<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36"></a> http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=71 en A Communication Platform for the Promotion of Human, Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Adolescents in Colombia http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communication-platform-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-rights-adolescents-colomb <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/validacion_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="57" 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"> Adelaida Trujillo </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, June 1, 2012</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This Colombian project, begun in 2007 and now ongoing as Revela2, uses theory and evidence, ongoing research and university partnerships, monitoring and evaluation, strengthening of local and regional capacity, local participation, a focus on national, regional and local levels of intervention, inter-institutional and multisectorial work, and sustained knowledge management and networking to create "Edutainment+Mobilization = Social Change".</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/adelaida-trujillo-fundaci%C3%B3n-imaginario">Adelaida Trujillo - Fundación Imaginario</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 Adelaida Trujillo to The Communication Initiative on September 11 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/edutainment-and-mobilization-social-change-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-right">Edutainment and Mobilization for Social Change: For the Promotion of the Human, Sexual, and Reproductive Rights of Colombia’s Youth and Adolescents</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/revela2-desde-todas-las-posiciones-revealed-all-positions">Revela2, Desde Todas las Posiciones (&quot;Revealed, From All Positions&quot;)</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communication-platform-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-rights-adolescents-colomb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/communication-platform-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-rights-adolescents-colomb#comments Colombia Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Digital Adolescent Mental Health and Well Being Children Community Participation Film and Video Adolescent Physical Health Empower Young People Entertainment Live Performance Adolescent Sexual Health Civil Society Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Community Media Print Entertainment Orgs Radio Education Foundations Television Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Gender Health HIV AIDS NGOs Reproductive Health Youth Featured Puntos de Encuentro Soul City Adolescent Development Global Health HIV / AIDS Entertainment-Education Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:13:48 +0000 jlevy 9350970 at http://www.comminit.com Edutainment and Mobilization for Social Change: For the Promotion of the Human, Sexual, and Reproductive Rights of Colombia’s Youth and Adolescents http://www.comminit.com/global/content/edutainment-and-mobilization-social-change-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-right <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/paqueterevelados_1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="70" 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"> Adelaida Trujillo </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, November 8, 2011</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><span style="text-align:justify">Fundación Imaginario</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Edutainment +Mobilization = Social Change is a communication and mobilisation process, based in Colombia and on a multimedia edutainment platform, aimed at facilitating dialogue and behaviour change about sexual and reproductive rights (SRR) amongst adolescents and youth 12-19&nbsp; years of age, with emphasis on the 15-19 age group.</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/adelaida-trujillo-fundaci%C3%B3n-imaginario">Adelaida Trujillo - Fundación Imaginario</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 Adelaida Trujillo to The Communication Initiative on September 11 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/revela2-desde-todas-las-posiciones-revealed-all-positions">Revela2, Desde Todas las Posiciones (&quot;Revealed, From All Positions&quot;)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/communication-platform-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-rights-adolescents-colomb">A Communication Platform for the Promotion of Human, Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Adolescents in Colombia</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/edutainment-and-mobilization-social-change-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/edutainment-and-mobilization-social-change-promotion-human-sexual-and-reproductive-right#comments Colombia Strategic Thinking 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Digital Adolescent Mental Health and Well Being Children Film and Video Adolescent Physical Health Empower Young People Entertainment Live Performance Adolescent Sexual Health Person-to-Person Interpersonal Community Media Print Entertainment Orgs Radio Foundations Television Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Government Departments Gender Gender and Adolescence Health HIV AIDS NGOs Reproductive Health Youth Featured Puntos de Encuentro Soul City Adolescent Development Global Health HIV / AIDS Entertainment-Education Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:20:47 +0000 jlevy 9350966 at http://www.comminit.com Youth in Cambodia: Media Habits and Information Sources http://www.comminit.com/global/content/youth-cambodia-media-habits-and-information-sources <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_loy_9.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" 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"> Tori Harris </div> <div class="field-item even"> Sally Gowland </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 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>BBC Media Action</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"This report focuses on the ways in which youth in Cambodia access and use different types of media and explores media as a source of information for young people. It also looks at how media can have an impact on their levels of civic participation as well as their attitudes."</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.