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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 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 »

More about: Africa, Asia & Pacific, Globalization and the South, Latin America, Providing news and content
January 20th, 2011

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Opportunity Details

IPS is an international news agency that produces news features and analyses about development, the environment and rights. The news agency has a strong focus on developing countries, emerging economies and South-South co-operation.

Overall Purpose of the Job

IPS is seeking a technologically minded, results-driven, proactive team player, who will be responsible for the public presentation and the social marketing of the IPS editorial product online. The ideal candidate is an energetic and highly organized individual, with impeccable attention to detail, who will look for any opportunity to add value to projects. Read more »

More about: Africa, Arab Countries, Asia & Pacific, Latin America, North America and the Caribbean
December 20th, 2010
IPS Latin America Director Joaquin Costanzo and Italian Ambassador in Uruguay Guido Scalici.

IPS Latin America Director Joaquin Costanzo and Italian Ambassador in Uruguay Guido Scalici.

The IPS Latin America Director, Joaquin Costanzo, was awarded the “Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity” for his contribution to improve relations with Italy though his long and extensive journalistic activities carried in Uruguay and in Latin America.

The order was bestowed by decree of the President of the Republic of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano, and handed by the Italian Ambassador in Uruguay, Guido Scalici, during a ceremony held in the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Uruguay.

IPS has carried out since 2006 until mid 2010, a very successful project in Latin America with the aim to create a communication platform on the Millennium Development Goals, that was support by the Italian Directorate General for objeturuguayDevelopment Cooperation (DGCS).

Material produced is available at ‘Objetivo Uruguay: Metas del Milenio‘ (Spanish).

More about: Europe & Mediterranean, Latin America, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content
November 30th, 2010
Themba James Maseko, CEO, Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) South Africa; Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane,  African Monitor Founder and President.

Themba James Maseko, CEO, Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) South Africa and Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, African Monitor Founder and President.

Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane of Cape Town, South Africa addressed the IPS 2010 annual meeting in Madrid with a powerful keynote speech and a conclusion that Afro-optimism must replace Afro-pessimism as Africans themselves face up to and solve the challenges of the continent. The Archbishop is the founder of “African Monitor” an NGO dedicated to bringing African voices for African development. The public seminar on Thursday 25th November was jointly convened and hosted by IPS with AECID, the Spanish Agency for International Co-operation with around 200 journalists, researchers, activists and others in attendance. Francisco Moza Zapatero, the new director of AECID, and Federico Mayor, the Chair of the IPS Board, opened the meeting. Read more »

More about: Africa, Europe & Mediterranean, Latin America, Poverty & MDGs, Projects, Sustainable development
November 30th, 2010
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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 »

More about: Africa, Asia & Pacific, Dissemination and networking, Globalization and the South, Latin America, Providing news and content, Sustainable development

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