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Formerly Globalom Media Information . Communication . Publishing Agency Established in March 2009

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Ramesh Jaura (left) with Daryl Kimball (right)

Daryl Kimball, the Executive Director of the Washington-based Arms Control Association (ACA), was in Vienna in the second week of the first session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 NPT Review Conference from May 2-12. IDN-INPS DG and Editor-in-Chief Ramesh Jaura discussed with him the status of negotiations on May 9 and invited him to a video interview which was recorded by the INPS multimedia director Katsuhiro Asagiri.

Ramesh Jaura (left) with the Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui (right)

IDN-INPS DG and Editor-in-Chief Ramesh Jaura had a brief meeting in Vienna with the Mayor of Hiroshima, Mr. Kazumi Matsu, on May 8 during the first session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 NPT Review Conference.

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Dr. Kairat Umarov with Ramesh Jaura

IDN-INPS Editor-in-Chief and Director-General Ramesh Jaura had a stimulating meeting with Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Dr. Kairat Umarov, on February 8, 2017 at the Central Asian country's Permanent Mission to the UN in New York.

Before moving to New York, he was in Washington serving as Ambassador to the U.S. since January 2013 – after serving as Kazakhstan’s Deputy Foreign Minister since 2009. Prior to the Deputy Foreign Minister's post, Dr. Umarov was Ambassador to India and Sri Lanka for five years.

IDN-INPS Editor-in-Chief and DG with Cristina Gallach, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, Department of Public Information (DPI) on 7 February 2017 at UN Headquarters in New York.

In a warm-hearted meeting on February 7, 2017 at the United Nations headquarters, Ramesh Jaura, Editor-in-Chief and International Correspondent of IDN-InDepthNews introduced the International Press Syndicate (INPS) Group of which IDN is flagship agency to Ms Cristina Gallach, UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, Department of Public Information (DPI).

Image credit: embracingthedetour.com.

By Ramesh Jaura

We don't want to look back ... just recall that we faced numerous obstacles when we re-launched IDN-InDepthNews at the beginning of 2016 under the umbrella of the International Press Syndicate (INPS), formerly Globalom Media, established in March 2009.

As we move forward in 2017, we are very grateful to our colleagues around the world – Phil Harris, Shastri Ramachandran, A.D. McKenzie, Neena Bhadrari, Kalinga Seneviratne, Katsuhiro Asagiri, Jacques Couvas, Fabiola Ortiz, Justus Wanzala, Jeffrey Moyo, Kizito Makoye Shigela, Stella Paul, Lowana Veal, Vesna Peric Zimonjic and Lisa Vives of Global Information Network, to name just a few.

Kalinga Senevirate

Kalinga Seneviratne, Director of INPS Southeast Asia, has left no stone unturned in 2016 not only to explore funding sources but also to widen the outreach of IDN-INDPS in Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Crossing the frontiers, he has been sounding out potential sources in India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and even the South Pacific. In Vietnam and India he has been drawing young journalists' attention to Western prejudices, which very often tend to get implanted in the minds of the youth – much to the detriment of their independent thinking.

Interview with Hideaki Domichi – Devnet Japan's Senior Adviser, Former Senior Vice President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and Former Ambassador to India – on 30 November 2016 at Devnet Japan Headquarters in Tokyo with questions by Ramesh Jaura DG, Chief Editor IDN-INPS, and Executive President of Global Cooperation Council. Mr. Domichi is a recipient of Higashikuninomiya International Culture Award.

READ THE STORY BASED ON THE INTERVIEW: Devnet Japan Praised For 'Innovative Approach' To Development

Video footage on the 26th award ceremony and banquet held on September 20 in Tokyo. Filmed & Edited by Katsuhiro Asagiri, Bureau Chief INPS Japan

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Photo (left to right): Hirotsugu Tersaaki, Director-General, Peace and Global Issues; Ramesh Jaura, Director General of INPS; Katsuhiro Asagiri, President of INPS Japan.

INPS-IDN visited Mr. Hirotsugu Terasaki,Director-General, Peace and Global Issues at SGI headquarters  in Tokyo to discuss media projects focusing on: Nuclear Disarmament and SDGs for All.

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