussions during the Jun. 4-6, 2013 media training workshop on ‘Reporting Climate Change and Rural Development’, which was held here in Indonesian capital. The workshop, the last of a series by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), was organised by IPS-Inter Press Service and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Read more »
Asia & Pacific, climate change, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
May 3rd, 2013
IPS in partnership with Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF), with the support of IFAD, are pleased to inform journalists of its new ‘Rural Poverty Reporting’ training workshop, to be held from June 4 – 6, in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The workshop aims to highlight covering climate change as a development story – by creating a venue both for discussing climate change as a development reality for rural communities, and for discussing it in a newsroom environment in order to tell better, more effective stories around it linked to everyday lives. Read more »
Agriculture, Asia & Pacific, Capacity building, climate change, Globalization and the South
October 16th, 2012
IPS Asia-Pacific led a team of journalists that produced in-depth coverage of the 2012 Annual IMF-WB meetings, Oct. 9-14, which took place in Tokyo, Japan. The team produced an on-line TerraViva in English and Japanese that provided independent reporting and analysis, from Asian perspectives, about key development issues around the meetings, including disaster planning and sustainable development. Read more »
Asia & Pacific, climate change, Dissemination and networking, Globalization and the South, Poverty & MDGs, Projects, Providing news and content, Sustainable development