November 18th, 2011
Mario Osava, IPS senior correspondent in Brazil, has been reporting for many years about the country’s development projects, their effect in communities, on the environment and for the economy.
Mott Foundation describes Osava’s recent work in the story Brazil’s development: Is it sustainable for people and planet?
More stories by Osava are available at “Letter from Brazil“.
Follow Osava on twitter at @MarioOsava.
Globalization and the South, Latin America, Projects, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
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 »
Africa, Asia & Pacific, Dissemination and networking, Globalization and the South, IBSA, Latin America, Providing news and content
October 21st, 2011
Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) participants. Credit: IPS
Young IPS reporters joined young entrepreneurs from around the world in Cotonou, Benin, in October to share knowledge and mark the launch of the Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN).
IPS Africa, with support of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), provided reporters with multimedia skills to promote innovative coverage of agriculture targeted at the youth. Read more »
Africa, Capacity building, Globalization and the South, Projects, Sustainable development
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 »
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
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 »
Africa, Arab Countries, Civil society, Dialogue among civilizations, Dissemination and networking, Europe & Mediterranean, Global, Globalization and the South, Human rights and gender issues