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Ethics in the News
January 17, 2017

Ethics in the News

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"After a year of unprecedented news-making, media around the world are stepping back to ask a pertinent question - what is the future of ethical journalism in an age when it appears that the public around the world are falling out with facts, ...

Engendering Men: A Collaborative Review of Evidence on Men and Boys in Social Change and Gender Equality
January 13, 2017

Engendering Men: A Collaborative Review of Evidence on Men and Boys in ...

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"...engaging men in interpersonal gender issues have been shown to be an important entry point for more political and public pro-feminist engagement."

Research Uptake: A Guide for DFID-Funded Research Programmes
January 13, 2017

Research Uptake: A Guide for DFID-Funded Research Programmes

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"Research uptake strategies should encompass stakeholder engagement, capacity building, communication and monitoring and evaluation." This toolkit is a "beginner's guide" aiming to support research programmes funded by the United Kingdom (UK) ...

Pop Culture with a Purpose: Violence against Women in Bangladesh - Edutainment
January 12, 2017

Pop Culture with a Purpose: Violence against Women in Bangladesh - Edutainment

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Observing that violence against women (VAW) and adolescent girls is a systemic and engrained problem in Bangladesh, Oxfam Novib worked with a group of local partners in Bangladesh, including BRAC, WE CAN, HASAB (HIV/AIDS and STD Alliance ...

Open Data, Transparency and Accountability
January 12, 2017

Open Data, Transparency and Accountability

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"Despite a range of international open data initiatives and pressures, developing countries are lagging behind in the implementation of reforms at government level, in the overall availability of data, and in the use of open data for transparency ...

Data Journalism Awards 2017
January 12, 2017

Data Journalism Awards 2017

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Started in 2012, the Data Journalism Awards (DJA) seek to highlight, and reward, outstanding work in data journalism worldwide. The competition seeks to celebrate examples of data-driven investigations, data-driven applications, and storytelling ...

World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development - Special Digital Focus 2015
January 11, 2017

World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development - Special ...

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"The trends identified in this report shed light on the shifting landscape of opportunities and challenges for freedom and expression and media development, particularly those brought about by digital technologies. Through such sharing of ...

Changing Media Landscapes in Transitional Countries - Handbook on Mapping Media Landscapes
January 11, 2017

Changing Media Landscapes in Transitional Countries - Handbook on Mapping ...

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"Media landscapes in countries undergoing transition often change radically and just as often there is no solid knowledge about these changes. This means that the different stakeholders in the media and civil society navigate in unknown ...

Digital Citizens: Countering Extremism Online
January 9, 2017

Digital Citizens: Countering Extremism Online

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"...there is a dearth of high quality resources designed to increase the resilience of young people to extremism and radicalisation in a digital context, and those explicitly digital citizenship resources that do exist do not substantively ...

Risk Communication Applied to Food Safety Handbook
January 9, 2017

Risk Communication Applied to Food Safety Handbook

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"The main goal of food safety risk communication is to increase understanding among various food safety stakeholders regarding the rationale behind the decisions taken to assess hazards and manage food safety risks, and to help people to make ...

Toolkit for Infant and Young Child Feeding Counseling Services: A Social Franchise Model
January 3, 2017

Toolkit for Infant and Young Child Feeding Counseling Services: A Social ...

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Alive & Thrive (A&T) is an initiative to improve infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Viet Nam - and to inform policies and programmes around the world - by increasing rates of exclusive ...

Supporting Safety of Journalists in Nepal
January 3, 2017

Supporting Safety of Journalists in Nepal

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"Societies rely upon public interest journalism for their supply of current information and knowledge. This is why UNESCO gives special attention to press freedom, which is based on the universal human right to free expression. To be meaningful, ...

Half the Sky Movement Global Engagement Initiative: Final M&E Report
December 20, 2016

Half the Sky Movement Global Engagement Initiative: Final M&E Report

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"...the HTSM project offers promising potential as a bottom-up media intervention model. If used with local populations in high need areas, these media tools can help change individual attitudes and behaviors that will pave the way for local ...

Postpartum Family Planning (PPFP) Toolkit
December 12, 2016

Postpartum Family Planning (PPFP) Toolkit

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"Tailoring communication messages to the postpartum period is an essential element of an effective approach. The special considerations for service delivery also require effective communication strategies."

A How To Guide: Undermining Violent Extremist Narratives in South East Asia
December 8, 2016

A How To Guide: Undermining Violent Extremist Narratives in South East Asia

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Supported by the Australian Government and led by Hedayah, the International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, this compendium provides practical guidance and insights for ...

Case Studies on Preparedness Planning for Polio in Poland and Cyprus
December 8, 2016

Case Studies on Preparedness Planning for Polio in Poland and Cyprus

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"This multisectoral and cross-border approach to preparedness is a relatively new policy area, and there remain some uncertainties about what it involves. While people in the health sector are very familiar with planning for outbreaks, the ...

