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  1. From Mega to Micro, a Transition that Will Democratise Energy in Brazil

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 24 (IPS) - An energy transition is spreading around the globe. But in Brazil it will be characterised by sharp contrasts, with large hydroelectric plants being replaced by solar microgenerators and government decisions being replaced by family and community decision-making.

  2. Authoritarian Govts Tighten Grip on Press Freedom

    Sunday, April 22, 2018

    ROME, Apr 22 (IPS) - The 25th celebration of World Press Freedom Day will be led by UNESCO and the government of Ghana in Accra on May 2-3. The theme is "Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law," covering the issues of media in respect to the judicial system and transparent political processes.

  3. Argentina Aims for a Delicate Climate Balance in the G20

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Apr 20 (IPS) - As president this year of the Group of 20 (G20) developed and emerging nations, Argentina has now formally begun the task of trying to rebuild a consensus around climate change. It will be an uphill climb, since the position taken by the United States in 2017 led to a noisy failure in the group with regard to the issue.

  4. Latin America Faces Uphill Energy Transition

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    BERLIN, Apr 19 (IPS) - Latin America is facing challenges in energy efficiency, transportation and power generation to move towards a low carbon economy and thus accelerate that transition, which is essential to cut emissions in order to reduce global warming before it reaches a critical level.

  5. DR Congo’s Mai-Ndombe Forest ‘Savaged’ As Landless Communities Struggle

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    INONGO, Democratic Republic of Congo, Apr 17 (IPS) - Thousands of logs loaded into makeshift boats at the port of Inongo at Lake Mai-Ndombe stand ready to be transported to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

  6. A Child of War Dedicates Herself to Peace

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    PARIS, Apr 17 (IPS) - UNESCO Courier*"I was so angry, I felt like I wanted to blow up the whole world, but I didn't. I decided I wouldn't be pushed to become evil. I would choose peace."Dalia Al-Najjar has crammed a great deal into her short life. At 22, the Palestinian refugee has already lived through three wars and has spent every spare moment between siege and ceasefire studying, volunteering, working, blogging, on the daily struggle to live in Gaza – and planning how to change the future.

  7. Keeping Power in Check – Media, Justice and the Rule of Law

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    NAPIER, New Zealand, Apr 17 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on May 3.Rarely has the press been as powerful as it is today. Thanks to the advent of social media, the use of which has grown exponentially, the combination of the formal press, newspapers, television and radio is now strengthened, and itself even kept in check by social media. Jo and Joanne citizen have found a voice, not infrequently with the power of a political and social tsunami.

  8. UN Cracks Down on Peacekeeping Troops over Human Rights Abuses

    Friday, April 13, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 13 (IPS) - The United Nations, whose peacekeepers have come under increased scrutiny because of widespread charges of sexual abuse and human rights violations, claims it is now committed to ensuring that all personnel serving with the UN meet the "highest standards of conduct, competence and integrity, including respect for and commitment to human rights."

  9. Africa Lags Behind in Bridging Inequalities

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 10 (IPS) - Dr. Richard Munang is UN Environment's Africa regional climate change programme coordinator and Robert Mgendi is UN Environment's adaptation policy expert. "If you wish to move mountains tomorrow, you must start by lifting stones today"—so goes an African proverb, crystallising the solutions to the continent's socio-economic inequalities.

  10. Freedom of Speech Guaranteed, Says Aliyev, as Azerbaijan Blocks News Websites

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    NEW YORK, Apr 10 (IPS) - Gulnoza Said, Committee to Protect Journalists, Europe and Central Asia Research Associate*President Ilham Aliyev claims that in Azerbaijan the internet is free and press freedom is guaranteed. But ahead of the April 11 snap elections, authorities have systematically silenced critical voices online through amending laws and blocking news websites, and hackers have attacked independent news outlets.

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