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Media Program Director - IREX - Burma

Media Program Director - IREX - Burma
Position: Media Program DirectorLocation: BurmaReports To: Chief of PartyDivision: Media, Technology and Civil Society ABOUT IREX
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Diffusion of Innovations: An HC3 Research Primer

Diffusion of Innovations: An HC3 Research Primer
"This model highlights the uncertainties associated with new behaviors and helps public health program implementers consider ways to resolve these uncertainties."
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Community Radio 2.0

Community Radio 2.0
At this conference session from the 3rd National Community Radio (CR) Sammelan held on February 9-11 2013 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India, Osama Manzar, Director of the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) shared his views on how CR stations ...
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"Flag it!"

"Flag it!"
"The mapping tool should not be something that journalists should be afraid of, it is just a matter of being resourceful to know free, good apps, combined with imagination on how to use these tools to tell the story." - from a "Flag it!" participant
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Monitoring Polio Supplementary Immunization Activities Using an Automated ...

Monitoring Polio Supplementary Immunization Activities Using an Automated Short Text Messaging System in Karachi, Pakistan
For the monitoring of coverage in supplementary immunisation activities (SIAs) carried out as part of the effort to eradicate polio in Pakistan (and, thus, globally), "automated systems based on short message service (SMS) texts appear to be an ...
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Research Manager, Qualitative - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom

Research Manager, Qualitative - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom
Job Introduction A fantastic chance to work as a Qualitative Research Manager in London and across a range of projects delivering research in Africa, Asia, Middle East and Europe has become available, within BBC Media Action Role Responsibility
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Geojournalism Handbook

Geojournalism Handbook
"Environmental stories are broad by their very nature and it's the job of a reporter to help readers pin down the often interconnected influences that drive environmental change. The growth of large, publicly available datasets about ...
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Community Engagement and Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

 Community Engagement and Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
This document is a draft policy brief that was prepared for the International Conference on Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) in Johannesburg, South Africa, August 1-3 2013. As background, the brief states that "most causes of maternal, ...
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Scoping Report on Interventions for Increasing the Demand for Voluntary ...

Scoping Report on Interventions for Increasing the Demand for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
This Gates Foundation-funded report by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation aims to provide guidance for implementers of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) programmes and researchers "in the design of innovative ...
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Future Priorities for Development Informatics Research from the Post-2015 ...

Future Priorities for Development Informatics Research from the Post-2015 Development Agenda
"[I]f the post-2015 agenda reflects what matters and what works in delivering socio-economic development, then there can be no better guide for prioritising research that makes a difference, and that has a real-world impact."
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Finding Your Way with Online Media: An Implementation Guide for Nonprofits

Finding Your Way with Online Media: An Implementation Guide for Nonprofits
"It is important to ensure that your website and social media platforms work cohesively to achieve your communications goals." This is one suggestion included in an ebook that guides non-profit organisations through the process of implementing ...
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The State of the World’s Children in Numbers: Every Child Counts: Revealing ...

The State of the World’s Children in Numbers: Every Child Counts:  Revealing Disparities, Advancing Children’s Rights
"Data do not, of themselves, change the world. They make change possible - by identifying needs, supporting advocacy, and gauging progress. What matters most is that decision-makers use the data to make positive change, and that the data are ...
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Message Mapping

Message Mapping
"By analyzing first-hand accounts from administrators of emergency notification incident management systems, the behavior of end users and recipients of broadcasts, and expert insights from industry professionals such as Dr. Robert Chandler, ...
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Philippines Network of Environmental Journalists (PNEJ)

Philippines Network of Environmental Journalists (PNEJ)
"The local media plays a critical role in influencing how the government and society balance growth with sustainable environment." The Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists (PNEJ) is a non-governmental, non-profit, and non-partisan ...
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Health Care Professional Communication about STI Vaccines with Adolescents ...

Health Care Professional Communication about STI Vaccines with Adolescents and Parents
"Health care professionals (HCPs) have been shown to have a strong beneficial effect on STI [sexually transmitted infection] vaccine uptake, yet studies demonstrate that many HCPs fail to discuss or recommend them to adolescent patients."
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Focus Package: Reaching Urban Youth

Focus Package: Reaching Urban Youth
With this resource, Health COMpass provides access to health communication tools and project materials that focus on reaching urban youth. According to the United Nations, "the world is undergoing the largest wave of urban growth in history." ...
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World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) 2014

World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) 2014
"If you use digital technologies to create content addressing socially relevant issues, this could be your chance to bring your project to a stage of global recognition."
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Media and Information Literacy: Policy and Strategy Guidelines

