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February 9, 2018

DFID's "transparency revolution" is welcome - but supporting independent media is urgent and challenging

Author: BBC Media Action's James Deane, originally posted on February 7 2018 - The UK Department for International Development's commitment to undertake a "transparency revolution" is welcome. Their...

February 5, 2018

Mine Risk Education via Entertainment Education

Author: Sergiy Prokhorov, February 5 2018 - Would like to share a good case of Entertainment Education (EE) application in Mine Risk Eduction (MRE) done by UNICEF Ukraine. In Ukraine 580,000 children...

February 4, 2018

Rights in Pakistan: Workplace Harrassment Law and Right to Vote

Author: Bilquis Rehman, February 8 2018: Dr. Rehman writes on women´s rights in the workpace and facilitating youth voter education - Workplace Harassment Law 2010 and Pakistan Penal Code Section 509...

January 26, 2018

Assessing Conflict Drivers and Re-Framing Radicalization in Northern Nigeria: Formative Research Report for the Farar Tattabara ("White Dove") Radio Project

"In late 2016, Equal Access [EA] launched a new CVE (countering violent extremism) radio project in northern Nigeria. In order to better understand evolving conflict dynamics, [Equal Access-Nigeria]...

January 24, 2018

Integrating GBV in WASH toolkit: Lessons from Yemen

"During 2015 - the first year of piloting the GBV in WASH [water, sanitation and hygiene] initiative - IR [Islamic Relief] developed methods, tools and context-specific approaches to prevent GBV [...

January 23, 2018

Working in Conflict: A Faith Based Toolkit for Islamic Relief

"This toolkit has been designed to be a practical resource for Islamic Relief staff working in conflict zones and fragile contexts that takes our Islamic faith as a foundation." From the Islamic...

January 17, 2018

Theories of Change for Promoting Empowerment and Accountability in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings

Published by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in association with the Action for Empowerment and Accountability Research Programme (A4EA), this paper explores the current state of thinking...

December 13, 2017

The human brain and how it shapes development success: do we need to have a big new argument?

Author: James Deane, December 13 2017 - Sometimes you read a book which - just short of literally - blows your mind.  The Enigma of Reason: a new theory of understanding by Hugo Mercier and Dan...

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Using social ties to make pregnancy safer: insights from Bangladesh and Ethiopia

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Author: BBC Media Action's Health Adviser Emebet Wuhib-Mutungi, originally posted on April 27 2017 - Following the launch of BBC Media Action's Global Health Stories site, Emebet Wuhib-Mutungi explains how influencing mothers-in-law and husbands can help improve the health of mothers and their babies. 

Over 800 women die every day because of complications caused by pregnancy or giving birth. Almost all of these women live in the Global South. And most could be saved through simple precautions, like going for regular antenatal check-ups.

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The inspiring young female construction worker helping reconstruct earthquake-hit villages in Nepal.

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Author: Subash Karki, originally posted on April 24 2017 - Sharada’s village in Nepal was destroyed by a cataclysmic earthquake in April 2015. In the aftermath she helped her neighbours rebuild their shattered homes and - with the help of a radio programme – went on to become one of a small number of professional female masons in the country.

When a major earthquake struck parts of central Nepal in April 2015, nearly all the houses in Sharada Dunawar’s village in Kavrepalanchowk were reduced to rubble. It was a terrifying experience. Her house had collapsed around her – crushing her belongings – and she had no other place to go. To ‘make sense’ of the disaster, the 24-year-old began helping her community rebuild their homes by helping clear wreckage and building temporary shelters.

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Why is it important for Pakistan to stay below 1.5 degrees?

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Author: Ghulam Shabir Arain, on May 2 2017 - The Paris Agreement has been ratified on climate change lays out obligation for nations to limit their greenhouse-gas emissions and contain the impact of global warming. Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi deposited the Instrument of Ratification signed by the President of Pakistan.  Representatives were among the loudest voices lobbying in favor of the agreement, which entered into force in November 2016.

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Design thinking and health communication: learning from failure

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Author: BBC Media Action India Country Director Priyanka Dutt, originally on April 20 2017 - What do you do when your audience is difficult to reach, tough to keep engaged and doesn’t understand concepts you take for granted? Priyanka Dutt offers some words of advice from her team’s experience of running a health communication ‘laboratory’ in Bihar, northern India.  

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Bold female voices: broadcasting under the shadow of Boko Haram

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Author: BBC Media Action's Head of Country Programmes, Nigeria, Rachael Borlase, originally posted on April 13 2017 - At the height of the Boko Haram insurgency local radio stations stayed on air. Three years on from the Chibok schoolgirls’ kidnapping, Rachael Borlase profiles the female broadcasters in Northern Nigeria proudly telling their own stories.

“We continued to broadcast during the insurgency. If we didn’t, people would have thought there was chaos,” says Fatima Audu, Station Manager of Peace FM in Maiduguri in Borno State. We’re here to learn more about the media in Borno and to support them to make programmes that address the needs of audiences devastated by conflict. She points to the bullet holes and cracks in the cement walls to show how close Boko Haram’s attacks came to her station.

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Social media tips from Doctor Who help launch new Palestinian youth drama

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Author: Social Media Manager, BBC, Jose Vila, originally posted on March 30 2017 - Jose Vila, social media manager for Doctor Who on advising BBC Media Action's new TV drama in the Palestinian Territories.

Life's full of surprises. I was sitting at my desk in London on a grey afternoon when I received an unexpected email. BBC Media Action required my experience managing social media for Doctor Who to help them launch a new youth TV drama in the Palestinian Territories. I was eager to help.

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Junagadh Janvani Empowering Rural Lives

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Author: Asst. Professor, GBPUA&T, Arpita Sharma, originally posted April 1 2017 - Establishment of Community Radio Station in Junagadh Agriculture University (JAU) is a success story and inspires other institution to replicate the model for the benefit of the rural populace. Arpita Sharma highlights a success story of Saurashtra, Gujar.

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