IPS – Inter Press Service News Agency
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 »

More about: Africa, Arab Countries, Civil society, Dialogue among civilizations, Dissemination and networking, Europe & Mediterranean, Global, Globalization and the South, Human rights and gender issues
March 28th, 2011

waterforcitiespicWorld Water Day was celebrated on March 22 to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year’s conference focused on “Water and Urbanisation”.

As the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) joined UN-HABITAT and UN-Water in co-organizing World Water Day 2011 in South Africa, SADCs Water Division commissioned IPS a special newsletter to highlight the management of urban water challenges in the region “Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge“. Read more »

More about: Africa, Dissemination and networking, Globalization and the South, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
March 25th, 2011

ibsaportalNew 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 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 »

More about: 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 »

More about: 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 »

More about: Global, Globalization and the South, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development


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