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November 30th, 2011

 

 

SINGAPORE – How to create space in South-east Asian media for reporting on social and development issues in the context of Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) regionalism was the focus of an experts’ meeting organised in early November by IPS Asia-Pacific, with the ASEAN Studies Centre as co-organiser.

Held at the Institute of South-east Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore, the meeting saw a healthy exchange of views among senior journalists and editors from within the region, foreign policy experts, researchers and writers about how to get more critical, in-depth reportage around ASEAN given that much of the news coverage around it focuses on high-profile summits and gravitates toward state voices, and as its goal of an ASEAN Community in 2015 nears. Read more »

More about: Asia & Pacific, Capacity building, Dissemination and networking, Projects, Providing news and content
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.

 

More about: Globalization and the South, Latin America, Projects, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
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 »

More about: Africa, Capacity building, Globalization and the South, Projects, Sustainable development
June 23rd, 2011

IPS Seminar

The high-level seminar on “Communication, pluralism and the role of new technologies; The Latin American scenario: a view to the future” in Montevideo, this past 24 June, was an important opportunity to debate on the many questions that have emerged about media, pluralism and democracy, the role of media in society, their relations with political power, among others, in recent years. Read more »

More about: Civil society, Dissemination and networking, Latin America, Projects, Providing news and content
May 20th, 2011
Francisco Mora Zapatero (AECID) and Mario Lubetkin (IPS). Credit: AECID.

Francisco Moza Zapatero (AECID) and Mario Lubetkin (IPS). Credit: AECID.

Following the so called “Arab spring”, and in the midst of the ‘acampadas’, organized mass mobilizations through social networks in many Spanish cities, the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) in collaboration with IPS Inter Press Service News Agency launched the book “Politics, networks and Technologies in Communications for Development”, a tour through the different visions of new technologies and their contribution to information in general and more concretely, to communication for development. Read more »

More about: Civil society, Dissemination and networking, Europe & Mediterranean, Projects, Providing news and content

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