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A Bigger Splash - Partnering for Impact: Lessons from BBC Media Action's Work to Improve Maternal and Child Health
March 23, 2017

A Bigger Splash - Partnering for Impact: Lessons from BBC Media Action's ...

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"By working with governmental and non-governmental partners, BBC Media Action's content was able to go beyond mass media to reach those without access, spark discussion and deepen the impact of work to improve reproductive, maternal and newborn ...

Managing Knowledge During Partnerships: A Case of Intermediaries in Agricultural Innovation System
March 23, 2017

Managing Knowledge During Partnerships: A Case of Intermediaries in ...

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"The advent of the Internet and its emerging collaborative web-based tools has assumed a crucial role in both inter- and intra-organizational knowledge management systems."

Media Movements: Civil Society and Media Policy Reform in Latin America
March 22, 2017

Media Movements: Civil Society and Media Policy Reform in Latin America

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"Why is participation in policy-making normatively desirable? How do citizens make policy-making better? What difference does it make if citizens take part in public debate, parliamentary discussions and procedures, and policy implementation and ...

Adolescents in Bangladesh: A Situation Analysis of Programmatic Approaches to Sexual and Reproductive Health Education and Services
March 14, 2017

Adolescents in Bangladesh: A Situation Analysis of Programmatic Approaches ...

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"[I]ssues surrounding sexual and reproductive health (SRH) remain a cultural taboo, especially for adolescents and young unmarried people. Adolescents in Bangladesh too often enter their reproductive years poorly informed about SRH issues, ...

"Governance and Accountability: What Role for Media?" - Panel Discussion
March 10, 2017

"Governance and Accountability: What Role for Media?" - Panel Discussion

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"Politics is made of people. We need to be able to question our leaders so that we can hold them to account. How can media play a role in helping people improve governance and accountability?" This event, held at London, United Kingdom (UK)'s ...

How can media inspire accountability and political participation? Findings from massive BBC programme
March 10, 2017

How can media inspire accountability and political participation? Findings ...

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Author: Duncan Green, Senior Strategic Advisor, Oxfam GB on March 1 2017 - A recurring pattern: I get invited to join a conversation with a bunch of specialists on a particular issue (eg market systems). Cue panic and some quick skim-reading of ...

Are Men Well Served by Family Planning Programs?
March 9, 2017

Are Men Well Served by Family Planning Programs?

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"Although the range of contraceptives includes methods for men, namely condoms, vasectomy and withdrawal that men use directly, and the Standard Days Method (SDM) that requires their participation, family planning programming has primarily ...

Participatory Communication Strategy to Strengthen Household and Community Leadership for the Reduction of Chronic Malnutrition, Improved Hygiene and Crop Diversification
March 8, 2017

Participatory Communication Strategy to Strengthen Household and Community ...

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"The Strategy operates through influential members and decision-makers in homes, the community, and on communication media platforms, establishing bridges of cultural relevance and emphasizing the reasons and benefits of behavior change."

Communication Strategies to Promote the Uptake of Childhood Vaccination in Nigeria: A Systematic Map
March 6, 2017

Communication Strategies to Promote the Uptake of Childhood Vaccination in ...

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"Effective communication is a critical component in ensuring that children are fully vaccinated. Although numerous communication interventions have been proposed and implemented in various parts of Nigeria, the range of communication strategies ...

Building Data Responsibility into Humanitarian Action
March 2, 2017

Building Data Responsibility into Humanitarian Action

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"Because affected populations can be harmed as well as helped by the use of data, frameworks must be established to ensure that humanitarians understand and mitigate risks caused by the use of data." This United Nations (UN) Office for ...

Senegal Behavior Change Communication Research: Kaolack Endline Report
February 27, 2017

Senegal Behavior Change Communication Research: Kaolack Endline Report

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"The assumption is that if parents believe that home literacy and language activities can enhance the success of children in school, and if they have specific tools to use, they will develop more self-efficacy, that is to say, belief that they ...

The Best Defense: Threats to Journalists' Safety Demand Fresh Approach
February 27, 2017

The Best Defense: Threats to Journalists' Safety Demand Fresh Approach

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"Much work remains to be done to improve the security of journalists in the face of unprecedented threats, including the spread of violent non-state actors, the shrinking rule of law, resurgent authoritarianism, and an industry shift toward ...

