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June 23rd, 2011

IPS Seminar

The high-level seminar on “Communication, pluralism and the role of new technologies; The Latin American scenario: a view to the future” in Montevideo, this past 24 June, was an important opportunity to debate on the many questions that have emerged about media, pluralism and democracy, the role of media in society, their relations with political power, among others, in recent years. Read more »

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May 20th, 2011
Francisco Mora Zapatero (AECID) and Mario Lubetkin (IPS). Credit: AECID.

Francisco Moza Zapatero (AECID) and Mario Lubetkin (IPS). Credit: AECID.

Following the so called “Arab spring”, and in the midst of the ‘acampadas’, organized mass mobilizations through social networks in many Spanish cities, the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) in collaboration with IPS Inter Press Service News Agency launched the book “Politics, networks and Technologies in Communications for Development”, a tour through the different visions of new technologies and their contribution to information in general and more concretely, to communication for development. Read more »

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February 3rd, 2011

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As people power in the streets and squares of North Africa and the Middle East topples the established order, IPS news agency is in Dakar, Senegal to report from the World Social Forum, the annual global gathering of social movements dedicated to building alternatives. Hundreds of thousands of activists and thinkers from around the world are expected in Dakar from 6 – 11 February. Daily reporting and podcasts from the event will be gathered at the IPS TerraViva WSF 2011 news site, with content in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Read more »

More about: Africa, Civil society, Dissemination and networking, Globalization and the South, Human rights and gender issues, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
December 2nd, 2010
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From Nov. 29 to Dec. 10, the 16th Conference of Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) convenes in Cancún, Mexico, to follow up on last year’s summit in Copenhagen, where world leaders failed to negotiate an international, legally-binding treaty to curb harmful emissions of greenhouse gases.IPS Inter Press Service has an international contingent of journalists from Africa, South Asia and the Americas reporting from COP 16 in Cancun. The team is producing a daily IPS TerraViva online conference newspaper, and material in English, Spanish and French for the IPS news service and the Tierramerica (http://tierramerica.net) communication platform.

Follow our coverage of the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun on our special edition TerraViva COP 16 site, on Facebook at From the Frontline of Environment – IPS and on Twitter @ipsenvironment.

Visit www.ipsnews.net/climate_change/ and http://www.ipsnoticias.net/_focus/cclimatico/ to access IPS reporting on climate change before, during and after COP 16.

IPS is also organizing a media workshop for journalists from G20 countries attending the GLOBE international legislators forum in Mexico DF from 3rd to 5th December.

IPS thanks COM +, UNESCO, FANRPAN and CCMP for their support.

More about: Civil society, Dissemination and networking, Global, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
October 15th, 2010

foldercover1The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs was the venue for a one-day seminar devoted to the role of information and communication and development cooperation organized by IPS – Inter Press Service and Link 2007, a key network of Italian NGOs. The event was supported by the Italian Development Cooperation Directorate and the Italian National Press Federation (FNSI).

The seminar aimed to open a dialogue among journalists covering development cooperation issues and NGO communication officers, to give them the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences to better tackle problems and opportunities. Read more »

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