IPS – Inter Press Service News Agency
May 28th, 2012


IPS – Inter Press Service launches its TerraViva Rio+20 website to contribute to the exchange of ideas among participants in Rio and decision makers, opinion leaders, academics and CSO leaders at home, and for general audiences in Brazil and worldwide.


IPS is sending a team of reporters from Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and Latin America to report on Rio+20, the U.N. conference on sustainable development that will take place (June, 20-22, 2012), the prep com that precedes it, and the People’s Summit (June 15-23, 2012) in Rio de Janeiro.

During Rio+20, TerraViva will publish three printed editions on June 20, 21 and 22 (16 pages in full-colour, 10,000 copies daily in English and Portuguese) at the venue and 10 virtual editions online, primarily in English and Portuguese, supplemented by selections in Spanish, French, Arabic, Japanese, Swahili and other working languages of IPS.

TerraViva online editions will be distributed electronically to 150,000 subscribers in Brazil and a further 150,000 recipients across the Americas, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, as well as a targeted distribution within international organizations.

During a press briefing on June 21, at the Media Centre in RioCentro IPS will announce the creation of IPS WebTV with the participation of H. E. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, President of the United Nations General Assembly, a representative of the Brazilian Government, Omar Resende Peres, President, IPS Television Board, Carlos Tiburcio, Chair, IPS Core Group of Donors and Mario Lubetkin, IPS Director General.

Join the global conversation and connect to twitter using #refraimingRio #rioplus20.



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