<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en Faking It: Fake News and How It Impacts on the Charity Sector http://comminit.com/global/content/faking-it-fake-news-and-how-it-impacts-charity-sector <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"> Helen Magee </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">Thursday, February 1, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"NGOs have become accustomed to addressing the criticisms and misrepresentations of some parts of the mainstream media, but the speed, reach and toxicity of the methods used to spread false information on social media are in another league. Importantly, they are also, unlike the mainstream media, largely unregulated."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.ibt.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/IBT-Fake-News-report-v4inner.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 19-page report 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/msf_med_fakenews.jpg" alt="" title="Faking It: Fake News and How It Impacts on the Charity Sector" 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"> International B... </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>e-CIVICUS 858, February 15 2018; and <a href="http://www.ibt.org.uk/reports/faking-it/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">IBT website</a>, February 20 2018.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/faking-it-fake-news-and-how-it-impacts-charity-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/faking-it-fake-news-and-how-it-impacts-charity-sector#comments Global Strategic Thinking Digital Mobile Populations Phone/Mobile News/Information Development Assistance NGOs New Technologies Risk Management Global Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:38:20 +0000 International Broadcasting Trust - IBT 9515456 at http://comminit.com Behavior Change Communication Activities Improve Infant and Young Child Nutrition Knowledge and Practice of Neighboring Non-Participants in a Cluster-Randomized Trial in Rural Bangladesh http://comminit.com/global/content/behavior-change-communication-activities-improve-infant-and-young-child-nutrition-knowle <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"> John Hoddinott </div> <div class="field-item even"> Ishita Ahmed </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Akhter Ahmed </div> <div class="field-item even"> Shalini Roy </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, June 21, 2017</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>Cornell University (<em>Hoddinott</em>); University of Maryland (<em>I. Ahmed</em>); International Food Policy Research Institute, or IFPRI (<em>A. Ahmed, Roy</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Studies of nutrition BCC that do not account for information spillovers to non-participants may underestimate its benefits in terms of IYCN knowledge and practice."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0179866" target="_blank">Click here to read the article online or to download it in PDF format (13 pages).</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/tf.jpg" alt="" title="Behavior Change Communication Activities Improve Infant and Young Child Nutrition Knowledge and Practice of Neighboring Non-Participants in a Cluster-Randomized Trial in Rural Bangladesh" width="100" height="67" 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"> jfh246@cornell.edu </div> <div class="field-item even"> International F... </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>PLoS ONE</em> 12(6): e0179866. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0179866" title="https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0179866" rel="nofollow">https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0179866</a>. <em>Image credit:</em> Mohammad Aminul Islam Khandaker</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/nutrition-behaviour-change-communication-causes-sustained-effects-iycn-knowledge-two-clu">Nutrition Behaviour Change Communication Causes Sustained Effects on IYCN Knowledge in Two Cluster-Randomised Trials in Bangladesh</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/transfers-behavior-change-communication-and-intimate-partner-violence-postprogram-eviden">Transfers, Behavior Change Communication, and Intimate Partner Violence: Postprogram Evidence from Rural Bangladesh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/behavior-change-communication-activities-improve-infant-and-young-child-nutrition-knowle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/behavior-change-communication-activities-improve-infant-and-young-child-nutrition-knowle#comments Bangladesh Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Community Participation Person-to-Person Children Interpersonal SDG 2: No Hunger SDG 3: Good Health NGOs Nutrition Featured Communicating with, for and about children Global Health Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:36:52 +0000 jfh246@cornell.edu 9515454 at http://comminit.com Women making history in Nepal - the story of Sajha Sawal http://comminit.com/global/content/women-making-history-nepal-story-sajha-sawal-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/nepal_8.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="62" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: BBC Media Action's Pratibha Tuladhar, <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcmediaaction/entries/2298799b-96c8-4a30-9e5b-06def63c55c4" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">originally posted February 19 2018</a> - <strong><em>As Sajha Sawal (Common Questions) takes a break, we revisit the questions and answers that changed lives - and the evolution of the most-watched debate show in Nepal. By its last episode, the programme had reached out to 6.6 million viewers.