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An Examination of MOOC Usage for Professional Workforce Development Outcomes in Colombia, the Philippines, & South Africa
August 25, 2016

An Examination of MOOC Usage for Professional Workforce Development Outcomes ...

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"Online courses have the potential to expand quality education and career training worldwide. Yet few people in developing countries access Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), despite the fact that MOOCs are open to the public and often ...

Who to follow on Twitter if you're interested in international development, media and communication
August 25, 2016

Who to follow on Twitter if you're interested in international development, ...

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Author: Melanie Archer, August 25 2016 - A list of Twitter accounts covering governance, health and humanitarian affairs that are well worth following. August is a time for recharging on holiday, resurrecting neglected projects and… refreshing ...

Storytelling, Participatory Media, and International Health and Human Rights
August 24, 2016

Storytelling, Participatory Media, and International Health and Human Rights

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Please join StoryCenter for a free one-hour webinar, Storytelling, Participatory Media, and International Health and Human Rights.   For the past ten years, StoryCenter’s Silence Speaks initiative has been exploring how narrative and ...

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 ...

Community Radio and Sustainability: A Participatory Research Initiative
August 23, 2016

Community Radio and Sustainability: A Participatory Research Initiative

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"The study shows that Community Radio will have to continue a high level of engagement with its community over a longer period of time, enabling listening audiences and community members to play successively bigger roles in all aspects of its ...

Why Media Matters in Healthcare Advocacy and Education
August 17, 2016

Why Media Matters in Healthcare Advocacy and Education

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"...Media advocacy in grass roots organizing and activism is an essential strategy to accomplish three main objectives: influence and shape public debate, exert pressure over decision makers, and, most importantly, strengthen and amplify the ...

Zambia Elections 2016 - championing live TV debate
August 17, 2016

Zambia Elections 2016 - championing live TV debate

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Author: Changwe Kabwe, August 17 2016 - In an election campaign dominated by personality politics, a national TV debate featuring key presidential contenders in the Zambian general election presented a rare opportunity for people to directly ...

Media Framing of Political Conflict: A Review of the Literature
August 15, 2016

Media Framing of Political Conflict: A Review of the Literature

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"[T]he literature suggests that media framing strongly influences political outcomes and thus fosters or undermines democratic institutions in new democracies in various ways."

Research Findings about Organisations Engaging in Media Assistance in the Fields of Journalism Training, Civil Society Support, and Good Governance
August 15, 2016

Research Findings about Organisations Engaging in Media Assistance in the ...

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This literature review from Media Conflict and DEMocratisation (MeCoDEM) provides a systematic overview of findings on media assistance in the fields of journalism training, civil society support, and good governance. MeCoDEM is a research ...

The Potential and Limitations of Citizen Journalism Initiatives
August 12, 2016

The Potential and Limitations of Citizen Journalism Initiatives

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"CGNet Swara's failure to 'bridge' the citizen–professional divide and to position the experiment in terms of the larger public sphere suggests continuing challenges for citizen journalism, potentially undercutting confidence that it currently ...

Ukraine Media (U-Media) Project
August 12, 2016

Ukraine Media (U-Media) Project

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The 5-year (Oct 2011-Sept 2016) Ukraine Media (U-Media) Project promotes the development of a free, vibrant and professional media sector in Ukraine, which provides a range of news and information, serves as a watchdog in the public interest, and ...

Eleven Ways to Boost Your Work with News Media: How You Can Help the Media Report Prevention of Violence against Women
August 11, 2016

Eleven Ways to Boost Your Work with News Media: How You Can Help the Media ...

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Developed by Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic), Melbourne, Australia, in partnership with the EVA Media Action Group, this practical guide for violence-against-women practitioners is focused on strategic prevention messaging and work with ...

Toms and Toilets
August 11, 2016

Toms and Toilets

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Author: Praekelt Foundation's Ambika Samarthya-Howard, August 11 2016 - The popular shoe brand Toms was founded in 2006 with the premise that for every pair of shoes you buy, they would give one to a needy person in the developing world. This ...

Journalistic Ethics and Practices in Conflict Societies
August 11, 2016

Journalistic Ethics and Practices in Conflict Societies

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This paper provides a critical review of literature on journalism in conflict societies ("conflict journalism") by investigating principal theories, concepts, and arguments, as well as empirical research findings concerning journalism and its ...

Supporting Journalism in Conflict Societies
August 11, 2016

Supporting Journalism in Conflict Societies

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This Media Conflict and DEMocratisation (MeCoDEM) policy brief puts forward suggestions for improved journalism support in the context of democratisation conflicts. It emerged from a research programme comparing and contrasting different types of ...

This Is How We Stop Zika
August 5, 2016

This Is How We Stop Zika

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Carried out from July through September 2016 by RTI International, this research-based multimedia campaign aims at empowering pregnant women on how to prevent Zika virus transmission in Puerto Rico. The campaign, part of an effort with the ...

