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October 21st, 2011

IPS director general Mario Lubetkin, Claudia Antunes, Editor, Folha de S. Paulo and GCIS deputy CEO Vusi Mona discuss how to prmomote the IBSA story. Photo: IPS/Zukiswa Zimela

 

IPS partnered with the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) to bring together Indian, Brazilian and South African media leaders to discuss issues of mutual concern ahead of the IBSA Summit in Pretoria, South Africa in October.

About 40 editors, media stakeholders and observers attended the IBSA Editors Forum on Monday, October 17, 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa, which was held with the support of the Government Communication and Information Services (GCIS) of South Africa and the World Bank. Read more »

More about: Africa, Asia & Pacific, Dissemination and networking, Globalization and the South, IBSA, Latin America, Providing news and content
October 3rd, 2011

IPS held its 2011 annual meetings in Helsinki, Finland from the 13th – 16th October.

A public seminar on the theme of “Migration and Communication: Re-balancing information flows and dialogue”, jointly organised with the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), took place on the morning of October 13th.

Latest estimates from IOM suggest that international migrants could number 405 million by 2050 if migration continues to grow at the same pace as during the last 20 years. In the context of these projections much of the public discourse around the issue has been negative. Read more »

More about: Civil society, Dissemination and networking, Global, Globalization and the South, Human rights and gender issues, IOM, migration, Norwegian Refugee Council, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development, UNICEF, United Nations
September 14th, 2011

Opening of the 10th Annual CIVICUS Assembly in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Credit: CIVICUS.

Montreal welcomed more than 800 civil society leaders to the 10th CIVICUS world assembly, 10 – 12th September. IPS is a longstanding member of CIVICUS and was well represented at the event – providing news coverage, participating in the debates and taking the chance to meet old and new friends and partners from civil society in all regions. Read more »

More about: Africa, Civil society, Dissemination and networking, Global, North America and the Caribbean, Providing news and content
September 14th, 2011

Soraya Rodríguez and Mario Lubetkin. Credit: AECID.

The meeting ‘Cooperation with the Arab world: a new scenario for communication’, held in Madrid (September 7-8, 2011) as part of the Week of Spanish Cooperation, analyzed the effects of the revolutions and process of transformation in the Arab World – Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain – on development aid. It also looked at how communication can help build bridges of understanding between citizens and institutions in the Mediterranean region. This is the second workshop organized by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID) and Inter Press Service (IPS), which brought together Spanish journalists and colleagues from other regions. Read more »

More about: Africa, Arab Countries, Civil society, Dialogue among civilizations, Dissemination and networking, Europe & Mediterranean, Global, Globalization and the South, Human rights and gender issues
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 »

More about: Civil society, Dissemination and networking, Latin America, Projects, Providing news and content

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