How Low Turnout Is Turned Around: International Best Practice in Voter Turnout Campaigns
December 7, 2016

How Low Turnout Is Turned Around: International Best Practice in Voter ...

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This report offers practical strategies for increasing voter participation, drawn from behavioural theories, successes, and insights from experiences in a range of cultures, contexts, and political milieu. Although, as stated here, lessons ...

Design Research for Media Development: A Guide for Practitioners
December 7, 2016

Design Research for Media Development: A Guide for Practitioners

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"Design research is useful whether you are designing an iPhone in Palo Alto or a media development program in Pakistan. But for projects like the latter - whose designers often come from vastly different backgrounds than their users, and where ...

Community engagement and sexuality education in conservative contexts: the case of Pakistan
December 6, 2016

Community engagement and sexuality education in conservative contexts: the ...

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Originally posted on the BBC Media Action Insight blog by Dr. Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli and Marina Plesons, World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Reproductive Health and Research, December 1 2016 - How can community engagement be used to ...

Jumping Hurdles: Access to HIV Health Services for Young Men Who Have Sex with Men and Young Transgender Persons in Asia and the Pacific
December 5, 2016

Jumping Hurdles: Access to HIV Health Services for Young Men Who Have Sex ...

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This discussion paper with accompanying video lays out some of the key ingredients for a comprehensive youth friendly healthcare package tailored to the context of countries in Asia and the Pacific region that is accessible and affordable to ...

Conflict Reporting in the Smartphone Era - from Budget Constraints to Information Warfare
December 2, 2016

Conflict Reporting in the Smartphone Era - from Budget Constraints to ...

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Published by the Media Program South East Europe of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), this book was inspired by the results of an international KAS conference in Sofia in 2015 that brought journalists from South East Europe, Germany, and ...

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."

Combatting Japanese Encephalitis in Nepal: A Public Health Success Story
November 30, 2016

Combatting Japanese Encephalitis in Nepal: A Public Health Success Story

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"Nepal demonstrates that, through commitment, resourcefulness, and creativity, it is possible to successfully implement a routine JE vaccination program despite logistical and financial challenges." From PATH, this case study details Nepal's ...

Preventing Radicalisation to Terrorism and Violent Extremism: Approaches and Practices
November 30, 2016

Preventing Radicalisation to Terrorism and Violent Extremism: Approaches and ...

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The Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) Collection of Approaches and Practices presents a set of 7 practitioners' approaches in the field of prevention of radicalisation, each of them illustrated by a number of lessons learned and selected ...

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 ...

The Pulse: A Guide to Health Communication
November 30, 2016

The Pulse: A Guide to Health Communication

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The Pulse is a free, online course for organisations and individuals interested in using media to inspire people to lead healthier lives, and is aimed particularly at those who are new to health communication. Through a series of activities and ...

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 ...

Can Gossip Change Nutrition Behaviour? Results of a Mass Media and Community-Based Intervention Trial in East Java, Indonesia
November 28, 2016

Can Gossip Change Nutrition Behaviour? Results of a Mass Media and ...

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"...novel theory-driven approaches which employ emotional motivators are capable of having an effect on improving dietary diversity and the regularity of vegetable and fruit intake among children aged 6-24 months." This study explored whether a ...

We Want To Be Free - A Book About Gender-Based Violence
November 17, 2016

We Want To Be Free - A Book About Gender-Based Violence

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This book about gender-based violence (GBV) is designed to inform young people in South Africa about violence against women and children, what to do when it happens, and how to help prevent it. It has been published by the Soul City Institute for ...

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 ...

What are the challenges facing young people in East Africa?
November 16, 2016

What are the challenges facing young people in East Africa?

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Originally posted on the BBC Media Action Insight blog by Alasdair Stuart on November 3 2016 - Alasdair Stuart shares the challenges faced by young people in Tanzania, Somalia and Kenya and outlines how they themselves think the media can ...

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 ...

WATCH (Women's Advocacy Through Cinema and Human Exchange) Project
November 15, 2016

WATCH (Women's Advocacy Through Cinema and Human Exchange) Project

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WATCH (Women's Advocacy Through Cinema and Human Exchange) is a participatory research and media project that advocates for the rights of women and girls in the fast-expanding settlements of the urban economically poor surrounding Nigeria’s ...

#Unite4Heritage
November 10, 2016

#Unite4Heritage

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"Empowering youth to actively participate in cultural life and equipping learners to become responsible global citizens is vital to forging more fair, inclusive and peaceful societies. Digital technologies and the Internet, which impact on the ...