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/publicationsandpress/cambodia_media_habits_research_report.html" target="_blank">Click here to access this 42-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/node/266147">BBC Media Action</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=ttp://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action website</a>, September 9 2014. Image credit and caption: BBC Media Action - "Loy9 radio presenter. In Cambodia 92% of young people in have access to TV or radio"</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/m-loy9-mobile-phones-increase-youth-participation-cambodia">M-Loy9: Mobile Phones to Increase Youth Participation in Cambodia </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/cambodia-loy9">Cambodia Loy9</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/youth-cambodia-media-habits-and-information-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/youth-cambodia-media-habits-and-information-sources#comments Cambodia Strategic Thinking 15 to 19 years Adolescent Civic Engagement Digital Community Participation Civil Society Governance and Democracy Phone/Mobile Community Media News/Information Radio Television Research News Media NGOs Youth Featured BBC Media Action Adolescent Development Global Democracy and Governance ICT for Development Media Development Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:34:59 +0000 jlevy 9350897 at http://www.comminit.com Libya's Media Frontline http://www.comminit.com/global/content/libyas-media-frontline-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_45.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author:&nbsp; Anne Reevell, September 8 2014 - <strong><em>A month ago I shut the door on the house that has been my home in Tripoli and, with one suitcase, climbed into a convoy with a dozen or so other "internationals" being evacuated from Libya.</em></strong></p> <p>I'd been living in this beautiful but chaotic city for a year working with Libya's State TV station, Al Wataniya and the national news agency, LANA. Before the revolution these institutions were at the heart of Muammar Gaddafi's extensive propaganda machine. Now, under new leadership, both were finding their voices.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/libyas-media-frontline-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/libyas-media-frontline-0#comments Libya Blogs: Media in Closed Societies Blogs: Shifting Media Landscapes Digital Inclusive Politics Conflict Public Expectations Community Media News/Information Radio Television News Media NGOs Featured BBC Media Action Global Policy Blogs Fragile Contexts Media Development Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:32:29 +0000 BBC Media Action 9350895 at http://www.comminit.com Finance Manager, Global - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom http://www.comminit.com/global/content/finance-manager-global-bbc-media-action-london-united-kingdom <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>&nbsp;London, United Kingdom</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/139984/9276 </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">September 26, 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/media_action_logo_30.jpg" alt="BBCMediaAction.logo" title="Finance Manager, Global - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom" width="100" height="34" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Job Introduction</strong></p> <p>An exciting opportunity for a Finance Manager has become available within Media Action</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 click here:</p> <p><a href="http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/Finance-Manager-Global/9276">http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/Finance-Manager-Global/9276</a></p> <p><br /><br /></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/finance-manager-global-bbc-media-action-london-united-kingdom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/finance-manager-global-bbc-media-action-london-united-kingdom#comments United Kingdom (UK) Western Europe Jobs and Training Vacancies Digital Global Trends Phone/Mobile Print Radio Television News Media by Media Environment BBC Media Action Classifieds Job Vacancies Global Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:23:47 +0000 Deanna.Brotherston 9350825 at http://www.comminit.com External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behaviour Change Communication Programme http://www.comminit.com/global/content/external-evaluation-southern-african-regional-social-and-behaviour-change-communication- <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_fieldworker_450x300.jpg" alt="" title="External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behaviour Change Communication Programme" 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"> Paul Hutchinson </div> <div class="field-item even"> Jennifer Wheeler </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Eva Silvestre </div> <div class="field-item even"> Dominique Meekers </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Philip Anglewicz </div> <div class="field-item even"> John Hembling </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Evan Cole </div> <div class="field-item even"> Joe Keating </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">Monday, April 14, 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>Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"...reviewers have called for more rigorous outcome evaluation designs in the manner conducted here."</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/content/paul-hutchinson-tulane-university-school-public-health-and-tropical-medicine">Paul Hutchinson - Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/node/267398">Sue Goldstein - Soul City: Institute for Health and Development Communication</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/276828">SAfAIDS Regional Office</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/community-media-trust">Community Media Trust</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=https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/external-evaluation-of-the-southern-african-regional-social-and-behaviour-change-communication-programme" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UK Government website</a>, August 26 2014. <em>Image credit:</em> Mohan Dutta, Culture-Centered Approach blog</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/external-evaluation-southern-african-regional-social-and-behavior-change-communication-p">External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behavior Change Communication Program, as Implemented in Namibia</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/soul-beat-125.html">HIV Prevention - Onelove </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/southern-africa-hiv-and-aids-information-dissemination-service-safaids">SAfAIDS</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/external-evaluation-southern-african-regional-social-and-behaviour-change-communication-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/external-evaluation-southern-african-regional-social-and-behaviour-change-communication-#comments Lesotho Malawi Mozambique Namibia South Africa Swaziland Zambia Zimbabwe Project Evaluations Evaluations Academic Institutions Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination Impact Evaluation Data Community Participation Entertainment Person-to-Person Interpersonal Community Media MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print News/Information Radio Television HIV AIDS NGOs Reduce Sexual Transmission Treatment, Care and Support United Nations Featured DFID SAfAIDS Soul City Global HIV / AIDS Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:34:55 +0000 kdevries 9350734 at http://www.comminit.com BBC Media Action's Work on Health http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bbc-media-actions-work-health <div class="field field-type-text field-field-length"> <div class="field-label">Length:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4:17 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Year of Production:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, July 3, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-languages"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Subtitled in English </div> </div> </div> <p>This video describes BBC Media Action’s work with media and communication to "provide health information and explore social and cultural norms that affect good health" in economically poor areas and developing countries.</p> <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/wetin-dey">Wetin Dey</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/condom-condom-campaign">Condom, Condom! Campaign</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/health-move-can-mobile-phones-save-lives">Health on the Move: Can Mobile Phones Save Lives?</a> </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/field/image/bbc_media_action.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="55" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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/bbc-media-action-3">BBC Media Action</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=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWfbQky611Y" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action on the YouTube</a> website, August 21 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bbc-media-actions-work-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/bbc-media-actions-work-health#comments Ethiopia India Nigeria Global Materials Mobile Populations Entertainment Live Performance Folk Media MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile Community Media MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print News/Information Radio Television Gender Health News Media Prevention NGOs Reproductive Health Women Featured BBC Media Action Global Health HIV / AIDS Media Development Entertainment-Education Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:04:48 +0000 jlevy 9350699 at http://www.comminit.com Entertainment Media Can Help Change Behaviors and Stop the Ebola Outbreak http://www.comminit.com/global/content/entertainment-media-can-help-change-behaviors-and-stop-ebola-outbreak <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/ebola_and_communication.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Margaret Miller, cross-posted from The World Bank website, August 22 2014 - In the wake of the current Ebola crisis, the 2011 movie Contagion (<a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeLrWx6AQec" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">See the trailer here</a>) directed by Steven Soderbergh has repeatedly been cited as one of the best examples of a movie taking on the subject of pandemic disease and managing to educate while providing gripping entertainment. This is no coincidence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/entertainment-media-can-help-change-behaviors-and-stop-ebola-outbreak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/entertainment-media-can-help-change-behaviors-and-stop-ebola-outbreak#comments West Africa Global Blogs: Global Health Policies Digital Film and Video Bilaterals Entertainment Community Media Entertainment Orgs Radio Foundations Television Government Departments Health News Media NGOs Featured Health Communication - Africa Global Edutainment - Africa Policy Blogs Health Entertainment-Education Africa Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:46:16 +0000 9350638 at http://www.comminit.com Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America 2013 http://www.comminit.com/global/content/zero-eight-childrens-media-use-america-2013 <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/uskids.jpg" alt="" title="Zero to Eight: Children&#039;s Media Use in America 2013" width="100" height="30" 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"> A Common Sense Media Research Study </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"> Victoria Rideout </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">Monday, October 28, 2013</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>VJR Consulting</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"...[T]he media children use can have a profound impact - both positive and negative - on learning, social development, and behavior. The only way to maximize the positive impact of media on children is to have an accurate understanding of the role it plays in their lives: which platforms they are using, the activities or content they are engaging on those platforms, and how their media use patterns vary by age, gender, or socioeconomic status."</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/content/seeta-pai-common-sense-media">Seeta Pai - Common Sense Media </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/node/289942">Victoria Rideout - VJR Consulting</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>Emails from Seeta Pai and Victoria Rideout to The Communication Initiative on October 29 2013 and August 24 2014, respectively.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/zero-eight-childrens-media-use-america-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/zero-eight-childrens-media-use-america-2013#comments United States Trends Access Country Trends Digital Children Entertainment Phone/Mobile Print Education Television NGOs Featured Global Children, Equity and Development Early Child Development ICT for Development Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:06:05 +0000 kdevries 9350637 at http://www.comminit.com Lifeline Programming: Communication with Crisis-affected People http://www.comminit.com/global/content/lifeline-programming-communication-crisis-affected-people <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_42.