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Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, April 23 2014       The Zero Draft Political Outcome Document for the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) which will be held in Rome in 2014 recognises that a framework for collective commitment, action and results is needed to reshape the global food system to improve...

Author: John Goslino, April 23 2014       As someone involved in community radio perhaps you are wondering "Why do we need a marketing plan? Why can't we just bumble along as we always have, fighting crises all the time, never sure what we're going to do next? After all, we've survived so far - haven't we?"

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Author: Ehizogie Ohiani, crossposted April 22 2014    Journalists the world over aren't exactly known for their lack of cynicism. And in Nigeria it's often extremely hard to break through a journalist's hardened shell with training that convinces them they can address corruption, help people become aware of their...

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Experiences

"Children will now be able to join the ranks of other rights-holders who are empowered to bring their complaints about human rights violations before an international body."

 

A Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, workshop, in the planning stages in November of 2013 and implemented in 2014, focused on social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) through the introduction of the Inner Spaces, Outer Faces Initiative (ISOFI) toolkit [...

The Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) is partnering with newsrooms around the United States (US) to identify stories that reveal how communities are improving health outcomes. SJN calls this approach "Positive-Deviant Health Data Journalism." "A 'positive deviance' approach to journalism highlights and explains places where data outcomes are...

"The mapping tool should not be something that journalists should be afraid of, it is just a matter of being resourceful to know free, good apps, combined with imagination on how to use these tools to tell the story." - from a "Flag it!" participant

Goodwill Social Work Centre (GoodwillSWC), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Madurai, India, combines social philanthropy, professional social work, and social development. Their partnerships, particularly with Global Links Initiative (GLI) of the United Kingdom (UK) and Thare Machi Education (TME), UK, have resulted in a number of types...

"The local media plays a critical role in influencing how the government and society balance growth with sustainable environment."

The Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists (PNEJ) is a non-governmental, non-profit, and non-partisan media group. With the support from the United States (US)-based Internews' Earth...

"Unlike other mediums for dialogue, a song can easily be spread across the masses, far beyond the room where it was created. While political and social barriers make most opportunities for face-to-face dialogue, communication, and trust-building difficult, music knows no boundaries."

"Fiction can be an engaging, non-confrontational way to set the scene for constructive conversations, even on disturbing issues. We hope that 'Be 100 Ragl' can help to enlighten men and women on how to build a more just and equal society, together." - Antonella Notari Vischer, Womanity Foundation

"It's 2014 and women around the world are still being abused, objectified and silenced. Yet, women are half of the world's potential and every single one has the right to a life free from discrimination. Your voice is powerful - raise it to tell the world why equality for every woman and girl is worth fighting for."

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Social circus training and an inclusive park for children of all abilities were the result of collaboration among the government of Ecuador and municipalities, circus arts teachers, and social workers in the city of Cuenca, province of Azuay, Ecuador. Developing performance and communication skills through the training of Canadian Cirque de...

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Strategic Thinking

This report details the role of the National Immunisation Office (NIO) in Ireland. It describes the expansion of service, collaboration with stakeholders on developing and implementing standards on best practices, development of informational materials, implementation of immunisation campaigns, and future challenges.

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"Developing the plan has brought together multiple stakeholders involved in immunization, including governments and elected officials, health professionals, academia, manufacturers, global agencies, development partners, civil society, media and the private sector, to define collectively what the immunization community wants to achieve over...

"This model highlights the uncertainties associated with new behaviors and helps public health program implementers consider ways to resolve these uncertainties."

From the "Thought Leaders" series of the News-Medical.Net website, this interview with Dr. Jos Vandelaer, Chief of Immunization for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is a question-answer discussion of the fact that one child in five does not get properly immunised and that coverage rates are worse among the economically poor,...

This reference document on vaccine introduction is intended as support for decisionmaking on how to add new vaccines to country immunisation programmes. Based on the 2005 WHO [World Health Organization] Vaccine Introduction Guidelines, it draws on country experiences in vaccine introduction and the recommendations from guidelines, tools, and...

"...[D]espite huge investments in communication, refusals and unawareness of vaccine availability or importance still dominate as reasons for failing to immunise children who develop poliomyelitis."

At this conference session from the 3rd National Community Radio (CR) Sammelan held on February 9-11 2013 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India, Osama Manzar, Director of the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) shared his views on how CR stations can be empowered with digital media tools. The annual conference brings together about 200 CR...

For the monitoring of coverage in supplementary immunisation activities (SIAs) carried out as part of the effort to eradicate polio in Pakistan (and, thus, globally), "automated systems based on short message service (SMS) texts appear to be an attractive and relatively inexpensive option." This is the conclusion of research conducted by Aga...

This research based in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, tested the hypothesis that gender and relationship constructs are associated with condom use among young men living in rural South Africa.

This review aims to examine the role of faith-based organisations (FBOs) in HIV prevention in Africa by providing a systematic study of their potential strengths and weaknesses in effecting behaviour change. "The questions posed were:

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by Evaluation and Research

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MSI is a Washington, D.C.-based international development firm providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. Since its 1981 founding, MSI has grown in size and technical scope, now implementing and managing more than 70 projects worldwide. More than 30 are long-...

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Job Introduction

A fantastic chance to work as a Qualitative Research Manager in London and across a range of projects delivering research in Africa, Asia, Middle East and Europe has become available, within BBC Media Action

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An exciting opportunity for BBC Media Action has become available, we are recruiting for a Quantitative Research Manager in London to work across a range of projects delivering research in Africa, Asia, Middle East and Europe. BBC Media Action is the independent international charity of the BBC which...

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Company Profile: 

MSI is a Washington, D.C.-based international development firm with a 30-year history of helping to deliver development results across the developing world. In 2008, we became the America’s operation of the international development arm of Coffey International Limited. Since that...

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Digital

This report details the role of the National Immunisation Office (NIO) in Ireland. It describes the expansion of service, collaboration with stakeholders on developing and implementing standards on best practices, development of informational materials, implementation of immunisation campaigns, and future challenges.

Communication...

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Position: Media Program Director
Location: Burma
Reports To: Chief of Party
Division: Media, Technology and Civil Society

ABOUT IREX

The Virtual Immunization Communication Network (VICNetwork) is a partnership between the United States-based professional health communicators' National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) and the California Immunization Coalition (CIC) - a statewide partnership of immunisation coalitions and private and public health organisations.

At this conference session from the 3rd National Community Radio (CR) Sammelan held on February 9-11 2013 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India, Osama Manzar, Director of the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) shared his views on how CR stations can be empowered with digital media tools. The annual conference brings together about 200 CR...

"Freedom of expression is essential to dignity, dialogue, democracy and sustainable development. We need to act on the ground - to strengthen national legislative frameworks, to train journalists, to build capacity and advance media and information literacy. We must continue to support media independence by promoting professional standards...

"[T]he internet is re-shaping societies and economies in the Arab region in new ways."

This white paper examines trends across four dimensions of internet usage in the Arab world:

"The mapping tool should not be something that journalists should be afraid of, it is just a matter of being resourceful to know free, good apps, combined with imagination on how to use these tools to tell the story." - from a "Flag it!" participant

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Job Introduction

A fantastic chance to work as a Qualitative Research Manager in London and across a range of projects delivering research in Africa, Asia, Middle East and Europe has become available, within BBC Media Action

Role Responsibility

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An exciting opportunity for BBC Media Action has become available, we are recruiting for a Quantitative Research Manager in London to work across a range of projects delivering research in Africa, Asia, Middle East and Europe. BBC Media Action is the independent international charity of the BBC which...

"Environmental stories are broad by their very nature and it's the job of a reporter to help readers pin down the often interconnected influences that drive environmental change. The growth of large, publicly available datasets about environmental topics has presented the media community with a new opportunity."

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Film and Video

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Position: Media Program Director
Location: Burma
Reports To: Chief of Party
Division: Media, Technology and Civil Society

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Author: Victor Sawyerr, April 22 2014        In most of Africa, rape is simply regarded as forcing sexual intercourse. I believe the definition of what constitutes an act of rape and the laws against rape in Africa are hardly, if ever, derived from our cultures and approaches to tackling this rising anti-...

"Thus far, efforts to change handwashing behaviour on a large scale have had little success, possibly because they have focused on beliefs about the health benefits of handwashing with soap and given relatively little attention to the effect of emotional drivers."

The Handbook of Participatory Video describes this use of video as a research methodology, discussing it from the perspective of its "emancipatory nature and potential for social change. In twenty-eight chapters, contributors examine historical, ethical, methodological, and technical aspects of participatory video and discuss power,...

This Pathfinder technical update summarises elements of a programme called 2011 APHIAplus Nairobi-Coast Health Service Delivery project that facilitated the expansion of a gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response programme to six districts in Nairobi and five counties in Coast province in Kenya and presents recommendations to...

"It's 2014 and women around the world are still being abused, objectified and silenced. Yet, women are half of the world's potential and every single one has the right to a life free from discrimination. Your voice is powerful - raise it to tell the world why equality for every woman and girl is worth fighting for."

Launched on...

