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April 24, 2017

Bold female voices: broadcasting under the shadow of Boko Haram

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....

April 24, 2017

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

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...

April 20, 2017

A Syrian Drama

Author: BBC Media Action's Executive Director Caroline Nursey, originally post on March 15 2017 - On the sixth anniversary of the Syrian war, Caroline Nursey, our Executive Director explores how...

April 20, 2017

The role of social media in development

Author: BBC Media Action Indonesia Country Director Rosie Parkyn, originally posted on March 31 2017 - Why should development organisations care about social media? Rosie Parkyn looks at social media...

April 19, 2017

A voice for women in Afghanistan

Author: BBC Media Action's Serena Hamilton, originally posted on March 6 2017 - A small radio station in Afghanistan run by women for women is providing a platform to discuss women’s rights, health...

April 10, 2017

The Use of Mobile Technology for Humanitarian Programming in Syria: Potential and Constraints

"Everyone is reliant on mobile technology for communication ... Even a grandmother in Syria might now be using applications such as WhatsApp ... these tools have become central." (Field researcher...

February 22, 2017

Inspiring Political Participation

"[A]ll these programmes sought to increase participation and accountability; reaching people that other media tend to ignore, getting them talking about politics and supporting them to influence...

February 21, 2017

Global Shining Light Award

"More and more journalists are being killed, and media outlets attacked, because they are carrying out important efforts in investigative journalism - exposing uncomfortable truths, shining light on...

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Fragile Contexts

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February 3, 2017

"Demand is key to a working health system. Yet too often, as can be seen in the case of South Sudan in recent years, financing and policy...

January 30, 2017

Author: FAO's James Ayodele - The renewed interest in resilience represents a historic opportunity for FAO, which is well positioned...

January 27, 2017

"Through the application of participatory approaches to video-making in the aftermath of a conflict, a process of appropriation of video...

January 26, 2017

As part of Oxfam's Within and Without the State (WWS) programme, community researchers worked with women with disabilities in Gaza to enable them...

January 11, 2017

"Media landscapes in countries undergoing transition often change radically and just as often there is no solid knowledge about these changes...

January 4, 2017

"Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is critical for understanding the performance of aid, ensuring accountability to affected populations and...

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A DFID/UKAID Description of Fragile States

 

"Fragile States are those states where the government cannot or will not deliver core functions to the majority of its people, including the poor. There is no agreed list of fragile states. Many states move in and out of fragility." [DFID/UKAID, 2005]