<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en Using cartoons to help save lives http://comminit.com/global/content/using-cartoons-help-save-lives-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/amari.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="48" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Originally posted on the BBC Media Action blog by Sam Waterton, Digital Editor, BBC Media Action, on November 29 2016- <strong><em>Bangladesh is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. In addition to frequent cyclones and drought, large areas of the country are at risk of earthquakes. With densely populated cities, even a relatively small earthquake could have catastrophic consequences. Amrai Pari (Together We Can Do It) is harnessing the power of media to help people be better prepared. </em></strong><em>[See a sample of the videos below and more at the BBC Media Action blog site through the link below.]</em></p> <p>To help, Amrai Pari enlisted Ross Bollinger, an animation artist famous for his tongue-in-cheek <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/rossbollinger" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Pencilmation</a> cartoons. I caught up with him to tell us a little more about his hopes for the project.</p> <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-label">video:&nbsp;</div> <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="658" width="800" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/zYdQbj8bBQM&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&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/zYdQbj8bBQM&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&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=zYdQbj8bBQM"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/zYdQbj8bBQM/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="800" height="658" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/using-cartoons-help-save-lives-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/using-cartoons-help-save-lives-0#comments Bangladesh Film and Video Entertainment Blogs: Humanitarian Response Policies News/Information Visual Arts NGOs Risk Management Featured BBC Media Action Global Policy Blogs Entertainment-Education Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:03:21 +0000 samwaterton 9384085 at http://comminit.com Gaza Strip: communication saves lives http://comminit.com/global/content/gaza-strip-communication-saves-lives-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/gaza.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Originally posted on the BBC Media Action blog by Mohammed Abu Asaker Humanitarian Liaison, Palestinian Territories, on November 25 2016 - <strong><em>Mohammed Abu Asaker’s neighborhood in the Gaza Strip was bombed in 2009. His personal experience is helping him train journalists and humanitarian workers about the importance of practical information for people affected by conflict.</em></strong></p> <p>Radio Gaza FM has a huge social media following. Its regular posts of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GazaFM/posts/1294406700602034" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">cute wrestling cats</a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GazaFM/posts/1294405953935442" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">playful puppies</a> provide light relief in this conflict-affected region.</p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/gaza-strip-communication-saves-lives-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/gaza-strip-communication-saves-lives-0#comments Palestinian Territory Digital Community Participation Conflict Public Expectations Blogs: Humanitarian Response Policies Civil Society Community Groups Community Media News/Information Radio News Media NGOs Risk Management Featured BBC Media Action Global Policy Blogs Fragile Contexts Media Development Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:31:37 +0000 BBC Media Action 9384083 at http://comminit.com Scaling Accountability through Vertically Integrated Civil Society Policy Monitoring and Advocacy http://comminit.com/global/content/scaling-accountability-through-vertically-integrated-civil-society-policy-monitoring-and <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"> Jonathan Fox </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, December 6, 2016</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>Accountability Research Center; School of International Service, American University</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"'Scale' has many different meanings across fields and contexts. Looking at scale from different angles - drawing insights from different ways of using the term - helps [us] understand how we can take scale into account when developing strategic approaches to transparency and accountability that tackle symptoms rather than causes."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/bitstream/handle/123456789/12683/ScalingAccountability_Online4.pdf?sequence=4&amp;isAllowed=y" target="_blank">Click here for the 52-page paper in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/fox.png" alt="" title="Scaling Accountability through Vertically Integrated Civil Society Policy Monitoring and Advocacy" width="100" height="77" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> jonathanfox707 </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 Making All Voices Count to Soul Beat Africa on December 6 2016, and <a href="http://www.makingallvoicescount.org/blog/open-governance-complexity-scale/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Open governance - the complexity of scale"</a>, by Duncan Edwards, Making All Voices Count, December 6 2016 and <a href="http://www.makingallvoicescount.org/publication/scaling-accountability-vertically-integrated-civil-society-policy-monitoring-advocacy/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Making All Voices Count