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239 2014-04-22 The Soul Beat 239 - Communicating for Malaria Prevention and Control in Africa
238 2014-03-25 The Soul Beat 238 - Social and Behaviour Change Communication and Health in Africa
237 2014-02-26 The Soul Beat 237 - Communication and Change News and Issues
236 2014-02-12 The Soul Beat 236 - Celebrating World Radio Day
235 2014-01-28 The Soul Beat 235 - Communicating for Education in Africa
234 2013-12-10 The Soul Beat 234 - Soul City: Communicating for Health and Development
233 2013-11-26 The Soul Beat 233 - Promoting Healthy Border and Migrant Populations
232 2013-11-13 The Soul Beat 232 - Communication to Address Gender-based Violence
231 2013-10-23 The Soul Beat 231 - Communication and Change News and Issues
230 2013-10-08 The Soul Beat 230 - Communicating About Climate Change
229 2013-09-25 The Soul Beat 229 - Soul Beat Africa Turns 10
228 2013-09-12 The Soul Beat 228 - Sex Worker Health and Rights
227 2013-08-28 The Soul Beat 227 - Media for Development - Resources for Journalists
226 2013-08-21 The Soul Beat 226 - Communication and Media for Agriculture
225 2013-07-24 The Soul Beat 225 - Television Supporting Social Change in Africa
224 2013-07-10 The Soul Beat 224 - Communication and Change News and Issues
223 2013-06-26 The Soul Beat 223 - Maternal Health and Communication
222 2013-06-12 The Soul Beat 222 - Social Media for Social Change
221 2013-05-23 The Soul Beat 221 - Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Youth in Africa
220 2013-05-08 The Soul Beat 220 - Libraries for Development in Africa
219 2013-04-24 The Soul Beat 219 - Malaria and Communication in Africa
218 2013-04-10 The Soul Beat 218 - Communication and Change News and Issues
217 2013-03-27 The Soul Beat 217 - Disability and Communication in Africa
216 2013-03-13 The Soul Beat 216 - Communication for Tuberculosis Prevention and Treatment
214 2013-02-13 The Soul Beat 214 - Radio for Development
213 2013-01-23 The Soul Beat 213 - Communicating about Family Planning
212 2013-01-09 The Soul Beat 212 - Games for Social Change
211 2012-12-12 The Soul Beat 211- Communication and Change News and Issues
210 2012-11-28 The Soul Beat 210 - Children and HIV/AIDS in Africa
209 2012-11-14 The Soul Beat 209 - Eliminating Gender-based Violence in Africa
208 2012-10-24 The Soul Beat 208 - Communication and Change News and Issues
207 2012-10-10 The Soul Beat 207 - Climate Change and Communication in Africa
206 2012-09-26 The Soul Beat 206 - Non-Communicable Diseases in Africa
205 2012-09-12 The Soul Beat 205 - Communicating for Peace in Africa
204 2012-08-22 The Soul Beat 204 - Monitoring and Evaluation Methodologies and Tools
203 2012-08-08 The Soul Beat 203- Communicating for Food Security
202 2012-07-25 The Soul Beat 202 - Communication and Change News and Issues
201 2012-07-11 The Soul Beat 201 – ICTS for Development in Africa
200 2012-06-26 The Soul Beat 200 - Promoting Education in Africa
199 2012-06-14 The Soul Beat 199 - The Role of the Media in Promoting Democracy and Governance
198 2012-05-23 The Soul Beat 198 - Communicating through Art and Music
197 2012-05-10 The Soul Beat 197 - Advocacy and Social Change
196 2012-04-25 The Soul Beat 196 - Communication and Change News and Issues
195 2012-04-17 The Soul Beat 195 - Communicating for Malaria Control, Prevention and Treatment in Africa
194 2012-03-28 The Soul Beat 194 - Women Empowerment in Africa
193 2012-03-14 The Soul Beat 193 - Tuberculosis and Communication
192 2012-02-23 The Soul Beat 192 - Communication for Hygiene and Sanitation in Africa
191 2012-02-08 The Soul Beat 191 - Radio in Africa
190 2012-01-25 The Soul Beat 190 - Citizen Action and Government Accountability
189 2012-01-10 The Soul Beat 189 - Theatre for Development in Africa

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Launched in November 2013, Zamuka (Rise Up), is a reality television series in Rwanda designed to encourage entrepreneurship and creative thinking among young people. The weekly series follows three budding entrepreneurs who overcome obstacles and receive coaching to set up new businesses. The series is produced by Search for Common Ground,...

