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Feeling the pinch: impacts of the financial crisis on developing countries


Overview According to recent studies it is the world’s poorest who will be hit hardest by the global recession. There have been many reports on how developed countries have been affected by the current financial crisis, but new research, which has come out in the past few months, has shown how the global downturn is…

From soldier to civilian: the challenge of reintegration


Overview Armed conflict is an all too familiar theme for journalists in many parts of Africa and Asia. But what happens when the fighting stops? Do people just put down their guns and go home? Do they even have homes to go to? And how will they make a living and support their families? The…

Men who have sex with men and HIV policies in developing countries


Overview Leaders from around the world will meet in Vienna to attend the XVIII International AIDS conference this month. The overarching theme of the conference, cited on the website, is the “emphasis on the importance of protecting and promoting human rights as a prerequisite to a successful response to HIV”. The conference is particularly focused…

Research makes the news


Research into development issues is not an end in itself. If knowledge created by researchers is shared and debated publicly, it is more likely to be adopted by policymakers and practitioners. Too many research reports sit on library shelves gathering dust. Today there is growing recognition of the importance of research uptake.

Reporting REDD


Reporting REDD is a new media pack aiming to give journalists an overview of a vital issue in global climate change negotiations. REDD – reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries – is a proposed mechanism to slow the loss of forests, but how it

Sorting fact from fiction: Improving media reporting on TB


Nearly 10 years after the launch of an international effort to tackle the global health  emergency, TB remains one of the world’s major causes of death.

Reporting research


How can research findings create powerful stories for news and features that are directly relevant to audiences? Find out with our free media briefing, Reporting research.

Reporting on climate change


Former BBC News Online environment correspondent Alex Kirby shared his insights into reporting on climate change over the past 20 years.

Climate change: Adapting to the greenhouse


Climate change will mean a different world for us all. For millions it will bring higher temperatures, less water, scarcer food and more risk of natural disasters, such as floods and storms. But every country can help itself to cope by accepting and adapting to this new reality.

Better connected – empowering people through communications technology


New communications technologies have the potential to improve millions of lives. But issues around access, ownership and cost may mean that relatively few individuals benefit. 

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