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November 30th, 2011

 

 

SINGAPORE – How to create space in South-east Asian media for reporting on social and development issues in the context of Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) regionalism was the focus of an experts’ meeting organised in early November by IPS Asia-Pacific, with the ASEAN Studies Centre as co-organiser.

Held at the Institute of South-east Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore, the meeting saw a healthy exchange of views among senior journalists and editors from within the region, foreign policy experts, researchers and writers about how to get more critical, in-depth reportage around ASEAN given that much of the news coverage around it focuses on high-profile summits and gravitates toward state voices, and as its goal of an ASEAN Community in 2015 nears. Read more »

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November 23rd, 2011

Inter Press Service (IPS) is sending a team of reporters from Africa and South Asia to report on the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea, and the Global Civil Society Forum that precedes it. The team will produce daily features and analysis for an IPS TerraViva online site in English and Spanish and in several Asian languages. Selected reports will feature in IPS’s global news service.

Follow the team’s coverage in real time on Twitter at @ipsnews and connect with IPS news on Facebook.

IPS reporting will reflect the agency’s focus on the South and the emergence of South-South co-operation as a powerful dimension of the aid effectiveness debate. Civil society, participating as full partners in the HLF4, and the gender perspective, will be prominent in the reporting.

The Busan TerraViva site has a useful archive that looks back to IPS coverage of previous HLFs and other international financing for development meetings. Finally, the coverage from South Korea is linked out to the concurrent negotiations in South Africa about climate change, where IPS has an African-led reporting team preparing a Durban TerraViva.

More about: Africa, aid effectiveness, Asia & Pacific, climate change, Global, Globalization and the South, Poverty & MDGs, Sustainable development, United Nations
October 24th, 2011

Mario Lubetkin, director general de IPS, Claudia Antunes, Editor, Folha de S. Paulo y Vusi Mona Subdirector CEO de GCIS analizan como promover IBSA. Foto: IPS/Zukiswa Zimela.

IPS se asoció con el Foro Nacional de Editores Sudafricanos (SANEF) reuniendo a líderes de medios de la India, Brasil y Sudáfrica para discutir temas de preocupación común camino a la Cumbre de IBSA que se realizó en Pretoria, Sudáfrica en octubre.

Cerca de 40 editores, accionistas de medios y observadores asistieron al Foro de Editores IBSA el lunes 17 de octubre del 2011, en Johannesburgo, Sudáfrica, el cual se llevó a cabo con el apoyo de los Servicio de Comunicaciones e Información del Gobierno (GCIS) de Sudáfrica y el Banco Mundial. Read more »

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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 »

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April 19th, 2011
The discussion 'What About the Guys' focused on why including men is important in reproductive health issues. Credit: IPS.

The discussion 'What About the Guys' focused on why including men is important in reproductive health issues. Credit: IPS.

Say ‘reproductive health’ and chances are, you think of women. But too little focus is given to discussion and initiatives around the reproductive health of men and boys – and this is why ‘what about the guys?’ was the focus of a panel discussion that IPS Asia-Pacific organised in Bangkok, Thailand in late March 2011. Read more »

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