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Arab Spatial, originally launched in 2013, now features an upgraded version and a country-level tool, Iraq Spatial. The tool compiles, synthesises, and geographically displays data on more than 200 indicators of food security and development.

"Polio eradication will only be achieved with stronger health systems and bottom-up community engagement, which is likely to require more time and more investment than is currently available in Pakistan, Nigeria, and Afghanistan because of their political fragility."

Author: UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, originally posted December 6 2013, cross-posted January 29 2014:       These are Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka's reflections on the occasion of the death of Nelson Mandela.

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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]

 

Experiences

BBC Media Action

From the document Exploring Governance in Afghanistan: "BBC Media Action, with funding from DFID [Department for International Development, United Kingdom (UK)], is working in...

In February 2012, a REACH team was deployed to South Sudan in order to support aid actors responding to the ongoing refugee influx in Blue Nile state. REACH’s initial focus has been on conducting assessments and producing maps to facilitate humanitarian planning and coordination in Jamam refugee camp, Maban County. To date, over 20 maps have...

Gender Justice Video Advocacy Project

With a plan to create documentaries on woman's justice issues through local participation of partnering organisations, this video advocacy initiative was launched in 2010 by the Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice and WITNESS. The project is producing six gender justice films highlighting sexual and gender-based violence and other gender...

Growing out of a Kabul, Afghanistan-based master class on peace and citizen journalism, Pul-e-Jawan (Bridges of Youth) is a platform and ongoing exchange of ideas for young people involved in media in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. By facilitating an exchange between citizen journalists of these 3 countries and providing a platform to...

We Will Speak Out

"We recognise that responding to sexual violence is essential in our work, in our communities and in our world. We commit to addressing sexual violence in our contexts to the best of our ability, aiming to end it in all its forms, together." From the We Will Speak Out Pledge

FUNDEPAZ

FUNDEPAZ seeks to promote human rights in a conflicted border region of Colombia through contributing to public opinion formation via the organisation of forums, seminars, workshops, and research and to increase media coverage of rights issues surrounding civil, economic, political, social, gender, and cultural rights. It looks for sustainable...

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Community Participation

"Polio eradication will only be achieved with stronger health systems and bottom-up community engagement, which is likely to require more time and more investment than is currently available in Pakistan, Nigeria, and Afghanistan because of their political fragility."

"Development targets should involve not just access to education, healthcare, clean water and other vital services, but also access to justice."

Author: UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, originally posted December 6 2013, cross-posted January 29 2014:       These are Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka's reflections on the occasion of the death of Nelson Mandela.

Notes from the field - Pakistan December 2013

Author Chris Morry, from his Field Notes series for the Polio Network on December 11 2013:         It has been very busy since we left Afghanistan for Nigeria. So busy in fact that it was 24 hours before I learned of Nelson Mandela's death. His passing is a moment for reflection not only on the impact of...

Author: Jawahir Habib, November 14 2013        "Anytime where you have areas with complex emergencies where health systems deteriorate, where immunisation levels deteriorate, children are much more vulnerable to diseases such as polio," Oliver Rosenbauer, World Health Organization

BBC Media Action

Alpha Kamara, October 14 2013      Since the beginning of Charles Taylor’s trial for aiding war crimes during Sierra Leone's civil war, BBC Media Action has supported Sierra Leonean journalists in their reporting of the International Criminal Court proceedings in The Hague. And as the former Liberian...

Author: Tassawar Ali, September 13 2013        Psychosocial intervention has become a valued dimension of immediate and long-term disaster response all over the world. Pakistan is a country that is facing both natural and manmade disasters. These disasters are a hurdle in continuing psychosocial awareness...

© UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi

"Children’s rights and well-being should remain at the centre of the post-2015 agenda...." Anthony Lake

© UNICEF/JORDAN2013/Kalpesh Lathigra

"As of 4 June 2013, there are 470,573 Syrian refugees in Jordan. 53% are children under 18 years of age. The majority of Syrian refugees live in host communities in Jordan, mainly in the northern and central governorates. Approximately 120,000 Syrians live in Za’atari camp, Jordan’s largest refugee camp."

BBC Media Action

From the document Exploring Governance in Afghanistan: "BBC Media Action, with funding from DFID [Department for International Development, United Kingdom (UK)], is working in...

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Materials

Arab Spatial, originally launched in 2013, now features an upgraded version and a country-level tool, Iraq Spatial. The tool compiles, synthesises, and geographically displays data on more than 200 indicators of food security and development.

