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PANOS NETWORK NEWS

Panos South Asia Fellows, 2015PANOS SOUTH ASIA HAS BEEN ACTIVE IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS. NINE JOURNALISTS FROM NEPAL, INDIA, PAKISTAN, BANGLADESH AND SRI LANKA WERE BROUGHT TO KATHMANDU (NEPAL), BETWEEN 18 AND 20 MARCH, TO DISCUSS AND UNDERSTAND MIGRATION LABOUR AND ASSOCIATED ISSUES, AS A PART OF A FELLOWSHIP HELD IN COOPERATION WITH SWISS DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION (SDC). MORE HERE. PANOS SOUTH ASIA ALSO REDESIGNED AND UPDATED ITS WEBSITE, AND RECENTLY JOINED TWITTER.

ELSEWHERE, PANOS EASTERN AFRICA CELEBRATED WORLD FOREST DAY, 21 MARCH, WITH SEVERAL TREE PLANTING ACTIVITIES IN UGANDA. PANOS EASTERN AFRICA ALSO WORKS HARD PROVIDING ADVICE AND TIPS FOR GOOD AND ETHICAL JOURNALISM PRACTICES.

PANOS EUROPE HAS BEEN PARTICIPATING IN ACTIVITIES SUCH AS CONFERENCES REGARDING THE FAIR AND DIGNIFIED TREATMENT WITH WHICH THE MEDIA SHOULD TREAT THE ISSUE OF MIGRANTS.

PANOS SOUTHERN AFRICA MOURNED THE PASSING, ON 15 MARCH, OF EDWARD CHITSULO, A MALAWIAN JOURNALIST AND FORMER MEMBER OF PSAf'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

PANOS WEST AFRICA, AND ITS YOUTH MEDIA BRANCH FLAMME D'AFRIQUE, HAVE BEEN BUSY PARTICIPATING AND REPORTING FROM THE 2015 WORLD SOCIAL FORUM, HELD IN TUNIS BETWEEN 24 AND 28 MARCH.

AMONG THE THEMES DISCUSSED WAS THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN MIGRANT LABOUR, THE ROLE OF AFRICAN LEADERS IN PROVIDING WORK FOR THE YOUTH AND THE RECENT ELECTORAL VICTORY OF GREECE'S LEFT WING SYRIZA PARTY. THE WORLD SOCIAL FORUM WAS HELD SIMULTEANOUSLY WITH THE WORLD FORUM FOR FREE MEDIA. BOTH EVENTS WERE HELD A FEW DAYS FOLLOWING THE TRAGIC ATTACK AT THE LANDMARK BARDO MUSEUM OF TUNIS THAT LEFT OVER 20 DEAD.

THE PANOS NETWORK ALSO RECENTLY JOINED FACEBOOK. YOU ARE ALL WELCOMED TO JOIN US THERE AND BE KEPT INFORMED OF PRESSING ISSUES TO FOSTER PUBLIC DEBATE, PLURALISM AND DEMOCRACY.