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October 11th, 2013
Mario Lubetkin and  Giuseppe Sala.

Mario Lubetkin and Giuseppe Sala.

IPS Director General, Mario Lubetkin, was invited to the third edition of the International Participants Meeting (IPM) for Expo Milano 2015 on October 3-4, at the Lingotto in Turin, Italy. Two days were dedicated to the Universal Expo theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” with representatives from over one hundred countries.

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More about: Civil society, Global
October 10th, 2013
(L to R) President of Guyana Ronald Ramotar and Desmond Brown.

(L to R) President of Guyana Ronald Ramotar and Desmond Brown.

Inter Press Service (IPS) congratulates Desmond Brown, IPS correspondent in the Caribbean, on the award received during the third Regional Excellence in Agricultural Journalism Competition, 2013, organized by the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA).  Read more »

More about: Agriculture, Global, Providing news and content
August 21st, 2013
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Courtesy of UNESCO. Credit: K. Smith.

Bangkok, Thailand will host the Global Forum on Media and Gender (GFMG) from 2 to 4 December 2013. The event will address gender equality and women’s empowerment in and through the media. As a partner of UNESCO, which is the main organiser of the Forum, IPS will contribute its expertise in mainstreaming gender in its news products and producing media training manuals, events and platforms on different gender and development issues. Read more »

More about: Capacity building, Global, Providing news and content
July 3rd, 2013

IPSTVlogurlsmIPS is pleased to share with you content produced for the “Food and Media Talks” by IPSTV during the 38th Biennial Conference of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), this past week June 15-22, in Rome.

The “Food and Media Talks”, transmitted daily, marked the pilot phase of the daily programs of IPSTV which will begin in September 2013.

Further to the daily media talks, IPSTV had the opportunity to interview Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen and the President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro.

 

Amartya SeAmyartaSenn: “We may have to broaden our vision on Millennium Development Goals”

Philosopher and economist Doctor Amartya Sen is the 1998 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winner and one of the most celebrated economists of…

Nicolás Maduro: “NicoMadVenezuela is under financial and speculative attacks”

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro attended the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome to receive official recognition for the Venezuelan…

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More about: Global
June 2nd, 2013

IPSTVlogurlsmWhen IPS director general, Mario Lubetkin, announced at Rio+20 that IPS was branching out into WebTV to keep pace with the advances of digital technology, he emphasized that, “IPSTV will be much more than a visual cousin of the print product”.

During these past months, there has been intense work in Rome and around the world to build a team of professionals to manage the newly born IPSTV. Among first steps, IPSTV selected IPS journalists from Africa, Asia, Latin America, North America, the Middle East and Europe to come to Rome headquarters to undergo an intense week-long video reporting training. Read more »

More about: Capacity building, Global, Providing news and content

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