http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=223 en Using radio to respond to Ebola in Sierra Leone http://www.comminit.com/global/content/using-radio-respond-ebola-sierra-leone-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action_38.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Musa Sangarie, July 29 2014 - <strong><em>For the past four years, the BBC Media Action team here in Sierra Leone has been building the skills of radio stations' producers and journalists across the country. We've trained community journalists on how to gather news, for example, helped them to develop new programmes and coached station managers on how to find new sources of revenue.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/using-radio-respond-ebola-sierra-leone-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/using-radio-respond-ebola-sierra-leone-0#comments Sierra Leone Blogs: Global Health Policies Digital Phone/Mobile Community Media News/Information Visual Arts News Media NGOs BBC Media Action Global Policy Blogs Health Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:02:36 +0000 BBC Media Action 9350027 at http://www.comminit.com Effectiveness of Mass Media Interventions for HIV Prevention, 1986–2013: A Meta-analysis http://www.comminit.com/global/content/effectiveness-mass-media-interventions-hiv-prevention-1986%E2%80%932013-meta-analysis <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/jhu.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="59" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jessica LaCroix </div> <div class="field-item even"> Leslie B. Snyder </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Tania B. Huedo-Medina </div> <div class="field-item even"> Blair T. Johnson </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 15, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut (LaCroix, Johnson), Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention, University of Connecticut (LaCroix, Huedo-Medina , Johnson), Department of Communication&nbsp; and Center for Health Communication and Marketing, University of Connecticut, (Snyder), Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut (Huedo-Medina).</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"This meta-analysis was conducted to synthesize evaluations of mass media-delivered HIV prevention interventions, assess the effectiveness of interventions in improving condom use and HIV-related knowledge, and identify moderators of effectiveness." The article is from the <em>JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes</em> supplement addressing clinicians and public health scientists in the field of HIV prevention and treatment who might value information on health communication. (Footnotes removed by the editor.) </p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://journals.lww.com/jaids/Fulltext/2014/08151/Effectiveness_of_Mass_Media_Interventions_for_HIV.13.aspx" target="_blank">Click here to read the full text of this document online. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/blair-t-johnson-university-connecticut">Blair T. Johnson - University of Connecticut</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://journals.lww.com/jaids/toc/2014/08151" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes</a></em>, August 15 2014 - Volume 66 - p. S237-S240, accessed July 22 2014. Image credit: The Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs (JHU-CCP)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/effectiveness-mass-media-interventions-hiv-prevention-1986%E2%80%932013-meta-analysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/effectiveness-mass-media-interventions-hiv-prevention-1986%E2%80%932013-meta-analysis#comments Global Methodologies and Indicators Evaluations Academic Institutions Condoms Digital Featured Film and Video Journal Literature Phone/Mobile MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print News/Information Radio Foundations Television Research Health Prevention HIV AIDS NGOs Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs Global Health HIV / AIDS Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:47:34 +0000 jlevy 9350012 at http://www.comminit.com A Role for Health Communication in the Continuum of HIV Care, Treatment, and Prevention http://www.comminit.com/global/content/role-health-communication-continuum-hiv-care-treatment-and-prevention <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/syppcentered_2014_apr_nf_bulletin.jpg" alt="" title="" width="75" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cecilia Tomori </div> <div class="field-item even"> Kathryn Risher </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Rupali J. Limaye </div> <div class="field-item even"> Lynn M. Van Lith </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Susannah Gibbs </div> <div class="field-item even"> Marina Smelyanskaya </div> <div class="field-item odd"> David D. Celentano </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 15, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Tomori, Risher,&nbsp; Celentano), Center for Communication Programs, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Limaye, Van Lith, Smelyanskaya), Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California San Francisco (Gibbs)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"The aim of this article is to explore the role of health communication, an approach within the social and behavioral sciences, across the treatment continuum" for HIV. The article is from the <em>JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes</em> supplement addressing clinicians and public health scientists in the field of HIV prevention and treatment who might value information on health communication. (Footnotes removed by the editor.) </p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://journals.lww.com/jaids/Fulltext/2014/08151/A_Role_for_Health_Communication_in_the_Continuum.10.aspx" target="_blank">Click here to read the full text of this document online. