<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36">Featured content</a> http://comminit.com/global/promoted-rss.xml/36 en 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" 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 Media Freedom Indices: What They Tell Us - And What They Don't http://comminit.com/global/content/media-freedom-indices-what-they-tell-us-and-what-they-dont <h4>A Practical Guidebook</h4> <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-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">Sunday, June 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>DW Akademie</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"While press freedom rankings determine national and international media policies, it is not always clear as to how objective these rankings really are."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.dw.com/downloads/28985486/mediafreedomindices.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 72-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/freedom.png" alt="" title="Media Freedom Indices: What They Tell Us - And What They Don&#039;t" 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"> DW Akademie </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/analyzing-media-freedom-rankings/a-17730692" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">DW Akademie website</a>, December 2 2016.</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/using-media-freedom-indices-media-development-how-different-information-tools-can-be-use">Using Media Freedom Indices in Media Development: How the Different Information Tools Can Be Used</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/media-freedom-indices-what-they-tell-us-and-what-they-dont" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/media-freedom-indices-what-they-tell-us-and-what-they-dont#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 14:28:20 +0000 DW Akademie 9383979 at http://comminit.com WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Intervention Research on Violence Against Women http://comminit.com/global/content/who-ethical-and-safety-recommendations-intervention-research-violence-against-women <h4>Building on Lessons from the WHO Publication Putting Women First: Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Research on Domestic Violence against Women</h4> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2016 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>Developed in conjunction with a global network of researchers, scientists, and practitioners on violence against women (VAW), these World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations offer guidance on how to address questions specific to conducting research on health-based interventions to prevent and respond to VAW. The focus is on ethical and safety considerations for various stages of research - from design and development of interventions to evaluation of outcomes and impacts, and, finally, to obligations upon study completion. The specific emphasis is on issues associated with conducting longitudinal research (quantitative and/or qualitative) on VAW interventions, including randomised controlled trials (RCTs), quasi-experimental studies, and prospective programme evaluations.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/251759/1/9789241510189-eng.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 43-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/womenwho.png" alt="" title="WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Intervention Research on Violence Against Women" width="100" height="90" 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"> WHO Department ... </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>Posting from Ados May to the <a href="https://knowledge-gateway.org/global" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">IBP Global</a> community, December 1 2016; and <a href="http://who.int/entity/reproductivehealth/publications/violence/intervention-research-vaw/en/index.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">WHO website</a>, December 1 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/who-ethical-and-safety-recommendations-intervention-research-violence-against-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/who-ethical-and-safety-recommendations-intervention-research-violence-against-women#comments Global Methodologies and Indicators Evaluations Materials Strategic Thinking Evaluation Methodologies Person-to-Person Interpersonal Research Gender Health United Nations Rights Women Featured World Health Organization Global Health Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:50:59 +0000 WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research 9383964 at http://comminit.com Five tips for success in health communication http://comminit.com/global/content/five-tips-success-health-communication <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/insight.