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Using radio to respond to Ebola in Sierra Leone

Using radio to respond to Ebola in Sierra Leone
Author: Musa Sangarie, July 29 2014 - For the past four years, the BBC Media Action team here in Sierra Leone has been building the skills of radio stations' producers and journalists across the country. We've trained community journalists on how ...
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Effectiveness of Mass Media Interventions for HIV Prevention, 1986–2013: A ...

Effectiveness of Mass Media Interventions for HIV Prevention, 1986–2013: A Meta-analysis
"This meta-analysis was conducted to synthesize evaluations of mass media-delivered HIV prevention interventions, assess the effectiveness of interventions in improving condom use and HIV-related knowledge, and identify moderators of ...
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A Role for Health Communication in the Continuum of HIV Care, Treatment, and ...

A Role for Health Communication in the Continuum of HIV Care, Treatment, and Prevention
"The aim of this article is to explore the role of health communication, an approach within the social and behavioral sciences, across the treatment continuum" for HIV. The article is from the JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency ...
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Validity of Behavioral Measures as Proxies for HIV-Related Outcomes

Validity of Behavioral Measures as Proxies for HIV-Related Outcomes
"... although potentially less subject to reporting bias, biomarkers and biologic outcomes have their own flaws."
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What Is Health Communication and How Does It Affect the HIV/AIDS Continuum ...

What Is Health Communication and How Does It Affect the HIV/AIDS Continuum of Care? A Brief Primer and Case Study from New York City
From the Abstract:  "This article responds to key questions related to health communication that are commonly asked in the HIV/AIDS arena: 'What is health communication?'; 'What is its role beyond HIV prevention?'; and 'How can it be used to ...
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Strategic Roles for Health Communication in Combination HIV Prevention and ...

Strategic Roles for Health Communication in Combination HIV   Prevention and Care Programs
This JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes supplement addresses clinicians and public health scientists in the field of HIV prevention and treatment who might value information on health communication.
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Connecting ICTs to Development: The IDRC Experience

Connecting ICTs to Development: The IDRC Experience
"Engaging developing-world universities, NGOs [non-governmental organisations], national policy activists and others in research about ICTs in development was the special IDRC niche."
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Gender Equality Mainstreaming - Technology (GEM-TECH) Award

Gender Equality Mainstreaming - Technology (GEM-TECH) Award
"The initiative comes in the wake of the disclosure of 'diversity' figures by major tech companies, including Google, Facebook, Yahoo and LinkedIn, which reveal that, across the board, the number of women in tech jobs is well under 20 per cent, ...
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UNESCO's National Media Development Indicators (MDIs) Assessment Reports

UNESCO's National Media Development Indicators (MDIs) Assessment Reports
Begun with the first National Media Development Indicators (MDIs) Assessment in 2009, this ongoing series of country reports assesses media development based upon a wider United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) ...
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Assessment of Media Development in Palestine

Assessment of Media Development in Palestine
This report, available in English and Arabic, aims to inform and support the development of Palestine’s media sector through the conduct of a comprehensive assessment of the media environment, based on international legal standards and good ...
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Information Lives of the Poor: Fighting Poverty with Technology

Information Lives of the Poor: Fighting Poverty with Technology
"Information and communication have always opened opportunities for the poor to earn income, reduce isolation, and respond resiliently to emergencies. With mobile phone use exploding across the developing world, even marginalized communities are ...
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Giving Youth a Voice: Bangladesh Youth Survey

Giving Youth a Voice: Bangladesh Youth Survey
"From a governance and policy angle, youth is certainly a most crucial and critical phase of life. It implies a new social generation which needs to be integrated into society as citizens, knowing about their rights and duties."
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Responsive Parenting: A Strategy to Prevent Violence

Responsive Parenting: A Strategy to Prevent Violence
"This edition explores the approaches and evidence for the effectiveness of a range of programmes that have been developed to educate and support parents in becoming more responsive to their children."
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Effective Approaches for Programming to Reduce Adolescent Vulnerability to ...

Effective Approaches for Programming to Reduce Adolescent Vulnerability to HIV Infection, HIV Risk, and HIV-Related Morbidity and Mortality: A Systematic Review of Systematic Reviews
"HIV programming for adolescents should focus on interventions of proven effectiveness and address underlying factors driving incidence and lack of effective treatment and care in this age group."
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Transforming family health in India: lessons learned

Transforming family health in India: lessons learned
Author: Radharani Mitra, June 26 2014 - Over the past three and a half years, a large team of over 250 people has been hard at work on an ambitious project that aims to improve family health in Bihar, one of the poorest and most populous states ...
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Lessons Learned From a Review of Interventions for Adolescent and Young Key ...

