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Using Media Freedom Indices in Media Development: How the Different Information Tools Can Be Used
December 2, 2016

Using Media Freedom Indices in Media Development: How the Different ...

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"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 ...

Media Freedom Indices: What They Tell Us - And What They Don't
December 2, 2016

Media Freedom Indices: What They Tell Us - And What They Don't

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"While press freedom rankings determine national and international media policies, it is not always clear as to how objective these rankings really are."

WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Intervention Research on Violence Against Women
December 1, 2016

WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Intervention Research on Violence ...

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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 ...

Lifeline Production Manual: A Guide on How to Make Programming for People Affected by Humanitarian Emergencies
November 30, 2016

Lifeline Production Manual: A Guide on How to Make Programming for People ...

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"...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 ...

Violent Extremism
November 30, 2016

Violent Extremism

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"The vast size of the literature on radicalisation, terrorism and violent extremism does not mean that these phenomena are well-understood." This reading pack from the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) is an effort to ...

Getting the Words Right: A Gender Sensitive Language Guide for the Sri Lanka Media
November 30, 2016

Getting the Words Right: A Gender Sensitive Language Guide for the Sri Lanka ...

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"As journalists, we need to understand the connection between our language use and our social reality. Because it is also sensible and professional to do so. If we use language that seeks to 'negate' or 'erase' women from language, it invariably ...

Vaccine Innovation Lexicon
November 29, 2016

Vaccine Innovation Lexicon

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"...aims to establish a common vaccine innovation vocabulary to help ensure clarity in our communications..." This lexicon was developed by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and PATH as a ready reference for partners to establish a common vaccine ...

Huddle Up and Make the Call Toolkit
November 17, 2016

Huddle Up and Make the Call Toolkit

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"Bringing the discussion of how men and boys can address gender-based violence and violence against women and girls to the world of sports is a powerful and positive tool. Athletes at all levels have a lot to say on this issue, and men and boys ...

National Community of Practice Toolkit
November 17, 2016

National Community of Practice Toolkit

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"If you're interested in ways to start, sustain or deepen a gender-based violence prevention initiative, this toolkit provides concrete tools, activities and curriculum." This toolkit explores facts regarding gender-based violence (GBV) in ...

LEARNO.NET: Professional Video Training by EJC
November 16, 2016

LEARNO.NET: Professional Video Training by EJC

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LEARNO.NET is an online learning platform launched in December 2015 by the European Journalism Centre (EJC). Designed especially for journalists and journalism students, LEARNO.NET also serves bloggers, advocacy groups, media entrepreneurs, and ...

A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying Communication for Development (C4D) to Counter-Trafficking Activities
November 15, 2016

A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying Communication for Development (C4D) to ...

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Guided by other communication for development (C4D) tools in existence, IOM X - the International Organization for Migration (IOM)'s campaign to encourage safe migration and public action to stop exploitation and human trafficking - created its ...

UNICEF Nigeria Videos on Violence Against Children
November 15, 2016

UNICEF Nigeria Videos on Violence Against Children

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In response to Nigeria's Year of Action to End Violence Against Children campaign, which was launched in September 2015, three films on emotional violence, sexual violence, and physical violence were produced to be used as advocacy tools - to ...

Home-based Record Repository
November 10, 2016

Home-based Record Repository

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The purpose of this repository for home-based vaccination records, including national immunisation or child health cards, is to support the free and open exchange of information related to home-based record (HBR) content and design that ...

Understanding Key Terms and Data Related to HIV: Handbook for Adolescents and Young Key Populations at Higher Risk of HIV Exposure in Asia and the Pacific
November 7, 2016

Understanding Key Terms and Data Related to HIV: Handbook for Adolescents ...

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"There are a lot of data about HIV and AIDS. How much of it do you really understand? Have you ever read a document, watched a presentation or talked with your friends about HIV data and not understood the meaning of certain terms?"

How Change Happens
November 2, 2016

How Change Happens

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“Despite the fact that much of human history has been about attempting to create different realities, we do not understand the process of social change very well.” In this book, the author combines research with practical experience to explore ...

Contraception: Past, Present and Future and Why It Matters [Video Series]
October 19, 2016

Contraception: Past, Present and Future and Why It Matters [Video Series]

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"For policy-makers and programme managers it is critical that their decisions are informed by important lessons that we can learn from history and knowledge of what opportunities the future holds." Launched on World Contraception Day 2016, this ...

Fulfil! Guidance Document for the Implementation of Young People's Sexual Rights
October 14, 2016

Fulfil! Guidance Document for the Implementation of Young People's Sexual Rights

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"Translating the sexual rights of young people into practice not only involves raising awareness among young people for them to claim their rights, but working with duty bearers, such as health providers, educators and policy makers for them to ...

PhotoVoice Facilitator's Guide
October 13, 2016

PhotoVoice Facilitator's Guide

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The guide has been developed to help organisations working in low-, middle-, and high-income countries prepare, organise, and facilitate a PhotoVoice training. Developed by Rutgers, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) working in sexual and ...