This guide is part of WITNESS’ Video for Change how-to series on filming safely, effectively, and ethically. It’s based on the best practices established over 20 years of training and supporting human rights activists in 90 countries to use video. This guide is for human rights activists, advocates, citizen journalists, citizen filmmakers,...

Sangor

Search for Common Ground published this novel based upon its radio drama, also called "Sangor," which airs in the Maithili language on 20 FM stations in the eastern part of Nepal.  The idea of the pair of media presentations is to inspire young people to take leadership in supporting the country's peace process and transition to democracy...

Afghanistan

"Girardet’s encounters with key figures - including Ahmed Shah Massoud, the famed 'Lion of Panjshir'..., Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, an Islamic extremist..., and Osama bin Laden - shed ...light on the personalities who have shaped the nation, and its current challenges, from corruption and narcotics trafficking to selfish regional interests."

"You lived in Africa or the Arab world; there you heard stories about friends, acquaintances and relatives who crossed the sea to Europe. The stories were rosy and you thought that once there, things would be easy  - easy living, easy finding work, earning a lot of money and making a real advance in your life. But such stories are not...

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Digital

This guide is part of WITNESS’ Video for Change how-to series on filming safely, effectively, and ethically. It’s based on the best practices established over 20 years of training and supporting human rights activists in 90 countries to use video. This guide is for human rights activists, advocates, citizen journalists, citizen filmmakers,...

BBC Media Action

Author: Karen Wespieser, October 29 2013      If you mention Tunisia to most people in the UK, they'd probably think of two very different things: the country which sparked the Arab Spring after protests in December 2010 and a holiday destination for those eager for winter sun. On my visit to the country...

Author: Jawahir Habib, November 13 2013      "Lucky are the people of Yugoslavia and Somalia as the world's eyes rest on them. Condemned are the people of Juba … It may be a blessing to die in front of a camera - then at least the world will get to know about it. But it is painful to die or be killed, without anybody knowing...

BBC Media Action

Alpha Kamara, October 14 2013      Since the beginning of Charles Taylor’s trial for aiding war crimes during Sierra Leone's civil war, BBC Media Action has supported Sierra Leonean journalists in their reporting of the International Criminal Court proceedings in The Hague. And as the former Liberian...

smartplanet

Author: Noelina Nabwire, October 28 2013       As many African countries, including Kenya, celebrate their golden jubilee, recent trends have put the state of the continent’s democracy on the spotlight. In particular, current media trends in East Africa are worrying, and indeed, a threat to media freedom.

Libyan Youth Movement's Identity

"This study’s authors used critical discourse analysis to empirically assess the identity of the Libyan Youth Movement [LYM] using 45 images posted on the group's Facebook page during the opening weeks of the Libyan revolution of 2011."

BBC Media Action

"...[M]edia's expanded gatekeeping function is its greatest contribution to Pakistan’s democratic transition."

BBC Media Action

"The seismic shift in attitudes that the Iraqi media was asked to embrace in the reconstruction of the sector after Saddam Hussein's fall was always likely to take time. It is suggested here that the prospects for Iraq's media are less bleak than is often assumed."

In February 2012, a REACH team was deployed to South Sudan in order to support aid actors responding to the ongoing refugee influx in Blue Nile state. REACH’s initial focus has been on conducting assessments and producing maps to facilitate humanitarian planning and coordination in Jamam refugee camp, Maban County. To date, over 20 maps have...

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Film and Video

This guide is part of WITNESS’ Video for Change how-to series on filming safely, effectively, and ethically. It’s based on the best practices established over 20 years of training and supporting human rights activists in 90 countries to use video. This guide is for human rights activists, advocates, citizen journalists, citizen filmmakers,...

Gender Justice Video Advocacy Project

With a plan to create documentaries on woman's justice issues through local participation of partnering organisations, this video advocacy initiative was launched in 2010 by the Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice and WITNESS. The project is producing six gender justice films highlighting sexual and gender-based violence and other gender...

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Strategic Thinking

"Polio eradication will only be achieved with stronger health systems and bottom-up community engagement, which is likely to require more time and more investment than is currently available in Pakistan, Nigeria, and Afghanistan because of their political fragility."

"Development targets should involve not just access to education, healthcare, clean water and other vital services, but also access to justice."

Libyan Youth Movement's Identity

"This study’s authors used critical discourse analysis to empirically assess the identity of the Libyan Youth Movement [LYM] using 45 images posted on the group's Facebook page during the opening weeks of the Libyan revolution of 2011."

