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April 26, 2016

Communication for Development in Peacebuilding: Directions on Research and Evaluation for an Emerging Field

"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...

April 14, 2016

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

"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...

April 13, 2016

Rethinking Public Service Broadcasting's Place in International Media Development

"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...

March 11, 2016

Why Information Matters: A Foundation for Resilience

“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

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,...

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Vaccine Refusals Spur Outbreak Fears

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Maria Danilova
Publication Date
March 25, 2009
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Associated Press

This article in the Globe and Mail newspaper reports that a widespread scare about vaccine side effects in Ukraine has led to a sharp drop in immunisations that could result in disease outbreaks spreading beyond the former Soviet republic. Hundreds of thousands of fearful Ukrainians have refused vaccines for diseases such as diphtheria, mumps, polio, hepatitis B, tuberculosis, whooping cough, and others in 2009, according to official estimates.

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Global Health Council Weekly Update, March 30 2009.

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Interpersonal Communication and Counseling for Clients on Tuberculosis and HIV and AIDS

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September 2009

This training curriculum for tuberculosis (TB) health care workers in Ukraine introduces principles of interpersonal communication and counselling of clients on TB and HIV. It provides a framework for the development of experience in TB and HIV counselling skills in a three-day workshop.

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Stop TB Partnership website, December 28 2010.

Press Prizes for Russia and Eastern Europe

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The Norwegian Fritt Ord Foundation and the German ZEIT Foundation are cooperatively announcing a competition for press prizes to journalists and media in Russia and Eastern Europe.

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October 17, 2010

Civil Society Forum Contest

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July 12, 2009

CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism

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The Central European Initiative (CEI), in cooperation with the South East European Media Organisation (SEEMO), invites applications for the CEI Award for Outstanding Merits in Journalism, with a foc

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May 31, 2010

A Communication Approach on the Ukrainian Forest

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Lars Tallert
Petter Bolme
Publication Date
January 1, 2005
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Sida

This study analyses the communications aspects of Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)-financed Urban Forest Strategic Management Plan (UFSMP) project in the Ukrainian forest se

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Sida Communication for Development report A Communication Approach to the Ukrainian Forest, January 2005.

Lessons Learned from SIAs: Magnification of the Opportunities and Risks to Routine Immunization Programmes

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Rebecca Martin
Publication Date
February 19, 2009
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Communicable Diseases Unit, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe

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Emails from Ellyn Ogden and Rebecca Fields to The Communication Initiative on February 25 2009 and March 2 2009, respectively.

Civil Society Perspectives on TB/HIV

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Highlights from a Joint Initiative to Promote Community-Led Advocacy

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August 1, 2006
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Impact Data - Nasha Ulitsa (Our Street) Radio Drama

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December 1, 2002
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InterMedia carried out 4 focus group discussions with 32 young (15-19 year-old men and women) in Simferopol and Sevastopol, Crimea. During the 2-hour discussions - one with young Ukrainians and Russians and one with young Crimean Tatars in each city - participants were asked how close they felt to other ethnic groups before and after they had listened to the entire radio drama series.

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  • After listening to "Our Street", the participants' perceptions of distance (on a 6-point Bogardus scale) between the groups in question decreased, in some cases measurably. Mean changes in attitudes towards other ethnic groups (where 1 represents the closest possible relationship - kinship by way of marriage - and 6 represents the most distant relationship - living in the same city or region) were recorded. Groups 1 and 3 consisted of Russians and Ukrainians; Groups 2 and 4 consisted of Crimean Tartars only.
    • The results varied by group but, on average, the Ukrainian and Russians felt somewhat closer to Tatars after hearing the drama series. For example, in Group 1, the mean perceived distance was 2 before listening and 1.8 after. In Group 3, that number improved from 2.8 to 2.
    • The change in attitudes of the Crimean Tatars toward the Russians and Ukrainians was even more pronounced: the Tatars viewed the Russians and Ukrainians in a more favorable light. For example, prior to listening, Group 2 members on average rated Russians at 2.9 on the scale; afterward, they felt closer to this group (1.9). Among this same group, there was a similar change in perception of distance toward Ukrainians (from 2.8 to 1.9). In Group 4, the perceived distance toward Russians improved from 2.4 to 1.5; this number shifted from 1.9 to 1.6 with regard to Ukrainians. Evaluators explain that some of this change may be attributed to the way the radio drama plot unfolded, especially those moments where a few Russian-Ukrainian characters helped the Tatars in difficult situations.
  • After listening, some focus group participants took an interest in ethnic groups other than their own and expressed a desire to understand them better. One participant (Group 1) said, "I have never even thought about the Tatars having been deported...now I felt the situation from their side - how painful and hurtful it is. Now I understand them better."
  • Listeners seemed to recognise the importance of comprehending a situation before responding to it, and of trying to resolve a conflict peacefully rather than attempting to overcome the opponent. Many respondents said the serial gave them new methods and skills for resolving conflicts (although others did not discover any methods in the programmes), as follows:
    • "In principle, there is just one method here: Treat people well." (Group 1)
    • "One doesn't have to use fists to resolve something; one can do it peacefully." (Group 1)
    • "I would no longer get too excited if something was wrong. I'd stop and think." (Group 1)
    • "One shouldn't give way to emotions - this won't lead to anything good; this leads to aggression." (Group 1)
    • "When someone starts insulting you, be silent and count to 10." (Group 2)
    • "Problems shouldn't be resolved by determining who is the better drinker or the faster racer." (Group 3)

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