João Paulo Charleaux followed the struggle of the Chilean students, covering their demonstrations, arrests, parties and endless rounds of negotiation with the government.
Panos London Newsletter
Change comes when people break their silence. So says the inspirational activist and Panos blogger Bhan Sahu. She’s one reason why this month’s newsletter focuses on people who speak out in an effort to change their lives. From South America, we look back on a year of protests in Chile and hear how Mexico is cracking down on the murders of journalists and humanitarian workers. We look at how oral testimonies and citizen journalism are helping to share marginalised voices. From Mali, you can read how legislation will affect women’s rights and the recent rebellion in the North. We are also proud to announce that the Climate Change Media Partnership is looking to sponsor journalists from developing countries to attend the COP18 climate talks in Qatar this November.
The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) is proud to announce the launch of a Fellowship programme to send journalists to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha (COP18) in late 2012.
Citizen journalism and knowledge-sharing can make an impact, and Bhan’s work shows it. She blogs about helping people in remote, conflict-affected areas in India to use the internet and mobile phones to make themselves heard.
Olivia Bennett talks about her recent publication, Displaced: The Human Cost of Development and Resettlement, based on learning and oral testimonies from a Panos London project.
Kaidia tells us how starvation is causing her community to resort to cutting down trees for firewood – even though people know they are risking long-term environmental damage.
Looking back at how she became the activist she is today, Mary Madiga is proud to be a Dalit – ‘people who are broken in body, but not in spirit’.