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World Press Freedom Day 2024 - IPS Video

1 May 2024
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World Press Freedom Day 2024 - IPS Video


World Press Freedom Day 2024 - IPS VIDEO


IPS Inter Press Service News Agency

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Inter Press Service (IPS) is a global news agency headquartered in Rome, Italy. Its main focus is news and analysis about social, political, civil, and economic subjects as it relates to the Global Southcivil society and globalization.



IPS was set up in 1964 as a non-profit international journalist cooperative. Its founders were the Italian journalist Roberto Savio and Argentine political scientist Pablo Piacentini. Initially, the primary objective was to fill the information gap between Europe and Latin America after the political turbulence following the Cuban Revolution of 1959.[1][2][3]

Later the network expanded to include all continents, from its Latin American base in Costa Rica in 1982.[1] In 1994, IPS changed its legal status to that of a 'public-benefit organization for development cooperation'.

In 1996, IPS had permanent offices and correspondents in 41 countries, covering 108 nations. Its subscribers included over 600 print media, around 80 news agencies and database services and 65 broadcast media, in addition to over 500 NGOs and other institutions.[4]



IPS's stated aims are to present voices of marginalized and vulnerable people and groups, to report from the perspectives of developing countries, and to reflect the views of civil society. The mainstreaming of gender in reporting and the assessment of the impacts of globalization are priorities.

IPS may be unique in its concentration on developing countries and the strong relationships with civil society. For this reason, IPS has been termed by some probably the 'largest and most credible of all 'alternatives' in the world of news agencies.'[5] It is also considered by some as the 'first and only independent and professional news agency which provides on daily basis information with a Third World focus and point of view.'[6][7][8]





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