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Mexican law aims to halt journalist killings

05/09/2012 | Siobhan Warrington

TV journalist reporting from a crime scene. Ciudad Juarez is the most violent city in Mexico, and the epicentre of the war on drugs. In 2008, 2,000 people were murdered, an average of 5.5 murders a day - Teun Voeten | Panos Pictures

Mexico is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist today. Siobhan talks to Peace Brigades International about the new law to protect human rights defenders and journalists.

The uncounted people: waste-pickers of India

03/21/2012 | Stella Paul

Woman picking over burning piles of rubbish on the edge of Mumbai's biggest slum, Dharavi, a thriving mix of poverty and enterprise that is home to over one million people - Mark Henley | Panos Pictures

It would be hard to call it a “living” but waste-picking allows Chinnamma to pay the Rs 1,500 monthly rent on her hut in a nearby slum. Without it she would be evicted. However, her means of survival is now under threat.

Greening South Africa’s energy policies

07/29/2011 | Leonie Joubert

More than 90 per cent of the coal consumed on the African continent is produced in South Africa

South Africa’s energy policies will come under scrutiny as it hosts the UN climate change talks in November.

Reporting tax research in Kenya

01/20/2011 | Panos London

Panos London and Panos Eastern Africa worked with two main partners to convene a workshop for researchers, CSOs and Kenyan media representatives at Lake Naivasha in Kenya on 15–17 November 2009. The first of these partners was CommGAP, a global programme at the World Bank which promotes the use of communication in governance reform programmes….

Cape Town sex workers call for law reform

04/28/2010 | Anna Majavu

Vice squads in Cape Town have been cracking down on the city's sex trade ahead of the World Cup. However, female sex workers say continued criminalisation makes it harder to protect themselves against HIV.

Stuck between the middleman and the recession

03/10/2010 | Zofeen T. Ebrahim

Zofeen T. Ebrahim talks to women affected by the global recession and talks to those who are trying to improve their conditions by organising home-workers.

Labour camps increase HIV risk amongst sex workers in China

02/15/2010 | Tania Ghosh

Chinese sex workers who are sent to labour camps have a higher risk of contracting HIV than those who are not, a report has found. It also indicates that HIV prevelence is much higher in cities, which have camps, compared to those without.

First comes the gun, then the choking air

12/17/2009 | Athar Parvaiz

Imagine a scenario where the threat to the inhabitants of conflict-torn Kashmir won't be the gun, but the quality of their air. The pollution trends in this part of the globe suggest that it has almost reached that point.

Indian labour laws not enforced, says report

12/07/2009 | Tania Ghosh

Labour inspections in India are failing to protect workers in the informal economy. A new report calls for tougher enforcement and says existing labour laws should be expanded to cover more workers.

Kenya: Taxing times for street hawkers

11/25/2009 | Eric Kadenge

Street hawkers face a daily battle with the authorities to sell their goods on the streets of Nairobi, finding themselves on the wrong side of the law as the Kenyan government tries to bring informal vendors into the mainstream economy.

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