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March 26th, 2010
Raquel Martinez-Gomez, Carlos Alberdi and Mario Lubetkin

Raquel Martinez-Gomez, Carlos Alberdi and Mario Lubetkin

Since 2007 the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation(AECID) and the global news agency IPS Inter Press Service have a partnership aimed at putting development higher up media agendas. On 25 March, in Madrid, the partners launched a new publication and presented joint AECID-IPS initiatives for 2010 to a large audience of Spanish civil society, media and cooperation representatives.

The book “Communication and Development – Steps towards Coherence” includes contributions from renowned international analysts like Ignacio Ramonet, Marcial Murciano, Osa Maria Alfaro and Steffen Beitz, among others, reflecting on communication as a tool for promoting development and citizen’s education about values like solidarity. The book was presented by Carlos Alberdi, AECID Cultural and Scientific Relations Director, Mario Lubetkin, IPS Director General and Raquel Martinez-Gomez, the book’s coordinator. Read more »

More about: Capacity building, Europe & Mediterranean, Providing news and content
December 2nd, 2008

Inter Press Service (IPS) is pleased to announce the publication of the book “Comunicacion y desarrollo: en busca de la coherencia”, published in collaboration with Fundacion Carolina and the International University Menendez Pelayo (UIMP).

The book is the outcome of a seminar organized in Santander, Spain by IPS and Fundacion Carolina during the summer of 2007, which analysed the role of communication in development cooperation. Read more »

More about: Civil society, Europe & Mediterranean
November 26th, 2008

Federico Mayor Zaragoza and Soraya Rodriguez/Credit AECIDMADRID, Nov 26 (IPS) – Federico Mayor Zaragoza, chair of the IPS Board of Directors, and Soraya Rodriguez, Spain’s Secretary of State for International Cooperation, representing that country’s Foreign Ministry, signed an agreement for media coverage of development-related issues Wednesday.

In the signing ceremony, Mayor Zaragoza underscored “the media’s role in reporting on concrete actions carried out in the field of development aid, in bringing visibility to what is invisible — especially in a context in which it is not clear that development aid will grow — and in bringing to the attention of the public to what extent government commitments (to promote development) have or have not been fulfilled.” Read more »

More about: Europe & Mediterranean, Global
January 11th, 2008

The South-South Executive Brief features news stories, analyses and policy-level interviews focusing on increasing bilateral, trilateral, regional and inter-regional relations among developing countries. Read more »

More about: Africa, Asia & Pacific, Europe & Mediterranean, Globalization and the South, Latin America, North America and the Caribbean
November 29th, 2007

The annual IPS Support Group Meeting, was held in Venice, Italy, on November 29, 2007. The meeting focused on “The role of communication in the alliance among civilizations”. The event was co-organized with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and counted on the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Province of Venice. Read more »

More about: Dialogue among civilizations, Dissemination and networking, Europe & Mediterranean, Global

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