April 30th, 2014
IPS completed early April the first half-a-century of concerted efforts to balance the systematically unbalanced flow of information between the South and the North, acting as the voice of the South and promoting South-South understanding and communication.
This event coincides with a new phase in IPS life – marked by new challenges emerging from rapid advance of communication and information technologies, globalization and the world financial crisis, which is severely impacting not only the low-income and middle income economies but also the high income ones, causing deeper social inequalities, and greater imbalances in international relations.
These challenges encourage IPS to further consolidate its proven experience in heralding the voice of the voiceless, the millions of marginalized human beings, and to continue informing about the deep transitional process which most of the countries of the South have been undergoing.
With this in view, IPS has launched a process of intensive in-house consultation aimed at harnessing the innate strength of the organization, optimizing its editorial and administrative capacity to build on its professional and human resources, and to rethink ways of implementing the IPS mission in a situation that is different from that in 1964, when Roberto Savio and Pablo Piacentini co-founded the organization, which has survived the tempests of time thanks due to the unstinting commitment of ‘IPS-ians’ in their capacity as donors, advisers, administrators, writers, contributors and editors (RJ).
February 14th, 2013
IPS in partnership with Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) worked with 21 journalists this week in Rome with a training event to coincide with IFAD’s General Council (GC) meeting. Journalists from all over the world joined the training, including participation from Nepal, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal and Burkina Faso. Read more »
Agriculture, Capacity building, climate change, Global, Projects
October 1st, 2012
(L to R) Victoria Malvar, Roberto Savio, SG vice-presidents Koji Shinohara and Yasuro Kubo.
IPS President Emeritus and Chairman of the IPS Board of Trustees, Roberto Savio, has been awarded the prestigious Hiroshima Peace Award, established by Soka Gakkai, a lay Buddhist organisation based in Tokyo.
Bestowing the award on September 29, 2012 on behalf of the citizens of Hiroshima, Soka Gakkai’s vice president Koji Shinohara lauded Savio’s contribution towards the construction of a century of peace by “giving voice to the voiceless” through Inter Press Service for nearly five decades. Read more »
Asia & Pacific, Providing news and content
September 24th, 2012
Mario Lubetkin, IPS Director General and Caroline Petit, UN DPI Chief, Partnerships Unit, News and Media Division. Credit: IPS.
On September 18th IPS-Inter Press Service signed a broadcast agreement with the UN Department of Public Information, in the framework of the new IPS WebTV project.
With this broadcast agreement, IPS WebTV will be able to reproduce selected video materials from UN television programmes within its own programmes. Read more »
Global, Providing news and content, United Nations
August 24th, 2012
Press Release – President of the General Assembly visits IPS and meets with staff
The President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser visited, Wednesday, the IPS Inter Press Service Head Office based in the FAO building in Rome.
President Al-Nasser also held talks with FAO Director General Jose Graziano de Silva.
The President of the General Assembly was passing through Rome, on his way to Rimini where he will address the 33rd Edition of the Rimini Meetings on International Politics and Religious Freedoms. The international encounter, created in 1980, brings together persons of different faiths and cultures. Other participants include H.E. Card. Jean-Louis Tauran President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and Giulio Terzi di Sant”Agata, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy.