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Cover for August 2007 - Issue 403

August 2007's Issue

South - from Africa, Asia or Latin America. Often they accompany news stories from these regions or calls for donations from aid agencies and charities.

But how often are those pictures actually taken by people from the South? With the advent of the internet and digital photography it should be easier than ever for Southern photographers to represent their own reality.

It isn’t happening; the information flow is still - and probably increasingly - dominated by Western media and media-makers. In this month’s issue of the New Internationalist photographer Shahidul Alam, founder of the award-winning Bangladeshi photo­agency Drik, explains why this is so.

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Featured in issue 403

Israel, Palestine and the Hypocrisies of Power – an interview with Noam Chomsky

Celebrated American intellectual and activist Noam Chomsky provides a devastating insight into what lies behind the Israel-Palestine conflict and some of the obstacles to the viability of a Palestinian state.

A true Pathshala

The story of an extraordinary school, told by Sameera Huque and Shahidul Alam.

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The long wait for peace

After 20 years of war, Northern Uganda could be on the verge of a deal to end the violence. But will it enable the region’s displaced and terrorized women and children to rebuild their lives? asks Rebecca Wearn.

Belongings: felt, presented, challenged

Images from Bangladesh, Iran, South Africa and Sri Lanka.

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Action on Majority World photography

Contacts and websites for agencies that hold or promote Majority World photography.

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Lifestyles: disappearing and aspired

Images from Bangladesh and Japan.

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The Majority World looks back

Shahidul Alam makes the case for fair trade in imagery.

Ropes in the water

In her last Letter from Mauritius, Lindsey Collen finds trouble beneath the surface of a picture-perfect scene.

Coping with pain

Images from India and Bangladesh.

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Lifecycle: with a few exits

Images from Nepal and Bangladesh.

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10 economic myths

Does repeating a thing make it true? The followers of mainstream economic dogma must surely think ‘Yes’. After the financial crash of 2008 and the malaise ever since, they haven’t changed their tune much. Their prescriptions don’t work but the patients – you or me – are still being dosed with ‘freemarket’ medicine. We’ve worked on this edition in the spirit of providing something of an antidote. The economic bottom line is inevitable, say the powers that be. Just the way things are. Well, we – and an ever-growing legion of dissenting economists and fed-up-to-the-back-teeth members of the general public – say, ‘No’. These cherished myths are causing real harm and we need to ditch them.

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