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/cecilia-tomori-johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-public-health">Cecilia Tomori - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://journals.lww.com/jaids/toc/2014/08151" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes</a></em>, August 15 2014 - Volume 66 - p. S237-S240, accessed July 24 2014. <em>Image credit</em>: Center for Strengthening Youth Prevention Paradigms (SYPP) News Feed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/role-health-communication-continuum-hiv-care-treatment-and-prevention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/role-health-communication-continuum-hiv-care-treatment-and-prevention#comments Kenya Rwanda Uganda Global Methodologies and Indicators Evaluations Academic Institutions Featured Community Participation Journal Literature Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile MDG 6. Combat Diseases Foundations Research Health HIV AIDS NGOs Reduce Sexual Transmission Treatment, Care and Support Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs Global Health HIV / AIDS Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:50:01 +0000 jlevy 9349944 at http://www.comminit.com Validity of Behavioral Measures as Proxies for HIV-Related Outcomes http://www.comminit.com/global/content/validity-behavioral-measures-proxies-hiv-related-outcomes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/5044-lovelife-ambition-poster-150x150.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rick S. Zimmerman </div> <div class="field-item even"> Donald E. Morisky </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Lana Harrison </div> <div class="field-item even"> Hayley D. Mark </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 15, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>College of Nursing, University of Missouri St. Louis (Zimmerman), University of California Los Angeles Fielding School of Public&nbsp; Health (Morisky), Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies, University of Delaware Newark (Harrison), Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Department of Community and Public Health (Mark)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"... although potentially less subject to reporting bias, biomarkers and biologic outcomes have their own flaws."</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://journals.lww.com/jaids/Fulltext/2014/08151/Validity_of_Behavioral_Measures_as_Proxies_for.7.aspx" target="_blank">Click here to read the full text of this document online.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/rick-s-zimmerman-university-missouri-st-louis">Rick S. Zimmerman - University of Missouri St. Louis</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://journals.lww.com/jaids/toc/2014/08151" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes</a></em>, August 15 2014 - Volume 66 - p S237-S240, accessed July 22 2014. <em>Image credit</em>: Avert</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/validity-behavioral-measures-proxies-hiv-related-outcomes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/validity-behavioral-measures-proxies-hiv-related-outcomes#comments Global Methodologies and Indicators Evaluations Academic Institutions Digital Featured Journal Literature Evaluation Methodologies Person-to-Person Phone/Mobile MDG 6. Combat Diseases Foundations Government Departments Research Health Prevention HIV AIDS NGOs Prevent HIV amongst Drug Users Reduce Sexual Transmission Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs Global Health HIV / AIDS Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:25:48 +0000 jlevy 9349912 at http://www.comminit.com What Is Health Communication and How Does It Affect the HIV/AIDS Continuum of Care? A Brief Primer and Case Study from New York City http://www.comminit.com/global/content/what-health-communication-and-how-does-it-affect-hivaids-continuum-care-brief-primer-and <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/nyc_poster.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="53" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Douglas Storey </div> <div class="field-item even"> Kim Seifert-Ahanda </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Adriana Andaluz </div> <div class="field-item even"> Benjamin Tsoi </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Jennifer Medina Matsuki </div> <div class="field-item even"> Blayne Cutler </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 15, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Center for Communication Programs, Department of Health, Behavior &amp; Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Storey), Office of HIV/AIDS, United States Agency for International Development (Seifert-Ahanda), Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control (Andaluz, Tsoi, Matsuki, Cutler)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>From the Abstract:&nbsp; "This article responds to key questions related to health communication that are commonly asked in the HIV/AIDS arena: 'What is health communication?'; 'What is its role beyond HIV prevention?'; and 'How can it be used to achieve better HIV/AIDS outcomes?'"</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://journals.lww.com/jaids/Fulltext/2014/08151/What_Is_Health_Communication_and_How_Does_It.2.aspx" target="_blank">Click here to read the full text of this document online. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/268166">Douglas Storey - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://journals.lww.com/jaids/Fulltext/2014/08151/What_Is_Health_Communication_and_How_Does_It.2.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes</a>, August 15 2014 - Volume 66 - Issue - p. S237-S240, accessed July 22 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/strategic-roles-health-communication-combination-hiv-prevention-and-care-programs">Strategic Roles for Health Communication in Combination HIV Prevention and Care Programs</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/what-health-communication-and-how-does-it-affect-hivaids-continuum-care-brief-primer-and" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/what-health-communication-and-how-does-it-affect-hivaids-continuum-care-brief-primer-and#comments Global Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Digital Featured Film and Video Journal Literature Person-to-Person Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Community Media MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print Entertainment Orgs News/Information Radio Television Government Departments Research Health News Media Prevention HIV AIDS NGOs Reduce Sexual Transmission Treatment, Care and Support Global Health HIV / AIDS Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:49:51 +0000 jlevy 9349871 at http://www.comminit.com Strategic Roles for Health Communication in Combination HIV Prevention and Care Programs http://www.comminit.com/global/content/strategic-roles-health-communication-combination-hiv-prevention-and-care-programs <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/hiv-pic-300x132.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="44" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sten H. Vermund </div> <div class="field-item even"> Lynn M. Van Lith </div> <div class="field-item odd"> David Holtgrave </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, August 15, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Vermund), Center for Communication Programs, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (Van Lith), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Holtgrave)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.healthcommcapacity.org/jaids-health-communication-plays-hiv-prevention-care/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes</a> supplement addresses clinicians and public health scientists in the field of HIV prevention and treatment who might value information on health communication.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.healthcommcapacity.org/jaids-health-communication-plays-hiv-prevention-care/" target="_blank">Click here to read the full text of this document online. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/lynn-m-van-lith-jhu-ccp">Lynn M. Van Lith - JHU-CCP</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://journals.lww.com/jaids/toc/2014/08151" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes,</a> August 15 2014 - Volume 66 - Issue - p. S237-S240, accessed July 22 2014 and email from <span><span></span>Lynn Van Lith to The Communication Initiative on July 23 2014</span>. <em>Image credit</em>: Johns Hopkins University, United States Agency of International Development</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/what-health-communication-and-how-does-it-affect-hivaids-continuum-care-brief-primer-and">What Is Health Communication and How Does It Affect the HIV/AIDS Continuum of Care? A Brief Primer and Case Study from New York City</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/strategic-roles-health-communication-combination-hiv-prevention-and-care-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/strategic-roles-health-communication-combination-hiv-prevention-and-care-programs#comments Global Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Digital Featured Film and Video Journal Literature Person-to-Person Phone/Mobile Community Media MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print Entertainment Orgs News/Information Radio Eliminate New HIV Infections Among Children Television Government Departments Research Health News Media Prevention HIV AIDS NGOs Reduce Sexual Transmission Treatment, Care and Support Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs Global Health HIV / AIDS Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:30:46 +0000 jlevy 9349868 at http://www.comminit.com Connecting ICTs to Development: The IDRC Experience http://www.comminit.com/global/content/connecting-icts-development-idrc-experience <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/senegal_farmers_using_gpscidrc_600.jpg" alt="" title="Connecting ICTs to Development: The IDRC Experience" width="100" height="58" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Laurent Elder (ed.) </div> <div class="field-item even"> Heloise Emdon (ed.) </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Richard Fuchs (ed.) </div> <div class="field-item even"> Ben Petrazzini (ed.) </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2013 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>International Development Research Centre (IDRC)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Engaging developing-world universities, NGOs [non-governmental organisations], national policy activists and others in research about ICTs in development was the special IDRC niche."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/268324">International Development Research Centre (IDRC)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Kelly Haggart to The Communication Initiative on July 11 2014; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Resources/Publications/Collections/ICT4D/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Connecting ICTs to Development: The IDRC Experience website</a>, July 17 2014. <em>Image credit:</em> IDRC/Djibril Sy</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/connecting-icts-development-idrc-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/connecting-icts-development-idrc-experience#comments Global Strategic Thinking Access Digital Featured Network Voice Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Phone/Mobile News/Information MDG 8. Global Partnership Research Health NGOs New Technologies Global ICT for Development Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:44:19 +0000 kdevries 9349778 at http://www.comminit.com Gender Equality Mainstreaming - Technology (GEM-TECH) Award http://www.comminit.com/global/content/gender-equality-mainstreaming-technology-gem-tech-award <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/27-01-2012-women-computer_0.jpg" alt="" title="Gender Equality Mainstreaming - Technology (GEM-TECH) Award" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"The initiative comes in the wake of the disclosure of 'diversity' figures by major tech companies, including Google, Facebook, Yahoo and LinkedIn, which reveal that, across the board, the number of women in tech jobs is well under 20 per cent, with the percentage of women in leadership roles not much better - reflecting a global lack of women coming into the ICT field."</em></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Deadline Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Deadline Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 5, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-3"> <div class="field-label">Application Info:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.itu.int/en/action/women/gem/Pages/nominee-form.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here to propose an organisation or an individual prior to 11:59 p.m. CEST on September 5 2014.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/oisika-chakrabarti-un-women">Oisika Chakrabarti - UN Women</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/node/323593">Sarah Parkes - ITU</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2014/7/itu-awards-for-gender-equality" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Press release</a> sent from UN Women to The Communication Initiative on July 14 2014; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.itu.int/en/action/women/gem/Pages/award.