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Media and governance: what the academics say

07/26/2012 | Mary Myers

Two men read newspapers on the street of Lagos, Nigeria, on the day of presidential elections - Jacob Silberberg | Panos Pictures

Is there a link between the media and good governance? Development communications consultant and Panos London governing board trustee, Mary Myers, gives us a who’s who line-up of academics whose work gets to the heart of the matter.

Compensation for rape victims, or justice?

06/27/2012 | Takhelchangbam Ambravati

Detail from a poster made by WAD (Women Action for Development), the organisation that Ambra works for - Thingnam Anjulika Samom | Panos London

A new government scheme that has been recently rolled out in Manipur offers rape victims a chance to apply for financial compensation. However, Ambra fears that while the scheme will help women financially it won’t help to bring them justice and that rapists will walk free.

Gender equality in Rwanda from the grassroots up

05/30/2012 | Didier Bikorimana

Farmers with the fruit trees they have been given by the organisation SDA (Service au Developpement des Association) - Dieter Telemans | Panos Pictures

Women are rebuilding Rwanda from the grassroots to the highest tiers of parliament. Local journalist Didier speaks to grassroots leaders, university academics, schoolgirls and charity leaders to find out what has changed since 1994 and how they see their future.

Mali rebellion stirs fear in rural villages

05/28/2012 | Kaidia Samaké

Armed Tuareg man herding sheep in this remote and insecure area north of Gao - Crispin Hughes | Panos Pictures

As rebel groups in Mali combine to announce an independent Sharia state after the recent Northern coup, Kaidia voices her fears about her future in the south of Mali.

Tunisia’s post-revolution media frustrated by lack of change

05/23/2012 | Tim Williams

At UNESCO’s annual conference to mark World Press Freedom Day - Tim Williams | Panos London

Tim Williams travelled to Tunis to attend UNESCO’s conference marking World Press Freedom Day. He met dissident Bahraini bloggers and young Tunisian journalists, frustrated at the slow pace of change.

Primary schooling in Kenya – a parent’s dilemma

05/15/2012 | Audrey Wabwire

Margret Mukoma helps her daughter Michelle with homework - Adrian Gathu | Panos London

This from-the-ground feature explores the impact of corruption on the education system in Kenya, hearing local perspectives from home, from school and from the NGO sector.

Displaced: The Human Cost of Development and Resettlement

05/14/2012 | Panos London

Displaced: The Human Cost of Development and Resettlement - Bennett, McDowell | Palgrave

Announcing a new book on the real effects of displacement, informed by and growing from a Panos London project.

Mexican law aims to halt journalist killings

05/09/2012 | Siobhan Warrington

TV journalist reporting from a crime scene. Ciudad Juarez is the most violent city in Mexico, and the epicentre of the war on drugs. In 2008, 2,000 people were murdered, an average of 5.5 murders a day - Teun Voeten | Panos Pictures

Mexico is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist today. Siobhan talks to Peace Brigades International about the new law to protect human rights defenders and journalists.

Leaders must think of rural people – we are starving

05/04/2012 | Kaidia Samaké

Women from Gwelekoro village processing cereals - Andrew Esiebo | Panos London

Kaidia explains the urgent matters that the new Mali government must attend to – the economy, education and hunger.

Our government has chosen power plants over paddy

04/30/2012 | Bhan Sahu

Farmers in Janigir Champa who are about to lose their land - Stella Paul | Panos London

Bhan Sahu blogs about a new campaign she is organising, helping those who are being displaced from fertile farmland to make room for 34 thermal power plants.

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