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This 15-page report shares a study exploring the effectiveness of games designed to create awareness and trigger conversation about disaster risk reduction (DRR), particularly focusing on the example of Ready! played in Namibia. Designed by PETLab, at Parsons The New School for Design for use by the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre, Ready...

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Running from 2011 to 2013, the Healthy Choices Radio Programme was designed to strengthen reproductive health and gender equality through radio programming and community dialogue in Uganda. The centre piece of the project was the one hour Healthy Choices radio magazine, which was complemented by listening groups and training for radio stations...

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Launched in November 2013, Zamuka (Rise Up), is a reality television series in Rwanda designed to encourage entrepreneurship and creative thinking among young people. The weekly series follows three budding entrepreneurs who overcome obstacles and receive coaching to set up new businesses. The series is produced by Search for Common Ground,...

Produced by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, this manual shares perspectives and insights about edutainment, using popular entertainment formats to tackle serious social issues. The manual is designed for media practitioners and social activists who wish to use the power of entertainment and mass media to...

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This Malaria journal article discusses the impact of a national communications campaign in Cameroon (July 2011 - March 2012) to accompany the distribution of free long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) in an effort to reduce the morbidity and mortality burden of malaria in the country. Drawing on behaviour change communication (...

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This 56-page report shares insights from an interim evaluation of a year-long mass media behaviour change communication (BCC) campaign focusing on HIV prevention and the reduction of multiple sexual partnerships (MSP) and concurrent partnerships (CP), which was conducted jointly by four organisations in Mozambique. By evaluating the initiatives...

The One World Media Special Award will recognise a media organisation based in the developing world using media to address social, political, and economic issues. Various types of media content will be considered, including, but not limited to: investigative journalism, current affairs content, drama, or digital media content. According to One...

The African Network for Strategic Communication in Health and Development (AfriComNet) invites entries for the 2014 annual Awards for Excellence in Health Communication in Africa. The purpose of the AfriComNet Award is to:

  • recognise outstanding contributions made by individuals/organisations in the field of strategic...

This report offers a summary of an evaluation of the OneLove Campaign, a Southern African regional HIV prevention campaign that was designed to address multiple concurrent sexual partners (MCP). Across the region, the campaign reached 27 million people and was associated with increases in condom use, HIV testing, and knowledge levels, however...

Launched in January 2011, the fifth series of the Soul Buddyz television programme focused on violence prevention, and specifically the role of alcohol as a catalyst for violence. It supported the Phuza Wize campaign, a national campaign to mobilise communities to bring about changes in acceptable drinking behaviour. Produced by the Soul City...

This 32-page report shares the summary results of a meta-analysis of evaluation reports conducted by OneLove regional campaign partners to assess the mid-term progress of the campaign. The OneLove campaign is a regional initiative developed by The Soul City Regional Programme and partner organisations in 10 southern African countries (Lesotho...

Madhara Kwete Campaign

The Madhara Kwete Campaign in Zimbabwe seeks to end intergenerational relationships by informing young people of the consequences of these relationships and by giving them the power to say NO to being manipulated by older men and women. Under this campaign, standardised messages on ending intergenerational relationships are being disseminated...

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During World Malaria Month 2013, Peace Corps volunteers in Uganda implemented the Village Drama Outreaches, Podcasting, and Programming Project to provide people in the West Nile region with information about malaria prevention and control. Over the course of the month, the project included training for radio presenters on producing malaria...

Produced by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, this manual shares perspectives and insights about edutainment, using popular entertainment formats to tackle serious social issues. The manual is designed for media practitioners and social activists who wish to use the power of entertainment and mass media to...

healthy-choices.jpg

Running from 2011 to 2013, the Healthy Choices Radio Programme was designed to strengthen reproductive health and gender equality through radio programming and community dialogue in Uganda. The centre piece of the project was the one hour Healthy Choices radio magazine, which was complemented by listening groups and training for radio stations...

kopaluimpact_2.jpg

This Malaria journal article discusses the impact of a national communications campaign in Cameroon (July 2011 - March 2012) to accompany the distribution of free long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) in an effort to reduce the morbidity and mortality burden of malaria in the country. Drawing on behaviour change communication (...

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This 56-page report shares insights from an interim evaluation of a year-long mass media behaviour change communication (BCC) campaign focusing on HIV prevention and the reduction of multiple sexual partnerships (MSP) and concurrent partnerships (CP), which was conducted jointly by four organisations in Mozambique. By evaluating the initiatives...

