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November 11th, 2010

ips-ambevThe winners of the Journalism Contest “Water: The Most Essential of All Natural Resources” were announced by the three-member panel appointed to judge the entries. The five best pieces were written by journalists from four different countries, namely Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela.

The first prize in the competition organised by AMBEV and the news agency IPS Inter Press Service went to the piece “Y sigue haciendo agua” (Still Treading Water), submitted by Marina Aizen, a reporter for Viva Magazine, distributed with Argentina’s Clarín newspaper.  The first place winner will receive a prize of US$ 5,000. Read more »

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November 11th, 2010
Isabel Green, Director of Nicaraguan Women Institute. Credit:IPS

Isabel Green, Director of Nicaraguan Women Institute. Credit:IPS

IPS Latin America, in collaboration with UNDP and Fundación Puntos de Encuentro, organised the national media seminar “Women, Work and Leadership in Nicaragua. Gender equity, a key development goal”.

The seminar, held on 3-4 November in Managua, analysed the implementation of the 3rd Development Goal in the country, with a focus on the issue of gender equality in the employment sector. Read more »

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September 9th, 2010
IPS TerraViva 2010 FANRPAN Regional Dialogue

IPS TerraViva 2010 FANRPAN Regional Dialogue

Inter Press Service (IPS) Africa teamed up with the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) to provide editorial coverage of the Annual High Level Regional Food Security Policy Dialogue, with the theme of “Livestock & Fisheries Policies for Food Security and Trade in a Changing Climate”, recently held in Windhoek from August 30 – September 03.

FANRPAN is a regional policy research and advocacy network whose operations are informed by major regional policy frameworks and processes in Southern Africa. Read more »

More about: Africa, Capacity building, Globalization and the South, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content
July 15th, 2010

covergenderglossaryChairman, chairwoman, chairperson or chair? Housewife or homemaker? What is so controversial about contraception, the word ‘family’ or ‘sex worker’? Does being gender-sensitive in news mean hiding the genders and sexes of people who appear in them?

Whether you’re a journalist, writer, researcher or a news consumer, some gender-related words are bound to have gotten you wondering about whether, or how, to use them, or what they really mean. Read more »

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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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