Search

Search results

Beyond the Health Governance Gap: Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in South Sudan
February 3, 2017

Beyond the Health Governance Gap: Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in ...

0

"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 focus on the supply-side factor."

FAO is well positioned to contribute to resilience agenda
January 30, 2017

FAO is well positioned to contribute to resilience agenda

0

Author: FAO's James Ayodele - The renewed interest in resilience represents a historic opportunity for FAO, which is well positioned to contribute to the resilience agenda; nevertheless, the Organization has yet to make its presence fully felt ...

Video Technologies and Participatory Approaches to Peace
January 27, 2017

Video Technologies and Participatory Approaches to Peace

0

"Through the application of participatory approaches to video-making in the aftermath of a conflict, a process of appropriation of video technology occurs within communities who want to tell their own story. The possibility of using video to ...

Civil Society-Led Emergency Preparedness for Women with Disabilities in Gaza
January 26, 2017

Civil Society-Led Emergency Preparedness for Women with Disabilities in Gaza

0

As part of Oxfam's Within and Without the State (WWS) programme, community researchers worked with women with disabilities in Gaza to enable them to devise a plan for periods of crisis. They supported civil society organisations (CSOs) themselves ...

Changing Media Landscapes in Transitional Countries - Handbook on Mapping Media Landscapes
January 11, 2017

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

0

"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 and civil society navigate in unknown ...

Eyes and Ears on the Ground: Monitoring Aid in Insecure Environments
January 4, 2017

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

0

"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 programmes amid insecurity. Nonetheless, insecurity can ...

Technologies for Monitoring in Insecure Environments
January 4, 2017

Technologies for Monitoring in Insecure Environments

0

"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 reached their intended location? How do ...

Listening to Communities in Insecure Environments
January 4, 2017

Listening to Communities in Insecure Environments

0

"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 often requires a mix of approaches. Community ...

Gaza Strip: communication saves lives
December 7, 2016

Gaza Strip: communication saves lives

0

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 bombed in 2009. His personal experience is helping ...

Design Research for Media Development: A Guide for Practitioners
December 7, 2016

Design Research for Media Development: A Guide for Practitioners

0

"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 different backgrounds than their users, and where ...

Citizen Engagement in Peacebuilding: A Communication for Development Approach to Rebuilding Peace from the Bottom-Up
November 29, 2016

Citizen Engagement in Peacebuilding: A Communication for Development ...

0

"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 demonstrates how a communication for ...

What are the challenges facing young people in East Africa?
November 16, 2016

What are the challenges facing young people in East Africa?

0

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 how they themselves think the media can ...

Casualties of War: Polio and the Golden Millimeter
November 15, 2016

Casualties of War: Polio and the Golden Millimeter

0

"[T]he [polio] eradication drive might benefit from a shift from a high-profile [immunisation] campaign approach to a more holistic strategy integrated with the local hierarchy of needs in charged ideological settings. In this way it may be ...

November 14, 2016

NEW: What keeps you up at night with worry about your work?

0

Why is it so difficult for others to understand the value of what I do? Are we making a long-term difference? Where will the money come from? On no, not another strategic review or organisational ...

#Unite4Heritage
November 10, 2016

#Unite4Heritage

0

"Empowering youth to actively participate in cultural life and equipping learners to become responsible global citizens is vital to forging more fair, inclusive and peaceful societies. Digital technologies and the Internet, which impact on the ...

Women and Peace Building in Afghanistan: Building Local and National-Level Peace with the Meaningful Participation of Women
October 19, 2016

Women and Peace Building in Afghanistan: Building Local and National-Level ...

0

"Conflict has destroyed countless lives in Afghanistan. Searching for an elusive peace is a focus for many; but women have often been left with no voice, with the result that a fair and equitable end to conflict remains out of reach." Starting ...

Media Development in Regions of Conflict, Transitional Countries, and Closed Societies
October 18, 2016

Media Development in Regions of Conflict, Transitional Countries, and Closed ...

5

"Media development actors need to have a clear and coordinated strategy on how to support a free and pluralistic media landscape in a fragile state. They need to assess local needs and work closely with all stakeholders....[T]hose in power and ...

Constraints and Opportunities: What Role for Media Development in the Countering Violent Extremism Agenda?
October 14, 2016

Constraints and Opportunities: What Role for Media Development in the ...

0

"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 radicalisation and violent extremism." International Media Support (IMS) reminds us that media ...

An independent Nepali media has never been more needed
October 10, 2016

An independent Nepali media has never been more needed

0

Author: Kiran Bhandari, Dipak Bhattarai and James Deane, October 10 2016 - Nepal’s media has played a pivotal role in the country’s democratic transition but how successful has it been at fighting corruption and boosting accountability? Nepal ...

