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‘Dazzle me’ editor tells climate change reporters

09/13/2012 | Magdalena Rossmann | Panos London Blog

As climate change is pulled down the news agenda, how do journalists in countries most affected by climate change get their readers excited about the topic?

Gender equality starts at home

09/04/2012 | Bhan Sahu | Voices from the Ground

What’s the best way to engage young people in social movements and politics? Bhan Sahu explains the small steps helping to create a new generation of leaders who want to change the system from the bottom upwards.

Mali: rains bring hope to villagers – for now

08/29/2012 | Kaidia Samaké | Voices from the Ground

So far the rains have been good and Kaidia has started planting crops for the next season. But without a bull to help plough her land she has to choose between sowing the seeds late or sowing them without ploughing.

Tax matters: is tax the key to development?

08/23/2012 | Lilly Peel | Panos London Blog

Would a tax on mobile phones boost or hamper development? Are governments spending the tax that they do raise wisely? What can ordinary citizens do to hold their governments to account? Read on to find out.

The village women who dare to bring change

08/22/2012 | Bhan Sahu | Voices from the Ground

Bhan believes you can’t wait for the government to change society – change needs to start with individuals. She tells us about three ordinary women who are challenging traditions in their villages.

Children fall ill as hunger persists

08/20/2012 | Lilly Peel | Voices from the Ground

In Kaidia’s latest blog she tells us that children are the worst affected by the hungry season. Malnutrition means they are more susceptible to illnesses, such as relapses of malaria, and are unable to work in the fields to sow the next season’s crops.

Seeking a new state for the powerless

08/16/2012 | Mary Madiga | Voices from the Ground

“We have no land, no education and little power to make decisions. So, we don’t have a voice.” In her own words, our blogger Mary Madiga explains why she has joined a movement fighting for a new state: Telangana.

Mali villagers too hungry to fast for Ramadan

07/30/2012 | Kaidia Samaké | Voices from the Ground

Women in Gwelekoro village, where Kaidia Samaké lives, pound cereals. This year the harvest was poor due to lack of rain and the amount of food they were able to store has already run out - Andrew Esiebo | Panos London

As the food crisis worsens in Mali, our blogger Kaidia Samaké fears she will not be able to fast for all of Ramadan because she does not have the nutritious food needed to to break her fast when the sun goes down each evening.

Media and governance: what the academics say

07/26/2012 | Mary Myers | Panos London Blog

Two men read newspapers on the street of Lagos, Nigeria, on the day of presidential elections - Jacob Silberberg | Panos Pictures

Is there a link between the media and good governance? Development communications consultant and Panos London governing board trustee, Mary Myers, gives us a who’s who line-up of academics whose work gets to the heart of the matter.

Living with HIV in Africa: personal stories

07/23/2012 | Lilly Peel | Panos London Blog

Aliness Munyanta is HIV positive but her daughter is not, thanks to drugs that help prevent mother to child transmission - Richard Mulonga | Panos London

What does it mean to live with HIV and AIDS in the developing world? With the International AIDS Conference in full swing this week, we have put together a collection of stories and first-person accounts from courageous men and women in Africa who are tackling their HIV status.

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