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At the heart of change

Belonging to a cooperative group gives these women in Cameroon the chance to communicate their views more widely. Sustainable development demands that people participate in the debates and decisions that affect their lives / Giacomo Pirozzi - Panos Pictures

In this landmark publication, Panos London sets out what it believes should be the role of communication in long-term, sustainable development.

It challenges governments and all involved in policy-making and planning to listen to the views of ordinary people, to involve civil society in decision-making and to recognise the important part the media can play in debating development issues and challenging government accountability.

Written in a clear and concise style, At the heart of change suggests four key areas for action by governments, NGOs, the media and international organisations, in order to realise the power and potential of information and communication.



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The Case for Communication in Sustainable Development

At the heart of change (1.9mb)

Declarations and statements on communication for development (377kb)

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