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August 12th, 2013

africaIPS Africa has been invited as media partner to the annual conference of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit of Heads of State and Government, to be held on August, 17 – 18, in Lilongwe, Malawi.

IPS Africa will be present with a team of journalists to the number of side events to be held during the conference starting August 14th, leading up to the Summit of Heads of State and Governments, to produce 3 printed multi-lingual TerraViva’s. Read more »

More about: Africa, Capacity building, Providing news and content
June 13th, 2013

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An international team of IPS reporters and editors will be in Rome June 15-22 to cover the 38th Biennial Conference of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO).

In addition to online coverage in print and video, IPS will produce a printed daily multi-lingual conference newspaper, “TerraViva FAO38.” Read more »

More about: Africa, Agriculture, Globalization and the South, Providing news and content, Sustainable development, United Nations
June 10th, 2013
Journalist in a huddle during group work. Credit: IPS.

Journalist in a huddle during group work.
Credit: IPS.

JAKARTA – Putting climate change in the context of rural agriculture. Packaging and selling story ideas to editors. Translating policy into stories that affect daily lives. Discussing the need for better understanding of climate change to report better on it.

These were but some of the focus of discussions during the Jun. 4-6, 2013 media training workshop on ‘Reporting Climate Change and Rural Development’, which was held here in Indonesian capital. The workshop, the last of a series by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), was organised by IPS-Inter Press Service and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Read more »

More about: Asia & Pacific, climate change, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
June 2nd, 2013

IPSTVlogurlsmWhen IPS director general, Mario Lubetkin, announced at Rio+20 that IPS was branching out into WebTV to keep pace with the advances of digital technology, he emphasized that, “IPSTV will be much more than a visual cousin of the print product”.

During these past months, there has been intense work in Rome and around the world to build a team of professionals to manage the newly born IPSTV. Among first steps, IPSTV selected IPS journalists from Africa, Asia, Latin America, North America, the Middle East and Europe to come to Rome headquarters to undergo an intense week-long video reporting training. Read more »

More about: Capacity building, Global, Providing news and content
May 23rd, 2013

ipsnoticiashomeROME, 22 May, (IPS) – The Inter Press Service (IPS) international news agency launched on Wednesday 22 May the new website of its Spanish news service IPS Noticias.

“For IPS, languages are an essential aspect to add value to news in the information system, especially with the themes that IPS covers and analyses: development, civil society and the new scenarios in the global South,” said IPS Director General Mario Lubetkin. Read more »

More about: Global, Providing news and content

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