http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=61 en Effects of Behavioral Intervention Content on HIV Prevention Outcomes: A Meta-Review of Meta-Analyses http://www.comminit.com/global/content/effects-behavioral-intervention-content-hiv-prevention-outcomes-meta-review-meta-analyse <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/measruingwebinar-300x200.png" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" 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"> Blair T. Johnson </div> <div class="field-item even"> Susan Michie </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Leslie B. Snyder </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 (Johnson), Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London (Michie), Department of Communication, University of Connecticut (Snyder)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This study is a meta-review to systematically examine which type of intervention content is more likely to lead to successful HIV outcomes. The article is from the JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes supplement addressing clinicians and public health scientist in the field of HIV prevention and treatment who might value information on health communication. (Footnotes removed by the editor.)</p> <p>Problems in scientific reports that have impeded clear knowledge to explain why some communication-based interventions succeed and others fail, include:</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/Effects_of_Behavioral_Intervention_Content_on_HIV.4.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-department-psychology-university-connecticut">Blair T. Johnson - Department of Psychology, 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><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. <em>Image credit</em>: © 2012 Akintunde Akinleye/NURHI, Courtesy of Photoshare</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/effects-behavioral-intervention-content-hiv-prevention-outcomes-meta-review-meta-analyse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/effects-behavioral-intervention-content-hiv-prevention-outcomes-meta-review-meta-analyse#comments Global Methodologies and Indicators Evaluations Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Digital Featured Journal Literature Evaluation Methodologies MDG 6. Combat Diseases Research Health Prevention HIV AIDS NGOs Treatment, Care and Support Global Health HIV / AIDS Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:39:03 +0000 jlevy 9349879 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 (Van Lith), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Holtgrave)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>This JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes supplement addresses clinicians and public health scientists in the field of HIV prevention and treatment who might value information on health communication. It "seeks to broaden this discussion across disciplines so as to maximize the combined impact, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, of health communication, other behavioral approaches, and biomedical approaches to HIV prevention and care....</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/Strategic_Roles_for_Health_Communication_in.1.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/lynn-m-van-lith-johns-hopkins-bloomberg-school-public-health">Lynn M. Van Lith - 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><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. <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 Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries (ODDC) http://www.comminit.com/global/content/exploring-emerging-impacts-open-data-developing-countries-oddc <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/oddc.jpg" alt="" title="Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries (ODDC)" width="100" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"The open data movement holds out the promise of improving transparency, accountability, citizen participation and economic opportunity across developing countries...Nevertheless, it is not yet clear if open data initiatives are truly delivering on their promises."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>From March 2013 to June 2014, 17 developing-country-based research partners were supported with funding, mentoring, and networking (via the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.opendataresearch.org" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Open Data Research Network website</a>) opportunities to explore emerging supply, use, and impacts of open data in specific settings. This first phase focused on qualitative case-study-led research. The <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.opendataresearch.org/emergingimpacts" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">case studies</a>, each designed by local partners and informed by Network and regional meetings held around the world, cover issues ranging from budget and aid data to higher education statistics and local government transparency. These case studies examine initiatives, the governance challenges they propose to address, and emerging outcomes and impacts from the application of open data in these contexts. One overriding finding: "Although in some settings researchers have found evidence that open data is being used, and has led to outputs in the form of applications being built or new analysis carried out, in general, examples of, and outcomes from, the direct use of open data are limited. However, open data interventions are not without effects and developing country interest in using open data approaches to address governance and development challenges was evident."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to these case studies, the project is developing cross-cutting data collection instruments and analysis approaches to help explain if and how open data is bringing change to developing countries. For example, the project posted on its website <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.opendataresearch.org/content/2014/638/sharing-and-dissemination-research-data-some-useful-methods-and-tools" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Sharing and Dissemination of Research Data: Some Useful Methods and Tools"</a>, which shares the results from a monthly web meeting hosted by the Web Foundation along with the research partners on April 15 2014. Sample insight: "It's important for researchers to consider when publishing whether the journals they are submitting research to might restrict access to the publications, through claiming copyright and only making articles available for a fee. Sometimes it is important for researchers to publish in high-ranked journals that are not open access, but in these cases, researchers should still look for 'hybrids': journals where the article would be open access upon payment of an author fee, or where the author has rights to archive pre-print copies of the papers. A number of tools exist to help researchers locate journals to publish in..."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Finally, ODDC is engaging with global and local policymaking and practice in an effort to improve developmental outcomes of the initiatives described in the case studies. For details on these activities, visit the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.opendataresearch.org/emergingimpacts" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ODDC website</a> and/or see the contact information, below, to request more information.