http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=62 en Towards a Better Coverage of Science in the Visual Media in India http://www.comminit.com/global/content/towards-better-coverage-science-visual-media-india <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/pune.jpg" alt="" title="Towards a Better Coverage of Science in the Visual Media in India" width="100" height="55" 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"> K P Madhu </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">Tuesday, July 1, 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>Science Media Centre, IISER Pune</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"How do we create visual stories to communicate scientific ideas? How do we humanise science and not present it as authoritarian? How do we make programmes go beyond didactic to dialogic? How do we make visually appealing science programmes even on low budget?"</em></p> <p>These are some of the questions raised in this paper by an Indian science writer and TV and video producer who offers his experiences as a practitioner to describe strategies for communicating scientific ideas and concepts through media in India.</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/content/k-p-madhu-iiser-pune">K P Madhu - IISER Pune</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 K P Madhu to The Communication Initiative on July 21 2014; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.iiserpune.ac.in/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">IISER Pune website</a>, July 30 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/towards-better-coverage-science-visual-media-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/towards-better-coverage-science-visual-media-india#comments India Strategic Thinking Featured Opening Up Information Research Communication Training to engage Film and Video Entertainment News/Information Television Environment Health NGOs Youth Public Engagement with Science Global Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:48:22 +0000 kdevries 9350075 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 AIDS 2014 discusses media: a tool to end stigma http://www.comminit.com/global/content/aids-2014-discusses-media-tool-end-stigma <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/nicholas_2.jpg" alt="" title="AIDS 2014 discusses media: a tool to end stigma" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Lucy Maroncha, July 23 2014 - Activists at the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.aids2014.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">20th International AIDS Conference</a> in Melbourne [Australia] this week have urged journalists to be more creative and to use less stigmatizing words which influence public opinion and attitudes.</p> <p> Language that stigmatizes against people living with HIV is often reinforced if not originated by the media, yet journalists have the potential to stop stigma by using respectful words while reporting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/aids-2014-discusses-media-tool-end-stigma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/aids-2014-discusses-media-tool-end-stigma#comments Global Blogs: Media Development Blogs: Rights and Development Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination Featured Film and Video Community Media MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print News/Information Radio Television Health News Media HIV AIDS NGOs Remove Punitive Laws and Policies Rights Health, Rights and Media Global HIV / AIDS Media Development Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:51:20 +0000 kdevries 9349889 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 Voice & Matter: Global Conference on Communication for Development - Sept. 17-20 2014 http://www.comminit.com/global/event/voice-matter-global-conference-communication-development-sept-17-20-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-start">Sep 17 2014</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">Sep 20 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <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/politics-of-hope_banner.png" alt="" title="Voice &amp; Matter: Global Conference on Communication for Development" width="100" height="62" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Location:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Roskilde, Denmark (Sept. 17-18) and Malmö, Sweden (Sept. 19-20)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</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/content/voice-matter-%C3%B8recomm">Voice &amp; Matter - Ørecomm</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/event/voice-matter-global-conference-communication-development-sept-17-20-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/event/voice-matter-global-conference-communication-development-sept-17-20-2014#comments Global Events Calendar Academic Institutions Featured Film and Video Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Interpersonal Democracy and Governance - Africa Global Africa Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:34:05 +0000 kdevries 9349769 at http://www.comminit.com Give Stigma the Index Finger Project http://www.comminit.com/global/content/give-stigma-index-finger-project <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/stigma.jpg" alt="" title="Give Stigma the Index Finger Project" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Give Stigma the Index Finger project, running from 2011 to 2014 in Mozambique, Ethiopia, and Swaziland, aims to increase understanding of HIV stigma by empowering men and women living with HIV to take an active part in research and resulting advocacy on HIV stigma. There are various components to this project which include a stigma measurement tool, the Stigma Index (operating globally), an oral testimony component, and a media development component.