21 Jun 2013 | by IPSTV | ì | Civil Society - Media Talks
Full intervention of IPS Associate Editor in Chief Diana Cariboni during the IPSTV Food and Media Talks panel ”The Role of the Media. Covering the ‘Hunger Story’ in a Multimedia Environment”, held at FAO on June 21st 2013.
Since 2008, global food prices have been consistently higher than in preceding decades, despite wild fluctuations. This year, even with prices stabilizing, the food price index remains high. The FAO has already warned 2013 could see prices increase later, owing to tight grain stocks from last year’s adverse crop weather.
Should we consider high and volatile prices as the norm? Speculation, rising demand, global warming, biofuel boom…what are the factors pushing the prices up? What kind of strategies should be adopted to give an adequate response to the recurring crisis?
Moderator: Paul Virgo, ANSA
Hugo Gobbi, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina
Santiago Menéndez de Luarca, Permanent Representative of Spain to FAO
David Hallam, Director of FAO’s Trade and Market Division
Thalif Deen, IPS UN Bureau Chief
Alberta Guerra, Action Aid
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18 Jun 2013 | by Stella Paul | ì | Civil Society - Media Talks
Intervention of IPS and IPSTV journalist Stella Paul during the IPSTV Food and Media Talks panel Millennium path – Successes and Challenges on our way to a zero-hunger world, held at FAO, Rome, on Monday June 17th 2013. Selected quotes:
“We need a new approach for the media”
“There is a lack of access because they don’t know they can access”