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">GEM-TECH Awards 2014 website</a>, accessed July 17 2014. <em>Image credit</em>: UN</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/gender-equality-mainstreaming-technology-gem-tech-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/gender-equality-mainstreaming-technology-gem-tech-award#comments Global Awards 2014 Sept Access Digital Featured MDG 3. Gender Equality Voice Phone/Mobile Economic Development News/Information Radio Television Gender New Technology Company New Technologies United Nations Women Global ICT for Development Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:35:15 +0000 kdevries 9349773 at http://www.comminit.com UNESCO's National Media Development Indicators (MDIs) Assessment Reports http://www.comminit.com/global/content/unescos-national-media-development-indicators-mdis-assessment-reports <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-text-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ongoing series</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/080e29e232.jpg" alt="" title="" width="70" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Begun with the first National Media Development Indicators (MDIs) Assessment in 2009, this ongoing series of country reports assesses media development based upon a wider United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) initiative to assess the strengths and weaknesses of national media sectors across the globe using a common analytical framework endorsed by a UNESCO intergovernmental Council - the UNESCO/International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) Media Development Indicators (MDIs).</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/resources/publications-and-communication-materials/publications/publications-by-series/assessments-based-on-unescos-media-development-indicators/" target="_blank">Click here to access links to these documents in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/268774">UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/saorla-mccabe-united-nations-educational-scientific-and-cultural-organisation-unesco-com">Saorla McCabe - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - Communication and Information Sector</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/assessment-media-development-palestine">Assessment of Media Development in Palestine</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r= http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/resources/publications-and-communication-materials/publications/publications-by-series/assessments-based-on-unescos-media-development-indicators/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNESCO website</a>, July 15 2014, and email from Saorla McCabe to The Communication Initiative on July 21 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/unescos-national-media-development-indicators-mdis-assessment-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/unescos-national-media-development-indicators-mdis-assessment-reports#comments Croatia East Timor / Timor-Leste Ecuador Egypt Gabon Mozambique Nepal Palestinian Territory Tunisia Materials Advocacy Digital Featured Community Participation Civil Society Community Groups Governance and Democracy Phone/Mobile Community Media Development Assistance Print Situation Analysis Question News/Information Radio Television Government Departments Research News Media United Nations Global Democracy and Governance Media Development Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:52:20 +0000 jlevy 9349754 at http://www.comminit.com Assessment of Media Development in Palestine http://www.comminit.com/global/content/assessment-media-development-palestine <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/biretz.jpg" alt="© Birzeit University MDC " title="© Birzeit University MDC " width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle-st"> <div class="field-label">Subtitle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Based on UNESCO’s Media Development Indicators (MDIs) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mohammed Hussein Abu Arqoub </div> <div class="field-item even"> Donya al Amal Ismail </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Omar Nazzal </div> <div class="field-item even"> Nazer Magally </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Said Abu Moalla </div> <div class="field-item even"> Hedaya Shmun </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, June 18, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This report, available in English and Arabic, aims to inform and support the development of Palestine’s media sector through the conduct of a comprehensive assessment of the media environment, based on international legal standards and good practice.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002277/227784E.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 115-page document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/saorla-mccabe-united-nations-educational-scientific-and-cultural-organisation-unesco-com">Saorla McCabe - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - Communication and Information Sector</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/resources/publications-and-communication-materials/publications/full-list/assessment-of-media-development-in-palestine/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNESCO website</a>, July 16 2014, and email from Saorla McCabe to The Communication Initiative on July 21 2014. <em>Image credit</em>: <span>© Birzeit University MDC </span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/unescos-national-media-development-indicators-mdis-assessment-reports">UNESCO&#039;s National Media Development Indicators (MDIs) Assessment Reports </a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/assessment-media-development-palestine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/assessment-media-development-palestine#comments Palestinian Territory Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Advocacy Digital Featured Community Participation Civil Society Governance and Democracy Phone/Mobile Community Media Print Situation Analysis Question News/Information Radio Television Government Departments Research News Media United Nations Global Democracy and Governance Media Development Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:25:11 +0000 jlevy 9349749 at http://www.comminit.com