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Medios y participación política: Promoviendo la gobernanza Inclusiva
February 28, 2017

Medios y participación política: Promoviendo la gobernanza Inclusiva

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Este informe examina la relación entre los programas de discusión y debate de BBC Media Action  y  la participación política .Esta estartegia se basa en la teoria de que la participación política activa es vista como una de ...

Medios y participación política: Promoviendo la gobernanza Inclusiva
February 28, 2017

Medios y participación política: Promoviendo la gobernanza Inclusiva

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La participación política activa  es vista como una de las vías clave para fomentar la rendición de cuentas entre los ciudadanos y los líderes. La responsabilidad aumenta cuando los ciudadanos juegan un papel activo en la formulación de ...

Doing Debate Differently: Media and Accountability
February 21, 2017

Doing Debate Differently: Media and Accountability

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"Media’s role in shaping public dialogue can help to bridge the gap between information provision and political action, developing more inclusive and effective patterns of interaction between state and society. Supporting people from across ...

How Is a Radio Programme Encouraging Young People's Engagement with Democratic Processes in Tanzania?
November 18, 2016

How Is a Radio Programme Encouraging Young People's Engagement with ...

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"New research has found that the programme provided valuable information about the elections and voting process, addressed apathy (encouraging many to participate in various stages of the process) and inspired some listeners to maintain peace ...

Research Briefing: Can Media Affect Political Participation?
November 17, 2016

Research Briefing: Can Media Affect Political Participation?

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"This briefing, based on quantitative data from seven countries (Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Myanmar, Tanzania and Sierra Leone), outlines the links between watching and listening to governance programmes and political participation, as ...

What are the Barriers to Community Involvement in Local Level Disaster Preparedness Measures in Bangladesh?
November 17, 2016

What are the Barriers to Community Involvement in Local Level Disaster ...

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"Amrai Pari (Together We Can Do It)...a reality TV programme...visits communities in the areas of the country most susceptible to environmental hazards and challenges them to work together with their neighbours and local traders to make their ...

Media and Political Participation: Fostering Inclusive Governance
November 9, 2016

Media and Political Participation: Fostering Inclusive Governance

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"Accountability is enhanced when citizens play an active role in making demands and when officials are expected to respond to those demands with satisfactory answers and actions." This research on BBC Media Action's governance programmes for ...

Turn Up The Volume: Empowering Women Through Media: Lessons from BBC Media Action's Governance Programming
October 25, 2016

Turn Up The Volume: Empowering Women Through Media: Lessons from BBC Media ...

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"The media is a prism through which we see those in power. In many cases, media not only reflects inequalities between men and women but also amplifies and entrenches them." Based on the experience of BBC Media Action’s work in producing factual ...

How Listening Groups Are Adding Value to the Ethiopian Health Development Army and Impacting the Wider Community
September 1, 2016

How Listening Groups Are Adding Value to the Ethiopian Health Development ...

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"Listening groups, based on BBC Media Action’s health programmes, are adding value to the Ethiopian government’s Health Development Army, a network of volunteers tasked with learning about key health behaviours and leading others in their ...

Does Mass-Media Public Communication Campaign Normalize Discussion, Attitude and Behavior about Condom Use among Married Men in India?
August 11, 2016

Does Mass-Media Public Communication Campaign Normalize Discussion, Attitude ...

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"The effectiveness of mass media campaigns for normalizing condom discussion is largely mediated by demographic and socio-economic variables. Future campaigns need to address these variables to be more effective."

'Hiigsiga Nolosha': How Has a Youth Radio Show Given Young Somalis Hope for Their Future?
August 4, 2016

'Hiigsiga Nolosha': How Has a Youth Radio Show Given Young Somalis Hope for ...

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"The second phase of BBC Media Action’s Somalia Stability Fund funded ‘Youth and Media’ project has aimed to increase engagement of youth in discussion on the future of Somalia and to contribute to an audience-responsive media sector." The BBC ...

Tea Cup Diaries: How a Radio Drama is Changing Attitudes in Myanmar
April 14, 2016

Tea Cup Diaries: How a Radio Drama is Changing Attitudes in Myanmar

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"BBC Media Action’s Tea Cup Diaries promotes understanding, openness and respect for people from different ethnic and religious backgrounds in Myanmar.Listeners reported improved knowledge of other ethnic and religious groups, and had a better ...

