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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.

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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.

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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.


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.

North East: Crimes Against Women

By Alana Golmei *

The brutal gang rape of India’s daughter on the night of 16th December, 2012, has awakened the whole nation from its deep slumber just like the fairy’s spell that was broken when the Prince finally arrived. As the tale goes, when the fairy cast a spell, everyone that lived in the castle – soldiers, ministers, guards, servants, knights, etc., all fell into a deep sleep, wherever they were at that very moment. Only when the Prince came and shouted ‘wake up! wake up!’ everyone woke up. But unlike the Prince in the tale, ‘Nirbhaya’ had to wake up the state at the cost of her life.


Pak Artists Can't Dilute Fight...

Against Terror with Music, and Money Earned in India

By Prabhu Chawla

Music unites hearts and souls. Only in India can music and musicians divide society longitudinally. The recent Shiv Sena-sponsored ban on the famous Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali from performing in Mumbai has brought onstage a direct confrontation between the ill-liberals and liberals on one side, and nationalists and ultranationalists on the other. Ironically, a Pakistani citizen like Ali has become the symbol of the fight for cultural freedom in India as if his own country is the paradise of pluralism and tolerance.

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J&K: Policy Paralysis

By Ajit Kumar Singh
Research Fellow, Institute for Conflict Management

The street violence that engulfed a large part of Kashmir Valley in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has so far accounted for at least 68 deaths – 66 protestors and two Policemen (data till August 21, 2016). The violence was sparked subsequent to the killing of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) ‘commander’ Burhan Wani in an encounter on July 8, 2016. According to official figures, at least 4,515 Security Force (SF) personnel and 3,356 protestors were also injured during the protests till August 9. [No official figure about the number of inured has been released thereafter.] J& K consists of three divisions: Jammu, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh.


Media Clampdown: Modi Regime And Broadcast Journalists

By Sabrangindia staff

Since the campaign to push and promote Narendra Modi as a prime ministerial candidate began, and was remorselessly funded by corporate houses from 2013 on, the current dominant Indian political regime’s relationship with an autonomous media has been the subject matter of furious debate. Heavy corporate investment in the election campaign and the same corporate share in television network holdings have given a further twist to the debate. Now, in 2016, even a Canadian Radio network appears to have succumbed to pressures to stifle free expression.

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We Breathe Polluted Air Beyond That Permissible


Every single day, we in India who walk the streets of our country, India, breathe polluted air way beyond permissible standards for our health. Several reports had been published over the years about the abysmal state of air pollution in New Delhi, the capital. A few government interventions like taking vehicles of over 15 years off the streets and making it a punishable offence to drive them. Buses and autos were ‘greened’ with a change in fuels being made by them. And ofcourse a lot of new tree cover was planted across Delhi to get the free clean up act which trees can give us.

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Republic Day, Sovereignty And The Youth

By Dr Prem Singh *

The Constitution of India was adopted on 26th Jan 1950 and we entered the world stage as a sovereign republic. Ever since 26 January is celebrated as the Republic Day, a celebration of our sovereignty. Vibrant tableaus of various states and departments are part of the parade. But predominantly it is a celebration of the display of military prowess. On careful observation you will find that after the adoption of the new economic policies in 1991—that is after the ruling classes compromised the economic sovereignty of the nation—the celebration of Republic Day has become more and more extravagant. During the past three decades, as political sovereignty got compromised along with economic sovereignty, the celebratory extravaganza of Republic Day on Rajpath reached its zenith.


Happy New Year 2019 and Beyond...


Indo-Canada Outlook has merged into IDN-InDepthNews,

flagship of the International Press Syndicate.


JULY 2018

Vol. 12 - No. 12


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