Land, ahoy!

 
Published: Wednesday 30 June 2004

www.landaction.org
Whether it is the problem of land accessibility in violence-ridden Palestine or an unknown but powerful movement to gain access to land in Guatemala, this website is an unending seminar for issues related to lands. Aimed at bridging the information gap between the people agitating for land and civil society groups advocating for their rights, the site takes you through the complex problem in an easy and smooth way.

The website divides its content into news, views and actions. Starting from news from around the world on land-related issues, it moves to more in-depth feature articles on various land conflicts. At any point of time it lists about 35 news reports from at least 20 countries, and add to it 20-odd feature articles. To make itself a platform for the 1,000-odd land rights groups in the world, it carries press releases from various organisations to be used by mediapersons. And for the activists and people who think strongly about the issues, it has a place for registering protests also. To bring in clarity in understanding the issue, it has sorted issues country-wise. It has a good coverage of nine countries with raging land conflicts, like Zimbabwe and South Africa. Each country channel has analysis of land problems in the respective country and update on current crisis. Further, it links you to other relevant websites. It's as compelling a website as the land resource.

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