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Tax research on primetime Ugandan radio

08/03/2011 | Tania Ghosh

Tax and governance issues hit primetime airways in Uganda as a result of a workshop bringing journalists and researchers together.

Reporting TB research effectively can challenge stigma

07/21/2011 | Panos London

This case study describes how media coverage of tuberculosis in Zambia benefited from better working relationships between journalists and health researchers. In it the Relay programme recommends ways for research organisations and journalists to overcome their professional differences in order to counteract stigma and to improve the quality of health reporting in developing countries.

Panos London launches Relay website

07/12/2011 | Panos London

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.

Practical tips for communicating research

06/30/2011 | Tania Ghosh

Tania Ghosh from the Relay programme introduces the first in a series of blogs on communicating research findings.

A journalist’s guide to reporting research findings

06/30/2011 | Tania

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

Protestors, power and mega-dams

03/25/2011 | Tania Ghosh

Mega-dams have caused controversy around the world. The Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric project, being constructed in Arunachal Pradesh, North-east India is no exception.

Communicating research

03/03/2011 | Panos London

Our work around communicating research bridges the gaps that prevent important policy-related research findings from reaching wider audiences and influencing policy decisions.

Relay: Communicating research

02/10/2011 | Panos London


Academic research makes a crucial contribution to development but too often findings are kept within the research community. The media can play a part in communicating this knowledge.

Forced migration

12/02/2010 | Panos London

Overview Since the end of the Cold War, forced migration has been a phenomenon largely affecting developing countries. By the end of 2008, the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) reported that globally there were 15.2 million refugees and 26 million internally displaced people (IDPs). The sheer magnitude of the numbers of refugees and…

Reporting research: using evidence for effective journalism

11/13/2010 | Panos London

Overview Researchers working for universities, governments or private companies are doing vital investigation into issues – such as clean water, food security and sexual health – that directly affect the everyday life of people around the world. However they often communicate the results only to other researchers. Research findings can create powerful stories for news…

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