About The Asian Eye
The Asian Eye is a publication by IPS Asia-Pacific. Stay tuned for bigger things as we explore and grow this site!
About IPS Asia-Pacific
The Asia-Pacific is a region rich in contradictions. It has a foot each in progress and poverty. While parts of Asia have posted impressive records in poverty reduction over the last decades, it remains home to three-quarters, or 1.3 billion, of the world's poor people.
Media Development and Training Apart from producing stories for the IPS World Service, IPS Asia-Pacific develops and carries out a range of work in media development, specialised reporting and training.
These include/have included:
- a feature service on water and development, called Asia Water Wire
- Our Mekong, a media fellowship programme on cross-border issues for Mekong journalists, since 2001 - hosting and coordinating the Asia Media Forum, a venue for journalists to share insights about the media profession and the media's role in promoting democracy, human rights and development
- special series on migration and reproductive health, reporting on conflict, HIV/AIDS in Asia and Africa, and issues of relevance to Asia and North America
- production of independent conference newspapers, including at the XV International AIDS Conference in 2004, and the Second Asia-Pacific Conference on Reproductive Health in 2003
- production of a supplement ('Voices') for the World Social Forum in Brazil, January 2005
- training of young journalists by pairing them with senior writers
The IPS Asia-Pacific regional centre is located in Bangkok.
The regional office works with a network of journalists in more than 20 points from China to India and down to the South Pacific. This network includes correspondents and stringers in the following places: Bandung, Bangalore, Bangkok, Beijing, Canberra, Chiang Mai, Colombo, Dhaka, Dubai, Karachi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Islamabad, Kuala Lumpur, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Penang, Peshawar, Seoul, Singapore, Suva, Tehran and Tokyo.IPS Asia-Pacific counts among its subscribers major English newspapers and on-line publications, local language papers, non-government organisations and individuals.
Real-time delivery by e-mail of IPS news, customised to client-chosen geographic or thematic categories; or password access to the IPS World Service at www.ipsnews.net Selections of stories translated into Asian languages such as Thai, Mandarin, Nepali, Hindi and Tamil.
'Invisible Borders: Reportage from Our Mekong', which compiles the work of 16 writers and photojournalists who were fellows under IPS Asia-Pacific's media fellowship programme for reporting on transboundary issues 'Exploring Borders: Reportage from Our Mekong', the second compilation of work under the Mekong media programme 'Risks and Rewards: Stories from the Philippine Migration Trail', a compilation of articles along the theme of migration and reproductive health. The stories follow migrants from the Philippines, the country known as the largest organised exporter of human labour and whose nationals are found in more than 120 countries in the world.
'Voices and Viewpoints: When Youth Make News' features the articles written by teams of senior journalists and young writers who worked together for a month, in seven East Asian countries. 'Dateline Earth: Journalism as if the Planet Mattered', by Kunda Dixit. Also available in Indonesian (Dateline Earth: Jurnalisme Seakan Planet Itu Penting) 'Cities and Citizens: The AP 2000 Experience', a compilation of articles and other material on the liveability of cities in Asia. For additional information and inquiries, please contact: Regional Director Johanna Son in Bangkok Inter Press Service Asia-Pacific Bangkok, Thailand Email:ipsasia @ ipsnews.net