</em></strong></p> <p>In 2008 Nepal was emerging from a decade-long civil war and entering a new political era. Sajha Sawal (Common Questions) - a Question Time-style debate show - found a ready audience that was used to dealing with volatile political circumstances.</p> <p>One of the first questions came from a schoolgirl Rejina Niraula.</p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/women-making-history-nepal-story-sajha-sawal-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/women-making-history-nepal-story-sajha-sawal-0#comments Nepal Dialogue, Debate, Conversation Civic Engagement Community Participation Civil Society Community Groups Community Media Gender Empowerment Blogs: Political Accountability and Participation Radio Governance and Democracy Television News Media NGOs SDG 4: Quality Education Gender SDG 5: Gender Equality Rights Women BBC Media Action Global Policy Blogs Media Development Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:57:36 +0000 BBC Media Action 9515449 at http://comminit.com Imagining and Acting Possibilities: Women Entrepreneurs "Acting" Their Way to a Better Today and Tomorrow http://comminit.com/global/content/imagining-and-acting-possibilities-women-entrepreneurs-acting-their-way-better-today-and <h4>A Positive Deviance Inquiry in Uttar Pradesh, India</h4> <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">Saturday, July 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>This report describes the process of, and lessons learned from, a positive deviance (PD) initiative carried out in India by <a href="http://www.thechangedesigners.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Change Designers</a>, a New-Dehli-based organisation of "for-purpose storytellers." The purpose of the work was to find successful women entrepreneurs in India who have overcome complex odds. Partners in the effort include an Indian microfinance institute (MFI), CASHPOR, and the Social Justice Initiative, The University of Texas at El Paso.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.thechangedesigners.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/PD-Project-India-report-4-28-Imagining-And....-reduced-size.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to access the 26-page report 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/pd01-1170x780.jpg" alt="" title="Imagining and Acting Possibilities: Women Entrepreneurs &quot;Acting&quot; Their Way to a Better Today and Tomorrow" width="100" height="67" 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"> The Change Designers </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.thechangedesigners.com/portfolio/positive-deviance-and-womens-entrepreneurship-in-india/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Change Designers website</a>, February 20 2018.</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-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="350" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/HRTrAmBS5F0&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/HRTrAmBS5F0&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=HRTrAmBS5F0"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/HRTrAmBS5F0/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="350" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/imagining-and-acting-possibilities-women-entrepreneurs-acting-their-way-better-today-and" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/imagining-and-acting-possibilities-women-entrepreneurs-acting-their-way-better-today-and#comments India Strategic Thinking Person-to-Person Interpersonal SDG 1: No Poverty Economic Development NGOs Gender SDG 5: Gender Equality Private Sector Women Global Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:39:27 +0000 The Change Designers 9515443 at http://comminit.com Standard Operating Procedures: Responding to a Poliovirus Event and Outbreak - Parts 1 and 2 - Effective 01 November 2017 until 30 April 2018 http://comminit.com/global/content/standard-operating-procedures-responding-poliovirus-event-and-outbreak-parts-1-and-2-eff <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">Wednesday, January 17, 2018</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/afghanistan-who-09.jpg" alt="" title="Standard Operating Procedures: Responding to a Poliovirus Event and Outbreak - Parts 1 and 2 - Effective 01 November 2017 until 30 April 2018" width="100" height="41" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"While these guidelines offer concrete parameters for decision making, they cannot address every possible scenario. Decision makers should consider the local and national context, and their specific epidemiologic circumstances."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://polioeradication.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/pol-sop-responding-polio-event-outbreak-part1-20180117.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 78-page Part 1 in PDF format.</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://polioeradication.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/polio-sop-responding-to-event-outbreak-protocol-for-poliovirus-type-2-v-2.4-20180117.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 57-page Part 2 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/319446">Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)</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>78 (Part 1); 57 (Part 2)</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"> WHO Polio Team </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/responding-poliovirus-outbreak-standard-operating-procedures-sops-new-polio-outbreak-pol">Responding to a Poliovirus Outbreak: Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for a New Polio Outbreak in a Polio-Free Country</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/standard-operating-procedures-responding-poliovirus-event-and-outbreak-parts-1-and-2">Standard Operating Procedures: Responding to a Poliovirus Event and Outbreak - Parts 1 and 2 - Effective 01 May 2017 till 31 October 