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Tributes to Panos London

12/20/2012 | Anna Egan

This photograph taken by Panos Pictures photographer, Marc French, in 1991 of a young orphan challenging the media at an election rally in Haiti became a signature image for Panos.

Panos London’s valued contribution to development and journalism has only been possible thanks to the people who worked here and our partners.

Activist recognised for her work on oral testimonies

06/13/2012 | Rob Safar

Bhan Sahu interviewing people in rural India - Stella Paul | Panos London

Great news – Bhan Sahu, our blogger from Chhattisgarh in central India, has been awarded a fellowship with the citizen journalism group CGNet Swara.

The human cost of displacement

05/14/2012 | Olivia Bennett

Lipholo Bosielo, one of the narrators in the Molika-liko valley - Kitty Warnock | Panos London

Olivia Bennett talks about her recent pubication, Displaced: The Human Cost of Development and Resettlement, based on learning and oral testimonies from a Panos London project.

All together now: oral testimony, theatre, media, debate

06/07/2011 | Panos London

The cover illustration of the case study captures the spirit of cooperation in Manchar Lake / Edd Baldry - Panos London

This case study explores how communication activities helped a marginalised community in Pakistan to speak out against the pollution ruining their lives.

From Sahel to New York video

02/10/2010 | Panos London

In 2009 Panos London took an exhibition of photographs and testimonies to the 17th Policy Review session of the UN Commission for Sustainable Development. This short film documents the exhibition, and the photographs, and also highlights how people responded.

Stories to tell, stories to hear

12/02/2009 | Panos London

This video explores, and explains, the process of oral testimony, and why it’s an essential aspect of poverty reduction.

The forgotten of war

06/18/2009 | Panos London

A Georgian woman hauls a bag of belongings over the Abkhazia-Georgia border on a footbridge over the Inguiri River afer fleeing an outbreak of fighting between Georgian partisans and Abkhaz forces in the Galsky region.  Over the course of two years, from 1992, up to 250,000 people were expelled, and as many as 30,000 Georgians killed. Credits: Heidi Bradner / Panos Pictures

In 1993 fighting and unrest led to as many as 250,000 ethnic Georgians being expelled from Abkhazia, a region which declared independence from Georgia in 1992, causing them to become refugees and internally displaced people.

Living with poverty, coping with shame

10/14/2008 | Panos London

Palmira (Mozambique) - Poverty means…living without any inner peace… This is what is happening to me… it is more than I can endure.

Vivid and powerful personal testimonies deepen our understanding of poverty and motivate us to push for change, says Olivia Bennett.

Celebrating the uncelebrated

05/14/2008 | Panos London

In the run up to the International Day for Sharing Life Stories, Siobhan Warrington calls for people's own experiences to underpin development work.

Voices from the mountain: Mexico

01/01/2005 | Panos London

Interviews with the four indigenous Zapotec communities, for whom outside pressures and influences are increasing as never before.

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