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Originally posted on the BBC Media Action Insight blog by Caroline Sugg, November 15 2016 - <em>“Without strong communication, we are not going to achieve global health goals.” (Professor Peter Piot, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)</em></p> <p><em>“Communication plays a critical role in engaging communities, promoting healthy behaviours and creating an enabling environment for change.” (Dr Rafael Obregon, UNICEF)</em></p> <p>These were just some of the remarks made at BBC Media Action’s <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf-3Irj0D8k" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">panel event</a> looking at what makes for excellent health communication, how to fund it and – most crucially – why it should be at the centre of public health work. Here we share five of the panel’s recommendations for accelerating progress in global health communication:</p> <p><strong><em>1. It’s not all about information and ‘messages’</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/five-tips-success-health-communication" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/five-tips-success-health-communication#comments United Kingdom (UK) Global Digital Community Participation Film and Video Blogs: Global Health Policies Entertainment Person-to-Person Community Media Development Assistance Entertainment Orgs Foundations Government Departments Research Health News Media NGOs Private Sector Featured BBC Media Action Global Policy Blogs Health Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:20:23 +0000 carolinesugg 9383963 at http://comminit.com Hands Up for #HIVprevention Campaign http://comminit.com/global/content/hands-hivprevention-campaign <p><em>What does HIV prevention mean to you? Write it on your hand, take a photo, and share it.</em></p> <p> In the lead-up to World AIDS Day (WAD), December 1 2016, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) implemented a social media-based communication campaign designed to get people worldwide involved in advocating for HIV prevention. For each of the 9 weeks leading up to WAD, the campaign highlighted a different aspect of HIV prevention and explored the topics relate to specific groups of people, such as adolescent girls and young women, key populations, and people living with HIV.</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>Starting in September, the campaign offered people a space to express their views on what they think needs to be done to strengthen HIV prevention efforts. The topics for each week included: Invest in HIV Prevention; Key Populations; Testing Viral Suppression; Empowerment of Young Women/Girls; PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis); EMTCT (elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV); VMMC (voluntary male medical circumcision); Harm Reduction; and Condoms. UNAIDS asked people around the world to submit:</p> <ul> <li>A photograph of a word or short phrase written on the palm of their hand summarising what we need to strengthen HIV prevention efforts - for example, increasing condom use, focusing on empowerment and inclusion, and taking steps to advance the rights for women and girls; and/or</li> <li>A short video message (maximum 30 seconds) recorded on a smartphone explaining what in their view needs to be done to reduce new HIV infections in their community - for example, changing certain policies or approaches.</li> </ul> <p>People were then asked to go to a specially created <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1068475979937290/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">event page on Facebook for the #HIVprevention campaign</a> and then to share the post on their own Facebook wall to help spread the word.</p> <p> Other campaign materials, such as suggested tweets and posters and postcards, were made available for download <a href="http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/campaigns/WAD2016" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">campaign website</a>. Here also are multiple examples of ways in which the campaign played out in various settings around the world. For example, on November 15 2016, the Minister of Health of Tajikistan called for people to know their HIV status at a public event in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in support of the campaign. Held at the newly opened city medical centre, the event united more than 500 representatives of the Government of Tajikistan, health professionals, celebrities, and young people. During the event, a new mobile diagnostic complex was donated to the Government of Tajikistan by the Russian Government under the framework of the Regional Cooperation Programme. The complex will operate in remote mountainous and rural areas in Tajikistan and will provide population at higher risk of HIV infection, including migrants and their families, with access to integrated HIV testing and counselling and other forms of medical diagnostics and treatment.</p> <p> Organisations around the world took place in the campaign, offering resources connected with each week's campaign theme; see, for example, the <a href="https://aidsfree.usaid.gov/news-events/world-aids-day-2016" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">AIDSFree website</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>HIV/AIDS</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>Held annually since 1988, WAD is a day to remember those who have died from AIDS and to honour the efforts of people who have contributed to global efforts to achieve an AIDS-free generation.</p> <p> The 2016 <a href="http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/documents/2016/prevention-gap" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNAIDS Prevention gap report</a> shows that, worldwide, an estimated 1.9 million adults have become infected with HIV every year for at least the past 5 years and that the number of new HIV infections is rising in some regions. The report shows that HIV prevention efforts must be reinvigorated if the world is to stay on the <a href="http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/documents/2016/get-on-the-fast-track" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Fast-Track to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030</a>.