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Dr. Shashi Tharoor



Dr. Shashi Tharoor, a former U.N. Under-Secretary-General and head of the Department of Public Information (DPI), who originated the series, recounted the role of IPS in covering under-reported stories. Reiterating his comments, Tharoor said: “I have followed IPS’ reporting for three decades, and worked with them at close quarters during my media-related assignments at the United Nations.”

“I found IPS an excellent source of news and insight about the developing world, covering stories the world’s dominant media outlets too often ignore’, said Tharoor, currently a member of parliament for Thiruvananthapuram in India’s Lok Sabha.

He said IPS reporters marry the highest professional standards of journalism to an institutional commitment to covering stories of particular concern to the global South. “They are indispensable to any reader who wishes to stay abreast of what’s happening in developing countries around the world”, said Tharoor, a prolific writer and author of ‘The Elephant, the Tiger and the Cell Phone’.

 
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