</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><Br /><br /> <i>The Stigma Index - some background</i><br /> <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.stigmaindex.org/" target="_blank">The Stigma Index</a> is a tool to measure stigma and discrimination faced by people living with HIV. The results of the Stigma Index provide quantitative evidence of stigma and discrimination, and it is designed to allow stigma and discrimination to be compared over time. It follows the GIPA (Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV and AIDS) principle in that it is driven by people living with HIV (PLHIV) and their networks. In each country, a team of PLHIV is trained to use the Stigma Index questionnaire to interview large numbers of PLHIV about their experiences of HIV stigma.<bR /> <bR /></p> <p><i>Oral Testimony</i><br /> In contrast to the data collection for the Stigma Index, oral testimony interviewing is open-ended, in-depth, and audio-recorded; it is intended to provide a different kind of evidence - detailed, individual, first-person accounts. In each of the three countries - Mozambique, Ethiopia, and Swaziland - at least 10 PLHIV (men and women) were selected to participate in a five-day oral testimony training workshop. Most of those participating had also worked as community researchers on the Stigma Index, and many were adherence counsellors. The workshops covered questioning skills, topics for interview, recording equipment, interview relationships, informed consent, and transcription.<bR /> <bR /></p> <p>As explained by OTW, "following each workshop the interviewers returned to their home areas, recorded and transcribed a further four interviews with people living with HIV. They generally interviewed people they had an existing relationship with through their support associations. Project coordinators supported the interviewers during this process and organised a review meeting halfway through the interview collection. Interviewers also came together at the end of the process to share their analysis of the testimonies and ideas for communication."<bR /> <bR /></p> <p><i>"21 stories 21 days"</i><br /> In total, from all three countries, 140 women and men living with HIV shared their experiences, memories, and views with the assurance of maintaining anonymity. Thirty-one of these testimonies were translated into English and, from these, 21 were selected to form part of the "21 stories 21 days" initiative run by OTW. Every day from July 1 until the July 21 2014, the project shared extracts from 21 oral testimonies. The extracts were shared on <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://oraltestimony.org/2014/06/30/21-stories-21-days/" target="_blank">the OTW website</a> and shared daily through their <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://twitter.com/OralTestimony" target="_blank">Twitter</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/OralTestimonyWorks" target="_blank">Facebook</a> pages. <br /><br /> Following this, the IPPF launched <i>“Stigma is Still my Most Serious Challenge"</i> at the International AIDS Conference 2014. In this publication, men and women "talk about HIV-related stigma and describe their courage, inspirations, suffering, resilience and determination to trigger change. Their stories demonstrate how stigma and discrimination can hinder access to vital support and care and the prevention, testing and treatment of HIV." <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.ippf.org/sites/default/files/web_ippf_otw_hiv_stigma1_2.pdf" target="_blank">Click here</a> to download this publication. <Br /><br /> At a national level, OTW and IPPF are supporting partners to communicate these testimonies to national audiences through radio and community dialogues. <br /><br /></p> <p><i>Media Development </i><br /> In addition, the Panos Global AIDS Programme (GAP) together with Panos Eastern Africa and Panos Southern Africa worked with national partners to set up training and fellowship programmes for national journalists to produce improved and increased print coverage on HIV stigma. The media work is being informed by the experience and outcomes of the oral testimony work in each country. The first media workshop took place in Swaziland in May 2012, and a total of 30 articles appeared in the national media across the three project countries. </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>HIV/AIDS, Stigma</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>OTW is a Community Interest Company set up in 2013 to build on the legacy of <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.panos.org.uk" target="_blank">Panos London's</a> two decades of oral testimony activities. As explained by OTW, "we support people to communicate their first-hand experiences of issues affecting their lives - for example poverty, HIV, displacement, environmental change and conflict. Our approach develops research and communication skills and demonstrates the value of listening to those most affected by development. The resulting in-depth, personal accounts can increase understanding of the complexity of development and provide the basis for powerful advocacy work." </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-partner-text"> <div class="field-label">Partner Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Oral Testimony Works, Panos Eastern Africa, Panos Southern Africa, Panos Global AIDS Programme (GAP), and funded by Comic Relief.</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/node/269328">Siobhan Warrington - Oral Testimony Works</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/node/285495">Panos Institute Southern Africa</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/303072">Panos Eastern Africa</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 Siobhan Warrington to The Communication Initiative on July 9 2014; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://oraltestimony.org/activities/" target="_blank">OTW website</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://panos.org.uk/projects/give-stigma-the-index-finger/" target="_blank">Panos website</a> - both accessed on July 15 2014. