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  1. The Future of Journalism

    Tuesday, April 07, 2020

    CARACAS, Apr 07 (IPS) - Andrés Cañizález is a Venezuelan journalist and Doctor of political scienceAll over the world, journalism is going through an era of uncertainty. It is not yet clear what the business model for the news field will be, and this is happening precisely at a time when information is a central issue in every person's life.

  2. How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Affecting Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health

    Tuesday, April 07, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 07 (IPS) - A little over half of women across the globe are able to freely make choices about their sexual and reproductive health, according to the latest report based on data from 57 countries by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). 

    However, as much of the world has gone into lockdown, with countries implementing social distancing and restricting the free movement of people, experts are concerned that even this small gain in sexual and reproductive health may suffer negatively.

  3. Women in Africa Most Vulnerable to COVID-19 Pandemic

    Tuesday, April 07, 2020

    KAMPALA, Uganda, Apr 07 (IPS) - Linda Eckerbom Cole is the Founder and Executive Director of African Women Rising. She shuttles between Santa Barbara, California and Uganda.We are living in uncertain times. All of us are experiencing the Corona pandemic in various ways. For most it means quarantine and physical isolation. We worry about family members, loss of income and not knowing what the future will look like- or how long this will continue.

  4. Green Counter-Revolution in Africa?

    Tuesday, April 07, 2020

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 07 (IPS) - In 2006, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation jointly launched the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). The African Green Revolution Forum claims AGRA is the "world's most important and impactful forum for African agriculture".

  5. The Boardwalk For Birds: Protecting Lake Victoria’s Dunga Beach Wetland

    Monday, April 06, 2020

    KISUMU, Kenya, Apr 06 (IPS) - At around 11am on a Saturday, Luke Okomo arrives at Dunga Beach, on the outskirts of Kenya's Kisumu City, and heads straight to what is known as the 'Dunga Papyrus Boardwalk'.

  6. The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Developing Countries - Part 2

    Monday, April 06, 2020

    AMSTERDAM/ROME, Apr 06 (IPS) - What is likely to be the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on developing economies? In the first of this two part article we looked at possible short term disruptions and discussed actions by the private sector and Governments.

  7. Diverse Voices Should Be Represented in Coronavirus Experts on TV

    Monday, April 06, 2020

    ILLINOIS, United States, Apr 06 (IPS) - During a crisis, such as the novel coronaviruswhose impact changes with every passing minute, the urge to listen to and watch the news, and get firsthand insights and real time updates can be constant. Indeed, millions of Americans are frequently checking the news. I know I am.

    What I've noticed on three of the major TV stations I've watched across the day is the absence of diversity in the experts commenting on the pandemic. This is inexcusable.

  8. Reimagining Farming Post-Covid Pandemic

    Monday, April 06, 2020

    ROME, Apr 06 (IPS) - Together with medical services and transportation, farming and food production have been correctly identified as 'essential services' by all countries under lockdown.

    The Covid-19 pandemic has not yet made a dent in the food supply and so far, there are no reports of shortage of essential food and agricultural goods.

    All cities and towns are actively coordinating with government agencies, farms, businesses and transport companies to maintain the supply chain and ensure full availability of food for the population,

  9. Human Rights and Compassion Must Guide Enforcement of COVID-19 Mitigation

    Monday, April 06, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 06 (IPS) - Covid-19 infections continue to rise, bringing normal life to a virtualstandstill and causing countries to shut themselves off from the rest of the world.

  10. Growing Youth Activism for Environmental Protection in Africa

    Monday, April 06, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 06 (IPS) - The mining sector in Africa is facing radical change as youth activists take action against the environmental degradation caused by mining industries. Tensions between activists and the mining industry have raised, however, concerns over human rights abuses.

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