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August 6th, 2013
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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 »

More about: Asia & Pacific, Capacity building, Dissemination and networking
June 10th, 2013
Journalist in a huddle during group work. Credit: IPS.

Journalist in a huddle during group work.
Credit: IPS.

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 »

More about: Asia & Pacific, climate change, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
May 3rd, 2013

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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 »

More about: 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 »

More about: Asia & Pacific, climate change, Dissemination and networking, Globalization and the South, Poverty & MDGs, Projects, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
October 1st, 2012

(L to R) Victoria Malvar, Roberto Savio, SG vice-presidents Koji Shinohara and Yasuro Kubo.

IPS President Emeritus and Chairman of the IPS Board of Trustees, Roberto Savio, has been awarded the prestigious Hiroshima Peace Award, established by Soka Gakkai, a lay Buddhist organisation based in Tokyo.

Bestowing the award on September 29, 2012 on behalf of the citizens of Hiroshima, Soka Gakkai’s vice president Koji Shinohara lauded Savio’s contribution towards the construction of a century of peace by “giving voice to the voiceless” through Inter Press Service for nearly five decades. Read more »

More about: Asia & Pacific, Providing news and content

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