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Global Financial Correspondent

IPS - Inter Press Service, International Association

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Reform of International Finance and Trade
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2004–August 31, 2006
  • Location Rome, Italy
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

During the past several years, the Global Financial Correspondent of Inter Press Service (IPS) has been working to increase media coverage of the roles and impacts of international financial institutions and ongoing trade negotiations. More than 120 stories are produced annually and distributed to newspapers and radio stations, posted on the IPS Web site, distributed through collaborating non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and circulated to subscribers worldwide.Multiyear funding will enable the Global Financial Correspondent, based in Washington, D.C., to provide systematic coverage for IPS’ newswire on the environmental, social, economic and political impacts of the policies and projects of the international financial institutions, trade institutions and agreements, and relevant private sector activities; improve coverage of local impacts of, and alternatives to, the activities of international finance and trade institutions and the private sector; building the capacity of journalists associated with IPS in developing countries to cover the issues; and ensure widespread distribution.Recent activities included generating more than 200 stories related to developing-country debt, the role of private sector and financial flows in economic development, and trade negotiations under the World Trade Organization’s Doha Round and Free Trade Area of the Americas; and covering the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.