"I will be there even if my bodyguards refuse to accompany me."
October 10, 2016

"I will be there even if my bodyguards refuse to accompany me."

0

Author: Shirazuddin Siddiqi, October 10 2016 - Scores of people were killed or injured early last month when twin bomb blasts hit Kabul and armed assailants attacked the buildings housing an international charity. We were due to record an ...

Accountability, nation and society: the role of media in remaking Nepal
October 4, 2016

Accountability, nation and society: the role of media in remaking Nepal

0

"This briefing is written principally for the international community that wants to understand the current reality of governance in Nepal and the role of media in it." This BBC Media Action policy briefing describes the role of media in 21st ...

Public service broadcasting in fragile states: are we flogging a dead horse?
September 14, 2016

Public service broadcasting in fragile states: are we flogging a dead horse?

0

Author: James Deane, September 14 2016 - James Deane argues that the concept of media systems capable of: engaging everyone in society, acting independently and enabling dialogue across divides appears increasingly – rather than decreasingly – ...

Are there alternatives to counter-propaganda in an information age?
September 7, 2016

Are there alternatives to counter-propaganda in an information age?

0

Author: James Deane and Will Taylor, September 7 2016 - Looking at information responses to extremism, James Deane and Will Taylor reflect on the challenges for media development organisations and call for an evidence-based debate that ...

Scriptwriting for Syrians
September 7, 2016

Scriptwriting for Syrians

0

Author: Hozan Akko, September 7 2016 - A new radio drama for Syrians hopes to bridge divides and help people deal with the pressures of prolonged conflict. To the relief of her family, a woman miraculously emerges from the rubble of a collapsed ...

Education and Transitional Justice: Opportunities and Challenges for Peacebuilding
August 19, 2016

Education and Transitional Justice: Opportunities and Challenges for ...

0

"The contribution that education can make to peace depends not only on measures such as the physical reconstruction of schools, the reincorporation of young people into the education system, and school curricula that promote universal values of ...

Are gender-transformative evaluations in conflict situations different from similar evaluations in other settings?
August 18, 2016

Are gender-transformative evaluations in conflict situations different from ...

0

Author: Ranjani K Murthy, August 18 2016 - Gender-transformative evaluations seek to assess impact of policies, programmes and projects on transforming gender and other social relations.  These evaluations: adopt transformative evaluation ...

"You runaway": the challenges of research in South Sudan
August 17, 2016

"You runaway": the challenges of research in South Sudan

0

Author: Trish Doherty, August 17 2016: Writing from Juba, Research Manager Trish Doherty explains the importance of conducting research in conflict-affected countries like South Sudan – despite the very real risks for both researchers and the ...

Sawa Shabab (Together Youth) Radio Drama Series
July 26, 2016

Sawa Shabab (Together Youth) Radio Drama Series

0

Sawa Shabab (Together Youth) is a peacebuilding radio drama series aired by nearly 30 local stations across all states of South Sudan. The radio drama follows the daily lives of young South Sudanese as they face unique challenges while learning ...

Communication in Sierra Leone: An Analysis of Media and Mobile Audiences
July 7, 2016

Communication in Sierra Leone: An Analysis of Media and Mobile Audiences

0

"Sierra Leone has seen notable changes to the mobile and media landscape, but accurate, up-to-date, nationally representative data about how people use and access media and mobile phones has not been publicly available for some years."

Reporting on Torture
July 5, 2016

Reporting on Torture

4

"Through accurate reporting, journalists can increase awareness of the universal prohibition of torture and of the challenges that may be preventing survivors from obtaining justice. Journalists can also provide important insights into the impact ...

Understanding the Information and Communication Needs among IDPs in Northern Iraq
June 24, 2016

Understanding the Information and Communication Needs among IDPs in Northern ...

0

"The key finding of the assessment is that displaced people in northern Iraq live in an information vacuum which is hindering their ability to cope with the catastrophe in which they find themselves." To understand the communication needs of ...

Life on Hold
June 24, 2016

Life on Hold

0

"It's less about being informed and more about feeling something and being moved by it." - Filmmaker Reem Haddad Al Jazeera's 2-part interactive web documentary highlights the struggles of 10 Syrian refugees, with a focus on young people, and ...

App designed to help Syrian refugees
June 21, 2016

App designed to help Syrian refugees

0

Author: Leen Hashem, June 21 2016 - 'We've started a WhatsApp group for refugees living in this area' a middle aged man said enthusiastically, explaining how the platform was helping the group share information and provide each other with much ...

Skiing in Afghanistan
June 15, 2016

Skiing in Afghanistan

0

Author: Mukhtar Yadgar, June 15 2016 - Afghanistan’s Bamyan province is best known for its ancient statues of Buddha, destroyed 15 years ago by the Taliban government. Today, its relative security and freezing winters are aiding the growth of a ...