</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/hands.png" alt="" title="Hands Up for #HIVprevention" 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"> UNAIDS - ONUSIDA </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="355" width="425" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/2uCL88n2ETY&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/2uCL88n2ETY&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=2uCL88n2ETY"><img src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/2uCL88n2ETY/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 AIDSFree to The Communication Initiative on December 1 2016; and <a href="https://aidsfree.usaid.gov/news-events/world-aids-day-2016" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">AIDSFree website</a>, <a href="http://www.unaids.org/sites/default/files/media_asset/WAD2016-brochure_en.pdf" rel="nofollow">campaign brochure [PDF]</a>, and <a href="http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/campaigns/WAD2016" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">campaign website</a> - all accessed on December 1 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://comminit.com/global/content/hands-hivprevention-campaign#comments Global Experiences Advocacy Digital Community Participation Empower Young People Enhance Social Protection Phone/Mobile Eliminate New HIV Infections Among Children Prevention HIV AIDS Reduce Sexual Transmission United Nations UNAIDS Global HIV / AIDS Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:44:58 +0000 UNAIDS - ONUSIDA 9383954 at http://comminit.com Combatting Japanese Encephalitis in Nepal: A Public Health Success Story http://comminit.com/global/content/combatting-japanese-encephalitis-nepal-public-health-success-story <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>"Nepal demonstrates that, through commitment, resourcefulness, and creativity, it is possible to successfully implement a routine JE vaccination program despite logistical and financial challenges."</em></p> <p> From PATH, this case study details Nepal's successful efforts to overcome several challenges so as to protect the community against Japanese encephalitis (JE) - from establishing disease surveillance to a robust routine JE immunisation programme. In 2005, a JE outbreak took the lives of nearly 2,000 people - mostly children - living in economically poor, rural districts of the Terai in southern Nepal and northern India. Just a few years later, however, the number of JE cases in Nepal began to drop, and not a single JE death has been recorded in Nepal since 2010. This case study examines the reasons for this rapid progress, including expanded use of a safe, effective JE vaccine and the government's commitment to its use.</p> <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.path.org/publications/files/VAD_je_nepal_case_study_r1.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 8-page case study 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/path.png" alt="" title="Combating Japanese Encephalitis in Nepal: A Public Health Success Story" 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"> PATH Publications </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.path.org/publications/detail.php?i=2642" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">PATH website</a>, November 30 2016. <em>Image credit:</em> PATH/Rocky Prajapati</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/combatting-japanese-encephalitis-nepal-public-health-success-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/combatting-japanese-encephalitis-nepal-public-health-success-story#comments Nepal Strategic Thinking Advocacy Children Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print News/Information Government Departments NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations World Health Organization Global Health Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:47:12 +0000 PATH Publications 9383945 at http://comminit.com Lifeline Production Manual: A Guide on How to Make Programming for People Affected by Humanitarian Emergencies http://comminit.com/global/content/lifeline-production-manual-guide-how-make-programming-people-affected-humanitarian-emerg <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"> Jacqueline Dalton </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, December 3, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><em>"...by doing Lifeline programming, media can play a role in bringing communities together, connecting affected people to each other and to aid workers and leaders. This can enable survivors to hold relief agencies to account, and also to communicate their own perspectives and needs and share solutions, giving them the motivation and confidence to rebuild their lives."</em></p> <div class="field button"><a href="https://www.bbcmediaactionilearn.com/mod/page/view.php?id=796" target="_blank">Click here in order to download the manual in English, Arabic, Burmese, and Nepali (with more languages to follow).</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/lifelinepic.png" alt="" title="Lifeline Production Manual: A Guide on How to Make Programming for People Affected by Humanitarian Emergencies" width="100" height="74" 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"> BBC Media Action </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 Jacqueline Dalton to The Communication Initiative on Novemver 30 2016. <em>Image caption/credit:</em> "Through Connexion Haiti, BBC World Service produced daily broadcasts sharing vital information in the aftermath of the earthquake in 2010." Lisa Robinson/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/lifeline-programming-communication-crisis-affected-people">Lifeline Programming: Communication with Crisis-affected People</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/what-role-does-lifeline-preparedness-play-enabling-effective-communication-crisis-case-s">What Role Does Lifeline Preparedness Play in Enabling Effective Communication in a Crisis? Case Studies from Myanmar