Engaging Men in Public Policies for the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls
February 24, 2017

Engaging Men in Public Policies for the Prevention of Violence Against Women ...

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This report aims to provide evidence about what works when it comes to the strategy of engaging men and boys to prevent and eventually eradicate violence against women and girls (VAWG) in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. The ...

Hilkor ("Ripples in the Water") and Mai Sari Sunakhari ("Orchid, Like Me") Radio Dramas
February 24, 2017

Hilkor ("Ripples in the Water") and Mai Sari Sunakhari ("Orchid, Like Me") ...

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"Now 22 years old with a 3.5-year-old daughter, Lalita lives with her parents and listens avidly to a radio drama, Hilkor ('Ripples in the Water'). In it, she hears her story and she hopes that other girls will know the truth and be able to avoid ...

A Manual for Investigative Journalism: How to Become a Mouthpiece for the People
February 23, 2017

A Manual for Investigative Journalism: How to Become a Mouthpiece for the People

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Editors: Gwen Ansell (2010), Syed Nazakat (2016) Publisher: Global Media Programme This manual, also referred to as the Investigative Journalism Manual (IJM), is designed to equip journalists with core investigative reporting skills and to ...

Inspiring Political Participation
February 22, 2017

Inspiring Political Participation

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"[A]ll these programmes sought to increase participation and accountability; reaching people that other media tend to ignore, getting them talking about politics and supporting them to influence decisions on the issues that affect their ...

2016 Nigeria Polio Eradication Emergency Plan
February 22, 2017

2016 Nigeria Polio Eradication Emergency Plan

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"The entire communication network coupled with other demand creation initiatives such as the scaling up of health camps and attractive pluses have shown results in reducing missed children, including non-compliance. Additional social data showed ...

Entertainment-Education and Child Marriage: A Scoping Study for Girls Not Brides
February 22, 2017

Entertainment-Education and Child Marriage: A Scoping Study for Girls Not Brides

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"Knowing that tackling child marriage requires transforming the attitudes and behaviours that perpetuate the practice among families and communities, Entertainment-Entertainment strategies could be a powerful way to engage individuals and ...

A Handbook on Reporting Terrorism
February 22, 2017

A Handbook on Reporting Terrorism

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This guidebook is a tool for Kenyan media professionals who are reporting on issues of terrorism, and who seek to counter violent extremism. As explained in the report, “Kenya has suffered its fair share of terror related attacks including the ...

Doing Debate Differently: Media and Accountability
February 21, 2017

Doing Debate Differently: Media and Accountability

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"Media’s role in shaping public dialogue can help to bridge the gap between information provision and political action, developing more inclusive and effective patterns of interaction between state and society. Supporting people from across ...

Global Shining Light Award
February 21, 2017

Global Shining Light Award

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"More and more journalists are being killed, and media outlets attacked, because they are carrying out important efforts in investigative journalism - exposing uncomfortable truths, shining light on systematic corruption, and providing ...

Road Safety Mass Media Campaigns: A Toolkit, Plus a Video Library
February 20, 2017

Road Safety Mass Media Campaigns: A Toolkit, Plus a Video Library

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"Road user behaviour can be improved by road safety campaigns, which in combination with behavioural measures (e.g., law enforcement, education or training), can become a powerful way to persuade the public to behave more safely in traffic."

 World Radio Day: still relevant in a digital age
February 18, 2017

World Radio Day: still relevant in a digital age

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Author: BBC Media Action Insight's Melanie Archer, on February 13 2017 - To mark World Radio Day, Melanie Archer reviews how radio can be a force for inclusion in a changing world, although it is vulnerable to getting co-opted for ideological ...

UNICEF Nepal C4D Response Earthquake 2015
February 17, 2017

UNICEF Nepal C4D Response Earthquake 2015

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This report highlights the key United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) communication for development (C4D) interventions during the response phase of the April and May 2015 earthquakes, which killed nearly 9,000 and severely affected thousands ...

Going Vertical: Citizen-Led Reform Campaigns in the Philippines
February 16, 2017

Going Vertical: Citizen-Led Reform Campaigns in the Philippines

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"These theoretical propositions on what kind of strategy works best for strengthening accountability and instituting reforms are built on a review of evidence. As such, they are ripe for testing, deepening and enriching through application to ...