Media and Information Literacy: Policy and Strategy Guidelines
"Affording citizens with MIL competencies contributes to free, independent and pluralistic media and information systems, thereby improving the quality of information they provide. While free media is perhaps taken for granted in the western ...
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Interpersonal Communication Can Work in Child Survival Programmes

Interpersonal Communication Can Work in Child Survival Programmes
This research brief describing the effectiveness of interpersonal communication (IPC) approaches in child survival programmes was prepared by The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health ...
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Agriculture and ICTs

Agriculture and ICTs
Author: Dr. Arpita Sharma, February 20 2014:     Agriculture is the most important sector in developing countries, with the majority of the rural population depending on it. In our Indian scenario, it is said that the country ...
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Family Planning Goes Social: Using Social Media to Create, Connect, and Come ...

Family Planning Goes Social: Using Social Media to Create, Connect, and Come Together
John Snow, Inc. (JSI) has developed a toolkit to help people working in the field of family planning better understand the major social media tools and networks available and how they can be used strategically to advance programme goals and ...
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Evidence Based Communication for Health Promotion: Indian Lessons of Last Decade

Evidence Based Communication for Health Promotion: Indian Lessons of Last Decade
"Evidence-based approaches used in risk communication should be adopted as core principles by all health providers, experts, health authorities, policy makers, and politicians when communicating information about program interventions. These ...
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Roti, Kapda, Polio Vaccine and Mobile Phone: How WHO Aims to Keep India ...

Roti, Kapda, Polio Vaccine and Mobile Phone: How WHO Aims to Keep India Polio Free
"Indian families are willing to pay for mobile phones even before they have toilets. They need to be aware that these phones can also be used to enquire about polio vaccination and provide tracking information."
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A3 Project: Expanding Family Planning Access, Availability, and Awareness

A3 Project: Expanding Family Planning Access, Availability, and Awareness
Working in Africa, the A3 Project uses a multi-pronged approach in an effort to expand access to family planning (FP) information and services. Activities include: collaboration with faith-based organisations (FBOs), the use of mobile ...
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Impact of a Mass Media Campaign on Bed Net Use in Cameroon

 Impact of a Mass Media Campaign on Bed Net Use in Cameroon
This Malaria journal article discusses the impact of a national communications campaign in Cameroon (July 2011 - March 2012) to accompany the distribution of free long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) in an effort to reduce the morbidity ...
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Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon - I, a Woman, Can Achieve Anything

Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon - I, a Woman, Can Achieve Anything
"Guaranteeing universal access to equitable and good quality reproductive health information and services free from coercion and discrimination is critical for achieving gender equality and ensuring that women and young people can participate as ...
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Promoting cultural advancement, community integration through radio

Promoting cultural advancement, community integration through radio
Author: Vusumuzi Sifile, February 13 2014:      In the past, traditional authorities across Southern Africa would send messengers to beat some drums, blow trumpets or unleash some smoke in order to communicate a message ...
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Using Polio Eradication Assets to Improve Routine Immunization

Using Polio Eradication Assets to Improve Routine Immunization
The importance of capacity building of vaccinators, effective implementation of robust communication and social mobilisation strategies, real-time monitoring and analysis of data, research-based innovation, and seamless partnership are amongst ...
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Engaging the Last 1% in Pakistan - Communication Strategies to Ensure: ...

Engaging the Last 1% in Pakistan - Communication Strategies to Ensure: Access, Security, Trust
Behavioural outcome: Every child is vaccinated with the oral polio vaccine (OPV). Delivered at the Pakistan Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Poliomyelitis Eradication, which met in Islamabad from November 27-28 2013, this presentation outlines:
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Polio Eradication Initiative Afghanistan: Polio Communication Update and Plans

Polio Eradication Initiative Afghanistan: Polio Communication Update and Plans
In this presentation prepared as part of a polio Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting (November 30 - December 1 2013, Kabul, Afghanistan), the Ministry of Public Health explores:
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Afghanistan Polio Communication Review - October 22 to 29 2013

Afghanistan Polio Communication Review - October 22 to 29 2013
"Public awareness was the key for the success we had - in the schools, the mosques - but now keeping polio-free is more important than becoming polio-free." - Governor of Kandahar, Afghanistan
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Verification Handbook: A Definitive Guide to Verifying Digital Content for ...

