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September 7th, 2012

(L to r) Mario Lubetkin, IPS Director General and FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva during the inauguration of the new IPS offices, FAO headquarters. Credit: ©FAO/Giulio Napolitano.

The signature of the IPS – FAO hosting agreement took place on September 6th at the new IPS offices at FAO Headquarters in Rome. José Graziano da Silva FAO Director General, Marcela Villarreal, FAO Director ESW and Mehdi Drissi, FAO Chief, Media Relations; Rita Mannella, Italian DGCS and Claudio Miscia, Italian Representative to UN Organizations in Rome and Mario Lubetkin, IPS Director General, Sabina Zaccaro, IPS Italian Correspondent and Pablo Piacentini, Director of the IPS Columnist Service were among those present.

Following the ceremony, a group of about 60 IPS friends coming from UN and international organizations, media and civil society celebrated this official inauguration of  the new IPS premises with a glass of wine. Read more »

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September 3rd, 2012

IPS Correspondent Martha Nyambura and the team received the second place in the annual IFAJ-YARA Award for Sustainable Agriculture Reporting. The judges noted that she “presented an engaging story that illustrates what people in Africa are facing (and) made good use of limited resources to produce the report, addressing the issues of food access, hunger and nutrition for a growing world population”. See below for the link to her winning multimedia presentation. Watch the audio slideshow here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More about: Africa, Agricultura, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
July 23rd, 2012

ROME, 23 Jul – Inter Press Service (IPS), the international non-profit news agency headquartered in Rome, officially launches its new website this Monday, Jul. 23.

Mario Lubetkin, IPS’s Director General, said that the re-design comes at a time of shifting sands for the media and communication sector. Read more »

More about: Civil society, Global, Globalization and the South, Human rights and gender issues, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
July 4th, 2012
TerraVivaIPS gathered a team of 16 journalists – one of the biggest foreign press delegations – from around the world to provide daily reporting in English, Portuguese and Spanish from Rio de Janeiro starting from June 13th and packaged as TerraViva Rio+20.
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The team, led by associate Editor-in-Chief Diana Cariboni, reported from the main venues including Riocentro, site of the official negotiations, the People’s Summit in Barra da Tijuca, from Flamengo park, universities, cultural centres and legislative buildings as well as reporting from favelas in the outskirts of the city and on sustainable development initiatives in rural areas. Read more »

More about: Civil society, climate change, Dissemination and networking, Global, Globalization and the South, Human rights and gender issues, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development, United Nations
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

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