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PANOS NETWORK NEWS

Panos Southern Africa (PSAf) lost one of its former board member, Mr. Edward Chitsulo, a Malawian journalist that served on PSAf's board between 2004 and 2012.

"Southern Africa has lost a gallant advocate for media development and freedom of expression, a man with a great passion to giving a voice to the voiceless. Many journalists and communicators in the region have lost a great colleague and mentor. PSAf has lost a great member of the family, who remained supportive of our work even after he retired from the board", declared Lilian Kiefer, PSAf's Executive Director. Read PSAF's full statement here.

Panos Caribbean is engaging the public to take action with an original hashtag, urging jamaicans to consider biodiversity and climate change during this year's lent period. Weekly, using #CarbonFastJamaica in social medias, Panos Caribbean invites us all to include current environmental issues into ou toughts during this season toward redemption.

Panos Eastern Africa will be participating to several events for this year's World Forestry Day, 21 March. They will, among other public activities, be planting 6 hectares of trees in Kabanyolo and in Rukungiri district, Uganda.

The other Panos Institutes also have been hard at work advancing their causes. Visit Panos Europe, Panos West Africa and Panos South Asia. This last institute just joined Twitter, and you are welcomed to join them and egage them at @PanosSouthAsia.