Revitalizing the Home-Based Record: Reflections from an Innovative South-South Exchange for Optimizing the Quality, Availability and Use of Home-Based Records in Immunization Systems
November 10, 2016

Revitalizing the Home-Based Record: Reflections from an Innovative ...

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"There is growing interest to invest in improving our understanding of how HBRs function in practice, how they may support good recording practices that benefit facility-based recording systems, how they may support more effective communication ...

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 ...

Hate-Speech: A Five-Point Test for Journalists
November 9, 2016

Hate-Speech: A Five-Point Test for Journalists

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"Whenever media are manipulated by politicians and others in defence of country, culture, religion and race, they have the potential to do harm. Even the best journalists can sometimes, inadvertently, do damage when they report controversial ...

Media and Political Participation: Fostering Inclusive Governance
November 9, 2016

Media and Political Participation: Fostering Inclusive Governance

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"Accountability is enhanced when citizens play an active role in making demands and when officials are expected to respond to those demands with satisfactory answers and actions." This research on BBC Media Action's governance programmes for ...

Why isn't communication a greater public health priority?
November 3, 2016

Why isn't communication a greater public health priority?

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Author: BBC Media Action's Caroline Sugg, November 3 2016 - Drawing on her new policy briefing, Caroline Sugg reflects on why communication is often a peripheral part of public health interventions, looking at challenges around evidence, the ...

Your issue’s in danger! Why advocacy groups should apply evidence-based communication
November 6, 2016

Your issue’s in danger! Why advocacy groups should apply evidence-based ...

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Author: Espen Malling, November 16 2016 - The process of change is inseparable from the process of communication. Therefore, advocacy groups and other proponents of a knowledge-based development of society risk undermining their cause if failing ...

Happy Schools!: A Framework for Learner Well-Being in the Asia-Pacific
November 4, 2016

Happy Schools!: A Framework for Learner Well-Being in the Asia-Pacific

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"[I]n response to trends such as demographic changes, rising mobility, growing intolerance and violent extremism, increased competition and rapid technological advancement, many countries have recognized that education has a key role to play in ...

Media Development and Countering Violent Extremism: An Uneasy Relationship, a Need for Dialogue
October 31, 2016

Media Development and Countering Violent Extremism: An Uneasy Relationship, ...

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"The potential pitfalls of a focus on counter-narrative objectives are significant for journalism and for the development of media independence. But there is some scope for dialogue and some need for greater mutual understanding, as highlighted ...

My Rights My Voice Completion Report 2011-2016
October 31, 2016

My Rights My Voice Completion Report 2011-2016

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"The project has created a dynamic which will allow us to change the destiny of our communities." - Sofia, aged 24, MRMV youth group member, Niger

Evaluation of the 'My Rights My Voice' Programme: Synthesis Report
October 31, 2016

Evaluation of the 'My Rights My Voice' Programme: Synthesis Report

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My Rights My Voice (MRMV) is a multi-country programme implemented by Oxfam GB, Oxfam Novib, Oxfam Québec, and their partners with the aim of engaging marginalised children and youth in their rights to health and education services. (See Related ...

Child-Participatory Budgeting: A Review of Global Practice
October 27, 2016

Child-Participatory Budgeting: A Review of Global Practice

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How can children be involved in decisions about public expenditure in ways that are effective, inclusive and impactful? Drawing on the views of children, young people, and adults who worked together in participatory budgeting initiatives, this ...

Zusha! Road Safety Campaign
October 27, 2016

Zusha! Road Safety Campaign

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Launched in May 2015, the Zusha! National Road Safety Campaign aims to reduce road accidents by encouraging passengers using matatus (14-seater minibuses) or buses to speak out directly to their drivers against reckless driving. Zusha!, which is ...

Working with News and Social Media to Prevent Violence against Women and Their Children: A Strategic Framework for Victoria
October 26, 2016

Working with News and Social Media to Prevent Violence against Women and ...

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...a map of the approaches required and a supporting tool to align and encourage informed and critical engagement with news and social media on VAW [violence against women]..." This Framework reflects the experience of Melbourne, Australia's ...

Communication, Participation, & Social Change: A Review of Communication Initiatives Addressing Gender-Based Violence, Gender Norms, and Harmful Traditional Practices in Crisis-Affected Settings
October 25, 2016

Communication, Participation, & Social Change: A Review of Communication ...

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"Participatory communication activities can spur discussion and engagement, empower individuals and groups, strengthen leadership and advocacy skills, and promote alternatives to norms and practices that propagate gender inequities and ...

Evaluating Humanitarian Action Guide
October 21, 2016

Evaluating Humanitarian Action Guide

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Although evaluation of humanitarian action (EHA) faces many of the same challenges of other sectors (e.g., international development), a number of these are intensified due to the volatile contexts in which humanitarians operate and the nature of ...

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