June 13th, 2013
June 15-22 marks the 38th Biennial Conference of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO). In addition to daily written TerraViva FAO38 coverage of the conference, the newly born IPSTV, is organising five televised Media Talks on issues related to media and food security.
The “Food and Media Talks” mark the beginning of IPSTV pilot phase that will lead to daily programs starting September 2013. Read more »
Africa, Agriculture, climate change, Sustainable development, United Nations
June 10th, 2013
Journalist in a huddle during group work.
JAKARTA – Putting climate change in the context of rural agriculture. Packaging and selling story ideas to editors. Translating policy into stories that affect daily lives. Discussing the need for better understanding of climate change to report better on it.
These were but some of the focus of discussions during the Jun. 4-6, 2013 media training workshop on ‘Reporting Climate Change and Rural Development’, which was held here in Indonesian capital. The workshop, the last of a series by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), was organised by IPS-Inter Press Service and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Read more »
Asia & Pacific, climate change, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
June 2nd, 2013
When IPS director general, Mario Lubetkin, announced at Rio+20 that IPS was branching out into WebTV to keep pace with the advances of digital technology, he emphasized that, “IPSTV will be much more than a visual cousin of the print product”.
During these past months, there has been intense work in Rome and around the world to build a team of professionals to manage the newly born IPSTV. Among first steps, IPSTV selected IPS journalists from Africa, Asia, Latin America, North America, the Middle East and Europe to come to Rome headquarters to undergo an intense week-long video reporting training. Read more »
Capacity building, Global, Providing news and content
May 23rd, 2013
ROME, 22 May, (IPS) – The Inter Press Service (IPS) international news agency launched on Wednesday 22 May the new website of its Spanish news service IPS Noticias.
“For IPS, languages are an essential aspect to add value to news in the information system, especially with the themes that IPS covers and analyses: development, civil society and the new scenarios in the global South,” said IPS Director General Mario Lubetkin. Read more »
Global, Providing news and content
May 17th, 2013
IPS is organizing together with ASCA and two Italian NGOs, Cospe and Un Ponte Per, the conference “Information for fair and sustainable development: a new way of cooperation between news agencies and civil society”, on May 18, 2013, during the X international conference-exhibition on sustainability best practices, to be held at Fortezza da Basso, in Florence, Italy. Read more »
Civil society, Europe & Mediterranean, Global, Sustainable development