How Did Local Radio Stations Support Their Communities During the Ebola Crisis?
April 13, 2016

How Did Local Radio Stations Support Their Communities During the Ebola Crisis?

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"During the 2014/5 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone BBC Media Action supported staff at 42 local or community-based radio stations to improve communication about the disease. Case studies indicate these stations were able to provide actionable ...

Evaluation of the Behaviour Change Communication and Community Mobilization Activities in Myanmar Artemisinin Resistance Containment Zones
April 7, 2016

Evaluation of the Behaviour Change Communication and Community Mobilization ...

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This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the behaviour change communication and community mobilisation activities carried out under the rubric of the fifth objective of the Myanmar Artemisinin Resistance Containment (MARC) programme ...

Media Development: An Evaluation of Five Capacity-Strengthening Projects
March 31, 2016

Media Development: An Evaluation of Five Capacity-Strengthening Projects

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"Those involved in media development owe it to the populations they seek to benefit to scrutinise and evaluate their own efforts carefully, ensuring that they continually challenge themselves to improve the work they do." This BBC Media Action ...

How Radio and Distance Learning Built Skills and Knowledge for Cocoa Farmers
December 7, 2015

How Radio and Distance Learning Built Skills and Knowledge for Cocoa Farmers

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"BBC Media Action's 'Pathways to Learning' project in the Eastern region of Sierra Leone aimed to improve farmers’ skills and knowledge about cocoa farming. Evaluation work in 2015 shows how farmers and local experts feel the project has helped ...

What Does Accountability Mean in Sierra Leone? The Role of the Media in Governance, Particularly in the Context of Ebola
December 4, 2015

What Does Accountability Mean in Sierra Leone? The Role of the Media in ...

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"BBC Media Action's radio programmes Fo Rod and Tok Bot Salone aim to improve people’s understanding of governance issues while also creating platforms to hold leaders to account. Interviews with experts on governance and media in Sierra Leone, ...

Humanitarian Broadcasting in Emergencies - A Synthesis of Evaluation Findings
October 19, 2015

Humanitarian Broadcasting in Emergencies - A Synthesis of Evaluation Findings

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"This report... focuses mainly on mass communication programming - broadcasting that can reach millions of people when disaster strikes - informing them about what has happened, what to do, how to find missing loved ones and how to protect ...

Supporting Radio Algeria's Transition to Public Service Broadcasting
September 6, 2015

Supporting Radio Algeria's Transition to Public Service Broadcasting

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"[This] research present[s] findings from the first year of supporting Radio Algeria's transition to Public Service Broadcasting." From BBC Media Action, this research report stems from a project of post-Arab Spring (2011) support for Radio ...

Mwanzo Bora: Can Public Service Announcements (PSAs) Improve Maternal and Child Healthcare Practices in Tanzania?
September 2, 2015

Mwanzo Bora: Can Public Service Announcements (PSAs) Improve Maternal and ...

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"A qualitative study in March 2015 showed that the PSAs produced by local radio stations with the support of BBC Media Action contributed to increasing knowledge on the importance of the recommended practices, to shift attitudes, especially ...

How Do Debate Programmes Influence Knowledge of Key Governance Issues and Political Participation? A Case Study from Sierra Leone
August 14, 2015

How Do Debate Programmes Influence Knowledge of Key Governance Issues and ...

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This 12-page brief shares findings of BBC Media Action’s assessment of how two national radio programmes, the magazine show Fo Rod (Crossroads) and the debate programme Tok Bot Salone (Talk About Sierra Leone), are helping influence governance ...

Dhibcaha Nolosha (Drops for Life ): Can Radio Improve the Effectiveness of Polio Vaccination Campaigns?
July 24, 2015

Dhibcaha Nolosha (Drops for Life ): Can Radio Improve the Effectiveness of ...

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"I wouldn't have allowed those vaccinators with the medical jackets who knock on my door, to enter my home, if it were not for the programme." - Father, Galkayo As described in this research brief from BBC Media Action and as explained in ...

What Role Do Localised Debate Programmes Play in Addressing Local Issues? Case Studies from Nepal
July 1, 2015

What Role Do Localised Debate Programmes Play in Addressing Local Issues? ...

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"Through supporting the production of local discussion programmes in Nepal, BBC Media Action’s Global Governance Project aims to provide a platform for ordinary people to raise important local issues with government officials."

