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October 6th, 2014

IPS extends a warm congratulations to our reporter Desmond Brown for winning the Best Print Story in the recently concluded 4th Regional Excellence in Agricultural Journalism Awards (2014), presented by the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). His submission Fishing Communities Will Face Warmer Acid Oceans was adjudged the winner out of a very competitive field of entries in the Best Print Story Category.

Desmond Brown

Desmond Brown

Desmond joined IPS as a contributor in February 2012 and has anchored IPS’s Caribbean Climate Wire since November 2013. His stories have won two previous CARDI awards: Excellence in Print Journalism (2013) and the Best Print Story Category (2012) for Anguilla Battles a Shrinking Coastline.

You can follow him on Twitter @BrownBerry2013

More about: climate change, Global
November 18th, 2013

uruguayfloodsFor the small island developing states of the Caribbean, there is nothing more important than the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP19) taking in Warsaw, Poland from Nov. 11-22. Read more »

More about: climate change, North America and the Caribbean
June 13th, 2013

gif_unfao38_animation2 June 15-22 marks the 38th Biennial Conference of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO). In addition to daily written TerraViva FAO38 coverage of the conference, the newly born IPSTV, is organising five televised Media Talks on issues related to media and food security.

The “Food and Media Talks” mark the beginning of IPSTV pilot phase that will lead to daily programs starting September 2013. Read more »

More about: Africa, Agriculture, climate change, Sustainable development, United Nations
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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