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March 6th, 2012

As the second week of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) gets underway at the United Nations in New York you can catch up with all our reporting on our gender pages.

Echoing one of the priority themes of the CSW this year IPS reports from India and Bangladesh – Rural Women Are Leading the Way – Will the World Follow? An interview with Liane Schalatek, of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in North America looks at one dimension of this issue – Climate Funding Needs Gender Equity.

Gender budgeting is another focus of the meeting and IPS reports from Warsaw on Little Money to Promote Gender Equality in Eastern Europe.

 

 

More about: aid effectiveness, climate change, Global, Human rights and gender issues, Poverty & MDGs
December 15th, 2011

IPS Africa led a team of reporters that produced ten days of outstanding coverage of the climate change negotiations that took place in Durban, South Africa over the past weeks. During the last four days of the official negotiations a twelve-page printed TerraViva supplement was included daily as part of The New Age newspaper, distributed inside the conference hall to the delegates and to its usual readership across KwaZulu Natal province.

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More about: Africa, Dissemination and networking, Global, Globalization and the South, Human rights and gender issues, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
December 12th, 2011


“The journalists who turned the world upside down. Voices of another information” is the title of a book published recently in Italy telling the story of the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency.

It is a patchwork story told by over one hundred journalists and key global players of the last 50 years. Long-time IPS correspondents, Heads of States and Nobel Prize Laureates among others give personal memories of the distinctive story of IPS, which today is the world’s leading news agency on issues such as development, environment, human rights and civil society.
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More about: Civil society, Global, Globalization and the South, Human rights and gender issues, Providing news and content
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 »

More about: 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 »

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

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