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April 7th, 2015

Japan ranks among some of the major project partners of IPS. Since April 2009, thanks due to the efforts of IPS Japan, we have been carrying out a media project with the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) on raising awareness for a world free of nuclear weapons. In April 2014, SGI entrusted us with a new project aimed at fostering ‘global citizenship’.

Presenting Soka Gakkai President Minoru Harada printout of a photo of Indian Peepal tree, stressing expectation for a long-term partnership between IPS and SG.

Presenting Soka Gakkai President Minoru Harada printout of a photo of Indian Peepal tree, stressing expectation for a long-term partnership between IPS and SG.

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More about: Asia & Pacific, Global
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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More about: Asia & Pacific
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

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