The One World Media Special Award will recognise a media organisation based in the developing world using media to address social, political, and economic issues. Various types of media content will be considered, including, but not limited to: investigative journalism, current affairs content, drama, or digital media content. According to One...

The African Network for Strategic Communication in Health and Development (AfriComNet) invites entries for the 2014 annual Awards for Excellence in Health Communication in Africa. The purpose of the AfriComNet Award is to:

  • recognise outstanding contributions made by individuals/organisations in the field of strategic...
Cocoa Farmers Livelihood Project

Launched by BBC Media Action in 2011, the Cocoa Farmers Livelihood Project is working to build farmers' skills, increase the quality and amount of cocoa they produce, and encourage more people to take up farming to support themselves and their families. Combining radio drama and talks shows, community work, and distance learning, the project...

This report offers a summary of an evaluation of the OneLove Campaign, a Southern African regional HIV prevention campaign that was designed to address multiple concurrent sexual partners (MCP). Across the region, the campaign reached 27 million people and was associated with increases in condom use, HIV testing, and knowledge levels, however...

This 32-page report shares the summary results of a meta-analysis of evaluation reports conducted by OneLove regional campaign partners to assess the mid-term progress of the campaign. The OneLove campaign is a regional initiative developed by The Soul City Regional Programme and partner organisations in 10 southern African countries (Lesotho...

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Produced by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, this manual shares perspectives and insights about edutainment, using popular entertainment formats to tackle serious social issues. The manual is designed for media practitioners and social activists who wish to use the power of entertainment and mass media to...

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Launched in 2012, Agent Zee is a comic and social media project that engages students with information, insights, and inspiration to navigate the world of science and technology in Africa, particularly focusing on encouraging women in science. The project centres on the character Agent Zee, "a science diva and Bachelor of Science student who is...

chapa_andar_fora.jpg

This 56-page report shares insights from an interim evaluation of a year-long mass media behaviour change communication (BCC) campaign focusing on HIV prevention and the reduction of multiple sexual partnerships (MSP) and concurrent partnerships (CP), which was conducted jointly by four organisations in Mozambique. By evaluating the initiatives...

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The Everyday Heroes Comic Book campaign was launched in 2012 as part of a victim empowerment programme initiated by the South African government to respond to the growing needs of victims of crime and violence. Jive Media Africa designed and implemented the campaign, which highlights the role of communities in supporting victims of crime and...

The One World Media Special Award will recognise a media organisation based in the developing world using media to address social, political, and economic issues. Various types of media content will be considered, including, but not limited to: investigative journalism, current affairs content, drama, or digital media content. According to One...

The African Network for Strategic Communication in Health and Development (AfriComNet) invites entries for the 2014 annual Awards for Excellence in Health Communication in Africa. The purpose of the AfriComNet Award is to:

  • recognise outstanding contributions made by individuals/organisations in the field of strategic...

This report offers a summary of an evaluation of the OneLove Campaign, a Southern African regional HIV prevention campaign that was designed to address multiple concurrent sexual partners (MCP). Across the region, the campaign reached 27 million people and was associated with increases in condom use, HIV testing, and knowledge levels, however...

Published by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, this discussion tool consists of a 15-minute DVD and an easy-to-read booklet to guide discussion. This resource forms part of the Phuza Wize Campaign which aims to build communities' capacity to make Safer Social Spaces and reduce alcohol-fuelled violence. It also...

Produced by Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, this Medical Male Circumcision (MMC) discussion tool consists of a 15-minute DVD and an easy-to-read booklet with information on MMC and questions to guide discussions.

The DVD tells the story of two brothers, Samkelo and Mandla, who both get circumcised....

This 32-page report shares the summary results of a meta-analysis of evaluation reports conducted by OneLove regional campaign partners to assess the mid-term progress of the campaign. The OneLove campaign is a regional initiative developed by The Soul City Regional Programme and partner organisations in 10 southern African countries (Lesotho...

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Launched in 2012, Agent Zee is a comic and social media project that engages students with information, insights, and inspiration to navigate the world of science and technology in Africa, particularly focusing on encouraging women in science. The project centres on the character Agent Zee, "a science diva and Bachelor of Science student who is...

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Launched in June 2013, some of the world’s leading musicians have partnered with the International Labour Organization (ILO) International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) in an appeal to end child labour. The initiative includes a global concert series, a musician’s manifesto, and the development of a module on music...