and Nepal</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/lifeline-production-manual-guide-how-make-programming-people-affected-humanitarian-emerg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/lifeline-production-manual-guide-how-make-programming-people-affected-humanitarian-emerg#comments Global Materials Strategic Thinking Access Digital Entertainment Interpersonal Phone/Mobile Community Media Development Assistance News/Information Radio Television News Media Risk Management BBC Media Action Global ICT for Development Entertainment-Education Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:13:49 +0000 BBC Media Action 9383941 at http://comminit.com Our Girls, Our Future http://comminit.com/global/content/our-girls-our-future-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/girls_8.jpg" alt="" title="" 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 Catherine Juma, November 22 2016 - <strong><em>Girls in South Sudan are less likely than boys to start school and more likely to drop out. Our radio producer visited her former school to find out if educational aspiration for girls is improving.</em></strong></p> <p>“Where’s my mango tree?” I wondered, as I entered the gates of my former school, welcomed by a gaggle of smiling school girls dressed in smart red and white uniforms</p> <p>As a young girl, I’d planted a mango tree in a shady area of Juba Girl’s Secondary School. The tree was a symbol of a future ripe with possibilities, where if you nurture something – feed it, water and protect it - then delicious fruits will eventually appear.</p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/our-girls-our-future-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/our-girls-our-future-0#comments South Sudan 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Advocacy Child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) Children Community Participation Person-to-Person Voice Community Groups Interpersonal Adolescents and Livelihoods Entertainment Orgs Radio Blogs: Rights and Development Education Enabling and Inclusive Environments for Adolescents Gender Gender and Adolescence News Media NGOs Youth Featured Adolescent Development BBC Media Action Global Girls Rights Policy Blogs Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:20:17 +0000 BBC Media Action 9383940 at http://comminit.com Somalia: one of the toughest places to give birth in the world http://comminit.com/global/content/somalia-one-toughest-places-give-birth-world-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/somalia.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Originally posted on the BBC Media Action Insight blog by Mohammed A. Gaas, November 15 2016 - A tribute to Amran Mahad, lead actress in <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/where-we-work/africa/somalia/youth-radio-drama" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Maalmo Dhaama Maanta</a> (A Better Life than Today), an interactive drama helping young people to talk about both the opportunities and the obstacles that they face in Somalia. She died 3 November 2016 following complications during childbirth.</p> <p>Amran Mahad was known to audiences as ‘Ugasso’, a strong, ambitious young woman determined to make the world a better place. The character she played – beloved by Maalmo Dhaama Maanta’s listeners – was similar to Amran herself. A household name in Somalia, her beguiling voice floating through the airwaves, Amran captivated and inspired listeners every week.</p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/somalia-one-toughest-places-give-birth-world-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/somalia-one-toughest-places-give-birth-world-0#comments Somalia Advocacy Dialogue, Debate, Conversation Blogs: Global Health Policies Entertainment Community Groups Entertainment Orgs Radio Gender Health News Media NGOs Reproductive Health Women Featured Global Policy Blogs Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:04:47 +0000 BBC Media Action 9383937 at http://comminit.com Myanmar: Our Wish, Our Question http://comminit.com/global/content/myanmar-our-wish-our-question-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/myanmar_1.jpg" alt="" title="" 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 Yan Htaik Seng, November 1 2016 - We recount a nerve-racking visit to Myanmar’s ethnically diverse Kayin State - as it recovers from years of conflict - to give young people a rare chance to voice their opinions and question their leaders.</p> <p>Rain is sparkling in a pool, reflecting the lush, green mountains behind it. I’m in Kayin State, south-eastern Myanmar the day before our youth radio debate and despite the peaceful surroundings I am worried.</p> <p>We’ve invited four high-profile panellists – a government minister, a youth activist, a speaker from a political organisation, and a newly elected MP – all of whom have agreed to face questions from a group of young people. Several questions flash through my mind: Will the panellists show up? What sort of questions will be asked? Will our debate be shut down?</p> <p><a href="http://comminit.com/global/content/myanmar-our-wish-our-question-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://comminit.com/global/content/myanmar-our-wish-our-question-0#comments Burma / Myanmar 15 to 19 years Adolescent Civic Engagement Dialogue, Debate, Conversation Civic Engagement Civil Society Person-to-Person Governance and Democracy Blogs: Political Accountability and Participation Entertainment Orgs Radio Government Departments News Media NGOs Youth Featured BBC Media Action Adolescent Development Democracy and Governance Global Policy Blogs Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:39:53 +0000 BBC Media Action 9383936 at http://comminit.com