December 15th, 2011
IPS Africa led a team of reporters that produced ten days of outstanding coverage of the climate change negotiations that took place in Durban, South Africa over the past weeks. During the last four days of the official negotiations a twelve-page printed TerraViva supplement was included daily as part of The New Age newspaper, distributed inside the conference hall to the delegates and to its usual readership across KwaZulu Natal province.
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Africa, Dissemination and networking, Global, Globalization and the South, Human rights and gender issues, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
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 »
Asia & Pacific, Capacity building, Dissemination and networking, Projects, Providing news and content
November 28th, 2011
Inter Press Service (IPS) has assembled a contingent of largely African journalists to report from the “African COP” – COP 17 in Durban, South Africa. The team will produce daily features, analysis and podcasts for TerraViva and material in English, Spanish and French for IPS’s global news service and Tierramérica.
Follow the team’s coverage in real-time on Twitter at @ipsenvironment and @ipsafrica and connect with IPS Environment and IPS Africa on Facebook.
IPS reporting will reflect the agency’s focus on the South and the role of civil society, with particular emphasis on the activity of non-governmental organisations, adaptation in poor countries and the gender dimensions of climate change.
The COP17 TerraViva site has a useful archive that looks back to IPS coverage of previous COP conferences. Finally, the coverage from South Africa is linked out to the concurrent negotiations in South Korea about Aid Effectiveness and the preceding Global Civil Society Forum, where IPS has a reporting team preparing a Busan TerraViva
Agricultura, climate change, Dissemination and networking, Global, Globalization and the South, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
November 11th, 2011
IPS will be reporting from the Global Microcredit Summit (Valladolid, Spain – 14-17 November, 2011), the world’s largest microfinance gathering which assembles a full range of stakeholders including practitioners, advocates, investors, UN agencies, donors, domestic government agencies, and many more.
IPS correspondents will provide special daily coverage from the Summit, in English and Spanish, beginning Monday, Nov. 14.
Articles can be found on the IPS mini-sites focused on micro-finance:
– Microfinance: Can Micro Loans Make a Macro Difference? (English)
– Microfinanzas: Microcréditos con macro resultados (Spanish)
Dissemination and networking, Global, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development, United Nations
October 25th, 2011
IPS, the Secretariat of Information and Communication for Development of Paraguay (SICOM), the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are organizing an international seminar on “Public Media and Society: the Global Experience and the Latin American Path”, on 26 October 2011, in Asuncion, Paraguay. Read more »
Dissemination and networking, Global, Latin America, Naciones Unidas, Providing news and content, United Nations