Framework for Developing a Communication Strategy for the Introduction of Oral Cholera Vaccine
February 15, 2017

Framework for Developing a Communication Strategy for the Introduction of ...

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"Communication for Development (C4D) plays a central role in the successful introduction of oral cholera vaccine as an additional tool in cholera prevention and control, both in endemic and epidemic settings." This oral cholera vaccine (OCV) ...

The Social Science in Humanitarian Action: A Communication for Development Platform
February 15, 2017

The Social Science in Humanitarian Action: A Communication for Development ...

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The Social Science in Humanitarian Action: A Communication for Development Platform is an online resource that aims to establish networks of social scientists who can rapidly provide insight and advice to emergency responses, with a focus on the ...

Reporting on Road Safety: A Guide for Journalists
February 13, 2017

Reporting on Road Safety: A Guide for Journalists

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"This guide is the result of four years of investment working with media on road safety in ten countries. "

Radio has never been more necessary
February 13, 2017

Radio has never been more necessary

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Author: BBC Media Action's Caroline Nursey, on February 10 2017 - On World Radio Day, Caroline Nursey, BBC Media Action’s Executive Director discusses the ongoing importance of radio in a fast-changing digital world.  As the digital media ...

Parents' and Informal Caregivers' Views and Experiences of Communication about Routine Childhood Vaccination: A Synthesis of Qualitative Evidence
February 9, 2017

Parents' and Informal Caregivers' Views and Experiences of Communication ...

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"People involved in vaccine programmes need to understand how parents experience different types of communication about vaccination and how this influences their decision to vaccinate their child." The aim of this Cochrane review was to explore ...

Lifeline radio for displaced Iraqis
February 9, 2017

Lifeline radio for displaced Iraqis

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Author: BBC Media Action's Abir Awad, on February 7 2017 - “The food we are given is not suitable for human consumption. They’ve taken away our identity cards and our phones,” says Ahmed during a phone-in programme at Radio Nawa, an independent ...

Using storytelling to make statistics accessible
February 9, 2017

Using storytelling to make statistics accessible

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Author: BBC Media Action Insight's Mahmuda Hoque, on February 6 2017 - Bangladesh-based researcher Mahmuda Hoque explains how her team created a story about “Maya”, a 19-year-old mother, to help bring their findings about antenatal preparations ...

What does the new World Development Report say?
February 7, 2017

What does the new World Development Report say?

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Author: BBC Media Action's Will Taylor, posted February 2 2017 - Senior Governance Adviser Will Taylor reviews the World Development Report 2017. There’s a lot to like in the World Development Report 2017: Governance and Law, published earlier ...

Prevention is better than cure
February 7, 2017

Prevention is better than cure

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Author: BBC Media Action's Betty Duku, posted February 1 2017 - How local and national radio is supporting work to prevent cholera in South Sudan. “I didn’t know it was cholera until a health professional at my local clinic told me” said Mary ...

Exploring the Potential for Interactive Radio to Improve Accountability and Responsiveness to Small-scale Farmers in Tanzania
February 7, 2017

Exploring the Potential for Interactive Radio to Improve Accountability and ...

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“Many Communication for Development (C4D) initiatives aimed at reaching remote or rural audiences use radio and mobile technologies to ensure that small-scale farmers have the information they need when they need it. However, few look at the ...

IDEAS (Innovating, Designing, Evaluating and Applying to Small-Scale Projects) Guide and Facilitators' Guide
February 2, 2017

IDEAS (Innovating, Designing, Evaluating and Applying to Small-Scale ...

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"...a resource to develop your evaluation plans before you begin a new project, so that during the journey you have a strategy and tools to help you watch and listen to the changing situation around you....Incorporating evaluation and learning ...

A Social and Behaviour Change Agenda for Inclusion and Equity in Education
February 2, 2017

A Social and Behaviour Change Agenda for Inclusion and Equity in Education

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"According to the World Education Forum Declaration, equity in education refers to fairness in education policy, provision and outcome."

 Social and Behaviour Change Communication Insights and Strategy Case Study: Open Defecation in India
February 1, 2017

Social and Behaviour Change Communication Insights and Strategy Case Study: ...

