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Panos London Newsletter
November 2011

Welcome to the latest Panos London eNewsletter. This month you can read inspiring articles from founding Panos staff members, produced to mark our 25th anniversary. Joining our Voices from the Ground team, are brand-new bloggers from Mali and Pakistan. And to coincide with the birth of the world’s seven-billionth baby, we asked journalists in four countries to investigate family planning dilemmas. Last but not least, you can scroll down the newsletter to find our 2010 annual review, which provides an overview of our recent work highlighting the voices of poor and marginalised people. Excitingly, we’d love for you to tell us what questions you would like answered at the upcoming climate change conference.

Panos is vaguely translatable as torch or beacon. Children send a fire lantern into the sky at the beginning of the water festival in Yunnan | Panos Pictures

Diamonds on the soles of our shoes

Celebrating 25 years of Panos’ work in international development, Geoff Barnard reflects on setting up the organisation in 1986.

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An educational programme in Soshanguve township in Pretoria, South Africa which teaches vulnerable young people about HIV while improving their footballing skills. Panos London's HIV interventions are based on understanding who is vulnerable to HIV and why. Robin Hammond | Panos Pictures

We can be proud of what we’ve achieved

As part of our 25th anniversary series, Martin Foreman tells us about Panos’ work on HIV and AIDS – how he became involved and the work that helped shape the global approach to the epidemic.

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A note on the wall of a local restaurant in Mali. Women have a hard time getting credit, so housewives have formed an association to provide loans for women - Sven Torfinn | Panos

A Women’s Fund in Mali

An association of housewives from Gwelekoro all pay a small amount each week. The money can be given as small loans for women in Mali, where it can be difficult for women to get loans or funding.

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Exhibition promoting wind power in the Forum exhibition hall, the site of the Bright Green Conference, part of the UN summit on climate change (COP15), held at the Bella Centre in Copenhagen - Fredrik Naumann | Panos Pictures

What would you ask at the Climate Change Conference?

The COP (Conference of Parties) 17 conference starts on 28 November to discuss climate issues and global industry, and Panos London and partners are sending a group of 19 climate change journalists from around the world to cover the event. We want your questions for the delegates.

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Clube de Journalistas - Annie Hoban | Panos London

Sharing research communication skills in Portugal

“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.”

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Kaidia Samaké reading with her grandchildren - Soumaïla T Diarra | Panos London

“Education is very important. It opens people’s minds”

Kaidia Samaké tells us in her first blog about her experiences of adult education in rural Mali.

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Maimoona outside her class in Taxila - Maimoona Shahzadi | Panos London

Maimoona, teaching rural children in Pakistan

Maimoona reflects on returning to her old school and supporting vulnerable children to lead the best lives they can.

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Robert Sserunjogi from Kampala, Uganda and his wife, Janet Nalweiso, plan to have two children. For now they are focusing on bringin up their only son, Eric. The photographer has previously been trained and equipped by Panos - Wambi Michael | Panos London

Publications mark the arrival of seven-billionth child

This week we had a series of features published in the Swedish national newspaper Svenska Dagbladet to coincide with the birth of the world’s seven billionth baby.

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Shahera Begum makes a telephone call while her son Najmul Islam (19 months) plays with a toy guitar with his father in Dhaka, Bangladesh. By harnessing the potential of mobile telephones and other ICTs, Panos London helps improve access to health services - gmb akash | panos pictures

Annual Review and trustee report 2010

Read our annual review and trustee report for 2010.

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