Integrity Idol
August 4, 2016

Integrity Idol

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"Integrity Idol is all about building a positive narrative. Instead of putting wrongdoers behind bars, it's about highlighting the good people. We really want to change the system through individuals, and inspire the younger generation to join ...

Physician Communication Training and Parental Vaccine Hesitancy: A Randomized Trial
August 2, 2016

Physician Communication Training and Parental Vaccine Hesitancy: A ...

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"A physician-targeted communications intervention was not effective in changing maternal vaccine hesitancy from birth to 6 months or in improving physician confidence in communicating with parents....Further research should determine the most ...

Aware Migrants
August 2, 2016

Aware Migrants

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"Migration is a decision often based on false expectations: many migrants leave their home without a concrete project of precise idea of the socioeconomic and political situation of their country of destination."

The Measles Vaccination Narrative in Twitter: A Quantitative Analysis
August 2, 2016

The Measles Vaccination Narrative in Twitter: A Quantitative Analysis

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"[S]ocial media analysis [can] be invaluable for providing insights about how popular health narratives are being shaped, as a better understanding of public perception of health issues can lead to more effective communication strategies."

Understanding Immunisation Awareness and Sentiment Through Social and Mainstream Media
August 2, 2016

Understanding Immunisation Awareness and Sentiment Through Social and ...

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"As immunisation uptake is mediated by socio-cultural and political influences, locally appropriate communication responses are required to meet and sustain coverage goals." This brief describes a multi-country study by United Nations (UN) ...

Dynamics and Motivation of Online Pro- and Anti-vaccination Lobbyists in Nigeria: A Qualitative Exploration
August 2, 2016

Dynamics and Motivation of Online Pro- and Anti-vaccination Lobbyists in ...

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This paper highlights the issue of anti-vaccination lobbyists in Nigeria, who use online networks and discussion groups to spread misinformation about the polio vaccination. The paper seeks to shed some light on the motivations of online vaccine ...

HC3 Landscaping Summary Report on Zika Coordination and Communication in Four Countries: Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Guatemala
July 29, 2016

HC3 Landscaping Summary Report on Zika Coordination and Communication in ...

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"[T]he number of confirmed cases remains minimal, causing rumors and lack of trust towards public health authorities in the local press and social media, as well as the population, and even among practicing clinicians. Trust is an important ...

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence in the Syria Crisis: Facilitator's Guide
July 28, 2016

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence in the Syria Crisis: Facilitator's Guide

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"While the media have a major role to play in tackling all types of violence, both traditional and new media in the Arab region continue to perpetuate stereotypes and generalisations about gender-based violence. Ethically flawed, unprofessional, ...

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence in the Syria Crisis: Good Practices in the Media
July 28, 2016

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence in the Syria Crisis: Good Practices in ...

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"With regard to gender-based violence, media portrayals can amplify women's voices, counteract myths, and stimulate dialogue and public action. When the media covers the stories of Syrian women, who have often been portrayed as passive victims ...

Worth 100 Men (Be 100 Ragl) II
July 22, 2016

Worth 100 Men (Be 100 Ragl) II

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"Fiction can be an engaging, non-confrontational way to set the scene for constructive conversations, even on the most serious issues. We hope that Be 100 Ragl II can help enlighten men and women on how to build a more just and equal society ...

How-to Guides on SBCC from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)
July 21, 2016

How-to Guides on SBCC from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)

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This HealthCompass portal from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) offers access to social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) "How-to Guides" that are short guides providing step-by-step instructions on how to perform ...

Mass Communication Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Camps
July 15, 2016

Mass Communication Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Camps

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"It is crucial that all populations affected by the Syrian crisis, including those currently staying in the KRI [Kurdistan Region of Iraq] are adequately informed about the services available to them and/or know how to contact aid providers in ...

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants on the Move in Europe
July 15, 2016

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and ...

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This guidance note provides advice on protecting and supporting the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants on the move in Europe on their way to a destination country. Amidst the multiple needs of these ...

An Assessment of Media Development in Myanmar
July 14, 2016

An Assessment of Media Development in Myanmar

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This joint report by International Media Support (IMS) and UNESCO is a study of Myanmar’s media landscape and includes recommendations for steps in the country’s media reform process. Based on UNESCO’s Media Development Indicators (MDIs), ...

E-Agriculture Strategy Guide
July 14, 2016

E-Agriculture Strategy Guide

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Published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), this guide provides a framework for countries in developing their national e-agriculture strategies in alignment ...

Rebuilding Public Trust - Assessment of the Media Industry and Profession in Sri Lanka
July 14, 2016

Rebuilding Public Trust - Assessment of the Media Industry and Profession in ...

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This publication from the Secretariat for Media Reforms, Sri Lanka, is an assessment of the media environment using the Media Development Indicators (MDIs), an international framework developed by UNESCO. The consultative process to assess the ...

