Jon Slater

Head of News

Jon Slater is Oxfam's Head of News. He was previously the Senior Press Officer for Essential Services leading on health and education for all, overseas aid and the effect of the economic crisis on poor people. Jon joined Oxfam in September 2008 after more than a decade working as a national print journalist, press officer for other development NGOs and political adviser.

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All posts by Jon Slater

Rigged rules mean economic growth is increasingly 'winner takes all' for rich elites

Wealth of half world's population now same as that of group who could fit on a double-decker bus. Wealthy elites have co-opted political power to rig the rules of the economic game, undermining...

Oxfam response to Government defeat over Lobbying Bill

Responding to the passing of a key amendment removing most staff costs from campaign spending limits in the Lobbying Bill, Mark Goldring, Oxfam Chief Executive, said: ...

Oxfam reaction to Government Lobbying Bill amendments

Responding to the Government's proposed amendments to the Lobbying Bill, Mark Goldring, Oxfam Chief Executive, said:   ...

Oxfam welcomes progress to protect girls and women in emergencies

Speaking from the Protecting Girls and Women in Emergencies event co-hosted by the UK Government today, Mark Goldring, Oxfam Chief Executive, said: "We're delighted the UK Government has...

Oxfam: David Attenborough is wrong on famines and aid

Responding to comments from David Attenborough about aid, Hannah Stoddart, Oxfam senior policy adviser, said: "We can't look the other way while men, women and children starve in a famine;...

Lobbying Bill represents a real threat to quality of debate in this country says Oxfam

Responding to Andrew Lansley's speech during the second reading of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill, Max Lawson, Oxfam Head of Policy, said:  ...

Oxfam statement on international NGOs' senior salaries

Responding to media reports about international NGOs' senior salaries, an Oxfam spokesperson said:  "As an organisation committed to ending poverty and inequality, Oxfam...

Oxfam reaction to UN panel report on post 2015 development goals

Reacting to the publication of the report by the UN High Level Post-15 Panel, Katy Wright, Oxfam Senior policy adviser, said: "We're pleased the PM is pushing the world to sign up...

Rising debt and falling aid force poor countries to cut spending on health and farmers

Poor countries are cutting back spending on agriculture and health due to the global economic crisis, according to a new report launched today. Despite poor countries' efforts to overcome...

Oxfam reaction to opening statements at Spring Meetings, Washington

Responding to the opening statements of Christine Lagarde and Jim Kim at the Spring meetings, Emma Seery, Oxfam spokesperson, said:    "We...