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January 4, 2016

Participatory Photography for Peace: Using Images to Open up Dialogue after Violence

Through the illustration of Lenses of Conflict and Peace, a project carried out in a Kenyan slum with a group of young people from different tribes who experienced the events of the 2007/2008 Post-...

December 3, 2015

Open Jirga: national identity in Afghanistan

Author: Shirazuddin Siddiqi of BBC Media Action, December 3 2015 - When a TV debate show was filmed at the tomb of one of Afghanistan's founding fathers it was clear how much a sense of 'place' is...

November 9, 2015

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

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...

November 4, 2015

Water Resource Management under Changing Climate in Angola's Coastal Settlements

"A basis for participatory consultation has been laid, with the help of data collected through the work of local civil society organisations. The provision of validated data in an easily understood,...

November 3, 2015

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

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...

October 19, 2015

Humanitarian Broadcasting in Emergencies - A Synthesis of Evaluation Findings

"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...

October 16, 2015

Public Service Media in Divided Societies: Relic or Renaissance?

"This briefing focuses on the media of countries that are divided, undergoing crisis or conflict, or where governance is weak. It argues that the role of public service media in such societies -...

September 28, 2015

The fictional village of Lulu, promoting peace in South Sudan

Author: Winnie Jaguru, September 28 2015  - For International Day of Peace (21 September), our [BBC Media Action's] script writer in South Sudan blogs about her experience in Juba when the civil...

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Relationship between polio eradication and routine immunisation - lessons from the field: Life after Polio

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Author: Roma Solomon, May 21 2015 - "What are you doing now that polio has gone? You and your team must be out of a job!" Well, these are easier questions to answer than those we faced when we started working on polio eradication. "You think you can get rid of polio - no way?" And then down the line, it became, "Your Polio programme has destroyed the Routine Immunisation programme, eating up all the resources and being completely vertical".

Influencing Social Transformation

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Author Lilian Kiefer, May 27 2015 In a society faced with high poverty levels, and limited participation of poor and marginalised people in productive activities, social challenges arise. These include wide economic inequalities, exclusion, HIV and AIDS, adolescent pregnancies, high levels of child defilement and human trafficking. Yet, the existence of rich natural resources presents opportunities for economic growth.

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.

Reflecting on development practice the Burkinabé way

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Author: Valentina Tartari, May 20 2015 - My name is Valentina Tartari. I am not a journalist, nor an expert on African politics, but an international development graduate with a strong research interest in African communities.

Preventing Public Urination in Bangladesh: A Strategic Blunder?

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Author: Adnan R. Amin, May 19 2015 - BACKGROUND

Tanzania: Times (and weather patterns) are changing

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Author: Carly Griggs, May 19 2015 - A few months ago as I pulled into Songambele village in Dodoma region, Tanzania, a soft drizzle was setting in. I pulled my jumper on as I stepped out of the car - it was unusually chilly for September. But the village residents were not fazed, in fact they were thrilled - it was the first rain they had seen in months. For the last few years, rains have become more and more unpredictable, and many communities in Dodoma have become accustomed to one rainy season a year, compared to two in the past.

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Health Promotion Education Key to Healthy Community

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Author: Sanjay Bhonge, May 20 2015 - That a healthy nation can progress economically and socio culturally is a known fact. Every nation works towards providing health facilities at the grassroots level by implementing various health programmes for the benefit of the community.

Yet, we can see that the people in many places are hesitant to accept healthy behaviours. The reason behind this is lack of motivation and positive attitude, likely due to ignorance and lack of understanding of the importance of appeals made by the government.

Nepali community radios in the earthquake frontline

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Author: Suman Basnet, May 15 2015 - As Regional Coordinator of AMARC Asia Pacific, Suman Basnet sent this email to colleagues on May 13 2015. He has kindly offered to allow its publication as a blog:

Dear colleagues and friends, 

Polio-Free India: The Role of the Social Mobilization Network (SMNet)

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By Chris Morry and Kier Olsen DeVries - submitted May 5 2015

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Nepal Earthquake: sharing life-saving information during a crisis

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Author: Kirsty Cockburn, May 4 2015 - When Saturday’s devastating earthquake struck, I’d just finished filming with Sajha Sawal, BBC Media Action’s debate programme in Nepal.

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July 3, 2015

Author: Stephanie Perrin, July 3 2015 - History often forgets revolutionary women, but those involved in the protests in Egypt since January 25,...

July 2, 2015

"Amid growing recognition that information is as crucial a factor in the humanitarian toolkit as food, water, medicine and shelter, Connections...

July 1, 2015

"What do the people of Libya and Tunisia believe about their media after the Arab Spring? What opinions do audiences in the two countries share,...

June 22, 2015

Author: BBC Media Action blogger Maha Taki, June 22 2015 - An elderly man, one eye milky blue with age, peers into the camera. Immediately behind...

May 29, 2015

Author: Fiona Ledger, May 29 2015 - There’s more to a cup of tea than meets the eye - it’s not just wet, hot and thirst quenching, it’s also a...

February 5, 2015

"This article describes lessons learned during the first 2.5 years of implementing the ongoing Supporting Access to Family Planning and Post-...

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