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="83" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This BBC Media Action programme provides vulnerable communities with information on emergency services and advice on living amidst disaster and working towards recovery. It is a two-way communication programme, also aiming to give affected people "the opportunity to voice their concerns, express their needs, share their stories and hold humanitarian aid providers to account."</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>The BBC Media Action, as the international development charity of the media network the British Broadcasting Company (BBC), has available to it a network of international partners and an international infrastructure that can "reach hundreds of millions of people in countries where mass media can be used to connect and inform". In some cases, BBC Media Action supports local media to produce and broadcast their own Lifeline programming. In other cases, it produces Lifeline programming in-house or in collaboration with one of the BBC’s 27 language services. The aim is to have locally informed, "intimate" relationships with communities and aid responders, including governments, international organisations including the United Nations, bilaterals, and non-governmental organisations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In collaboration with aid responders and local media, Lifeline sends information rapidly and on a mass scale. "Information shared by radio, television, or mobile can empower people to help themselves." To assist relief efforts, the programme can:</p> <ul> <li>"tell people what services are available, how and where to access them and what to do to stay safe and healthy and</li> <li>manage the expectations of the affected population.</li> <li>And by providing a platform for people to voice their concerns, it can help aid agencies to detect gaps in the response that need to be addressed."</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Possible formats include: "public service announcements and short bulletins to magazine programmes and phone-ins for radio or TV. It may include elements of light entertainment as well as factual information. If the crisis is prolonged, a radio or TV drama series may be produced to discuss issues in a fictional setting. Text messages, voice messages, the internet and social media are also useful tools for reaching affected people and giving them a voice." For example, in the Pakistani flooding of 2010, local and national radio aired Lifeline programming in both Pashto and Urdu to between 60 and 80 million people and received over 800 calls in the first 5 hours of broadcasting.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Aid providers can help shape the contents of messages by providing "information on challenges affecting the population and expert advice on what people should do to address them." They can spread the word about programme availability and run listening groups, as well as obtain recordings to be played to communities with limited access to broadcast media. Putting the two-way nature of the communication programme into action, Lifeline can provide aid workers with feedback from audiences about their concerns and about gaps in relief efforts - both geographic and material aid gaps - and success stories.</p> <p>&nbsp; </p><p>Those working on communication and those providing aid can study local social structures in order to involve leaders in decisionmaking on messaging. Because special groups may need a voice, for example, women who do not have recourse in leadership structures, attention to certain groups is also necessary in these consultations.</p> <p>&nbsp; </p><p>Lifeline can also help media organisations:</p> <ul> <li>train local and national media organisations using expertise and resources;</li> <li>provide their audiences with information in a "clear, interesting, and user-friendly way";</li> <li>facilitate collaboration with aid providers; and</li> <li>help recover capacity to broadcast and reconnect with audiences.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Because a radio broadcasting unit can be flown into a disaster-affected area, even if local media infrastructure has been destroyed, broadcasting can take over the local frequency and reach people. Mobile phones are another available means of communication for text messages and call-in responses. Low literacy is a factor in reaching people, which television and radio combined with call-in capacity can overcome. Call-in responses are reported to "give people a sense of dignity" and investment in decisionmaking based upon their local comment on needs being heard.</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>Risk Management, Conflict, Development Assistance</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>"Lifeline programming has helped communities affected by some of the world's most severe recent natural disasters, from the 2010 Haiti earthquake and floods in Pakistan, to Cyclone Nargis in Bangladesh in 2008."</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/bbc-media-action-3">BBC Media Action</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://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rmhttp/mediaaction/pdf/LifelineProgramming.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Lifeline Programming: Communication with Crisis-affected People</a> [PDF format], <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.fastcompany.com/1686078/bbc-adapts-pakistan-crisis-lifeline-programming-emergency-aid" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Fast Company website</a>, and a <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.scidev.net/global/conflict/multimedia/q-a-taking-bbc-lifeline-programming-to-conflict-zones.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Scidev.net interview</a> with Robert Powell, senior advisor on resilience and humanitarian response at BBC Media Action, accessed August 21 2014. <em>Image credit</em>: Miranda Eeles</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/lifeline-programming-communication-crisis-affected-people#comments Global Experiences Community Participation Inclusive Politics Bilaterals Conflict Public Expectations Person-to-Person Community Groups Phone/Mobile Community Media Development Assistance News/Information Radio Television Government Departments News Media NGOs United Nations Risk Management Featured BBC Media Action Global Democracy and Governance Fragile Contexts Media Development Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:44:38 +0000 jlevy 9350626 at http://www.comminit.com