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Wellcome Trust supports ‘academic spring’

04/10/2012 | Panos London

Kelly Green, Cancer Research Scientist at Cancer Research UK, Cambridge - David Rose | Panos Pictures

One of the world’s largest funders of science research has given its support to a growing campaign for publicly-funded research papers to be shared openly online.

Better cotton, better for farming communities

02/27/2012 | Rina Saeed Khan

Two farmers stand beside the first crop of 'Better Cotton' in 2010 - Better Cotton Initiative

The pesticides used to treat cotton has been causing health problems for farmers in Pakistan, but the Better Cotton Initiative has a real solution.

Meet Relay’s journalist fellows from Northeast India

01/25/2012 | Panos London

This is Tingri village; which will be badly affected once the dam has been constructed. It is home to a Mising Community. The Mising are a Scheduled Tribe; which means that their rights as indigenous people are protected to a degree under the Indian Constitution (http://bit.ly/e5kioj). This village is typical of Mising communities: houses are on stilts because the area is prone to seasonal flooding.

We’re proud to be able to show you a documentary video made by Panos Relay journalist fellow Sandeep Patil, as well as other work from the concluding project.

School’s irrigation is fighting hepatitis

01/11/2012 | Maimoona Shahzadi

Constructed wetland for bioremediation - Rina Saeed Khan | Panos London

The stagnant pool of water would last for days and become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. It was especially hazardous for the younger children and older guardians who came to drop and pick up the children. There had been instances when they would fall into the dirty water.

Sharing research communication skills in Portugal

11/18/2011 | Panos London

Clube de Journalistas - Annie Hoban | Panos London

“I shared insights, from the experience of the Relay programme, about working with researchers and the media to build relationships and communication skills to reach the wider public through media coverage.”

Wind powers Kenya’s growth

09/29/2011 | Evelyn Kahungu

An elderly member of the Turkana community stands in a field which has not produced since 1997 due to lack of water - Frederic Courbet / Panos Pictures

Salima village lies onthe main route to Loiyangalani, allowing women and children to beg for food and water from passing traffic. There is very little in this remote, arid area of Kenya. Yet there is one thing in abundance in this desolate spot: wind.

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.

Protestors, power and mega-dams

03/25/2011 | Tania Ghosh

Mega-dams have caused controversy around the world. The Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric project, being constructed in Arunachal Pradesh, North-east India is no exception.

Realising the potential of ICTs in Tanzania

01/16/2011 | Panos London

Tanzania is including ICTs in their national development plans to help achieve their development goals and increase citizen participation.

The challenge of digital inclusion in Mozambique

01/14/2011 | Panos London

Mozambique was one of the first African countries to have a national policy aimed at maximising the contribution of ICTs. Our policy brief explores the achievements and weaknesses of the policy.

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