Rina Saeed Khan discusses the state of Pakistan from the inside – from the Taliban and ‘Halal’ police to café culture and boy bands.
Panos London Newsletter
This month we celebrated the first ever World Radio Day and proudly sponsored London’s first International Student Film Festival. Scroll down to find out more. There’s two very different stories from Brazil: the moving story of Amazon activist whose life is under threat from illegal loggers, and the struggles of Haitian migrants fleeing their devastated country. Plus regular updates from our bloggers in Mali, Pakistan and India and insights from the Panos London team.
The Brazilian government claims destruction of the Amazon has fallen to its lowest level in 23 years. However, environmental activists continue to be threatened and killed by illegal loggers. Ana Aranha met one woman forced into hiding by assassins.
A new Save the Children report claims that half of all children in India are stunted from malnutrition, with many going entirely without food. Divya Gupta visited tribal communities in Madhya Pradesh to discover what it means not to have enough to eat.
This month the Brazilian government announced it would provide aid to two north-west states where over 4,000 Haitians have moved after the devastating earthquake in 2010. Ana Aranha met the people hoping to rebuild their lives.
We asked festival-goers at London’s Student Film Festival if they had the opportunity to make a film with an individual or group who they feel are invisible or misrepresented in the UK media – who would they pick and why?
Bhan Sahu blogs about community relations and how she keeps in contact with the people in surrounding villages. She explains why maintaining good relationships is the key to hearing of success on the ground.
Kaidia talks to us about pregnancy in Mali – the current risks and the changes that are helping to improve the health of mothers and children.
Maimoona tells us about rising book prices hitting the poorest students at her school in Pakistan and how some families struggle to cope. What would you do to support a school child in need?