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Panos London Newsletter
July 2011

Welcome to the latest newsletter from Panos London. This month saw the launch of a new website from our Relay programme dedicated to news and discussion on communicating research in the media. Tania Ghosh from Relay has written a helpful journalist’s guide to reporting research findings and she will be delivering monthly updates and tips for researchers and journalists. Plus our latest blogs and features: solar energy, drugs trafficking and the human cost of development.

Panos London launches Relay website

The Relay programme has created a new website for researchers and journalists, offering guides, case studies, updates and monthly blogs for those interested in working with the media to report research findings.

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Reporting health research

This case study shares recommendations and details the lessons learned during a communications project to improve media reporting on tuberculosis (TB) in Zambia.

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A journalist’s guide to reporting research findings

This guide provides practical tips and guidance for journalists and editors interested in publishing stories based on development research findings.

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Mountainous territory and poor infrastructure means electricity supply in Kyrgyzstan is erratic / Chris Sattlberger - Panos London

Sun’s rays power Kyrgyz hospitals

Five hospitals in the remote mountainous provinces of Kyrgyzstan are starting to use solar panels to transform the sun’s rays into clean energy and hot water. Komila Nabiyeva spoke to the Kyrgyz delegation at the recent UNFCCC climate change talks in Bonn to find out more about the project.

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Campaigners say hydro-electric dams on Loktak Lake threaten the social and environmental stability of the region / Sanjit Das - Panos Pictures

The dark side of development

New technology, training and education are ways in which development can better our lives. Yet, we are also compelled to question what so-called development is costing us.

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The Republic of South Sudan will celebrate its independence on July 9, 2011

South Sudan takes final steps to statehood

Juba, the capital city of the world’s newest nation, the Republic of South Sudan, spent the months leading to its independence celebrations undergoing a $60m facelift. Paul Jimbo, who has written for the Linking Southern Journalist’s project, discusses the changing city.

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Police reveal a hoard of spasmo proxyvon, a prescription drug which addicts mix with water and inject like heroin / Anjulika Thingnam - Panos London

Human misery of drug crossroads

A popular joke among the people of Manipur is that A is for Arms, B for Bandhs (strikes), C for Curfew, and D for Drugs. This grim alphabet reflects the sad reality of the state. Tragically those that feel the impact most are women and children.

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