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last updated: 15:06 UTC / Friday 23 January 2015

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a dangerous place for women, or ‘meri’ as they are called in Tok Pisin, the local language. Violence against women is seen as normal. According to recent statistics from the Papua New Guinea National Department of Health, more than two thirds of women experienced physical or sexual violence. One third were subjected to rape and 17% of sexual abuse involved girls between the ages of 13 and 14.

Stills and video by Vlad Sokhin. Commissioned by Childfund Australia.


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The consequences of some conflicts related to the Arab springs, such as the Libyan and Syrian wars triggered a massive wave of refugees. On 3 October 2013, 366 immigrants trying to get to the italian coast of Lampedusa drowned in the southern Mediterranean sea. A short time after the tragedy, the italian government launched the Operation Mare Nostrum, involving 5 war ships from the Italian navy and other additional resources.

This short documentary shows a close up Search and Rescue operation conducted by the crew of the frigate Grecale in March 2014. Nearly 200 immigrants mainly from Pakistan and Sirya were found drifting somewhere between Lampedusa and Tunisia.

This film ends with a rare footage of the Refugee center of Mineo, Sicily. The largest refugees center in Europe, and the place where many among those who have been rescued by the Italian navy end up for months or years.

Commissioned by El Pais. Multimedia display at El Pais Semanal online:
elpais.com/especiales/2014/europa-frontera-sur/index.html

Shot and edited by Carlos Spottorno all images by Carlos Spottorno.


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Meet Beatrice’s family: there’s Elizabeth, Ruth, Margaret, Francis, Samuel, John, Kelvin, and Linda & Mary the twins. Elizabeth, the eldest, wants to be a lawyer. Beatrice wants all her children to go through secondary school – but in Kenya this costs money, and it’s money the family struggle to save, on the $4 a day they all live on. It wasn’t until she had had her ninth child that Beatrice heard about contraception, she says if she’d known earlier she would probably have just had three.

Commissioned by IPPF to support the Family Planning 2020 commitments.

Shot by Adam Patterson. Produced and edited by Panos Pictures.


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The House of Culture of the Blind in Yerevan has stood almost empty since the fall of the Soviet Union due to a lack of funding for disabled people in Armenia. Many disabled people are now reconnecting with the world and finding employment through the Internet. This year the Internet Society funded the creation of a new computer room in the House for Culture of the Blinds.

Shot and produced by James Morgan for the Internet Society.


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‘Women’s Voices: Michelle’ is part of a series of three short films on abortion produced by Panos for the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

Video by Adam Patterson.


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IPPF: Women's Voices


‘Women’s Voices: Juliette’ is part of a series of three short films on abortion produced by Panos for the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

Video by Abbie Trayler-Smith.


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‘Women’s Voices: Bhakti’ is part of a series of three short films on abortion produced by Panos for the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

Video by Suzanne Lee.


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A cluster bomb is dropped and ten years later people are still being affected by it.

Over the years, up to 8,000 people have been killed or injured in Iraq alone. One quarter of these casualties were children. J.B. Russell travelled to the country to meet some of the people living and working in the area.

Video produced by Sean Sutton for the Cluster Munition Coalition.
Editing by Panos Pictures.


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Around the world, some 287,000 women die every year from complications during pregnancy or childbirth and according to recent figures 6.6 million children have died before reaching their 5th birthday.

Six United Nations agencies have come together in a joint effort called H4+, to reduce child and maternal mortality rates and ensure that all mothers and children have access to the best possible care to enable them to live healthy, productive lives.


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On 1 September 1914 Martha, the last passenger pigeon, died in Cincinnati Zoo. Once the world’s most abundant bird it fell victim to excessive hunting and deforestation within a few decades. Marc Schlossman photographed passenger pigeons and other now extinct birds in the vaults of various museums in the UK and US and spoke to curators about the processes of extinction.

Made in collaboration with the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.
Edited by Panos Pictures.


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Long since the days of William Wallace, imortalised and mythologised by Hollywood in 90′s film Braveheart, we ask his possible successors and namesakes to share their views on life, freedom and Scottish independence.

Video by Kieran Dodds.
Editing by Panos Pictures.


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The greatness of his mind is such that he rather chooseth to die than be taken alive: wherein the unicorn and the valiant-minded soldier are alike, which both contemn to death, and rather than they will be compelled to undergo any base servitude or bondage they will lose their lives.
~ John Guillim

A fictitious creature may seem an odd choice for a country’s national animal, but perhaps not for a country famed for its love for and long history of myth and legend, and the unicorn has been a Scottish heraldic symbol since the 12th century, when it was used on an early form of the Scottish coat of arms by William I.

The unicorn contended all those who would see him captured or oppressed, and would rather die fighting than surrender and face imprisonment. It is no wonder, then, that this creature was such a perfect symbol for the Scots, who for centuries struggled to remain independent and free of foreign influence.

Video by Kieran Dodds.
Voiceover by Angus King.
Editing by Panos Pictures.


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Multimedia storytelling has been embraced by Panos Pictures as an additional way to represent our photographers' work. The agency produces work in collaboration with photographers and outside agencies.

Many Panos photographers can be commissioned to shoot sound and video on assignment. Please contact us for more information.

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