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May 17th, 2013

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IPS is organizing together with ASCA and two Italian NGOs, Cospe and Un Ponte Per, the conference “Information for fair and sustainable development: a new way of cooperation between news agencies and civil society”, on May 18, 2013, during the X international conference-exhibition on sustainability best practices, to be held at Fortezza da Basso, in Florence, Italy. Read more »

More about: Civil society, Europe & Mediterranean, Global, Sustainable development
March 20th, 2013
Trond Idås, Nina Johnsrud, Nina Søgaard, Jan Ove Årsæther and Ole Erik Almlid discussing the threat report. Credit: Aurora Hannisdal / SKUP

Trond Idås, Nina Johnsrud, Nina Søgaard, Jan Ove Årsæther and Ole Erik Almlid discussing the threat report. Credit: Aurora Hannisdal / SKUP

 

IPS editor in chief, Sanjay Suri, and Halle Joern Hanssen, IPS board member, were invited to participate in the annual Free Media Conference, organized by the Norwegian Foundation for a Free and Investigative Press (SKUP), held in Tonsberg in Norway, 15 – 17 March.

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More about: Europe & Mediterranean, MENA, 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
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 »

More about: Civil society, Dissemination and networking, Europe & Mediterranean, Projects, Providing news and content
December 20th, 2010
IPS Latin America Director Joaquin Costanzo and Italian Ambassador in Uruguay Guido Scalici.

IPS Latin America Director Joaquin Costanzo and Italian Ambassador in Uruguay Guido Scalici.

The IPS Latin America Director, Joaquin Costanzo, was awarded the “Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity” for his contribution to improve relations with Italy though his long and extensive journalistic activities carried in Uruguay and in Latin America.

The order was bestowed by decree of the President of the Republic of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano, and handed by the Italian Ambassador in Uruguay, Guido Scalici, during a ceremony held in the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Uruguay.

IPS has carried out since 2006 until mid 2010, a very successful project in Latin America with the aim to create a communication platform on the Millennium Development Goals, that was support by the Italian Directorate General for objeturuguayDevelopment Cooperation (DGCS).

Material produced is available at ‘Objetivo Uruguay: Metas del Milenio‘ (Spanish).

More about: Europe & Mediterranean, Latin America, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content

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