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Re: SHAREDCOM MEETING proposal - Feb 5

from "Abdullah Vawda [IPS Africa]" on Jan 28, 2011 10:22 AM
Dear Jason,

This type of meeting will be very useful for al of us ahead of the WSF.

I'm busy finalising our flight bookings and will confirm the proposed date/time later on. 

Would it be okay to meet on Sunday morning?


----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jason Nardi 
  To: Abdullah Vawda [IPS Africa] 
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  Sent: Friday, January 28, 2011 12:06 PM
  Subject: [Communication commission discussion] Re: Update from IPS + SHAREDCOM MEETING proposal - Feb 5

  Dear Abdullah,

  thanks for this update - it sounds really great!

  This effort to join forces will certainly be fruitful.

  Can we think of a meeting of the "shared communication initiatives" and press activities on the 5th of February?  At the media center, around lunch time?

  Who could / would be present?


  On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 10:45 AM, Abdullah Vawda [IPS Africa] <avawda@...> wrote:

    Dear friends,

    Hope you are energised and ready for a great event?

    Below is a small update from Inter Press Service, following our fundraising and collaboration efforts:

    * The IPS TerraViva WEBSITE is now active, http://www.ips.org/TV/wsf which will host the latest news, features, interviews and images from Dakar.

    * IPS will be producing MULTI-LINGUAL POSTERS of TerraViva (size 40 x 60 cm) every day with French, Arabic, English Swahili stories included.

    * IPS and Flamme have agreed to SHARE CONTENT produced by the respective teams, for publication in print and to be circulated across various networks.

    * IPS is speaking to e-joussor to make ARABIC CONTENT available for publication in TerraViva (online and poster editions)

    * A joint TRAINING WORKSHOP for selected  journalists on 3-4 February is being organised by the Panos and Amarc teams, as IPS does not have an office or resources in Dakar.

    * Three IPS REPORTERS from Senegal will provide daily coverage of the WSF and their reports will be published online.

    * IPS Director General Mario Lubetkin will be participating in three SIDE EVENT seminars. Additional joint events may be confirmed in the next few days, such as a proposed 'Media Rountable' discussion.

    * IPS will be producing a tabloid size TerraViva newsletter IN PORTUGUESE language, for distribution on the final day, as the South American sponsors specifically requested Portuguese language material at the WSF.

    * Out team is looking forward to working with other communications organisations that seek to promote the messages of the Forum, such as AMARC, CIRANDA, AMANDLA, WSF TV, SACSIS, Pambazuka, CIVICUS, e-Joussour, etc, etc

    See you soon,

    Abdullah Vawda
    Marketing Manager
    Inter Press Service (IPS) Africa
    Head Office: 283 Dunkeld West Centre,
    cnr Jan Smuts Ave and Bompas Rd,
    Johannesburg, 2196 (South Africa)
    Tel: +27 11 325 2671
    Fax: +27 11 325 2891
    Email: avawda@...

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