website</a> - both accessed on December 7 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> Fox and Halloran (2016); design by Jonathan Fox and Waad Tammaa</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/scaling-accountability-through-vertically-integrated-civil-society-policy-monitoring-and" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/scaling-accountability-through-vertically-integrated-civil-society-policy-monitoring-and#comments India Mexico Philippines Global Academic Institutions Advocacy Digital Community Participation Civil Society Governance and Democracy Phone/Mobile News/Information Health Reproductive Health Rights Featured Democracy and Governance Global ICT for Development Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:39:31 +0000 jonathanfox707 9384065 at http://comminit.com Integrate Bristol Educational Resources for Equality and Integration http://comminit.com/global/content/integrate-bristol-educational-resources-equality-and-integration <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/maxresdefault_2.jpg" alt="" title="Integrate Bristol Educational Resources for Equality and Integration" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Integrate Bristol, a United Kingdom (UK) charity formed to help with the integration of young people and children who have arrived from other countries and cultures, runs entertainment-education projects with young people to help them develop their skills so that they can participate in society and feel a part of the community they have joined. (<em>Editor's note: as of December 10, 2016, after 7 years in operation, the organisation is going national and is being relaunched as Integrate UK.</em>) These projects are language based - they may involve film making, drama, other forms of media or indeed, any creative activities that encourage the sharing of culture and learning of new skills. The below offers a description of and access to some of these tools to give young people a platform for expressing their views and ideas, with a focus on community cohesion.</p> <p> Video resources include, for example:</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://integratebristol.org.uk/resources/" target="_blank">Click here to access the videos and school-based resource packs.</a></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/content/integrate-bristol-1">Integrate Bristol</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Integrate Bristol </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 Lisa Zimmermann to The Communication Initiative on November 16 2016 and <a href="http://integratebristol.org.uk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Integrate Bristol website</a>, December 6 2016.</p> </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-2" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-2"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="658" width="800" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/J3wcYxDo-uY&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-2"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/J3wcYxDo-uY&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;autoplay=1&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=J3wcYxDo-uY"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/J3wcYxDo-uY/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="800" height="658" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/integrate-bristol-educational-resources-equality-and-integration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/integrate-bristol-educational-resources-equality-and-integration#comments United Kingdom (UK) Materials Academic Institutions Children Entertainment Person-to-Person Interpersonal Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Gender NGOs Rights Women Youth Adolescent Development Global Entertainment-Education Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:54:47 +0000 Integrate Bristol 9384048 at http://comminit.com Daria: A Roma Woman's Journey http://comminit.com/global/content/daria-roma-womans-journey <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, April 4, 2016</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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/undp-graphic-novel-sheds-light-on-issues-affecting-_body_2.jpg_670x503_q85_crop_subsampling-2_upscale.jpg" alt="" title="Daria: A Roma Woman&#039;s Journey" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Institutions debate whether it is appropriate to meddle with traditions which cannot or should not be prevented. Roma activists, with a few exceptions, ponder if disclosure of these practices will result in backlash from the Roma community or deeper stigmatisation from the majority. In the end, women like Daria are left to cope with their destinies on their own." - Jasmina Papa, Social Inclusion Advisor at UNDP Regional Hub for Europe and CIS</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://undpeurasia.exposure.co/daria-a-roma-womans-journey" target="_blank">Click here to read the graphic novel.</a></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/5496">United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> jasmina </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="https://undpeurasia.exposure.co/daria-a-roma-womans-journey" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"When will Roma women be allowed to fulfil their dreams?"</a>, by Jasmina Papa, Medium, April 8 2016, and <a href="http://www.eurasia.undp.org/content/rbec/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2016/04/08/undp-graphic-novel-sheds-light-on-issues-affecting-roma-women.