The African Network for Strategic Communication in Health and Development (AfriComNet) invites entries for the 2014 annual Awards for Excellence in Health Communication in Africa. The purpose of the AfriComNet Award is to:

  • recognise outstanding contributions made by individuals/organisations in the field of strategic...
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Launched in October 2013, Savings Matters is a radio drama series broadcast across a number of community radio stations urging South Africans not to forget the importance of saving and to plan properly for their financial future. The radio programme combines drama, storytelling, and talk radio, to teach and explain various issues around the...

Centre for Communication and Social Change Awards 2014

The Centre for Communication and Social Change is looking for outstanding and innovative individuals and organisations using communication and information and communication technology (ICTs) in communities to create meaningful change and facilitate social, economic, and technological development. The Award exists to recognise 'unsung heroes'...

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Launched in 2013, Wired For Sound is a project involving a mobile studio that will travel through five of Mozambique's northern provinces to work with local musicians and give marginalised youth an opportunity to openly discuss their rights and other critical issues – both locally via community radio stations and internationally via social and...

This book traces some of the key research conducted over a ten-year period by graduate students of the Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS) Entertainment Education/Communication for Participatory Development course at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The ten-year period spans from 2002, when the course was first...

"Poor and marginalised people need to have their voices heard, because change can happen when they're listened to."

According to this animated video from Panos London, information and communication play an essential role in development. The key message is that sustainable development demands that people participate in the...

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This 24-page evaluation report shares finding of an assessment of Bana Dukine, a computer game designed to teach conflict resolution skills and create a space for Rwandan students to practice these skills. The game was designed through a partnership between Serious Games Interactive, Search for Common Ground (SFCG), and the Rwandan Ministry of...

Intersexions

This PowerPoint presentation, shared at the Entertainment Education (EE) Conference in India in 2011, shares findings of a study to analyse the use of social media to advance HIV/AIDS awareness in South Africa. The study investigated how the television series Intersexions used its Facebook page to support HIV prevention, care, support, and...

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Democracy and Governance

The One World Media Special Award will recognise a media organisation based in the developing world using media to address social, political, and economic issues. Various types of media content will be considered, including, but not limited to: investigative journalism, current affairs content, drama, or digital media content. According to One...

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Dukan Karshe, which roughly means "the last straw" in the Hausa language, was a nine-part radio series broadcast in 11 northern states of Nigeria between March 25 and May 4 2013 to guide young Nigerians on how the political process works and how to push for reforms. The series was intended to encourage political participation by women and youth...

I Voted, Now What - Film Project

Released in 2012, “Aftercount, I Vote Wetin?” or “I Voted, Now What?” is a civic education film encouraging young Nigerians to stay involved in the political process between elections. Produced by the Youngstars Foundation, with support from the National Democratic Institute (NDI), the drama is accompanied by a handbook, which is intended to...

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Launched in 2013, Wired For Sound is a project involving a mobile studio that will travel through five of Mozambique's northern provinces to work with local musicians and give marginalised youth an opportunity to openly discuss their rights and other critical issues – both locally via community radio stations and internationally via social and...

This video looks at the work of UNICEF partners in Mozambique who engage in communication through: mobile cinema, theater, inter-personal communication, radio and television, and peer education.

"Poor and marginalised people need to have their voices heard, because change can happen when they're listened to."

According to this animated video from Panos London, information and communication play an essential role in development. The key message is that sustainable development demands that people participate in the...

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This evaluation survey was designed to measure the impact of L’Equipe (The Team) on the knowledge, attitude, and behavior of a cross-section of the Ivorian society on the themes presented in the drama related to overcoming ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic divisions. According to the evaluation, the survey results regarding the effectiveness...

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This 24-page evaluation report shares finding of an assessment of Bana Dukine, a computer game designed to teach conflict resolution skills and create a space for Rwandan students to practice these skills. The game was designed through a partnership between Serious Games Interactive, Search for Common Ground (SFCG), and the Rwandan Ministry of...

Tuamke Sasa Project

Launched in January 2013, the Tuamke Sasa project is working to encourage a human rights approach in the democratisation process in the Morogoro and Dodoma regions in Tanzania. The project is using theatrical performances to reflect key issues in human rights and democratisation in the country, with an on-site legal advisory tent on human...

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The Wazi Campaign is a nationwide public awareness initiative launched ahead of Kenya's March 2013 elections that uses Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to educate citizens on issues such as corruption, leadership and integrity, peaceful elections, national cohesion, and devolution. The animated cartoon PSAs are being aired on television...

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