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January 17th, 2014

When we heard of Juan Gelman’s death, one of the most extraordinary editors in chief in the IPS history, we were all very struck, for the admiration we had of the poet, writer and journalist Gelman.

In these days, some of you have read the reactions of many colleagues, which are very well summarised in this article of our colleague Estrella Gutierrez, which I think well expresses the thoughts and feelings of many of us.

As the IPS founder Roberto Savio remembers in his book The Journalists who turned the world upside down. Voices of another information, Juan Gelman wrote these lines about his own story and IPS.

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January 15th, 2014

Our staff is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Agentine poet and former colleague Juan Gelman. This note was circulated among IPS staff on January 14 by our colleague Estrella Gutierrez, following the announcement of Gelman’s death at age 83. In addition to his life as a prolific poet and critic of the Dirty War, Gelman was editor in Chief of IPS in the 1970. 

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January 6th, 2014

In the face of the circulation, on a small Italian web site in English, of false information about IPS and Mario Lubetkin, IPS Director General until 31st January 2014, the Executive Committee of the IPS International Board of Directors, and its President Emeritus Roberto Savio, got the respective letters to the digital publication, which we reproduce below:

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December 27th, 2013
Thalif Deen with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the award ceremony in New York.  (Picture by Lusha Chen)

Thalif Deen with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the award ceremony in New York. (Picture by Lusha Chen)

 

Thalif Deen, UN Bureau Chief for Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency and Regional Director North America, won one of the highest honours for excellence in UN reporting at the annual awards ceremony hosted by the UN Correspondents’ Association (UNCA) in New York.
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December 2nd, 2013

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Mario Lubetkin has announced his resignation, after 12 successful years as Director General (DG), effective 7 February 2014. IPS is looking for his successor.

The Director General leads, manages and speaks for IPS globally, guided by the overall strategic direction set by the international Board of Directors, always safeguarding the mission of IPS and its editorial values and integrity. The DG has direct responsibility for the financial, administrative and managerial operations of the global members of the IPS Group, and oversight of the other entities that are managed autonomously. The DG takes the lead role in fundraising with the official, foundation and private sectors to secure the financial health and sustainability of IPS, and manages relations with all its stakeholders. Read more »

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