2017</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/polio-eradication-and-endgame-strategic-plan-2013-2018">Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018</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="https://reliefweb.int/report/world/standard-operating-procedures-responding-poliovirus-event-or-outbreak-general-sops-and" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ReliefWeb</a>, February 16 2018. <em>Image credit:</em> WHO/J.Jalali</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/standard-operating-procedures-responding-poliovirus-event-and-outbreak-parts-1-and-2-eff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/standard-operating-procedures-responding-poliovirus-event-and-outbreak-parts-1-and-2-eff#comments Global Guides and Manuals Strategic Thinking Digital Person-to-Person News/Information SDG 3: Good Health Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations UNICEF World Health Organization Global Polio Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:35:20 +0000 WHO Polio Team 9515417 at http://comminit.com Every Newborn: An Advocacy Toolkit and Guidance Manual for Ending Preventable Deaths http://comminit.com/global/content/every-newborn-advocacy-toolkit-and-guidance-manual-ending-preventable-deaths <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"> Cristina Bianchessi </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">Wednesday, January 24, 2018</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/newborn5.png" alt="" title="Every Newborn: An Advocacy Toolkit and Guidance Manual for Ending Preventable Deaths" width="100" height="68" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"You may be acting as a lone crusader or as part of a larger advocacy effort. Either way, you share an objective with all other advocates: to have your story move audiences from apathy to empathy to action."</em></p> <p> Offered by Every Newborn, this guide offers practical tools for country programmes and stakeholders to support advocacy for improving newborn and maternal health and preventing stillbirths. It is intended for use by staff in United Nations system country offices and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), as well as members of the global Every Newborn group and other relevant stakeholders.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://www.healthynewbornnetwork.org/hnn-content/uploads/ENAP-A-toolkit-for-Advocacy-_0118_layout_002-2.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 62-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/every-newborn">Every Newborn</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>62</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"> Healthy Newborn... </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/every-newborn-toolkit">Every Newborn Toolkit</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/every-newborn-action-plan-enap-communications-pack">Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) Communications Pack </a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/every-newborn-bottleneck-analysis-tool">Every Newborn Bottleneck Analysis Tool</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="https://www.healthynewbornnetwork.org/resource/every-newborn-advocacy-toolkit-guidance-manual-ending-preventable-deaths" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Healthy Newborn Network</a>, February 16 2018.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/every-newborn-advocacy-toolkit-and-guidance-manual-ending-preventable-deaths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/every-newborn-advocacy-toolkit-and-guidance-manual-ending-preventable-deaths#comments Global Materials Advocacy Digital Improved Physical Environments Person-to-Person Children Interpersonal Print Radio Television SDG 3: Good Health NGOs Health United Nations UNICEF World Health Organization Communicating with, for and about children Global Early Child Development Health Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:05:26 +0000 Healthy Newborn Network 9515416 at http://comminit.com Video First: Making an Impact http://comminit.com/global/content/video-first-making-impact <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"> Sophie Chalk </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, May 1, 2017</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"In order to post videos successfully online you have to know how to play by their rules, and how to deliver what people want to watch and how to encourage them to share."</em></p> <p> The practice of watching video online has increased exponentially, much of it now on mobile phones. As a result, media organisations and others wanting to communicate with audiences are having to reinvent their communication models to ensure that they provide the content people want to watch and read on the platforms and devices where they want to access it. From the educational charity International Broadcasting Trust (IBT), this report sets out the current media landscape in the United Kingdom (UK) and the trends that are influencing it - also exploring how video is viewed online, what works and what doesn't, and where the opportunities lie for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) wishing to produce their own video content.</p> <p> Here, in brief, are some current trends in the UK:</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.ibt.org.uk/documents/reports/video-first-full.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 16-page report 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/video_0.png" alt="" title="Video First: Making an Impact" width="100" height="79" 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"> International B... </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.ibt.org.uk/reports/video-first-making-an-impact" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">IBT website</a>, February 16 2018.