March 25th, 2011
New global geographies of power are re-shaping our world. India, Brazil and South Africa, three democratic, multi-ethnic emerging countries, created IBSA to deepen their ties and bring their voice together on the international stage. IPS news agency has established an independent news portal ibsanews.com to curate the best reporting from and about IBSA and its members. The site, available in English and in Portuguese, offers a unique window on howIPS news agency and the media of India, Brazil and South Africa are reporting issues like trade, diplomacy, environment and energy through an IBSA and South-South lens. Read more »
Africa, Asia & Pacific, Globalization and the South, Latin America, Providing news and content
February 3rd, 2011
As people power in the streets and squares of North Africa and the Middle East topples the established order, IPS news agency is in Dakar, Senegal to report from the World Social Forum, the annual global gathering of social movements dedicated to building alternatives. Hundreds of thousands of activists and thinkers from around the world are expected in Dakar from 6 – 11 February. Daily reporting and podcasts from the event will be gathered at the IPS TerraViva WSF 2011 news site, with content in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Read more »
Africa, Civil society, Dissemination and networking, Globalization and the South, Human rights and gender issues, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
December 13th, 2010
GLOBE Mexico Forum.
IPS Latin America organized a journalists workshop as a contribution to the GLOBE International Forum, a network of parliamentarians that aims to agree common legislative responses to the major global environmental challenges. The training workshop was held on 6 December, in Mexico City, in parallel to the 16th Meeting of the Parties (COP16) on climate change in Cancun.
The workshop gathered professional journalists from India, China, South Africa, Brasil, Mexico, Russia, Argentina and Colombia interacting with international and Mexican climate change experts who provided information on the parliamentarians meeting and COP16, and debated about the role of communication in front of the challenges presented by climate change. Read more »
Global, Globalization and the South, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
November 30th, 2010
Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo, Brazilian Ambassador in Geneva and Carlos Roberto Tiburcio de Oliveira, special advisor to the Brazilian Presidency General Secretariat.
On the occasion of the South-South Expo in Geneva 22 – 26 November, IPS joined the South South Unit of UNDP to facilitate a communication meeting initiated and hosted by the Government of Brazil. This was the third time that a group of Southern and emerging countries have come together at the invitation of Brazil to reflect upon and exchange about South South flows of information and communication, and the role of the media. The first meeting took place in Rome in November 2009 and the second in September 2010 in New York. A total of twenty four countries have participated in the meetings to date. Read more »
Africa, Asia & Pacific, Dissemination and networking, Globalization and the South, Latin America, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
October 19th, 2010
15 October 2010, Rome - FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf presenting his address during the World Food Day Ceremony, FAO headquarters (Plenary Hall). Credit: FAO News.
On the occasion of World Food Week 2010 (October 11 – 15) IPS – Inter Press Service with the support of the Italian Directorate General for Development Cooperation (DGCS) invited leading journalists from Africa, Asia and Latin America to meet experts of the three Rome-based UN agencies, to discuss and exchange with them about the facts, trends, sources and news coverage opportunities around reporting food insecurity.
IPS organized a three-day training workshop with the involvement of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP), providing a chance for journalists working in countries whose populations are directly affected by the food crisis to link with the unique global expertise found in Rome. Read more »
Africa, Asia & Pacific, Dissemination and networking, Globalization and the South, Latin America, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
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