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January 11, 2017

Changing Media Landscapes in Transitional Countries - Handbook on Mapping Media Landscapes

"Media landscapes in countries undergoing transition often change radically and just as often there is no solid knowledge about these changes. This means that the different stakeholders in the media...

January 4, 2017

Eyes and Ears on the Ground: Monitoring Aid in Insecure Environments

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

January 4, 2017

Technologies for Monitoring in Insecure Environments

"In some of the most insecure humanitarian contexts, monitoring aid programmes is particularly important to humanitarian organisations. Did assistance get to the right people? Have aid trucks safely...

January 4, 2017

Listening to Communities in Insecure Environments

"In insecure environments, where humanitarian staff have limited opportunities for face-to-face interactions with communities, achieving accountability to affected populations is more complex and...

December 7, 2016

Gaza Strip: communication saves lives

Originally posted on the BBC Media Action blog by Mohammed Abu Asaker Humanitarian Liaison, Palestinian Territories, on November 25 2016 - Mohammed Abu Asaker’s neighborhood in the Gaza Strip was...

December 7, 2016

Design Research for Media Development: A Guide for Practitioners

"Design research is useful whether you are designing an iPhone in Palo Alto or a media development program in Pakistan. But for projects like the latter - whose designers often come from vastly...

November 29, 2016

Citizen Engagement in Peacebuilding: A Communication for Development Approach to Rebuilding Peace from the Bottom-Up

"Through participatory communication and a tailored use of the media and technology, C4D can create new platforms and channels for citizens to be agents in the national reconstruction." This article...

November 16, 2016

What are the challenges facing young people in East Africa?

Originally posted on the BBC Media Action Insight blog by Alasdair Stuart on November 3 2016 - Alasdair Stuart shares the challenges faced by young people in Tanzania, Somalia and Kenya and outlines...

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November 10, 2016

"Empowering youth to actively participate in cultural life and equipping learners to become responsible global citizens is vital to forging...

October 19, 2016

"Conflict has destroyed countless lives in Afghanistan. Searching for an elusive peace is a focus for many; but women have often been left...

October 18, 2016

"Media development actors need to have a clear and coordinated strategy on how to support a free and pluralistic media landscape in a fragile...

October 14, 2016

"It is imperative that there is consideration of the linkage of media and media development and what role they may play in the prevention of...

October 10, 2016

Author: Kiran Bhandari, Dipak Bhattarai and James Deane, October 10 2016 - Nepal’s media has played a pivotal role in the country’s democratic...

October 10, 2016

Author: Shirazuddin Siddiqi, October 10 2016 - Scores of people were killed or injured early last month when twin bomb blasts hit Kabul and armed...

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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]

 

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