Verification Handbook: A Definitive Guide to Verifying Digital Content for Emergency Coverage
"In a crisis situation, social networks are overloaded with situational updates, calls for relief, reports of new developments, and rescue information. Reporting the right information is often critical in shaping responses from the public and ...
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Nelson Mandela leaves a deep sense of loss at ITU

Nelson Mandela leaves a deep sense of loss at ITU
Author International Telecommunication Union (UTI)'s Sanjay Acharya, originally published December 6 2013, cross-posted on January 30 2014:         Mandela, champion of downtrodden, wished to bridge digital ...
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Learning at Home: Families: Educational Media Use in America

Learning at Home: Families: Educational Media Use in America
A nationally representative online survey of more than 1,500 parents of children age 2 to 10 in the United States (US) released by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop found that, although children's media use soars as they approach ...
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Women's Legal Centre (WLC)

Women's Legal Centre (WLC)
Based in Cape Town, South Africa, the Women's Legal Centre (WLC) is a non-profit, independent law centre that seeks to achieve equality for women in South Africa. "As access to justice is largely inaccessible to poor women, particularly black ...
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Red Cross Offers Key Lessons in Crisis Communications

Red Cross Offers Key Lessons in Crisis Communications
"Crisis communication has changed dramatically in the era of social media..." This article describes the American Red Cross's communication strategy in crisis situations, which involves a social engagement philosophy that emphasises empowering ...
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Scaling Up Child Survival Programs with Mass Media and Technology

Scaling Up Child Survival Programs with Mass Media and Technology
This research brief from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) discusses how mass media and information and communication technology (ICT) can "achieve society-wide changes in social and behavioral drivers of health because they ...
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Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed

Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed
This United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) report and website present statistics on under-five child mortality rates, which are dropping each year but reportedly not fast enough to meet its Millennium Development Goal (MDG) #4 target figure. ...
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Life and death discussions in Bihar

Life and death discussions in Bihar
Author: Peter Horrocks, January 14 2014    I've met audiences of BBC programmes in the UK and many parts of the world. But never have I met a group for whom a BBC programme inspired so much discussion as the women of the village of ...
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Communicating During Disasters: Examining the Relationship between ...

Communicating During Disasters: Examining the Relationship between Humanitarian Organizations and Local Media
"When disaster strikes, humanitarian aid organizations often play a pivotal role in relief efforts. Communicating with affected populations is one of the many challenges these groups face during a response operation."
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Development 2014: The Main Conversations

Development 2014: The Main Conversations
From: Warren Feek - Executive Director - The Communication Initiative, January 7 2014 Wishing you a very happy and fulfilling new year. May your crucial and important work thrive. As an initial contribution to 2014, a few ideas for your ...
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Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report

Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report
The number of United Kingdom (UK) children who own a mobile phone is going down, as youngsters reject basic handsets and increasingly turn to tablet computers to access the internet. This is one of the findings shared in a report of communication ...
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Facts Presented at the International Conference on ICT4ag

Facts Presented at the International Conference on ICT4ag
Below please find facts and trends related to agriculture and information and communication technologies (ICTs) that were provided by 4 young journalists who attended the International Conference on ICT4ag. This event was co-hosted by the ...
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Agriculture and ICT in Africa: An Adventure Continues on the Road to Success ...

Agriculture and ICT in Africa: An Adventure Continues on the Road to Success [Agriculture et TIC en Afrique: Une aventure qui continue sur les rails du succès]
Writing in French, young journalist Alain Georges Lietbouo describes some of the trends that emerged from the International Conference on ICT4ag, which was co-hosted by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the ...
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Bet on Complementarity [Parier sur la complémentarité]

Bet on Complementarity [Parier sur la complémentarité]
This article was written in French by journalist Inoussa Maïga from Burkina Faso, who discusses strategies for using the complementarity of different information and communication technology (ICT) tools to achieve sustainable impact on farmers.
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Can Development Community catch up with Nelson Mandela?

Can Development Community catch up with Nelson Mandela?
Author Nalaka Gunawardene, December 12 2013:       Nelson Mandela was not only an effective communicator, but also a champion of communication for development. He spoke and wrote with conviction and empathy, which in ...
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Hi farmers, anyone with ideas on how to improve clay soil for farming?

Hi farmers, anyone with ideas on how to improve clay soil for farming?
Author Sandra Margaret Chao, December 12 2013:       "Hi farmers, anyone with ideas on how to improve clay soil for farming?" It is a post that has attracted about eight comments in the last ten hours since it was posted ...
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Dead and Resurrected

Dead and Resurrected
Author Arison Tamfu, December 12 2013:        In the remote Bokwaogo locality in Buea on the eastern slopes of Mount Cameroon, Mama Mologan Francisca battles with the soil hurrying to meet weather deadlines for her maize ...
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