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Melanie Kramers

Senior Press Officer

Melanie leads Oxfam's media work for its Even It Up campaign to reduce rising global economic inequality. She can be contacted for media enquiries in this area e.g. poverty, tax reform, living wages. Melanie has a background in environmental PR and travel journalism.

Direct line: +44 (0)7825 088894

Email: mkramers1@oxfam.org.uk

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Reaction: Prime Minister's commitment to economic reform must ensure the economy benefits all

Commenting in response to the Prime Minister's speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos today, in which she said a new approach from business and government was needed to respond to public...

Eight people own same wealth as half the world

Pre-Davos report shows gap between richest and poor is greater than feared Eight billionaires own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who form the poorest half of the world's population,...

REACTION: Tax transparency needed to hold overseas territories to account

Margaret Hodge MP has today proposed an amendment to the Criminal Finance Bill that would ensure the UK's overseas territories adopt the same transparency standards as the rest of the UK by the...

REACTION: Countries from around the world demand a more transparent global tax system

Politicians from around the world today called on governments to ensure that comprehensive information about companies' taxable activities is published, at the Public Affairs Committee summit...

Activists need to experiment and take risks in order to bring about social change

Oxfam development expert launches 'field guide to social activism' Solving the most pressing global challenges of our time, including the migration crisis, runaway inequality...

REACTION: MPs say lack of transparency in UK offshore territories hinders anti-corruption drive

Commenting on today's International Development Committee's report which found that the continuing lack of transparency in the UK's Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies risks significantly...

Civilians risk getting caught in crossfire as Mosul offensive intensifies

Hundreds of thousands of civilians risk being caught in crossfire as the offensive to retake Mosul and surrounding areas from ISIS intensifies, Oxfam said today. ...

Haiti:cholera and food shortages threaten Hurricane Matthew survivors

Oxfam warned today that the death toll in Haiti may rise as survivors face cholera outbreaks and food shortages in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.  ...

REACTION Prime Ministers pledge to confront inequality is welcome

Commenting on the Prime Minister's speech to Conservative Party conference today, Oxfam GB chief executive Mark Goldring said: "Oxfam welcomes the Prime Minister's pledge to confront...

Closing gap between haves and have-nots is companies' business - poll

The British public overwhelmingly believes business has a responsibility to act to reduce inequality and put an end to corporate tax dodging, according to a YouGov poll commissioned by Oxfam and...