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Preethi Nallu

Preethi Nallu is a print and broadcast journalist with a special focus on human rights and development. She is a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets, including Al Jazeera, Inter-Press Service, Doha Centre for Media Freedom, Monocle 24 and VJ Movement. ​Preethi has covered wide-ranging issues from Arab-Israeli politics to the UN Climate Conference (COP 15) and human rights/democratic reform in Burma ​With living and work experience in eight countries across the globe, her vision as a journalist is to combine the fields of International Relations, Current Affairs and Media in producing timely and thematic stories with in-depth analysis.

The Future Women Want

On the concluding day of the Rio+20 Sustainability Conference, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the Prime Minister of Denmark, along with other female Heads of State, signed a 'call to action' that urged governments, civil society and the private sector to prioritise gender equality and women’s empowerment in the sustainable development agenda. ...

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Civil Society Groups Mobilise in Rio

A loosely defined document with the idealistic title “The Future We Want” has been agreed upon after week long deliberations by a 193 member committee at the Rio+20. The document has called for the inclusion of “women, non-governmental organisations, and indigenous groups in the sustainable development agenda.” But, these 'recommendations' and 'voluntary' commitments are hollow promises with no compulsory e ...

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Palestinians of Shatila – from Refugee Camp to Urban Slum

The commencement of the Rio+20 Sustainability Conference on June 20th coincides with another important UN event - World Refugee Day.  The occasion will be marked in countries accross the world to mobilise support for the millions of people who have been forcibly displaced from their homes due to conflict, poverty and natural disasters. The UNHCR Chief, António Guterres, is in Rio to emphasize that "environm ...

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The Long Road Back to Rio

Part 1: Evading the Climate Conundrum I am only a child and I don't have all the solutions, but I want you to realise, neither do you. You don't know how to fix the ozone layer, you don't know how to bring the salmon back up a dead stream. You don't know how to bring back an extinct animal and you cant bring back the forest that once grew, where there is now a desert. If you don't know how to fix it, please ...

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