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July 27, 2016

When the skill of questioning is listening: interviewing refugees in Europe

Author: BBC Media Action Research Editor Katy Williams, July 26 2016 - Having recently undertaken the perilous journey from Damascus to Berlin, researcher and filmmaker Reem Karssli – now seeking...

July 7, 2016

Communication in Sierra Leone: An Analysis of Media and Mobile Audiences

"Sierra Leone has seen notable changes to the mobile and media landscape, but accurate, up-to-date, nationally representative data about how people use and access media and mobile phones has not been...

July 5, 2016

Reporting on Torture

"Through accurate reporting, journalists can increase awareness of the universal prohibition of torture and of the challenges that may be preventing survivors from obtaining justice. Journalists can...

June 24, 2016

Understanding the Information and Communication Needs among IDPs in Northern Iraq

"The key finding of the assessment is that displaced people in northern Iraq live in an information vacuum which is hindering their ability to cope with the catastrophe in which they find themselves...

June 24, 2016

Life on Hold

"It's less about being informed and more about feeling something and being moved by it." - Filmmaker Reem Haddad Al Jazeera's 2-part interactive web documentary highlights the struggles of 10 Syrian...

June 21, 2016

App designed to help Syrian refugees

Author: Leen Hashem, June 21 2016 - 'We've started a WhatsApp group for refugees living in this area' a middle aged man said enthusiastically, explaining how the platform was helping the group share...

June 15, 2016

Skiing in Afghanistan

Author: Mukhtar Yadgar, June 15 2016 - Afghanistan’s Bamyan province is best known for its ancient statues of Buddha, destroyed 15 years ago by the Taliban government. Today, its relative security...

June 2, 2016

Curbing Corruption and Fostering Accountability in Fragile Settings: Why an Imperilled Media Needs Better Support

"An independent media is one of the most effective assets we have in efforts to curb corruption and foster accountability. Yet it is deeply imperilled, particularly in fragile states and often poorly...

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"If you can't be a father, I beg you Mr President, be a stepfather!"

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Author: Shirazuddin Siddiqi, November 9 2015 - Three years after its launch, Shirazuddin Siddiqi reflects on how Afghanistan's TV debate show Open Jirga continues to provide a voice to Afghans amid insecurity and increased uncertainty.

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Cultivate a culture of protecting children at community level

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Author: PSAf’s Gillies C. Kasongo, November 12 2015 - The fact that there are still community and media reports of children being abused through child neglect, defilement, exploitation and forced labour imply that more needs to be done to strengthen child protection systems at both the family and community level.

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Surveys don't have to be expensive to be effective

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Author: Ross James, November 12 2015 - Media research can cost thousands of dollars and many hours, or very little. It all depends on the question being asked and the data needed to answer that question.

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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.

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The Role of Connectivity in Emergencies: A Case Study of Ebola

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Author: Kelly William Doley, October 28 2015 - The Ebola crisis revealed that a dearth of ICT [information and communication technology] capacity in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone prevented or greatly impeded access to and the exchange of information, real-time case management and contact tracing, outbreak mapping, community mobilization, supply and logistics management, and the day-to-day operations of relief organizations. 

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Inspiring a new generation of voters in Tanzania

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Author: Gaure Mdee, October 26 2015 - With only three days to go before my country goes to the polls, the atmosphere in our office in Dar es Salaam is one of expectation, excitement and anxiety all wrapped into one.

For the past year, our team has been travelling the length and breadth of the country to produce Niambie ('Tell me' in Kiswahili). It's an interactive radio show that gives young people in Tanzania the information they need to take part in decision-making processes that affect their lives.

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"AMANDLA!" The story of Nelson Mandela

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Author: Chris Haydon, October 26 2015 - Disability theatre company Freewheelers Theatre will perform their latest stage production "AMANDLA!" (Power to the People) on 3rd December 2015.

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Beyond pro-life vs pro-choice

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Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, October 22 2015 - The world is divided around the issue of abortion. It is time we revisited what is choice.

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Koch FM: The radio station in a slum

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Author: Diana Njeru, October 16 2015 - On Global Handwashing Day, Diana Njeru looks at how a radio station constructed from a shipping container is helping people improve their health in one of Kenya's largest slums.

On the banks of a slimy grey river, a man is using a handcart to dump a barrel of human waste into the water. Sliding down the slope, the cart slips from his grasp and it tumbles in, forcing him to wade through the sludge to retrieve it.

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Results of RBF IBF Controlled Trial in Northern Uganda

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Author: Jeffrey Mecaskey, October 16 2015 - National and international health policy and financing experts and Ugandan political leaders met in Kampala to review evidence and insight from a novel study to assess the costs and benefits of results-based financing versus input-based financing in Northern Uganda.

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May 18, 2016

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May 17, 2016

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April 26, 2016

"More effective instruments are needed that perform the difficult task of re-connecting broken communities, informing citizens and involving...

April 14, 2016

"BBC Media Action’s Tea Cup Diaries promotes understanding, openness and respect for people from different ethnic and religious backgrounds in...

April 13, 2016

"Media developers and donors are taking a second look at public service broadcasting. Could it be that PSB, even with all its challenges and...

March 11, 2016

“You can make a system work better with surprising ease if you give it more timely, more accurate, more complete information.” - Donella...

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