Times Are Changing: Using the Power of the Media to Increase Accountability and Resilience in Tanzania
June 2, 2015

Times Are Changing: Using the Power of the Media to Increase Accountability ...

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"The radio magazine and discussion programme Nyakati Zinabadilika (Times are Changing) aimed to empower individuals and communities to adapt to changing weather patterns. Research suggests that the programme helped people to address ...

Can Radio Drama Improve Child Health and Nutrition in Somalia?
May 26, 2015

Can Radio Drama Improve Child Health and Nutrition in Somalia?

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"People who listened to a radio drama and magazine programme about child health and nutrition in Somaliland knew more than non-listeners about how to prevent and treat children’s illnesses, and practised what they learned."

Reality TV for Resilience: Can Reality TV Help Communities to Better Cope with  Climate Risks?
May 7, 2015

Reality TV for Resilience: Can Reality TV Help Communities to Better Cope ...

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Reality television show Amrai Pari, broadcast in Bangladesh through BBC Media Action, reaches 15.8 million people with messaging on climate risk and resilience. This research was intended to measure "how target communities worked together to ...

Loving Love9: Findings from the Cambodia Qualitative Assessment of Love9
April 29, 2015

Loving Love9: Findings from the Cambodia Qualitative Assessment of Love9

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This BBC Media Action research examines the influence of Love9, a weekly TV and radio programme which aimed to address sexual and reproductive health (SRH) issues among young people in Cambodia. Love9 employs a "combination of drama, comedy, ...

Improving Communication Between Aid Agencies and Crisis-affected People: Lessons from the Infoasaid Project
March 2, 2015

Improving Communication Between Aid Agencies and Crisis-affected People: ...

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This 30-page paper, commissioned by the Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN) at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), discusses how communication can be used in emergency contexts to improve humanitarian responses, with particular focus on the ...

BBC Media Action's Governance Research: Emerging Evidence and Learning
October 22, 2014

BBC Media Action's Governance Research: Emerging Evidence and Learning

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This BBC Media Action working paper offers some early stage qualitative and quantitative research data results and conclusions on their governance programming in ten countries, including the role played by country contexts and gender on local ...

Health Communication Using Mobile Technology in Afghanistan
June 11, 2014

Health Communication Using Mobile Technology in Afghanistan

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"BBC Media Action's qualitative research explored the maternal and child health information that is available and needed [in Afghanistan], and analysed which people in households and the community have significant influence over pregnant ...

What Was the Role of the Debate Programme Sema Kenya in the 2013 Kenyan Election?
June 11, 2014

What Was the Role of the Debate Programme Sema Kenya in the 2013 Kenyan ...

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"Where geography, poverty and lack of infrastructure make face-to-face interaction between disparate communities difficult, media can play a vital role in connecting these groups and in national debates on governance." This research briefing ...

How Do Political Debate Programmes Influence Political Participation? A Case Study from Nepal
June 10, 2014

How Do Political Debate Programmes Influence Political Participation? A Case ...

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"...[T]he study found that listening to Sajha Sawal was significantly associated with an increase in political participation. How much a person was exposed to Sajha Sawal was also a factor: the greater the exposure, the greater the increase in ...

What Can We Learn from Field Experiments on Media, Communication and Governance?
June 10, 2014

What Can We Learn from Field Experiments on Media, Communication and Governance?

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"What constitutes good evidence is currently subject to intense debate within the international development community. This briefing shares the findings of a review of such methods used to evaluate the impact of media and media assistance on ...

Research at BBC Media Action: Putting Our Audience First
June 10, 2014

Research at BBC Media Action: Putting Our Audience First

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"Research is embedded across our project life cycle. Findings inform our work, bridging theory and practice to provide an evidence base both for our own programmes and for anyone working in media and development worldwide." This Research and ...

Promoting Accountability through Debate in the Palestinian Territories
June 3, 2014

Promoting Accountability through Debate in the Palestinian Territories

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"These programmes are designed to provide Palestinians with the opportunity to question decision-makers face-to-face." In this research, BBC Media Action surveyed audience reaction to the Palestinian Debates, two factual debate programmes. ...

M-Loy9: Mobile Phones to Increase Youth Participation in Cambodia
May 28, 2014

M-Loy9: Mobile Phones to Increase Youth Participation in Cambodia

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"Last month there was a village meeting with over 20 participants including villagers, NGO representatives, the village chief and youth... I expressed my opinion about the [problem of] clean water and diarrhoea... then I dialled the m-Loy9 code ...