The Global Impact of Open Data: Key Findings from Detailed Case Studies Around the World
October 5, 2016

The Global Impact of Open Data: Key Findings from Detailed Case Studies ...

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"[D]espite the evident potential of open data, and despite the growing amounts of information being released by governments and corporations, little is actually known about its use and impact. What kind of social and economic transformations has ...

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) Surveys: Zika Virus Disease and Potential Complications
October 5, 2016

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) Surveys: Zika Virus Disease and ...

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in disease outbreaks and health emergencies, people's perceptions and beliefs can determine how they take advice on protective behaviours. Assessing their knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) ...

A Practical Guide for Engaging with Mobile Network Operators in mHealth for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health
October 5, 2016

A Practical Guide for Engaging with Mobile Network Operators in mHealth for ...

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This guide from the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations (UN) Foundation distills best practices and industry-wide lessons by providing key motivators, challenges, and recommendations for mobile health (mHealth) service providers to ...

SBCC for Emergency Preparedness Implementation Kit
October 4, 2016

SBCC for Emergency Preparedness Implementation Kit

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"A well-coordinated, timely and strategic communication strategy and implementation plan can manage people's expectations during an emergency and assist response efforts. Affected communities can be engaged and supported to make the required ...

Webinar: Strengthening Emergency Response through SBCC
October 4, 2016

Webinar: Strengthening Emergency Response through SBCC

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Organised by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), this September 29 2016 webinar explored the importance of social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) for emergencies and the ways SBCC activities, tools, and resources can ...

Compromised Connections: Overcoming Privacy Challenges of the Mobile Internet
October 3, 2016

Compromised Connections: Overcoming Privacy Challenges of the Mobile Internet

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"The growing and rapidly changing interaction between ICT and society will continue to push a wide range of human rights concerns to the forefront. In response, we need to carefully think about how we harness the power of these technologies, ...

A Parent's Guide: Talk to Your Children about the Internet
September 27, 2016

A Parent's Guide: Talk to Your Children about the Internet

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"You know your children best. Sit down with them and discuss the benefits of the Internet....In the same conversation, have a realistic plan for avoiding misuse of the Internet. Use the language best suited to your relationship to create a safe, ...

DatNav: Guide to Navigate the Digital Data in Human Rights Research
September 27, 2016

DatNav: Guide to Navigate the Digital Data in Human Rights Research

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"Digital data can support human rights documentation in depth, breadth, accuracy and efficiency." This guide is designed to help human rights researchers, journalists, students, and philanthropists navigate and integrate digital data and online ...

2016 Calendar: A Parent's Guide to Comprehensive Sexuality Education
September 26, 2016

2016 Calendar: A Parent's Guide to Comprehensive Sexuality Education

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This calendar is part of an initiative to ensure that children and young people in Eastern and Southern Africa are receiving accurate information about their sexual and reproductive health. Developed for parents and guardians across the region, ...

Citizen Voice and Action
September 19, 2016

Citizen Voice and Action

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"No democratic government can afford not to listen to the voices of its citizens....However, governments - and institutions of various sizes and scales - find citizen engagement difficult and sometimes threatening. This is because participation ...

Best Practice Guidance: How to Respond to Vocal Vaccine Deniers in Public
September 16, 2016

Best Practice Guidance: How to Respond to Vocal Vaccine Deniers in Public

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"Addressing vocal vaccine deniers in the media can be fraught with danger and angst." This guidance document from the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe provides basic, broad principles for a spokesperson of any health ...

Guidelines for Reporting of Health Interventions Using Mobile Phones: Mobile Health (mHealth) Evidence Reporting and Assessment (mERA) Checklist
September 13, 2016

Guidelines for Reporting of Health Interventions Using Mobile Phones: Mobile ...

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"Adoption of the mERA checklist by journal editors and authors in a standardised manner is anticipated to improve the transparency and rigour in reporting, while highlighting issues of bias and generalisability, and ultimately temper criticisms ...

Village Book Training Manual: Community Led and Planning Process
September 12, 2016

Village Book Training Manual: Community Led and Planning Process

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"Externally designed, top down plans which are based on assumed knowledge of a community's problems, run the risk of activities and projects being implemented that do not address the real needs of the people concerned. It has long been affirmed ...

Tools of the Trade: Children's Rights and Internet
September 7, 2016

Tools of the Trade: Children's Rights and Internet

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"The Internet offers access to education, information and play, but with children aged 10 years or younger accounting for 80 per cent of all child online exploitation victims, more needs to be done to protect children online." Launched by the ...

Calling All Producers: Creating Media for Hispanic-Latino Families
September 7, 2016

Calling All Producers: Creating Media for Hispanic-Latino Families

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"Read on for tips to help ensure your products are inclusive, relevant, and thoughtfully distributed for Hispanic-Latino families in the United States." Developed for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center's Aprendiendo Juntos (Learning Together) Council ...