BBC Media Action

"...[M]edia's expanded gatekeeping function is its greatest contribution to Pakistan’s democratic transition."

© UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi

"Children’s rights and well-being should remain at the centre of the post-2015 agenda...." Anthony Lake

© UNICEF/JORDAN2013/Kalpesh Lathigra

"As of 4 June 2013, there are 470,573 Syrian refugees in Jordan. 53% are children under 18 years of age. The majority of Syrian refugees live in host communities in Jordan, mainly in the northern and central governorates. Approximately 120,000 Syrians live in Za’atari camp, Jordan’s largest refugee camp."

BBC Media Action

This research document summarises research done in preparation for an Afghan television debate programme Open Jirga that began in September 2012 and in support of programming for a radio series New Home, New Life (NHNL). From the document: "BBC Media Action, with funding from DFID, is working in Afghanistan to deliver a political debate/...

Internews Network

This Evidence Briefing paper from the Justice and Security Research Programme (JSRP) - a Department of International Development (DFID)-funded international research consortium based at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Political Science - summarises a systematic evidence review of literature on media and conflict that was conducted...

BBC Media Action

"The seismic shift in attitudes that the Iraqi media was asked to embrace in the reconstruction of the sector after Saddam Hussein's fall was always likely to take time. It is suggested here that the prospects for Iraq's media are less bleak than is often assumed."

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Experiences

BBC Media Action

From the document Exploring Governance in Afghanistan: "BBC Media Action, with funding from DFID [Department for International Development, United Kingdom (UK)], is working in...

In February 2012, a REACH team was deployed to South Sudan in order to support aid actors responding to the ongoing refugee influx in Blue Nile state. REACH’s initial focus has been on conducting assessments and producing maps to facilitate humanitarian planning and coordination in Jamam refugee camp, Maban County. To date, over 20 maps have...

Gender Justice Video Advocacy Project

With a plan to create documentaries on woman's justice issues through local participation of partnering organisations, this video advocacy initiative was launched in 2010 by the Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice and WITNESS. The project is producing six gender justice films highlighting sexual and gender-based violence and other gender...

Growing out of a Kabul, Afghanistan-based master class on peace and citizen journalism, Pul-e-Jawan (Bridges of Youth) is a platform and ongoing exchange of ideas for young people involved in media in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. By facilitating an exchange between citizen journalists of these 3 countries and providing a platform to...

We Will Speak Out

"We recognise that responding to sexual violence is essential in our work, in our communities and in our world. We commit to addressing sexual violence in our contexts to the best of our ability, aiming to end it in all its forms, together." From the We Will Speak Out Pledge

FUNDEPAZ

FUNDEPAZ seeks to promote human rights in a conflicted border region of Colombia through contributing to public opinion formation via the organisation of forums, seminars, workshops, and research and to increase media coverage of rights issues surrounding civil, economic, political, social, gender, and cultural rights. It looks for sustainable...

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Africa

"The development industry is increasingly pushing practitioners to achieve results, and to do better in demonstrating what works, what does not, and explaining why."

We Will Speak Out

"We recognise that responding to sexual violence is essential in our work, in our communities and in our world. We commit to addressing sexual violence in our contexts to the best of our ability, aiming to end it in all its forms, together." From the We Will Speak Out Pledge

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South Asia

"The past 18 months have seen the emergence of a powerful platform to collect and analyze social data, and the birth and subsequent growth of a network of skilled community mobilizers who contribute contextual evidence about the feelings, opinions and other variables responsible for many of the same children being repeatedly missed."...

The Media of Afghanistan

"The media of Afghanistan, like all other sections of Afghanistan society, is undergoing transition. This briefing examines what transition might mean for a sector that has the potential to shape Afghan opinion and hold government to account but now faces considerable uncertainty."

Growing out of a Kabul, Afghanistan-based master class on peace and citizen journalism, Pul-e-Jawan (Bridges of Youth) is a platform and ongoing exchange of ideas for young people involved in media in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. By facilitating an exchange between citizen journalists of these 3 countries and providing a platform to...

Afghanistan

"Girardet’s encounters with key figures - including Ahmed Shah Massoud, the famed 'Lion of Panjshir'..., Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, an Islamic extremist..., and Osama bin Laden - shed ...light on the personalities who have shaped the nation, and its current challenges, from corruption and narcotics trafficking to selfish regional interests."

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