Lessons Learned From a Review of Interventions for Adolescent and Young Key Populations in Asia Pacific and Opportunities for Programming
This review was initiated to identify interventions on HIV prevention in the Asia Pacific region with demonstrated or potential impact for adolescent and young key populations (YKP), "looking at the role of individual and structural factors in ...
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Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR)

Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR)
"Can you tell a development story in an original and unprecedented way? Is your story inquisitive and engaging? Does it combine critical thinking with good 'old school' fact checking and an exploration of new technology developments? If so, then ...
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The Rory Peck Trust Resources for Freelancers

The Rory Peck Trust Resources for Freelancers
"Our goal with this resource section is to provide a path to information on safety, security, and professional development that's both informative and evolving over time." Rory Peck Trust has created a series of resource pages featuring topics ...
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Taking Knowledge for Health the Extra Mile: Participatory Evaluation of a ...

Taking Knowledge for Health the Extra Mile: Participatory Evaluation of a Mobile Phone Intervention for Community Health Workers in Malawi
"To evaluate the mobile phone intervention, a participatory evaluation method called Net-Map was used, an approach built on traditional social network analysis."
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mHealth Resources to Strengthen Health Programs

mHealth Resources to Strengthen Health Programs
This article describes a suite of resources that provides implementation guidance for mHealth initiatives, particularly in less developed countries. The suite includes an "eLearning course, online guide, evidence database, and a High-Impact ...
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How Social Networks Predict Epidemics

How Social Networks Predict Epidemics
In this TED talk transcript of Nicholas Christakis's 2010 talk, he describes studying a research approach of forming networks by having a primary group of people select and connect friends with the network. He and a colleague are looking for "the ...
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Health Communication Using Mobile Technology in Afghanistan

Health Communication Using Mobile Technology in Afghanistan
"BBC Media Action's qualitative research explored the maternal and child health information that is available and needed [in Afghanistan], and analysed which people in households and the community have significant influence over pregnant ...
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Promoting Accountability through Debate in the Palestinian Territories

Promoting Accountability through Debate in the Palestinian Territories
"These programmes are designed to provide Palestinians with the opportunity to question decision-makers face-to-face." In this research, BBC Media Action surveyed audience reaction to the Palestinian Debates, two factual debate programmes. ...
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M-Loy9: Mobile Phones to Increase Youth Participation in Cambodia

M-Loy9: Mobile Phones to Increase Youth Participation in Cambodia
"Last month there was a village meeting with over 20 participants including villagers, NGO representatives, the village chief and youth... I expressed my opinion about the [problem of] clean water and diarrhoea... then I dialled the m-Loy9 code ...
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Mapping Election Coverage in Afghanistan

Mapping Election Coverage in Afghanistan
"This collaboration presents the opportunity to link citizen journalism, official elections monitoring, and traditional media coverage with a single platform that can provide a much more comprehensive picture of the election process than any of ...
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Advocacy Strategy Toolkit for Young People to Advance SRHR and HIV in Post 2015

Advocacy Strategy Toolkit for Young People to Advance SRHR and HIV in Post 2015
"A ...toolkit for young people who are passionate about advancing HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights through national advocacy in the post-2015 agenda."
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Social Media Kit - Gender and Militarism Campaign

Social Media Kit - Gender and Militarism Campaign
"Within these six weeks, the Gender & Militarism Campaign will advocate for awareness and action around the multilayered connections between gender and militarism, and will highlight gender-sensitive nonviolent action (people power) as a ...
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Nous sommes le futur du Maroc [We Are the Future of Morocco]

Nous sommes le futur du Maroc [We Are the Future of Morocco]
"You have a story, poem, song, essay, interview to share with your peers in Morocco and the whole world?" Dedicated to children's rights, peace, cultural exchange, education, and youth empowerment, this project uses social media, radio and other ...
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The Indian Heritage Cities Network and e-Heritage

The Indian Heritage Cities Network and e-Heritage
The  e-Heritage Project: Digitally Enhancing India’s Heritage, launched in 2013, works to highlight cities of India as "living cultural resources". The network provides a platform for sharing experience and expertise for the sustainable ...
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Senior Media Relations Specialist - The International Food Policy Research ...

Senior Media Relations Specialist - The International Food Policy Research Institute - Washington, DC, United States
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a Senior Media Relations Specialist for its Communications and Knowledge Management Division. The successful candidate will play a key role in promoting IFPRI and its research through ...
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The Child Security Index (CSI)

The Child Security Index (CSI)
The Child Security Index (CSI), developed in Brazil by the Igarapé Institute, is an open source smart phone app that maps out children’s voices and their perceptions of everyday violence. In 2014, it is being tested in Recife, Rio de Janeiro, and ...
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Harnessing the power of mobile phones

Harnessing the power of mobile phones
Author: Elias M. Banda, May 9 2014      The advancement in mobile phone technologies has brought about unlimited opportunities for seeking, storing and sharing of information. Ten years ago, mobile phones appeared to be a preserve ...
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Matching Supply with Demand: Scaling Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision ...

Matching Supply with Demand: Scaling Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Tanzania and Zimbabwe
"Radio is not a means in and of itself. It’s the air war that supports the ground troops." MCHIP Chief of Party
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Retelling the Story of Media and Development

Retelling the Story of Media and Development
I am deeply dissatisfied with the current state of public discourse about the role of media in international development. It appears to be dominated by 'techno-utopian' narratives which celebrate the apparent capacity of the media to directly ...
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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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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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