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"This report demonstrates how behaviour change communications [BCC] is key to improving public health in developing countries. Whilst building infrastructure and services is critical, there is also a need to change social and behavioural norms to ...

Media Toolkit: Helping Journalists Get The Story - And Get It Right
February 1, 2017

Media Toolkit: Helping Journalists Get The Story - And Get It Right

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This interactive toolkit offers a detailed description of a journalism training project called Women’s Edition - a global journalism project and model designed to increase and strengthen reporting on population and reproductive health in Africa, ...

Ukraine Polio Outbreak Containment [Video]
January 27, 2017

Ukraine Polio Outbreak Containment [Video]

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"...thanks to the [communication] campaign, barriers to vaccination have decreased significantly in comparison with 2014 before the outbreak happened."

The Impact of a Vaccine Scare on Parental Views, Trust and Information Needs: A Qualitative Study in Sydney, Australia
January 27, 2017

The Impact of a Vaccine Scare on Parental Views, Trust and Information ...

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"There is a need for public health authorities to be proactive during an adverse events incident and engage with both parents and providers....[A]gencies cannot rely on the message getting through via other sources or parents actively seeking out ...

Change Starts at Home
January 25, 2017

Change Starts at Home

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Equal Access (EA)'s Change Starts at Home (Change) initiative uses a multi-component social behaviour change communication (SBCC) strategy involving a radio drama and community mobilisation to shift attitudes, norms, and behaviours that underpin ...

Klima 101: A Climate Change Guidebook for Philippine Journalists
January 24, 2017

Klima 101: A Climate Change Guidebook for Philippine Journalists

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"Aside from being a source of timely information and a vehicle of social engagement and mobilization, the media serve to amplify the voice of the people, articulating climate change issues and concerns that can help influence and mobilize ...

Zika Virus Infection: Step-by-Step Guide to Risk Communication and Community Engagement
January 24, 2017

Zika Virus Infection: Step-by-Step Guide to Risk Communication and Community ...

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"...information and communications about ZIKV and its consequences have multiplied exponentially, with information in many instances contradictory appearing in the news media, social networks, and other communication channels. This has led to ...

Recent Experiences and Lessons Learned in Vasectomy Programming in Low-Resource Settings: A Document Review
January 20, 2017

Recent Experiences and Lessons Learned in Vasectomy Programming in ...

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"By maximizing the confluence of existing infrastructure and more positive attitudes toward FP [family planning] use, and by building upon the existing body of effective male involvement interventions, now is an opportune time to incorporate ...

Media and Information Literacy: A Human Rights-based Approach in Developing Countries
January 19, 2017

Media and Information Literacy: A Human Rights-based Approach in Developing ...

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"Media and information literacy (MIL) is linked to access to information, free expression and education." This discussion paper from DW Akademie defines media and information literacy (MIL) through a rights-based approach and examines, in ...

Space for Civil Society - How to Protect and Expand an Enabling Environment
January 19, 2017

Space for Civil Society - How to Protect and Expand an Enabling Environment

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"Drawing on the input of their members and partners in the field over the last few years, the faithbased networks, ACT Alliance and CIDSE, have been assessing political and social developments that have had an impact on the space for civil ...

A Review of 10 Years of Vasectomy Programming and Research in Low-Resource Settings
January 18, 2017

A Review of 10 Years of Vasectomy Programming and Research in Low-Resource ...

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"With...growing support and refinement of gender and male involvement programming, now is an opportune time to incorporate voluntary vasectomy services into national family planning strategies." This peer-reviewed journal article reviews recent ...

Communication for Development: Dialogue and Involvement to Achieve Sustainable Results
January 18, 2017

Communication for Development: Dialogue and Involvement to Achieve ...

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"Including C4D in a project does not require an exceptional effort. It requires a listening and open attitude, accompanying the project from the beginning to the end to make the project live locally, facilitate its progress and enhance its ...

Breakthrough-RESEARCH
January 17, 2017

Breakthrough-RESEARCH

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"Breakthrough-RESEARCH addresses a clear need for increased study of SBC [social and behaviour change] interventions. Few existing studies examine mechanisms of effect in large, multi-component interventions, raise questions of cost-benefit or ...

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