Curbing Corruption and Fostering Accountability in Fragile Settings: Why an Imperilled Media Needs Better Support
June 2, 2016

Curbing Corruption and Fostering Accountability in Fragile Settings: Why an ...

0

"An independent media is one of the most effective assets we have in efforts to curb corruption and foster accountability. Yet it is deeply imperilled, particularly in fragile states and often poorly understood by the international development ...

Preventing Conflict, Transforming Justice, Securing the Peace: A Global Study on the Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325
May 24, 2016

Preventing Conflict, Transforming Justice, Securing the Peace: A Global ...

0

"This Study reinforces the [United Nations] Security Council's original crucial recognition of the power of engaging women in peace with compelling proof. It shows that women's participation and inclusion makes humanitarian assistance more ...

Infomediaries and Accountability
May 20, 2016

Infomediaries and Accountability

0

"With growing consensus that transparency does not always or automatically lead directly to accountability - and research pointing to a role for infomediaries in generating accountability from transparent information - there is an emerging ...

Media, Discussion, and Attitudes in Fragile Contexts
May 19, 2016

Media, Discussion, and Attitudes in Fragile Contexts

0

"...we are not yet in a position to claim that media can affect attitudes towards violence at scale. We are, however, in a position to highlight the importance of discussion as a predictor of conflict-related attitudes and the need to fully ...

Social Media and Conflict Management in Post-Conflict and Fragile Contexts
May 18, 2016

Social Media and Conflict Management in Post-Conflict and Fragile Contexts

0

"The evidence base for this area is weak despite much enthusiasm over the potential impact social media could have." This rapid review identifies recent literature on the role of social media plays in conflict management in post-conflict and ...

Social Media and Governance
May 17, 2016

Social Media and Governance

0

"What is the recent evidence on the impact of social media on governance of social, political, and economic bodies? How is social media regulated and governed in low-income and fragile contexts?" This report presents links to, and an annotated ...

Communication for Development in Peacebuilding: Directions on Research and Evaluation for an Emerging Field
April 26, 2016

Communication for Development in Peacebuilding: Directions on Research and ...

0

"More effective instruments are needed that perform the difficult task of re-connecting broken communities, informing citizens and involving them in processes of reconstruction, and enabling all groups in civil society to have a voice in the ...

Tea Cup Diaries: How a Radio Drama is Changing Attitudes in Myanmar
April 14, 2016

Tea Cup Diaries: How a Radio Drama is Changing Attitudes in Myanmar

0

"BBC Media Action’s Tea Cup Diaries promotes understanding, openness and respect for people from different ethnic and religious backgrounds in Myanmar.Listeners reported improved knowledge of other ethnic and religious groups, and had a better ...

Rethinking Public Service Broadcasting's Place in International Media Development
April 13, 2016

Rethinking Public Service Broadcasting's Place in International Media ...

0

"Media developers and donors are taking a second look at public service broadcasting. Could it be that PSB, even with all its challenges and pitfalls, might offer a new path for opening up the media environment?"

Why Information Matters: A Foundation for Resilience
March 11, 2016

Why Information Matters: A Foundation for Resilience

0

“You can make a system work better with surprising ease if you give it more timely, more accurate, more complete information.” - Donella Meadows, Thinking in Systems

Participatory Photography for Peace: Using Images to Open up Dialogue after Violence
January 4, 2016

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

0

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-Election Violence, this paper discusses how ...

Open Jirga: national identity in Afghanistan
December 3, 2015

Open Jirga: national identity in Afghanistan

0

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 interlinked with 'identity'. Not even a mosquito ...

"If you can't be a father, I beg you Mr President, be a stepfather!"
November 9, 2015

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

0

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 insecurity and increased uncertainty.

Water Resource Management under Changing Climate in Angola's Coastal Settlements
November 4, 2015

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

0

"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, mapped form provides a good basis for dialogue ...

The potential of reforming state broadcasters in divided societies: advancing an unfashionable argument
November 3, 2015

The potential of reforming state broadcasters in divided societies: ...

4

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, the increasing global ubiquity of mobile ...

Humanitarian Broadcasting in Emergencies - A Synthesis of Evaluation Findings
October 19, 2015

Humanitarian Broadcasting in Emergencies - A Synthesis of Evaluation Findings

0

"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 find missing loved ones and how to protect ...

SEARCH GUIDANCE: These search results (thread above) relate to the issue focus of this theme site space. That focus will always be selected (for example: Global, Polio). In order to search the full platform knowledge base please click: Global (all knowledge in English), Soul Beat Africa (all Africa related knowledge); La Iniciativa de Comunicación - América Latina y el Caribe (Español); Classifieds (Jobs, Events, Consultants, RFPs, Materials), or The CI Network.

Recent comments