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C. Anthony Giffard

In: The Globalization of News

Chapter 12: Alternative News Agencies

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Alternative News Agencies
Alternative news agencies
C. AnthonyGiffard

Globalization is no abstract concept for Inter Press Service, the world's largest purveyor of information about the developing nations. Global issues and global interdependence are the core of the agency's news agenda and have a profound effect in shaping its philosophy, structure and financing. IPS 2000, a document laying out the agency's strategy, focuses the IPS editorial product on globalization as a key mechanism of the changing world order (Inter Press Service, 1996a). It notes that there is a ‘mushrooming of threats to humankind at the individual and social levels …and these threats know no geographical or cultural boundaries. They range from environmental pollution, through the collapse of welfare values to denial of basic human rights’. In this context ...

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