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/video-first-making-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/video-first-making-impact#comments United Kingdom (UK) Strategic Thinking Trends Country Trends Digital Film and Video Voice Phone/Mobile Television NGOs Global ICT for Development Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:25:33 +0000 International Broadcasting Trust - IBT 9515412 at http://comminit.com Open Broadcaster http://comminit.com/global/content/open-broadcaster <p><em>"Share your stories with your community, your country, and your world!."</em></p> <p> Open Broadcaster's mission is to develop and provide products and services for community-focused broadcasters of any size, working in analog or digital environments, around the world. Incorporated since 2005, the Canadian initiative offers open-source broadcasting solutions, including a support website, to individuals, small-to-medium sized businesses, and communities that allow them to distribute media over the air and via the internet. The goal is to strengthen links between communities and cultures globally by supporting and facilitating the formation of broadcaster networks that are capable of pooling resources, jointly managing media, and sharing stories.</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>Open Broadcaster's founder, "Radio Rob[,] always loved the reach of radio within communities, but was fed up with the restrictive way of streaming media from a fixed studio space using desktop applications, so he created a simple to use web based inclusive system, where the community runs radio stations with emergency messaging..." While the various solutions offered by Open Broadcaster differ in their specific functions, they are linked by several common features, such as:</p> <ul> <li>All are Open Source - under the AGPL3 Open Source Licence, the base software offering is free to use, even for commercial applications. <a href="https://openbroadcaster.com/source-code" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here to learn more.</a></li> <li>All are managed through a web-based portal using Chrome, FireFox, Safari, or any other modern browser to securely run a media operation from anywhere in the world.</li> <li>All provide crucial emergency messaging services to audiences using supported media types including audio, image, and video.</li> <li>All are highly upgradable - click a button and get the most recent upgrades free.</li> </ul> <p>Open Broadcaster's business model is based on the development of public domain open source software with revenue generated through customisation, service, and technical support. In the event a customer has specific requirements outside of a standard release, custom modules may be developed and supported with service and onsite training. The latter can involve showing people how to run an internet radio station and how to do voice-overs.</p> <p> In addition to a <a href="http://support.openbroadcaster.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">dedicated support website</a> featuring manuals, free training outlines, instructional "how-to" webinar videos, and the like, the main <a href="https://openbroadcaster.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Open Broadcaster website</a> includes a series of case studies that illustrate Open Broadcaster in action. For example, faced with a serious decline in the number of speakers of the indigenous Nuxalk langauage, the Nuxalk Nation of Q'umk'uts' (Bella Coola, British Columbia) decided that it needed to increase the presence of the Nuxalk language in the lives of its membership. Establishing a radio station to broadcast Nuxalk language content was identified as a key strategy to help preserve and promote the threatened language. In 2013, the Nuxalk Nation contacted Open Broadcaster to help set up a radio station in the community. Out of this collaborative initiative sprung CKNN Nuxalk Radio - 91.1 FM, a not-for-profit community radio station that is operated by volunteers and managed by the Nuxalk Radio Committee. Nuxalk Radio uses the Open Broadcaster platform to run its service, including management of Nuxalk language media assets. Nuxalk Radio ensures that a significant amount of its broadcast schedule is dedicated to educating listeners about Nuxalk language, history, and culture. In addition, the station helps to promote community events such as the annual Bella Coola Music Festival, which the station broadcasts live.</p> <p> Along those lines, one of Open Broadcaster's priorities is on providing <a href="https://openbroadcaster.com/language-preservation-tools" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">language and cultural preservation tools</a>. Many indigenous peoples worldwide have stopped speaking their endangered ancestral languages, as most of the world's languages are transmitted orally, some without written records, or using rare dialects and fonts. Two key goals of a successful language revival are to teach kids and to encourage other family members to put the language back into the home. Technology is not going to go away, so the idea is to use it to help retain various languages and cultural properties. Open Broadcaster indicates that there are employment and training opportunities for local indigenous groups for developing relationships with other regional broadcasters to exchange stories and shows globally, extending the reach of programming.</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>Community Media, Indigenous Language Preservation</p> </div> </div> </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/title784043504.png" alt="" title="Open Broadcaster" width="100" height="56" 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"> radiorob </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="355" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/9ODIPDwiyPo&amp;amp;rel=0&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/9ODIPDwiyPo&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ODIPDwiyPo"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/9ODIPDwiyPo/0.