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNDP in Europe and Central Asia website</a> - both accessed on December 6 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> © UNDP Europe and CIS</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/daria-roma-womans-journey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/daria-roma-womans-journey#comments Eastern Europe/Central Asia Serbia / Montenegro Materials Children Entertainment Person-to-Person Economic Development Education Gender Gender and Adolescence United Nations Rights Women UNDP Adolescent Development Global Entertainment-Education Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:27:06 +0000 jasmina 9384040 at http://comminit.com Community engagement and sexuality education in conservative contexts: the case of Pakistan http://comminit.com/global/content/community-engagement-and-sexuality-education-conservative-contexts-case-pakistan <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/pak_0.png" alt="" title="Community engagement and sexuality education in conservative contexts: the case of Pakistan" width="100" height="57" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Originally posted on the <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/mediaactioninsight/entries/9cfd2c69-afb9-4b57-a27f-8d312fb271ba" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action Insight blog</a> by Dr. Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli and Marina Plesons, World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Reproductive Health and Research, December 1 2016 - <strong>How can community engagement be used to promote young people's sexual and reproductive health in conservative countries? Two education programmes in Pakistan offer some answers.</strong></p> <p> Around the world, there is deep-seated discomfort about adolescent sexuality outside of marriage. Many don't accept that teenagers have sex; those that do typically see it as a problem only made worse by sexuality education. As a result, policymakers are reticent, school heads and teachers are uncomfortable and community groups are often opposed to sexuality education, paralysing action in many countries.</p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/community-engagement-and-sexuality-education-conservative-contexts-case-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/community-engagement-and-sexuality-education-conservative-contexts-case-pakistan#comments Pakistan Academic Institutions Community Participation Blogs: Global Health Policies Entertainment Adolescent Sexual Health Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print News/Information Radio Television School Curricula News Media NGOs Religious Groups Reproductive Health Youth BBC Media Action World Health Organization Adolescent Development Global Policy Blogs Health Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:14:24 +0000 Chandra-Mouli Venkatraman - WHO 9384036 at http://comminit.com How a BBC Radio Programme Has Driven Child Vaccination Uptake in Somalia http://comminit.com/global/content/how-bbc-radio-programme-has-driven-child-vaccination-uptake-somalia <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, August 1, 2016</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"I used to believe [a child should] be treated by traditional medicine, but now I go to a doctor. Listening to the programme has made a great change to the way I think." - Father, Galkacyo, Somalia</em></p> <p> As described in this research brief from BBC Media Action and as explained in further detail in the Related Summaries, below, <em>Dhibcaha Nolosha (Drops for Life)</em> was a radio magazine/discussion programme that supported the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)'s vaccination campaign in Somalia by increasing awareness and creating demand for services on the ground.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/pdf/research-summaries/drops-for-life-august-2016.pdf" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here for the 2-page research brief in PDF format.</a></div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/624_1.jpg" alt="" title="How a BBC Radio Programme Has Driven Child Vaccination Uptake in Somalia" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Barkhad M. Kaar... </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="http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/publications-and-resources/research/summaries/africa/somalia/can-radio-improve-polio-vaccination-campaigns" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action website</a>, December 6 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> Getty Images</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/dhibcaha-nolosha-drops-life">Dhibcaha Nolosha (Drops for Life)</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/dhibcaha-nolosha-drops-life-can-radio-improve-effectiveness-polio-vaccination-campaigns">Dhibcaha Nolosha (Drops for Life ): Can Radio Improve the Effectiveness of Polio Vaccination Campaigns?</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/ashas-story-stopping-polio-its-tracks">Asha&#039;s story - stopping polio in its tracks</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/how-bbc-radio-programme-has-driven-child-vaccination-uptake-somalia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/how-bbc-radio-programme-has-driven-child-vaccination-uptake-somalia#comments Somalia Project Evaluations Research and Strategy Evaluations Children Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Entertainment News/Information Radio News Media NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines BBC Media Action UNICEF Communicating with, for and about children Global Polio Entertainment-Education Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:33:50 +0000 Barkhad M. Kaariye - BBC Media Action 9384035 at http://comminit.com Kakalliya: The rapping granny http://comminit.com/global/content/kakalliya-rapping-granny-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/p04jjt0n.jpg" alt="" title="Kakalliya: The rapping granny" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Originally posted on the BBC Media Action blog by Chibuike Utaka, Head of Factual, BBC Media Action Nigeria, December 2 2016 - <strong>Granny-power hits the airwaves to help improve the health of mothers and babies in northern Nigeria.