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This 11-page report shares insights and discussion from the Beyond the Film Festival (BtFF) at Development and Climate (D & C) Days, held alongside the United Nations COP18 climate talks in Qatar. Participants engaged in an experiential peer-learning programme designed to explore how organisations can get more creative and possibly become...

"In several communities of rural India, early marriage is the norm - a social practice followed as a tradition. Our research shows that the prevalence of this tradition is not due to the lack of awareness about the legal validity or legitimacy of this practice. At work are deeper social prejudice and the denial of the right to choice for...

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Radio

Author: John Goslino, April 23 2014       As someone involved in community radio perhaps you are wondering "Why do we need a marketing plan? Why can't we just bumble along as we always have, fighting crises all the time, never sure what we're going to do next? After all, we've survived so far - haven't we?"

...
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Author: Shirazuddin Siddiqi, crossposted April 22 2014       Since the departure of the Taliban regime in late 2001, experts on Afghanistan have been saying every year has been a critical year for the country. Often for very good reasons. But the significance of 2014 can hardly be exaggerated. Partly it...

This report details the role of the National Immunisation Office (NIO) in Ireland. It describes the expansion of service, collaboration with stakeholders on developing and implementing standards on best practices, development of informational materials, implementation of immunisation campaigns, and future challenges.

Communication...

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Position: Media Program Director
Location: Burma
Reports To: Chief of Party
Division: Media, Technology and Civil Society

ABOUT IREX

Author: Victor Sawyerr, April 22 2014        In most of Africa, rape is simply regarded as forcing sexual intercourse. I believe the definition of what constitutes an act of rape and the laws against rape in Africa are hardly, if ever, derived from our cultures and approaches to tackling this rising anti-...

"This model highlights the uncertainties associated with new behaviors and helps public health program implementers consider ways to resolve these uncertainties."

This reference document on vaccine introduction is intended as support for decisionmaking on how to add new vaccines to country immunisation programmes. Based on the 2005 WHO [World Health Organization] Vaccine Introduction Guidelines, it draws on country experiences in vaccine introduction and the recommendations from guidelines, tools, and...

The Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) is partnering with newsrooms around the United States (US) to identify stories that reveal how communities are improving health outcomes. SJN calls this approach "Positive-Deviant Health Data Journalism." "A 'positive deviance' approach to journalism highlights and explains places where data outcomes are...

At this conference session from the 3rd National Community Radio (CR) Sammelan held on February 9-11 2013 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India, Osama Manzar, Director of the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) shared his views on how CR stations can be empowered with digital media tools. The annual conference brings together about 200 CR...

"Freedom of expression is essential to dignity, dialogue, democracy and sustainable development. We need to act on the ground - to strengthen national legislative frameworks, to train journalists, to build capacity and advance media and information literacy. We must continue to support media independence by promoting professional standards...

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Television

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Author: Shirazuddin Siddiqi, crossposted April 22 2014       Since the departure of the Taliban regime in late 2001, experts on Afghanistan have been saying every year has been a critical year for the country. Often for very good reasons. But the significance of 2014 can hardly be exaggerated. Partly it...

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Position: Media Program Director
Location: Burma
Reports To: Chief of Party
Division: Media, Technology and Civil Society

ABOUT IREX

Author: Victor Sawyerr, April 22 2014        In most of Africa, rape is simply regarded as forcing sexual intercourse. I believe the definition of what constitutes an act of rape and the laws against rape in Africa are hardly, if ever, derived from our cultures and approaches to tackling this rising anti-...

"This model highlights the uncertainties associated with new behaviors and helps public health program implementers consider ways to resolve these uncertainties."

This reference document on vaccine introduction is intended as support for decisionmaking on how to add new vaccines to country immunisation programmes. Based on the 2005 WHO [World Health Organization] Vaccine Introduction Guidelines, it draws on country experiences in vaccine introduction and the recommendations from guidelines, tools, and...

The Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) is partnering with newsrooms around the United States (US) to identify stories that reveal how communities are improving health outcomes. SJN calls this approach "Positive-Deviant Health Data Journalism." "A 'positive deviance' approach to journalism highlights and explains places where data outcomes are...

"Freedom of expression is essential to dignity, dialogue, democracy and sustainable development. We need to act on the ground - to strengthen national legislative frameworks, to train journalists, to build capacity and advance media and information literacy. We must continue to support media independence by promoting professional standards...

"Given that immunisation coverage must occur at population level for public health objectives and benefits to be fully realised, effective communications planning, and immunisation service delivery, must aim to understand individual choice perspectives, as well as the social dynamics that shape social norms, values and culture."

Author Soraya Carvajal B., April 8 2014:       On 8 March, the International Women's Day was celebrated throughout the world and millions of women held demonstrations vindicating their fight for their rights and for real equality: to be recognized by one’s professional value rather than physical appearance; to...

