Land Matters Media Scan – 13 April 2017

Photo by: Oxfam

Here are the recent land tenure and resource management media items:


  1. Ask the Expert: An Interview with Zemen Haddis, USAID (4/7/17)
    Source: LandLinks

Reports and Publications

  1. Australian governments have failed Indigenous peoples, says Oxfam (4/11/17)
    Source: The Guardian
    Related report: Moving beyond recognition: respecting the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (4/12/17)


  1. Tested, Cost-effective, and Practical: Secure Community Land Rights Can Help Protect the Earth and Prevent the Climate Crisis (4/12/16)
    Source: Amazon Watch press release


  1. South Africa: Land Rights and Justice in South Africa (4/11/17)
    Source: Wall Street Journal (subscription req’d)
  2. South Africa’s Zuma talks tough on land, though repeat of Zimbabwe unlikely (4/6/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  3. Tanzania: At war with the in-laws: Tanzania’s evicted widows push for rights (4/5/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  4. Côte d’Ivoire: sensitization campaign on land legislation goes on (4/12/17)
    Source: Ecofin Agency
  5. Senegal: World in Progress: land grabbing in Senegal – communities vs investors (4/5/17)
    Source: Deutsche Welle


  1. Indigenous Guyanese villages to receive titles (4/11/17)
    Source: NationNews / GINA
  2. Brazil’s land titles program improves Amazon forest protection: research (4/5/17)
    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
  3. Brazil’s land war between Indigenous people and farmers: ‘We just need to be home’ (4/7/17)
    Source: The Globe and Mail


  1. India: Don’t confer forest rights to tribals in critical tiger habitats: NTCA (4/12/17)
    Source: Livemint
  2. India’s landless poor can benefit from public ‘land bank’, analyst says (4/10/17)
    Source: The Express Tribune / Reuters


  1. Addressing the past, building the future: Land rights challenges in Timor-Leste (4/13/17)
    Source: Leiden Law Blog