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November 30th, 2010
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Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo, Brazilian Ambassador in Geneva and Carlos Roberto Tiburcio de Oliveira, special advisor to the Brazilian Presidency General Secretariat.

On the occasion of the South-South Expo in Geneva 22 – 26 November, IPS joined the South South Unit of UNDP to facilitate a communication meeting initiated and hosted by the Government of Brazil. This was the third time that a group of Southern and emerging countries have come together at the invitation of Brazil to reflect upon and exchange about South South flows of information and communication, and the role of the media. The first meeting took place in Rome in November 2009 and the second in September 2010 in New York. A total of twenty four countries have participated in the meetings to date. Read more »

More about: Africa, Asia & Pacific, Dissemination and networking, Globalization and the South, Latin America, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
October 25th, 2010

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Post – Editor

Organisation – Inter Press Service (IPS) www.ipsnews.net

Location – Asia

Opportunity Details

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

The editor in Asia will join a global pool of editors based in Africa, Europe, North America and Latin America. The team looks to ensure that IPS has timely stories in line with its broad remit, and that these stories have content and presentation to the highest professional standards. Read more »

More about: Asia & Pacific
October 19th, 2010
15 October 2010, Rome - FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf presenting his address during the World Food Day Ceremony, FAO headquarters (Plenary Hall). Credit: FAO News.

15 October 2010, Rome - FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf presenting his address during the World Food Day Ceremony, FAO headquarters (Plenary Hall). Credit: FAO News.

On the occasion of World Food Week 2010 (October 11 – 15) IPS – Inter Press Service with the support of the Italian Directorate General for Development Cooperation (DGCS) invited leading journalists from Africa, Asia and Latin America to meet experts of the three Rome-based UN agencies, to discuss and exchange with them about the facts, trends, sources and news coverage opportunities around reporting food insecurity.

IPS organized a three-day training workshop with the involvement of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP), providing a chance for journalists working in countries whose populations are directly affected by the food crisis to link with the unique global expertise found in Rome. Read more »

More about: Africa, Asia & Pacific, Dissemination and networking, Globalization and the South, Latin America, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
October 19th, 2010

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South-South Learning on Social Protection”  is a new knowledge centre for social protection practitioners to exchange experiences across regions and countries. IPS has become a news partner of the initiative, contributing relevant news stories from across its global network. Social protection means policies and tools that help to protect the vulnerable including insurance, safety-nets and cash transfers.

The learning gateway has already featured IPS stories from Windhoek, Swaziland and Tshwane, South Africa as well as an article from the United Nations about how Brazilian social protection mechanisms have helped it to reach Millennium Development Goal one. The South-South focus of the gateway chimes with IPS’s own commitment to fostering South-South communication products and channels to accompany the new global geography of power. Read more »

More about: Africa, Asia & Pacific, Globalization and the South, Latin America, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
July 8th, 2010
Elena Madrazo Hegewisch, AECID director, Mario Lubetkin, IPS Director General and Federico Mayor, IPS Chair.

Elena Madrazo Hegewisch, AECID Director, Mario Lubetkin, IPS Director General and Federico Mayor, IPS Chair.

More than sixty participants joined lively debates on the theme “Communication and Development: policies, networks and technologies”. The seminar was held 5 – 7 July in the University of Santander, Spain as part of a series of joint activities by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and the global news agency IPS Inter Press Service in 2010.

The seminar gave the opportunity to different actors in the field of communication and development cooperation to exchange their experiences and create coordination channels to improve public communication policy. Read more »

More about: Africa, Asia & Pacific, Capacity building, Dissemination and networking, Europe & Mediterranean, Global, Providing news and content, Sustainable development

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