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Right to Information</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In outlining its research agenda, ODDC defines open data as data that is:</p> <ul> <li>Generally accessible online, as evidenced by, for example, its inclusion in a national data portal or the fact that it is being widely accessed by a range of actors operating independently of one another;</li> <li>Machine readable, as evidenced by the use of non-proprietary digital formats, with the data being structured in ways that allow it to be filtered, sorted, reshaped, and manipulated without copying/pasting or re-typing in data; and</li> <li>Practically/legally re-useable, which may involve the availability of an open license that grants explicit permissions or that may involve the existence of wider legal or cultural frameworks that enables the practical re-use of the data.</li> </ul> <p>ODDC states that these definitions are not specific to government data but recognise that the data in use in developing countries (and, for that matter, developed countries) in processes of transparency and accountability, inclusion and empowerment, and innovation and economic development "may not only come from government. International agencies, local civil society and the private sector can all form an important part of the data landscape; and in exploring the emerging impacts of open data it is important to adopt definitions that do not exclude this data from focus."</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/tim-davies-open-data-research-network">Tim Davies - Open Data Research Network</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="355" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/eNCjCk3Ba_s&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/eNCjCk3Ba_s&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNCjCk3Ba_s"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/eNCjCk3Ba_s/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="355" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </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; <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.opendataresearch.org" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Open Data Research Network website</a>, July 16 2014; <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.opendataresearch.org/sites/default/files/posts/Researching%20the%20emerging%20impacts%20of%20open%20data.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Researching the Emerging Impacts of Open Data - ODDC Conceptual Framework" [PDF]</a>, by Tim Davies, Fernando Perini Fernando, and José M. Alonso, July 2013; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.opendataresearch.org/sites/default/files/publications/Phase%201%20-%20Synthesis%20-%20Full%20Report-print.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Open Data in Developing Countries: Emerging Insights from Phase I" [PDF]</a>, by Tim Davies, July 15 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/exploring-emerging-impacts-open-data-developing-countries-oddc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/exploring-emerging-impacts-open-data-developing-countries-oddc#comments Africa Latin America South Asia South East and East Asia Experiences Access Digital Featured Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy News/Information Research New Technology Company Rights Global Democracy and Governance ICT for Development Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:51:53 +0000 kdevries 9349746 at http://www.comminit.com Information Lives of the Poor: Fighting Poverty with Technology http://www.comminit.com/global/content/information-lives-poor-fighting-poverty-technology <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/poverty.jpg" alt="" title="Information Lives of the Poor: Fighting Poverty with Technology" width="100" height="82" 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 </div> <div class="field-item even"> Rohan Samarajiva </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Alison Gillwald </div> <div class="field-item even"> Hernán Galperín </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>"Information and communication have always opened opportunities for the poor to earn income, reduce isolation, and respond resiliently to emergencies. With mobile phone use exploding across the developing world, even marginalized communities are now benefiting from modern communication tools."</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/Pages/ArticleDetails.aspx?PublicationID=1250" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">IDRC website</a>, July 16 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/information-lives-poor-fighting-poverty-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/information-lives-poor-fighting-poverty-technology#comments Africa Latin America South Asia South East and East Asia Strategic Thinking Trends Access Advocacy Country Trends Digital MDG 1. Poverty and Hunger Regional Trends Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Economic Development News/Information Research New Technology Company NGOs New Technologies Global ICT for Development Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:59:11 +0000 kdevries 9349738 at http://www.comminit.com Country Director - BBC Media Action - Kenya and Somalia http://www.comminit.com/global/content/country-director-bbc-media-action-kenya-and-somalia <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-vacant-post---basic-info"><legend>VACANT POST - BASIC INFORMATION</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-organisation"> <div class="field-label">Organisation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BBC Media Action </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-4"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nairobi, Kenya</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-vacant-post-grade"> <div class="field-label">Reference Number (optional):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BBC/TP/66072/8764 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-proposal-deadline-date"> <div class="field-label">Application Deadline (optional):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 17, 2014</span> </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/bbcma2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="34" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong><em>Nairobi, Kenya</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>2 Years, Fixed Term Contract</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>Competitive salary</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>Job Reference: BBC/TP/66072/8764</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>Job Introduction</em></strong></p> <p>BBC Media Action uses media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights in developing countries. To achieve this, it partners with civil society, local media and governments to:</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-submission-instructions"> <div class="field-label">Submission Instructions:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For more information and to apply, please click: <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/Country-Director-Kenya-and-Somalia/8764" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><span><strong>http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/Country-Director-Kenya-and-Somalia/8764</strong></span></a></p> <p>Closing date: 17th August 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/country-director-bbc-media-action-kenya-and-somalia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/country-director-bbc-media-action-kenya-and-somalia#comments Africa East Africa Kenya Somalia Jobs and Training Vacancies 2014 August Digital Featured Civil Society Governance and Democracy Print News/Information Radio Television Health News Media NGOs Rights BBC Media Action Classifieds Job Vacancies Global Media Development Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:46:16 +0000 jlevy 9349719 at http://www.comminit.com