IPS North America (IPS/Inter Press Service North America Inc.) was established in July 1997 as a not–for–profit Section 501(c)3 corporation in the State of New York. The organisation enhances the free flow and dissemination of information between developing nations and the North American media, non–governmental organisations, policy-makers at the United Nations, educational institutions and other organisations involved in social, economic, and educational issues affecting primarily developing countries.
IPS North America was set up by the IPS International Association and is a founding member of the IPS International News Agency – along with the IPS Columnist Service and regional entities in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
As part of what is known as “development journalism”, IPS North America aims to help correct the imbalance of mainstream media news by providing contextualised content that focuses less on specific news events and more on processes, institutions and trends that make those events understandable to readers.
The TERRAVIVA UN JOURNAL, published Monday through Friday by IPS North America since 1993, is an important communication tool for policy makers in the United Nations community.
With a view to providing budding journalists a global perspective, IPS North America’s UN Bureau Internship Programme hosts students and young professionals from around the world.
Additional information about the activities of IPS North America is also available on their website.
For further enquiries:
IPS – Inter Press Service North America, Inc.
United Nations, Room L-214
New York, NY 10017
Washington, D.C. bureau
1293 National press building
529 14th st., n.w.
Washington, dc. 20045.
Jim Lobe, Bureau Chief