The Journalists Who Turned the World Upside Down: Voices of Another Information

The Journalists Who Turned the World Upside Down: Voices of Another Information

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ISBN-13: 9781463550554
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/25/2012
Pages: 588
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.31(d)

About the Author

Roberto Savio, an internationally renowned expert in communications issues, has launched numerous news and information projects, always with an emphasis on the developing world: the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency, the pioneering Technological Information Pilot System (TIPS), the National Information Systems Network for Latin America and the Caribbean (ASIN), the Latin American Features Service (ALASEI), the Women's Feature Service (WFS) and, now, Othernews.
Born in Rome, Savio is an Italian/Argentine citizen. His career in the news media began with Italy's daily Il Popolo and he went on to become Director for News Services for Latin America with RAI, Italy's national broadcasting company. In 1964, he established Inter Press Service (IPS), a non-profit cooperative of journalists and experts specialising in global communications for development. IPS grew to become the world's fifth-largest news agency, providing daily balanced, in-depth and analytical coverage of the development process. It also offers communication services to improve South-South and South-North exchange and executes projects with international partners to open up communication channels to all social sectors. With the strengthening of the process of globalisation, IPS has dedicated itself to global issues, and has become the press agency of global civil society: more than 30,000 NGOs subscribe to its services and several million readers use its online services.
Since 1973, Savio has been a consultant on information and communication issues for many developing countries, designing the National Information Systems Network for Latin America and the Caribbean (ASIN) and the UNESCO-supported Latin American Features Service (ALASEI). He is the founder and managing director of the Technological Information Promotion System (TIPS), a major U.N. project to implement and foster technological and economic cooperation among developing countries. He was also instrumental in setting up the Women's Feature Service (WFS), initially an IPS service, now an independent NGO with headquarters in New Delhi.
Savio is a member of the Scientific Council of the World Global Forum, founded by Mikhail Gorbacev, which organises brainstorming among world leaders on the current international situation.
He is currently engaged in a campaign for the governance of globalisation, which takes him as a speaker to numerous conferences worldwide. He produces a continuous stream of articles and essays.

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