</strong></p> <p> An old woman is wearing native dress and a hijab, both fairly common in northern Nigeria. Cast your eyes down though and you'll see a pair of bright red sneakers peeping out from beneath her dress. She opens her mouth, a strong hip hop beat kicks in and she begins to rap in Hausa – the main language of the north.</p> <p> "When you're lost, and you don't know what to do,</p> <p> Ask me (mothers and children), and I'll get answers for you."</p> <p> [<a href="https://soundcloud.com/bbcmediaaction/meet-kakalliya" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><em>Click here to listen to Kakalliya on SoundCloud</em></a>.]</p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/kakalliya-rapping-granny-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/kakalliya-rapping-granny-0#comments Nigeria Children Blogs: Global Health Policies Entertainment Radio Health News Media Immunisation and Vaccines BBC Media Action Communicating with, for and about children Global Policy Blogs Health Polio Entertainment-Education Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:39:39 +0000 BBC Media Action 9384012 at http://comminit.com Generating real-time citizen data to identify socio-economic & political trends in East Africa http://comminit.com/global/content/generating-real-time-citizen-data-identify-socio-economic-political-trends-east-africa <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/nenah_studio.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Across the globe, tech-based opportunities to gather and leverage information have led many organisations to change how they make decisions; they rely less on speculation and intuition and far more on data. In East Africa, a small start-up called <a href="https://tracfm.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Trac FM</a> - based in Kampala, Uganda - is collaborating with East African broadcasters to tap into real-time citizen data that helps identify <a href="http://tracfm.org/s/blog/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">socio-economic and political trends</a>, in a region where radio is by far the largest and most significant information medium. In turn, Trac FM is furthering transparency and accountability through high quality public debate.</p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/generating-real-time-citizen-data-identify-socio-economic-political-trends-east-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/generating-real-time-citizen-data-identify-socio-economic-political-trends-east-africa#comments Uganda Dialogue, Debate, Conversation Mobile Populations Civic Engagement Community Participation Civil Society Elections Blogs: Media Development Governance and Democracy Community Media Blogs: Political Accountability and Participation Media and D and G News/Information Radio News Media NGOs Political Orgs Featured Democracy and Governance Global Policy Blogs Media Development Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:11:36 +0000 julietaylor 9384008 at http://comminit.com Using Media Freedom Indices in Media Development: How the Different Information Tools Can Be Used http://comminit.com/global/content/using-media-freedom-indices-media-development-how-different-information-tools-can-be-use <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"> Laura Schneider </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, October 25, 2016</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://comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/18413255_404.jpg" alt="" title="Using Media Freedom Indices in Media Development: How the Different Information Tools Can Be Used" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Media freedom rankings reveal much about the state of the media around the world. That makes them popular with media development organizations and donors needing to decide where to invest their resources. But this entails knowing what kind of information press freedom indices actually supply and what the shortcomings and biases of each index are. It also means understanding how this information can be used in the field of media development - and how not to use it."</em></p> <p> This DW Akademie publication gives insight into how the top 5 media freedom rankings are produced, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how media development organisations can use each index to inform their work.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dw.com/downloads/36149873/dw-akademiemediafreedomindices2016.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 14-page resource 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/content/dw-akademie">DW Akademie</a> </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>14</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-contact-user-ref"> <div class="field-label">Contacts (user reference):&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DW Akademie </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/media-freedom-indices-what-they-tell-us-and-what-they-dont">Media Freedom Indices: What They Tell Us - And What They Don&#039;t</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="http://www.dw.com/en/using-media-freedom-indices-in-media-development/a-36110773" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">DW Akademie website</a>, December 2 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/using-media-freedom-indices-media-development-how-different-information-tools-can-be-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/using-media-freedom-indices-media-development-how-different-information-tools-can-be-use#comments Global Materials Strategic Thinking Governance and Democracy Indicators Community Media Print News/Information Radio Television News Media NGOs United Nations Rights Global Media Development Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:59:12 +0000 DW Akademie 9383980 at http://comminit.com