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The International Press Syndicate Group

The International Press Syndicate is a global news group first established in Canada and Germany in March 2009 as Globalom Media Information, Communication and Publishing Agency, with IDN-InDepthNews as its flagship agency. The Group, some of the members of which also use the acronym INPS, accomplishes its editorial mission through a global network of dedicated professional journalists.

An understanding of the connotation of Globalom – a word coined by blending Global and Om – was confined to the Indian diaspora but, with widening interest in its information and publishing activities, the organisation in Canada decided to change its name to International Press Syndicate and was followed by the affiliate organisation in Germany.

Before the end of April 2016, International Press Syndicate had also been registered in Singapore as INPS Southeast Asia and Tokyo as International Press Syndicate Japan. They constitute the global International Press Syndicate Group together with Bureaus for sub-Saharan Africa in Johannesburg, the Middle East and North Africa in Cairo, South Asia in New Delhi and Chennai, Iran and the Arab States of the Gulf in Tehran, Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific in Sydney, Latin America in Quito, the European Union in Brussels, France (OECD and UNESCO) in Paris and the United Nations in New York.

Beyond Breaking The News

Beyond breaking the news – that is what the International Press Syndicate is about, We are living in a world of Information overload, which makes it difficult to gain an insight into issues that matter and impact our lives. The International Press Syndicate's IDN-InDepth News, online since 2009, and its other issue-focused websites offer news and analysis that go beyond breaking the news.

Genuine and fair global governance built on the bedrock of social justice and global citizenship, a culture of peace facilitating a nuclear weapons-free world, and South-South, North-South and triangular cooperation in the interest of ensuring human rights and civil liberties are the lynchpins of the news and analysis we provide.

We also focus on sustainability within and beyond the framework of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets that aim to transform the world by 2030, and pay significant attention to cross-cultural communication reflected in trends in the arts and culture.

The global International Press Syndicate Group provides news and analysis reflecting the concerns of the marginalised sections of societies in rich, middle and low-income countries and building bridges between citizens and institutions – whether national, sub-regional, regional, international, intergovernmental or non-governmental – with a view to making information more democratic and participatory.

News and analysis beyond breaking the news is offered through:

Opinion articles by:

  • Parliamentarians
  • Government leaders
  • UN officials
  • Faith leaders
  • Corporate leaders.

News coverage from:

  • Major cities of the world
  • The European Union
  • The African Union
  • United Nations (New York, Geneva, Vienna, Nairobi), and
  • Asia-Pacific – Africa & the Middle East – the Caribbean – Latin America – North America – Europe.

We accomplish our editorial mission with a global network of dedicated professional journalists who look beyond today, and seek new alliances in tandem with:

Media and Other Partners:

  • Media organisations from around the world
  • Individual journalists
  • NGOs and Civil Society Organisations
  • Think tanks
  • Research organisations worldwide.

The International Press Syndicate Group is funded by and seeks funding from:

  • Like-minded institutions
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • International organisations
  • Intergovernmental bodies
  • Private individuals, and
  • Corporations subscribing to the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact

All Group members are responsible for attracting funds through issue-oriented joint media projects in order to run regional operations and ensure global news coverage from their respective regions.

The Group partners with the Global Cooperation Council, a think tank established in 1983, with a view to promoting cross-cultural and international understanding.

Governance

The International Press Syndicate Group is governed by the heads of the Group’s members and Bureau Chiefs as well as the editors within the framework of an international charter of the Global Cooperation Council. A Director-General – working on an honorary basis – coordinates the Group’s activities, also in his capacity as Editor-in-Chief.

Members of the Board of Advisers are valuable sources of guidance based on their experience gained from their activities aimed at ushering in a world of peace, justice and human dignity.

JUNE 2017

Vol. 11 - No. 11










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