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/give-stigma-index-finger-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/give-stigma-index-finger-project#comments Ethiopia Mozambique Swaziland Experiences Advocacy Digital Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination Featured Community Participation Film and Video Person-to-Person Interpersonal MDG 6. Combat Diseases HIV AIDS NGOs Panos Global HIV/AIDS - Africa HIV / AIDS Media Development Africa Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:02:24 +0000 aventh 9349713 at http://www.comminit.com UNICEF India's IEC eWarehouse http://www.comminit.com/global/content/unicef-indias-iec-ewarehouse <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/arsenic.jpg" alt="" title="UNICEF India&#039;s IEC eWarehouse" width="100" height="76" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>From the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) India, this repository of information, education, and communication (IEC) materials offers links to booklets, posters, books, toolkits, flash cards, documentaries, radio public service announcements (PSAs), and other free downloads designed to foster the communication strategies of practitioners working in the areas of:</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.unicefiec.org/" target="_blank">Click here to access the eWarehouse</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/286408">UNICEF India</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Varied: Bangla, Bengali, and/or Hindi</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/node/308324">UNICEF India - New Delhi Office</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.unicefiec.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNICEF India's IEC eWarehouse</a>, July 10 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/unicef-indias-iec-ewarehouse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/unicef-indias-iec-ewarehouse#comments India Materials Advocacy Advocacy/Partnerships for Child Rights Featured Basic Education for All Children Film and Video Child Protection Child Survival and Growth Person-to-Person Equity Interpersonal HIV/AIDS and Children Print News/Information Radio Education Health HIV AIDS Nutrition United Nations Reproductive Health Risk Management UNICEF Global Children, Equity and Development HIV / AIDS Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:30:32 +0000 kdevries 9349615 at http://www.comminit.com Community Screenings for Participatory Video - A Guide http://www.comminit.com/global/content/community-screenings-participatory-video-guide <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"> Gareth Benest </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2014 </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/community_screening.jpg" alt="" title="Community Screenings for Participatory Video - A Guide" width="87" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Published by InsightShare, this guide is designed to provide ideas and inspiration for organising community screenings as part of a participatory video process. It includes advice on planning and delivering an effective screening, practical suggestions for logistics and technical considerations, facilitator tips, checklists, and short case studies from a variety of past InsightShare projects in Uganda, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Myanmar, and the United Kingdom.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.insightshare.org/sites/insightshare.org/files/Community%20Screenings%20for%20Participatory%20Video%20-%20A%20Guide.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download the guide 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/6165">InsightShare</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cost-ma"> <div class="field-label">Cost:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free to download. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>English</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>36</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/node/287172">Chris Lunch - InsightShare</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/node/187674">Insights into Participatory Video: A Handbook for the Field</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 Marleen Bovenmars to The Communication Initiative on June 3 2014; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.insightshare.org/community-screenings-participatory-video-guide" target="_blank">InsightShare website</a> on July 4 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/community-screenings-participatory-video-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/community-screenings-participatory-video-guide#comments Global Materials Featured Community Participation Film and Video Person-to-Person Interpersonal NGOs Global Africa Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:47:22 +0000 aventh 9349587 at http://www.comminit.com A step backwards: media in today's Iraq http://www.comminit.com/global/content/step-backwards-media-todays-iraq-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_iraq_2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="91" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Haider Al-Safi, July 3 2014 - <em><strong>As news came in earlier this month that the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-24179084" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS)</a></strong> <strong>had taken Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, I turned on my TV and satellite box in London to see how Iraqi TV channels were covering the crisis. To my surprise, what I saw transported me back to my life in Iraq during Saddam Hussein's three wars. Once again, I saw a presenter on one of the pro-government channels wearing military uniform.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/step-backwards-media-todays-iraq-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/step-backwards-media-todays-iraq-0#comments Iraq Blogs: Media in Closed Societies Blogs: Shifting Media Landscapes Blogs: Social Media and Development Causes of Conflict Country Trends Digital Featured Film and Video Conflict Public Expectations State Functions Governance and Democracy Community Media Development Assistance Print News/Information Radio Television Government Departments News Media NGOs Political Orgs Religious Groups New Technologies BBC Media Action Global Policy Blogs Democracy and Governance Fragile Contexts Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:25:36 +0000 BBC Media Action 9349520 at http://www.comminit.com