Zamboanga Learning Review on Post-Conflict Community Engagement
July 14, 2016

Zamboanga Learning Review on Post-Conflict Community Engagement

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"Critical here was how we engaged the displaced populations to understand their experiences and listen to their feedback as regards access to life-saving information, as well as opportunities for dialogue, connectivity and community ...

Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle East: Changing Selves, Changing Societies
July 14, 2016

Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle East: Changing Selves, Changing ...

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This book offers a selection of articles that look at the link between information and communication technology (ICT) and women’s empowerment, and how ICTs can facilitate the pursuit of a world that is grounded in social justice and ...

ICT Solutions for Strengthening SRHR Programmes
July 13, 2016

ICT Solutions for Strengthening SRHR Programmes

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This position paper explores some of the information and communication technology (ICT) solutions for sexual reproduction and health rights (SRHR) programmes that were developed by the International Institute for Communication and Development ...

Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security during the First 1,000 Days through Gender-sensitive Social and Behavior Change: Technical Resource Guide and Technical Brief
July 13, 2016

Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security during the First 1,000 Days through ...

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"Many of the core components of malnutrition and hunger - the multigenerational effects, behavioral manifestations, gender inequality - have proven to be insurmountable for traditional interventions."

Independent Media in Exile: A Baseline Consultation
July 13, 2016

Independent Media in Exile: A Baseline Consultation

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"Repression of a free media is increasing worldwide....Many journalists have been forced to flee their countries and operate from exile in order to carry on their work as reporters."

Protecting Children from Cybercrime: Legislative Responses in Asia to Fight Child Pornography, Online Grooming, and Cyberbullying
July 12, 2016

Protecting Children from Cybercrime: Legislative Responses in Asia to Fight ...

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This joint report of the World Bank and the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children provides an overview of 17 Asian countries' responses to online child abuse and exploitation, with a particular focus on activities related to ...

Gender in the Myanmar Media Landscape
July 12, 2016

Gender in the Myanmar Media Landscape

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"To change the existing gender roles, the media itself must mirror gender equity within the media institutions, both in policy and practice. A professional media that respects gender equity, promotes liberal values and a plural society can ...

Purple4Polio
July 12, 2016

Purple4Polio

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Launched in July 2016, Purple4Polio is designed to unite United Kingdom (UK) communities to engage in activities as part of the final global push to eradicate polio for good. As part of the campaign, Rotary International clubs across Britain and ...

Family Planning 2020 Midpoint Campaign
July 12, 2016

Family Planning 2020 Midpoint Campaign

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"We have a window of opportunity to raise our collective voices to ensure that health, rights, and the dignity of women and girls are central to family planning and broader development conversations."

Improving Polio Campaign Quality in Jordan, Somalia, and South Sudan
July 12, 2016

Improving Polio Campaign Quality in Jordan, Somalia, and South Sudan

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"For the World Health Organization (WHO) and ministries of health working to combat and forever put an end to the debilitating poliovirus, access to accurate and time-sensitive information makes a world of difference." In this article, one of ...

Project-Based Learning
July 11, 2016

Project-Based Learning

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In many instances, a social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) project is asked to design, implement, and evaluate SBCC projects in collaboration with local country-based partners. This collaborative implementation process offers ...

Using Media and Communication to Respond to Public Health Emergencies: Lessons Learned from Ebola
July 11, 2016

Using Media and Communication to Respond to Public Health Emergencies: ...

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“BBC Media Action asserts that lives can be saved if high-quality media and communication is central to planning responses to any future disease outbreak, as opposed to being peripheral to the practical hardware of a response.” This practice ...

East Los High: Transmedia Edutainment to Promote the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young Latina/o Americans
July 8, 2016

East Los High: Transmedia Edutainment to Promote the Sexual and Reproductive ...

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...showing the potential of transmedia edutainment as a sustainable platform for large-scale, longer-term audience engagement..."

Communication in Sierra Leone: An Analysis of Media and Mobile Audiences
July 7, 2016

Communication in Sierra Leone: An Analysis of Media and Mobile Audiences

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"Sierra Leone has seen notable changes to the mobile and media landscape, but accurate, up-to-date, nationally representative data about how people use and access media and mobile phones has not been publicly available for some years."

Digital Journalism Trainers Manual - Introduction to Digital Media and Media Convergence
July 7, 2016

Digital Journalism Trainers Manual - Introduction to Digital Media and Media ...

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This trainers manual, developed for journalists in Tunisia, introduces the concepts, practices, and tools of digital journalism. The manual was produced as part of a 10-month project called the New Tricks Project: Re-Training for the Middle ...

The role of the media in a divided society
July 6, 2016

The role of the media in a divided society

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Author: BBC Media Action's Director of Policy and Learning James Deane, July 6 2016 - James Deane’s personal reflection on the role of media in divided societies in the wake of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. I’ve spent many years ...

Media, communication and the future of development
July 6, 2016

Media, communication and the future of development

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Author: BBC Media Action's Director of Policy and Learning James Deane, July 6 2016 - James Deane welcomes you to a new resource on why and how media and communication matters in international development: To someone with a hammer, every problem ...

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