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Inter Press Services IPS ITALY

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Adresse / Address : Africa Regional Headquarters, P.O. Box 1062 - Auckland Park, 2006 South Africa
Via Panisperna, 207       00184 Rome
Tel. : +3906 485692
Fax. : +3906 4817877
EMail : (International Headquarters) (Africa Regional Headquarters)
URL : EN / FR / SP / PO
Created : 1964 Statut : Privé

Mission Statement : The overall IPS mission, according to the statutes of the International Association, is the following: "The Association - which intends to inherit the goals of the former cooperative of journalists "IPS- Inter Press Service" and to carry forward its ideals - shall be a public-benefit organisation for development cooperation. Its main object shall be to contribute to development by promoting free communication and a professional flow of information to reinforce technical and economic co-operation among developing countries. Inter Press Service (IPS) was set up in 1964 as a non-profit international cooperative of journalists. Its founders were Roberto Savio, an Italian freelance journalist, and Pablo Piacentini, an Argentinean political scientist who was then a student in Rome. Savio served as Director General of IPS until 1999 and is now the agency's president emeritus. Piacentini served the organisation in various capacities and is currently editor of the columnist service. In its early days, the primary objective of IPS was to fill the information gap between Europe and Latin America after the political turbulence following the Cuban revolution of 1959. The agency’s network grew steadily and expanded to include Asia and Africa. The objectives broadened to cover news from the "Third World", give a voice to the voiceless, promote information on development issues, and help create a better balance and flow of international news. In 1994, in order to strengthen its non-profit identity, IPS changed its legal status to that of a ‘public-benefit organisation for development cooperation’, open to journalists, professional communicators and bodies active in the fields of information and communication. The IPS network of journalists, with its headquarters in Rome, is anchored by five editorial desks: Montevideo (Latin America), London-Berlin (Europe and the Mediterranean), Bangkok (Asia and the Pacific), Montreal (North America and the Caribbean) and Johannesburg (Africa). IPS has a network of more than 300 journalists around the world.

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The core activity of IPS is a global news agency producing independent news and analysis about events and global processes affecting the economic, social and political development of peoples and nations, especially in the South. IPS coverage is focused on developing regions of the globe, but within the context of globalisation and its impacts. The stories cover topics like economy, politics, human rights and democratisation, environment and development. Strengthening the gender perspective in all IPS stories, and giving a voice to minorities and under-represented groups are editorial priorities. The content of IPS World Service is written and edited from the perspective of the developing world. The overwhelming majority of the contributing journalists and editors are from developing countries, including those reporting from Europe, North America and Japan. The flagship World Service of the agency presently covers over 120 countries. The service is produced in English and Spanish, with selected stories translated into French, German, Finnish, Dutch, Swedish, Japanese, Portuguese, Thai, Mandarin, Nepali and Kiswahili. The daily output is currently around 112000 words. IPS AFRICA, from its regional headquarters in Johannesburg, manages a network of correspondents and stringers in more than 30 African countries. In pursuance of the global IPS editorial policy, IPS Africa provides news features and analyses on the events and processes affecting political, economic and social development of people and nations of the continent. The Africa page offers special focus on "Conflict Prevention", "HIV/Aids", "Women as Leaders", "Preventable Disease", "African Union & NEPAD", "Religion, Culture, Gender and Rights": in additons to IPS news, these special sections proposed links to related Websites. The IPS Africa produces the "Rip and Read Radio Service", available in the site "Africa": some stories are combined with audio (mpeg) files. IPS website opens subscription to 4 free weekly journals in PDF: "Health", "Iraq & Middle East", "Indigenous people" and "This Week with IPS"

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