Malaria Communication Project Cambodia
May 27, 2014

Malaria Communication Project Cambodia

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"With malaria cases in Cambodia declining, this project aimed to raise awareness among at-risk communities and reinforce knowledge about malaria prevention, diagnosis, and treatment."

Media and Governance in the Palestinian Territories
May 27, 2014

Media and Governance in the Palestinian Territories

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This research summary analyses findings from BBC Media Action research on a project in the Palestinian Territories, a Department for International Development (DFID)-funded project aimed at "facilitating greater transparency in political ...

February 3, 2014

USAID Evidence Summit Partners

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USAID Evidence Summit Partners:

Narrowing the Gap between Citizens and Government in Nepal
February 3, 2014

Narrowing the Gap between Citizens and Government in Nepal

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This brief documents research on exposure and engagement of citizens of Nepal with BBC Media Action's Department for International Development (DFID)-funded governance project, comprising three media outputs:

Sachay Sawal: Connecting Citizens and Political Candidates in Pakistan 2013 General Elections
January 31, 2014

Sachay Sawal: Connecting Citizens and Political Candidates in Pakistan 2013 ...

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BBC Media Action's Sachay Sawal (True Questions) was a series of four electoral debates broadcast in Pakistan during the May 2013 general elections. "The debates were designed to create an opportunity for ordinary Pakistanis to question political ...

Conversation and compliance: role of interpersonal discussion and social norms in public communication campaigns
December 21, 2013

Conversation and compliance: role of interpersonal discussion and social ...

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Frank, L. B., Chatterjee, J. S., Chaudhuri, S. T., Lapsansky, C., Bhanot, A., & Murphy, S. T. (2012). Conversation and compliance: role of interpersonal discussion and social norms in public communication campaigns. J Health Commun, 17(9), ...

Tanzania: Audience Feedback on Haba na Haba (Little by Little)
December 4, 2013

Tanzania: Audience Feedback on Haba na Haba (Little by Little)

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This document shares audience feedback about Haba na Haba, a weekly discussion programme broadcast by the BBC Swahili service. Featuring reports produced by six local community-based radio stations across the country, the programme covers issues ...

Improving Maternal Health Practices in Four Countries: Insights and Lessons Learned
October 16, 2013

Improving Maternal Health Practices in Four Countries: Insights and Lessons ...

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This working paper draws on research findings from BBC Media Action’s health projects in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, and South Sudan, funded by Department for International Development (DFID), in order to identify poor uptake of recommended ...

The Kenyan Election 2013: The Role of the Factual Discussion Programme Sema Kenya (Kenya Speaks)
October 2, 2013

The Kenyan Election 2013: The Role of the Factual Discussion Programme Sema ...

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"This paper seeks to identify the extent to which the national TV and radio programme Sema Kenya (Kenya Speaks), part of BBC Media Action’s governance work in Kenya, supported accountability, peace and inclusion at the time of the 2013 Kenya ...

What Value Does Social Media Add to Governance Programmes?
September 26, 2013

What Value Does Social Media Add to Governance Programmes?

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"Working in collaboration, students from the London School of Economics (LSE) Master of Public Administration (MPA) programme and BBC Media Action examined the value that social media brings to governance programming aimed at influencing ...

Democracy, Governance and Randomised Media Assistance
September 13, 2013

Democracy, Governance and Randomised Media Assistance

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"What constitutes good evidence is currently subject to intense debate within the international development community. There is particular interest in making greater use of experimental and quasi-experimental research methods to assess the effect ...

Factual Debate and Discussion Programmes and their Influence on Political Participation, Political Knowledge and Political Efficacy
August 2, 2013

Factual Debate and Discussion Programmes and their Influence on Political ...

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From the Executive Summary: "This research briefing focuses on the role of factual debate and discussion programming, defined for the purposes of this review as 'dialogic format' - on political participation, knowledge and efficacy. The paper ...

Media and Conflict: An Assessment of the Evidence
July 17, 2013

Media and Conflict: An Assessment of the Evidence

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This Evidence Briefing paper from the Justice and Security Research Programme (JSRP) - a Department of International Development (DFID)-funded international research consortium based at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Political Science - ...

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