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Panos London Newsletter
January 2012

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2012. To kick off the year we’re creating more ways for you to get involved with Panos London. You can put questions to our new blogger, Bhan Sahu, a community activist in India; follow a 72-hour film-making challenge to promote marginalised voices and share your thoughts with us on Google+. Scroll down for new articles from Nigeria, India, South Africa and Pakistan, as well as critical reflections on the COP17 climate change conference in Durban.

International Student Film Festival London

Panos London challenges film students to amplify voices

We’re launching a 72-hour challenge for five student film makers to create a three minute short film around marginalised voices. Watch this space for live updates and social media as the competition starts this Friday, 3rd February.

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What would you like to ask Bhan?

Bhan Sahu has been blogging for us this month about being a woman activist in India. She’s received a lot of really positive feedback, so we want to give you the chance to ask her your questions.

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Panos London on Google+

Add Panos London to your circles on Google+

We’re happy to announce that you can now connect with Panos London on Google+ as another way of sharing and spreading voices that were once much quieter.

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Odutuyo Muibat - Sunday Akinlolu | Panos London

From melon to haircuts, prices rise for Nigerians

Armsfree looks into the link between Nigerian fuel subsidies and the recent food price protests, and speaks with the Nigerians affected by these changes.

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A man walks by a cinema signboard being painted for a Pakistani film in Lahore - Zackary Canepari | Panos Pictures

The real face of Pakistan

Rina Saeed Khan discusses the state of Pakistan from the inside – from the Taliban and ‘Halal’ police to café culture and boy bands.

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Surrogate Mothers in Anand, Gujarat, India - Suzanne Lee | Panos London

Renting wombs

“Human beings have two main instincts: the instinct of self-protection and the instinct to reproduce,” says Dr Nayana Patel.
And she should know – she has carved out a career matching infertile couples with poor women willing to ‘rent their wombs’.

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Using soccer to teach about rights

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.

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Conversations in Photography: 25 years of Panos Pictures

25 years of Panos Pictures

In this video, we look back at some of Panos Pictures’ biggest stories and consider the ways the agency and the industry has evolved after 25 years.

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Scavenging for food and anything that can be sold in the Bantella rubbish dump - George Georgiou | Panos Pictures

“We, the rag-pickers of Pune, are in big trouble”

Rag-pickers, people who sift through rubbish for a living in India, travelled to Durban to take part in the UN climate change negotiations.

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Panos Caribbean; London and South Africa all represented at the COP.From left to right Indi McLymont- Lafayette; Tim Williams and Vusumuzi Sifile - Tim Williams | Panos London

Reflections on Durban

Tim Williams looks back at CoP17, working with the Climate Change Media Partnership, and offers a critique of the communications process underpinning the conference.

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