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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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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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In the January-February 2017 issue of New Internationalist Chris Brazier completes a unique journalistic project by returning to the village in Burkina Faso, in west Africa, that he first visited in 1985 while making a film.

He visited in 1995 and 2005 to report on changes in the lives of individuals and on the progress of development in the community. The previous magazines have offered an intriguing insight into the lives of people battling against poverty and have reported on substantial positive changes in the life of the community – from the opening of a health centre and a primary school in the village to the first appearance of mobile phones.

Have the past 11 years of change brought further progress? And are the individuals that we have tracked over the three decades still healthy and happy?

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