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="425" height="355" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Robert G. Hopkins to The Communication Initiative on February 15 2018; and <a href="https://openbroadcaster.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Open Broadcaster website</a>, February 16 2018. <em>Image credit:</em> Kitikmeot Radio Network</p> </div> </div> </div> http://comminit.com/global/content/open-broadcaster#comments Global Experiences Materials Access Digital Community Participation Entertainment Network Folk Media Voice Community Media News/Information Radio Media Development Global ICT for Development Media Development Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:25:29 +0000 radiorob 9515406 at http://comminit.com Technology for Development: Indo-Pacific State of Play http://comminit.com/global/content/technology-development-indo-pacific-state-play <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, January 1, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"Australia’s first International Cyber Engagement Strategy lays out three simple... goals to harness the opportunities of the digital age and accelerate sustainable development in the Indo-Pacific..."</p> <p>From the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Caribou Digital, this document explains Australia’s International Cyber Engagement Strategy beginning with analysing&nbsp; the current landscape with countries categorised as: Scale Leaders (examples - Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam), Fast Developers (Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka), and Isolated Islands (Kiribati, Tonga, and Vanuatu).</p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://d3qlm9hpgjc8os.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/31042325/Technology-for-Development-Indo-Pacific-State-of-Play.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 60-page document 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/ip3_jahkarta.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" 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"> IDS Communicati... </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://ixc.dfat.gov.au/projects/technology-for-development-indo-pacific-state-of-play/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">innovationXchange website</a>, February 15 2018. Image credit: Jakarta Globe</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/technology-development-indo-pacific-state-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/technology-development-indo-pacific-state-play#comments Burma / Myanmar Indonesia Kiribati Nepal Philippines South Asia Sri Lanka Tonga Vanuatu Vietnam South East and East Asia South Pacific Strategic Thinking Academic Institutions Access Digital Community Participation SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities Bilaterals Network Regional Trends Civil Society Phone/Mobile Gender Empowerment News/Information Radio Foundations Governance and Democracy Development Assistance Government Departments Economic Development New Technology Company School Curricula Education NGOs Gender Health Private Sector ICT for Development Themes (SDC) Natural Resources Management New Technologies Nutrition Risk Management Women Institute for Development Studies Democracy and Governance Global ICT for Development Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:42:17 +0000 IDS Communication Unit 9515386 at http://comminit.com Open Aid, Open Societies: A Vision for a Transparent World http://comminit.com/global/content/open-aid-open-societies-vision-transparent-world <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, February 6, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"...[A] more open, more accountable world must be the foundation on which democracies and global prosperity are built. This happens when we [DFID] and others publish evidence and data which is meaningful and when others can translate that information so that it reaches and makes sense to ordinary women and men, including the most marginalised, empowering them to speak out and hold their leaders to account."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/679426/Open-Aid-Open-Societies.pdf" 0="s:6:&quot;a:0:{}&quot;;" target="_blank">Click here for the 20-page report 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/sawta.png" alt="" title="Open Aid, Open Societies: A Vision for a Transparent World" width="100" height="54" 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"> Department for ... </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://www.comminit.com/policy-blogs/content/dfids-transparency-revolution-welcome-supporting-independent-media-urgent-and-challengin" target="_blank">"DFID's "transparency revolution" is welcome - but supporting independent media is urgent and challenging"</a>, by James Deane. <em>Image caption/credit:</em> Filming of Sajha Sawal in mountains in rural Nepal. Sajha Sawal (Common Questions) is a weekly political debate programme broadcast across Nepal on radio and TV. Credit: BBC Media Action</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/open-government-partnership-ogp">Open Government Partnership (OGP)</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/open-aid-open-societies-vision-transparent-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/open-aid-open-societies-vision-transparent-world#comments Global Strategic Thinking Digital Community Participation Bilaterals Person-to-Person Print Radio Governance and Democracy SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals Television Development Assistance Research Economic Development DFID Democracy and Governance Global Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:51:15 +0000 Department for International Development (DFID) 9515383 at http://comminit.com