IPS – Inter Press Service News Agency
September 13th, 2010

Eduardo Galeano. Credit: El Pais/Samuel Sanchez

The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and the global news agency IPS – Inter Press Service concluded their High-Level meeting “Post-crisis world: the impact in developing countries and on the media” with a speech (in Spanish) from Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano, on the topic “Deadly sins of our upside down world”. The event took place on September 7th in Madrid.

AECID and IPS organized the meeting to analyse the 2008 – 2010 economic and financial crisis and its effects in developing countries from the perspective of the media, with a focus on generating new visions and proposals towards a more inclusive development.

The morning session was opened by Soraya Rodríguez Ramos, Secretary of State for International Cooperation and Federico Mayor, IPS Chair.

Influential media from the South and Spain exchanged views and debated with representatives of the cooperation world. Participating Spanish media included: ABC, Agencia EFE, Antena 3, Cadena SER, Cuatro y CCN+, Europa Press, El País, Público, RNE, Servimedia and TVE. Sub-Saharan Africa, Magreb and Latin American media included: Folha de Sao Paulo (Brazil), La Razón (Bolivia), CNN (Brazil), El Nuevo Diario (Nicaragua), ABC (Paraguay), La República (Uruguay), 2M TV (Marroc) Agence Mauritanienne d’Information (Mauritania), Southern African Broadcasting Association (Mozambique) and Amarc Africa (South Africa).

The concluding session of the event, the lecture by Eduardo Galeano, was attended by more than hundred participants coming from different NGOs, cooperation and volunteering institutions, civil society and media.

You may read the full programme and list of participants (in Spanish).

IPS News:

Mixed Civil Society Response to New EU Aid Funds (in English)

Sociedad civil debate sobre nuevos fondos europeos contra pobreza (in Spanish)

Other press – El País (in Spanish):

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