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Watch the ‘be included’ challenge films

02/08/2012 | Panos London

The filmmakers receive their challenge - to create a short film around marginalized voices in just 72 hours | Panos London

It’s your chance to say what you think about these five great films as we put them to a public vote. The winning filmmaker will be awarded a residency at Panos London to learn more about our work, particularly in terms of the use of participatory approaches to media and communication.

See the writing on the wall

02/06/2012 | Tia Jeewa

See the writing on the wall - Panos London

A look back on the first ever Student Film Festival London – what we asked of the students and what we learned from them.

Fight for justice pays off for girl injured in crossfire

02/06/2012 | Bhan Sahu

Bhan talking to an elderly village woman in Nagrabeda - a village where Maoists are very active. Despite many challenges, somewomen in the vilage have now started a community welfare group - Stella Paul | Panos London

Bhan Sahu tells us about community relations and how she keeps in contact with the people in surrounding villages. By keeping good relationships, she sometimes hears of impact stories that she was previously unaware of.

Democracy “is a farce” in Manipur polls

01/27/2012 | Takhelchangbam Ambravati

Villagers cast their vote amidst high security in the polling station in Moirang. About 62 percent of the 802,000 registered voters voted in an incident-free second phase of Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament) elections for the Inner Manipur parliamentary constituency on April 22nd 2009 - Sanjit Das | Panos Pictures

The culture of elections in the state is of bribery, corruption and proxy voting. Democracy – which is based on people electing their own representatives – has become a farce of money power and muscle power.

The biggest challenge is apathy

01/23/2012 | Bhan Sahu

Efforts are on to raise awareness among Dalit and tribal people -mostly women - of Kaudikasa to know and cliam their rights - Stella Paul | Panos London

Bhan returns with a blog for us about social change in rural India and how this can come about by claiming ownership over community affairs.

I am being followed because of my videos

01/13/2012 | Bhan Sahu

Bhan's one-room house - Stella Paul | Panos London

“It is the second time in six months that I had been called to the police station. The last time it happened, my landlord asked me to vacate the house immediately, saying he didn’t want any trouble. In the police station they asked me if I knew any Maoists.”

Using soccer to teach about rights

12/23/2011 | Anna Majavu

This programme, called “Skillz Street”, was developed specifically for girls and is run by the NGO Grassroot Soccer. It combines activities-based HIV prevention and life skills.

Meet Bhan Sahu – our new blogger from India

12/22/2011 | Stella Paul

Meet Bhan Sahu our new blogger from Chhattisgarh, India where the government is facing an armed uprising by Maoist guerrillas. Bhan works with people from marginalised communities – mostly women.

“An educated child can change a family’s destiny”

12/16/2011 | Maimoona Shahzadi

Maimoona teaching Class X - Rina Saeed Khan | Panos London

Maimoona wants to see Pakistani literacy rates to go up and to do this the government needs to encourage more female teachers to enter this profession at the primary level.

Celebrating International Mountains Day

12/11/2011 | Siobhan Warrington

Caring for flocks in the high pastures above Shimshal village, July 2000 - David Butz | Panos London

It is nine years since the International Year of Mountains (2002) when Panos London launched the Mountain Voices website, an online archive of testimonies from some 300 men and women living in mountain communities from 10 countries.

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