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Job Introduction

A fantastic chance to work as a Qualitative Research Manager in London and across a range of projects delivering research in Africa, Asia, Middle East and Europe has become available, within BBC Media Action

Role Responsibility

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Community Participation

Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, April 23 2014       The Zero Draft Political Outcome Document for the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) which will be held in Rome in 2014 recognises that a framework for collective commitment, action and results is needed to reshape the global food system to improve...

Author: John Goslino, April 23 2014       As someone involved in community radio perhaps you are wondering "Why do we need a marketing plan? Why can't we just bumble along as we always have, fighting crises all the time, never sure what we're going to do next? After all, we've survived so far - haven't we?"

...
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Author: Shirazuddin Siddiqi, crossposted April 22 2014       Since the departure of the Taliban regime in late 2001, experts on Afghanistan have been saying every year has been a critical year for the country. Often for very good reasons. But the significance of 2014 can hardly be exaggerated. Partly it...

This report details the role of the National Immunisation Office (NIO) in Ireland. It describes the expansion of service, collaboration with stakeholders on developing and implementing standards on best practices, development of informational materials, implementation of immunisation campaigns, and future challenges.

Communication...

This guide for civil society organisations (CSOs) is part of the Quality of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and HIV Prevention programme developed by Rutgers WPF and STOP AIDS NOW! Its aim is to support CSOs working on HIV prevention interventions and SRHR education for young people in 12 African countries: Kenya, Ethiopia,...

"Developing the plan has brought together multiple stakeholders involved in immunization, including governments and elected officials, health professionals, academia, manufacturers, global agencies, development partners, civil society, media and the private sector, to define collectively what the immunization community wants to achieve over...

irex.image

Position: Media Program Director
Location: Burma
Reports To: Chief of Party
Division: Media, Technology and Civil Society

ABOUT IREX

From the "Thought Leaders" series of the News-Medical.Net website, this interview with Dr. Jos Vandelaer, Chief of Immunization for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is a question-answer discussion of the fact that one child in five does not get properly immunised and that coverage rates are worse among the economically poor,...

This reference document on vaccine introduction is intended as support for decisionmaking on how to add new vaccines to country immunisation programmes. Based on the 2005 WHO [World Health Organization] Vaccine Introduction Guidelines, it draws on country experiences in vaccine introduction and the recommendations from guidelines, tools, and...

This video from the Gates Foundation shows the need for and development of a vaccine for Meningitis A. In seeking the development of this conjugate vaccine and its production at affordable prices, in answer to a need raised by increasing epidemic meningitis in the so-called meningitis belt of the continent of Africa, West African countries went...

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Materials

This guide for civil society organisations (CSOs) is part of the Quality of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and HIV Prevention programme developed by Rutgers WPF and STOP AIDS NOW! Its aim is to support CSOs working on HIV prevention interventions and SRHR education for young people in 12 African countries: Kenya, Ethiopia,...

The Virtual Immunization Communication Network (VICNetwork) is a partnership between the United States-based professional health communicators' National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) and the California Immunization Coalition (CIC) - a statewide partnership of immunisation coalitions and private and public health organisations.

This video from the Gates Foundation shows the need for and development of a vaccine for Meningitis A. In seeking the development of this conjugate vaccine and its production at affordable prices, in answer to a need raised by increasing epidemic meningitis in the so-called meningitis belt of the continent of Africa, West African countries went...

"Thus far, efforts to change handwashing behaviour on a large scale have had little success, possibly because they have focused on beliefs about the health benefits of handwashing with soap and given relatively little attention to the effect of emotional drivers."

The Handbook of Participatory Video describes this use of video as a research methodology, discussing it from the perspective of its "emancipatory nature and potential for social change. In twenty-eight chapters, contributors examine historical, ethical, methodological, and technical aspects of participatory video and discuss power,...

"Environmental stories are broad by their very nature and it's the job of a reporter to help readers pin down the often interconnected influences that drive environmental change. The growth of large, publicly available datasets about environmental topics has presented the media community with a new opportunity."

What kind of apps are available in the Education category? What are some lessons learned from the 'edutainment' era? How do teachers use games in the classroom?"

"It is important to ensure that your website and social media platforms work cohesively to achieve your communications goals."

This is one suggestion included in an ebook that guides non-profit organisations through the process of implementing an online media strategy, including websites, social media, and newsletters. It is...

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"Data do not, of themselves, change the world. They make change possible - by identifying needs, supporting advocacy, and gauging progress. What matters most is that decision-makers use the data to make positive change, and that the data are available for children and communities to use in holding duty-bearers to account."

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