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April 29, 2016

Mobile Vaani

Mobile Vaani is a mobile-phone-based community media platform equivalent to Facebook/YouTube/Twitter for rural areas in India whereby users generate content in their own local dialect through...

April 26, 2016

Communication for Development in Peacebuilding: Directions on Research and Evaluation for an Emerging Field

"More effective instruments are needed that perform the difficult task of re-connecting broken communities, informing citizens and involving them in processes of reconstruction, and enabling all...

April 22, 2016

Evaluating Digital Citizen Engagement: A Practical Guide

Published by Open Knowledge Repository of The World bank, this guide provides practical steps to assess how digital tools have contributed to citizen engagement and to understand the impact that...

April 21, 2016

Reducing Violence by Transforming Neighborhoods: A Natural Experiment in Medellin, Colombia

"Neighborhood-level interventions provide an opportunity to better understand the impact that neighborhoods have on health." This research was done in Medellín, Colombia, to access the effects of...

April 20, 2016

Media in Latin America: A Path Forward

"...a coalition of a dozen leading media watchdog organizations and NGOs [non-governmental organisations] that participated...issued a declaration calling on Latin America's governments to take...

April 20, 2016

A true partnership

Author: Jackie Christie, April 20 2016 - Working together, BBC Media Action and the Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) have transformed a shabby studio into a HD home for KBC’s flagship politics...

April 14, 2016

Meaty issues on the radio

Author: Ehizogie Ohiani, April 8 2016 - A meal without meat is as good as no meal for most people in Benue State, North Central Nigeria. Considering its importance, one would expect that hygiene...

April 14, 2016

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

"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...

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The potential of reforming state broadcasters in divided societies: advancing an unfashionable argument

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Author: BBC Media Action's Director of Policy and Learning James Deane, November 3 2015 - Most commentaries on 21st-century media focus on the impact of new technologies, social media and, above all, the increasing global ubiquity of mobile telephony Such commentaries highlight how in many, if not most, societies, the majority of people are under the age of 30 and are reinventing how humanity communicates with itself.

The post-2015 Global Goals: moving from "what" to "how" will rest on more informed societies

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Author: James Deane, September 28 2015 - Ahead of this week's UN [United Nations] summit in New York [United States], BBC Media Action’s Director of Policy and Learning argues for a stronger focus on the provision of information as well as resources.

"This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity." So begins the outcome document which forms the basis of the agreement for a new set of "global goals" which are expected to be signed by 215 world leaders this week. It is a statement that encapsulates both their ambition and weakness.

With the grain or against the grain: a media perspective on the governance question of our time

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Author: James Deane, BBC Media Action Director, Policy and Learning, May 20 2015 - I was prompted to write this post by Brian Levy, the rightly respected governance guru of the World Bank, now Senior Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Media and the post 2015 development framework: the case builds

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Author: James Deane, May 8 2014       This year's World Press Freedom Day celebrations will focus on whether issues of media freedom can realistically be integrated into the post-2015 framework that will replace the current Millennium Development Goals.  Unesco [the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization] hosts a conference on the issue on May 4th and 5th in Paris.

In Memoriam: Panos London

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Author BBC Media Action's James Deane, December 5 2012:       Part of an organisation I helped set up is no longer going to exist.

The Panos Institute London has announced that it no longer has the resources to continue. It’s been struggling for some time; project income appears to have dried up; its executive director has left. Panos’ trustees have decided, understandably, that, after almost exactly 26 years, it needs to fold.

The Somalia London Conference: will the outcome make it easier for media in Somalia?

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Today sees the start of a major international conference on Somalia hosted by the UK government in London. It is designed to inject fresh urgency into international efforts to support the rebuilding of this most fragile and fragile states. On the agenda will be issues of piracy, security, terrorism and a continuing - if thankfully slightly improving - humanitarian crisis.

The costs and benefits of consensus: the future of aid hangs in the balance

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Three and a half thousand people have been meeting in Busan, South Korea to discuss the future of development assistance. The 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness is a tedious name for an important process - how best to organise the billions of dollars of development assistance designed to improve the lives of the poorest people on the planet.

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Downward, Southward, Eastward - Communicative Power is on the move

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In 2005, the UN accepted the offer of the Tunisian government to host its World Summit on the Information Society in the country. The summit proved more passing foothill than summit in the history of the global information society but it is worth relishing how delicious the ironies of history can sometimes prove. Six years later, an oppressive government has been swept away by the informational forces it was seeking to advance.

Fragile States Research: impressive, compelling, influential - but still frustrating

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I have a problem with the latest UK Department for International Development report: The Politics of Poverty: Elites, Citizens and States - Findings from ten years of DFID funded research on Governance and Fragile Stat

Fragile States Research: impressive, compelling, influential - but still frustrating

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I have a problem with the latest UK Department for International Development report: The Politics of Poverty: Elites, Citizens and States - Findings from ten years of DFID funded research on Governance and Fragile States, 2001-10.

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April 8, 2016

This toolkit is designed for young people and members of youth organisations who are passionate about having honest and responsive governments,...

April 6, 2016

Author: Osebi Adams, April 6 2016 - This time last year, I wasn’t sure what the future held for me as a young Nigerian. Not because I was worried...

March 23, 2016

Author: Aniqa Hossain, March 23 2016 - Women in Bangladesh tend to see political debate as "men’s business" but the female viewers of BBC Sanglap...

March 21, 2016

The Goal 5: "Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls" has ambitious targets - listed at the end of this post. 

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March 7, 2016

Author: Vusumuzi Sifile - As Zambia joins the international community in commemorating International Women’s Day on 8th March, under the...

February 28, 2016

Author Elias Banda: AS the Electoral Commission of Zambia puts in place systems for ensuring the forthcoming August 2016 general elections...

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