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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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Mr Condom and me

Mr Condom and me
Author: Boyd Chibale, July 25 2014 - "Well, I am made of latex, and I come in lots of different brands, shapes and sizes. I am anything from small to extra-large, strawberry and banana flavoured," says Mr Condom, one of the stars of a brand new ...
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HIV Communication Capacity Strengthening: A Critical Review

HIV Communication Capacity Strengthening: A Critical Review
This review examines HIV communication capacity strengthening at national, subnational, and community levels: definitions, measurements, implementation, and effects. It also proposes a model to guide HIV communication capacity strengthening. The ...
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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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Effects of Behavioral Intervention Content on HIV Prevention Outcomes: A ...

Effects of Behavioral Intervention Content on HIV Prevention Outcomes: A Meta-Review of Meta-Analyses
This study is a meta-review to systematically examine which type of intervention content is more likely to lead to successful HIV outcomes. The article is from the JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes supplement addressing ...
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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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Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries (ODDC)

Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries (ODDC)
"The open data movement holds out the promise of improving transparency, accountability, citizen participation and economic opportunity across developing countries...Nevertheless, it is not yet clear if open data initiatives are truly delivering ...
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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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Country Director - BBC Media Action - Kenya and Somalia

Country Director - BBC Media Action - Kenya and Somalia
Nairobi, Kenya 2 Years, Fixed Term Contract Competitive salary Job Reference: BBC/TP/66072/8764 Job Introduction BBC Media Action uses media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights in developing countries. To achieve this, ...
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Give Stigma the Index Finger Project

Give Stigma the Index Finger Project
Give Stigma the Index Finger project, running from 2011 to 2014 in Mozambique, Ethiopia, and Swaziland, aims to increase understanding of HIV stigma by empowering men and women living with HIV to take an active part in research and resulting ...
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OpenIDEO

OpenIDEO
"What tools, campaigns or services might we design to support habit changes that stick?" This is one question posed on OpenIDEO, an online platform launched in July 2010 in an effort to gather and connect thinkers around the world who want to ...
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A step backwards: media in today's Iraq

A step backwards: media in today's Iraq
Author: Haider Al-Safi, July 3 2014 - As news came in earlier this month that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) had taken Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, I turned on my TV and satellite box in London to see how Iraqi TV channels ...
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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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East Los High

East Los High
"We wanted to create a place where kids could learn about sex ed and the countless other issues teens face these days," said the online series' executive producer Katie Elmore Mota. "But you can't talk down to them and you can't make them fall ...
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Next Generation of Science Journalists Award 2014

Next Generation of Science Journalists Award 2014
To help recognise emerging medical science journalists, Germany's medical journal Deutsches Ärzteblatt, the World Health Summit, the European Union of Science Journalists' Associations (EUSJA), and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting will ...
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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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Subgrants Coordinator - Internews - Juba, South Sudan

Subgrants Coordinator - Internews - Juba, South Sudan
Background: Internews Network is an international media development organization based in Arcata, CA and Washington, DC whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect, ...
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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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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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Doug Ward

Doug Ward’s passion for radio was stoked by listening to crystal sets in the 1940s, then helping design CBC’s As It Happens in the 70’s, and now working with rural African broadcasters to give voice to small-scale farmers. He is Chair of the ...
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Neelima Mathur - Media Development Communication Consultant - Uttarakhand, India

Neelima Mathur - Media Development Communication Consultant - Uttarakhand, India
Audiovisual Strategist / Media Designer / Trainer / Consultant / Mentor for: Development Communication, Social-issue Documentaries, NGO films  Focus: Audiovisual projects on environment, health, literacy, women’s issues, ethnic communities ...
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Public Trust in Vaccines: Defining a Research Agenda

Public Trust in Vaccines: Defining a Research Agenda
"There is evidence that for some parents simply providing accurate information about vaccines is not enough. How can physicians, nurses, and other health professionals engage the growing ranks of 'vaccine-hesitant' parents? And what is at stake ...
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World Environment Day: Involve communities in environmental protection

World Environment Day: Involve communities in environmental protection
Author: Lilian Kiefer, Lusaka, Zambia, June 4 2014 - As the world commemorates the World Environment Day this Thursday, Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) is appealing to the government, civil society organisations, cooperating partners and ...
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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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Manthan Award South West India

Manthan Award South West India
The Manthan Award was created to recognise best practices in the areas of e-content, creativity, innovation, and development in internet content in India. This specific competition is a regional award for eleven states of southwest India. The ...
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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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Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) Elections 2014

Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) Elections 2014
Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) created this election website in preparation for the 2014 elections and converted it to an information source on election politics and governance. Through partnership with a national daily newspaper The Afghanistan ...
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Open Development Cambodia (ODC)

Open Development Cambodia (ODC)
"Cambodian government information technology policy has encouraged the use of open source programs and the uncensored transmission of information, resulting in an energetic IT community that has produced Khmer Unicode and indigenized software. ...
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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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Social context of HIV testing among men who have sex with men in urban Peru

Social context of HIV testing among men who have sex with men in urban Peru
Author: Evan Krueger, May 19 2014 - In 2012, the UCLA Center for Digital Behavior (CDB) teamed up with Epicentro, an independent, nonprofit organization in Lima, Peru that works to improve the lives of the city’s gay men through community ...
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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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Strong Foundations for 21st Century Skills? Start Early

Strong Foundations for 21st Century Skills? Start Early
Author: Lisa Jordan, crossposted on May 14 2014 - Even with youth unemployment at high levels, business leaders complain that they cannot find graduates with the right skills for the modern workplace. A new report from McKinsey published this ...
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Re-imagining Learning and Play

Re-imagining Learning and Play
Author: Lisa Jordan, crossposted on May 14 2014: Over the past two days I have had the pleasure of re-imagining learning and play - with a group of 250 school teachers, digital designers, and play advocates brought together by the LEGO ...
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Appeal to the Member States of the United Nations Early Childhood ...

Appeal to the Member States of the United Nations Early Childhood Development: The Foundation of Sustainable Human Development for 2015 and Beyond
From the Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development, the strategies in the document are intended to help policy- and decision-makers understand the importance of early childhood development (ECD) to global development and raise it ...
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Stand Up Planet

Stand Up Planet
"[W]e followed the jokes into the lives of the joke tellers - fearless members of an exploding global comedy underground who are raising their voices, making people laugh and making people think. There's nothing inherently funny about hunger, ...
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"Be 100 Ragl" (Worth 100 Men) - Arabic radio fiction series sparks ...

"Be 100 Ragl" (Worth 100 Men) - Arabic radio fiction series sparks discussions on women's role in society
Authors: Noora Sharrab, Social Media Coordinator, "Be 100 Ragl", and Antonella Notari Vischer, Executive Director, The Womanity Foundation, May 13 2014 Harnessing the power of fiction to talk about social change
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Violence Prevention: The Evidence

Violence Prevention: The Evidence
This set of seven briefings from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, aims to cover what works to prevent interpersonal violence (including against women and girls) and ...
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How can access to independent media in a post-2015 framework be measured?

How can access to independent media in a post-2015 framework be measured?
Author: James Deane, May 12 2014    The World Press Freedom Day conference took place at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris earlier this week. Its theme - media freedom and the post 2015 development framework - added important heft to ...
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Annual Report 2013 of the Bernard van Leer Foundation

Annual Report 2013 of the Bernard van Leer Foundation
This report document by the Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF) is an analysis of their working strategies toward their three goals, progress made in collaboration with partners for the period 2010-2013, and lessons learned about the indicators ...
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