Voice and Accountability Tool
September 7, 2016

Voice and Accountability Tool

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This tool is designed to support groups in evaluating their capacity to conduct advocacy programmes and improve their performance. It was produced by the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), which is the official aid agency of the ...

Voice & Matter - Communication, Development and the Cultural Return
September 7, 2016

Voice & Matter - Communication, Development and the Cultural Return

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This book contains a collection of articles by renowned academics in the field of communication, cultural, and development studies. The collections seeks to “reinstate the centrality and urgency of Communication for Development as an area of ...

HIV Prevention Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women - Putting HIV Prevention Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women on the Fast-Track and Engaging Men and Boys
September 7, 2016

HIV Prevention Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women - Putting HIV ...

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“The number of new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa remains exceptionally high. In 2015, 450 000 [380 000–530 000] new infections occurred among adolescent girls and young women aged 15 to 24 years, ...

Digital Innovation Library
September 1, 2016

Digital Innovation Library

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Launched in 2016, the Digital Innovation Library is an interactive platform designed to showcase the wide range of digital activities that are taking place across the Global South to explore some of the issues prominent in media development, such ...

Guidebook Internet Governance
August 29, 2016

Guidebook Internet Governance

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Written for, and by, stakeholders in the Global South, this guidebook from the international media development organisation DW Akademie, together with iRights, seeks to contribute to a greater understanding of internet governance - an issue that ...

Journalism in Conflict and Post-Conflict Conditions: Worldwide Perspectives
August 25, 2016

Journalism in Conflict and Post-Conflict Conditions: Worldwide Perspectives

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"[R]eporting on events is not just a passive process. In constructing a narrative for the reader, the journalist plays an active role in defining the event in question and underlining what is at stake. In so doing, the journalist both reports as ...

Ukraine: Reporting Conflict
August 26, 2016

Ukraine: Reporting Conflict

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"The challenge is to find new ways of covering the ongoing problems and how to find a fresh approach which will inform and educate the wider public." This booklet aims to provide some pointers and practical advice for journalists in Ukraine - a ...

Communication for Humanitarian Action Toolkit (CHAT)
August 24, 2016

Communication for Humanitarian Action Toolkit (CHAT)

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"Well-planned communication can help to promote community resilience and reduce vulnerability to a wide range of disasters and emergency situations." From the University of Adelaide, Applied Communication Collaborative Research Unit (ACCRU), the ...

Mobile Information Literacy Curriculum
August 24, 2016

Mobile Information Literacy Curriculum

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"Mobile information literacy is necessary to help people learn how to find and evaluate the quality and credibility of information obtained online, understand how to create and share online information effectively, and participate safely and ...

Advocacy Tool Kit on Pediatric HIV Treatment
August 24, 2016

Advocacy Tool Kit on Pediatric HIV Treatment

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This advocacy tool kit to promote paediatric HIV treatment was developed in partnership with the Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) to guide African First ...

Participatory Visual Methodologies in Global Public Health
August 23, 2016

Participatory Visual Methodologies in Global Public Health

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"The power of the visual to represent what is not easily put into words, especially by marginalised populations, is a key aspect of visual research. The idea of participant-generated data, and the power of participants to be in a position to ...

How Do We Know If a Program Made a Difference? A Guide to Statistical Methods for Program Impact Evaluation
August 23, 2016

How Do We Know If a Program Made a Difference? A Guide to Statistical ...

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It is our hope that this manual opens the door for the reader to a truly powerful set of tools that allow for us to understand the implications of human welfare programs, in the process providing crucial information about what works and what does ...

CR Self Assessment Guide
August 19, 2016

CR Self Assessment Guide

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This is a simple, action-oriented self-assessment tool for community radio (CR) stations to assess their structure and performance on a variety of parameters. New Delhi, India's Ideosync Media Combine poses a variety of questions to spark ...

Close the Gap: TB and Human Rights - An Activists Guide
August 19, 2016

Close the Gap: TB and Human Rights - An Activists Guide

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This document serves as a framework for activists in Southern and East Africa working on HIV, tuberculosis (TB,) and human rights issues in the region. It offers information and calls to action around key issues related to TB prevention, ...

Communication for Development Guidelines for Responding to Polio Events and Outbreaks Post Switch
August 18, 2016

Communication for Development Guidelines for Responding to Polio Events and ...

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In light of the fact that a fast, effective response to stop new polio outbreaks in previously polio-free countries is crucial to meet the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)'s aim of global eradication, this document provides guidelines ...

CR: A User's Guide to the Technology
August 18, 2016

CR: A User's Guide to the Technology

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"As hands-on participatory community development specialists it is in your interest to be aware of the different options open to you in sourcing, maintenance and operation of the equipment that is most suited to your individual needs." - Jocelyne ...

The Health Finance and Governance Briefing Kit
August 17, 2016

The Health Finance and Governance Briefing Kit

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The Health Finance and Governance Briefing Kit is designed to help journalists and their editors investigate and report on issues related to health - specifically the financing of health and the governance of health resources. It seeks to help ...

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