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Project Manager (Asia) - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom

Project Manager (Asia) - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom
Job Introduction BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity, which uses of media and communications to tackle poverty and contribute to long-term change in some of the world’s poorest places.   We do this through ...
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Vaccine Safety Events: Managing the Communications Response

Vaccine Safety Events: Managing the Communications Response
"The ease with which information can be disseminated now means that negative comments about vaccines can go 'viral' on the internet without balanced professional input. As a result, the media have found rich pickings in vaccine safety issues.
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Project Director - Internews - Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

Project Director - Internews - Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
General Function:Internews Network is seeking a Project Director (PD) candidate for a program that builds the capacity of Kyrgyzstan’s public broadcaster. The PD will be hired on a full-time basis and will be based in a field office in Bishkek, ...
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Nigerian elections: We've had enough. No violence. Just vote.

Nigerian elections: We've had enough. No violence. Just vote.
Author: Liberty Bunce, March 23 2015: One of Nigeria's biggest stars, the singer, songwriter and producer 2Face Idibia, is standing in an abandoned Lagos power plant, saying over and over again that he's had enough. He's not complaining about the ...
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By bike, by bus and by boat: Our Ebola radio show's incredible bi-weekly ...

By bike, by bus and by boat: Our Ebola radio show's incredible bi-weekly journey across Sierra Leone
Author: Paul Massaquoi, March 23 2015: What do a priest, a boat, a bus and a bike have in common? Despite sounding like the start of a bad joke this is in fact an important part of our strategy for circulating and transmitting our life-saving ...
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Social Learning Theory: An HC3 Primer

Social Learning Theory: An HC3 Primer
This Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) primer, part of a series of 8 research theory documents, is designed to explain "Social (or Observational) Learning Theory", which, as stated in the primer, "stipulates that people can learn ...
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Election Coverage Journalism Trainer of Trainers - Internews - Kinshasa, ...

Election Coverage Journalism Trainer of Trainers - Internews - Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Term: 1 month Anticipated start date: April 2015 Applications will be considered on a rolling basis   BACKGROUND:
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Election Coverage Journalism Trainer - Internews - Bangui, Central African ...

Election Coverage Journalism Trainer - Internews - Bangui, Central African Republic
Supporting Local Media To Inform & Engage with Vulnerable Populations Position: Election Coverage Journalism Trainer (ECJT) Reports to: Project Director (PD) Duration: 2 months Anticipated start date: April 2015 Deadline for ...
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Bottlenecks and Breakthroughs: Lessons Learned from New Vaccine ...

Bottlenecks and Breakthroughs: Lessons Learned from New Vaccine Introductions in Low-Resource Countries, 2008 to 2013
"Popular demand for and acceptance of these new vaccines (primarily pentavalent, pneumococcal conjugate, and rotavirus vaccines) was relatively high due to knowledge and fear of the target diseases for the new vaccines and to successful ...
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The role of radio in community development

The role of radio in community development
Author: Gillies C Kasongo, March 4 2015 - Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) commends local radio stations that are transforming themselves into platforms that provide local communities an opportunity to engage in dialogue on various ...
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Reflection on community radio and youth empowerment

Reflection on community radio and youth empowerment
Author: Gillies C. Kasongo, March 4 2015 - Youth unemployment remains a major challenge in Southern Africa, threatening the region’s socio-economic development. Although youth constitute the majority of the population in the Southern Africa ...
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Improving Communication Between Aid Agencies and Crisis-affected People: ...

Improving Communication Between Aid Agencies and Crisis-affected People: Lessons from the Infoasaid Project
This 30-page paper, commissioned by the Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN) at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), discusses how communication can be used in emergency contexts to improve humanitarian responses, with particular focus on the ...
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WHO-UNICEF Joint Strategic Action Plan for the Polio Outbreak Response in ...

WHO-UNICEF Joint Strategic Action Plan for the Polio Outbreak Response in the Horn of Africa
"[S]pecific communication challenges make it difficult for the public to perceive the risks of polio among other priorities, and hinder adequate support from governments, social and religious institutions, the media, community leaders and other ...
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World Radio Day 2015

World Radio Day 2015
Author: Tom Baker, February 18 2015, originally posted on World Radio Day, themed "Youth" (February 13 2015) - In this interview, Tom Baker explains how BBC Media Action is using the unique power of radio to inform, connect and empower young ...
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Addressing diversity in Pakistan's media

Addressing diversity in Pakistan's media
Author: Rukhsana Ahmad, February 13 2015 - For me, as a Karachi-ite, born and bred, the invitation to be a trainer on The Bigger Picture: Media, Representation and Inclusion in Pakistan, was irresistible. Here was my chance to revisit my former ...
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Annual Report 2013: Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan

Annual Report 2013: Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan
From the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), Ministry of Public Health, Afghanistan, this report narrates the epidemiological situation with regard to polio, the status of supplementary immunisation activities (SIAs), acute flaccid paralysis ...
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Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan: National Emergency Action Plan ...

Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan: National Emergency Action Plan (NEAP), July 2013 - June 2014
"...Polio program in Afghanistan has identified 6 key intervention areas that will be essential to assure the implementation of strategies [including]:...Communication directed to increased community demand and ownership..."
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Putting journalists on the driving seat to end child marriages

Putting journalists on the driving seat to end child marriages
Author: Mamoletsane Khati, February 18 2015 - In a region where child marriage reigns supreme and is silently accepted by many as a "normal" practice, the media needs to take charge and correct misconceptions. And that is exactly what journalists ...
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World Radio Day: Supporting community radio to become platforms for engagement

World Radio Day: Supporting community radio to become platforms for engagement
Author: Gillies C Kasongo, February 18, submitted for World Radio Day, February 13 2015 - Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) commends local radio stations that are transforming themselves into platforms that enable local communities with ...
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The Role of Media in Child Protection: Challenges and Opportunities in Uganda

The Role of Media in Child Protection: Challenges and Opportunities in Uganda
This 63-page report discusses findings of a study exploring child protection in the media in Uganda. The study examined the policy and legal environment, media coverage, and the relationship between civil society organisations, government, and ...
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Black Gold (Ouro Negro) Radio Drama

Black Gold (Ouro Negro) Radio Drama
Black Gold (Ouro Negro) is a serial radio drama in Mozambique designed to raise awareness around improving children's health and development. The drama, which is being broadcast nationally in 2015, uses an entertainment-education approach to ...
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Building Capacity for Creating Demand in Support of Malaria Prevention and ...

Building Capacity for Creating Demand in Support of Malaria Prevention and Control
"In the context of the Support to National Malaria Control Programme (SuNMaP), demand creation is the strategic combination of advocacy, communication, and mobilisation approaches that seek to achieve increased community awareness of, and demand ...
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Reporting Atrocities: A Toolbox for Journalists Covering Violent Conflict ...

Reporting Atrocities: A Toolbox for Journalists Covering Violent Conflict and Atrocities
Produced as part of Internews' Project on Conflict and Media during 2012-2014, this toolbox for journalists "uses the principles of conflict-sensitive journalism (CSJ) to teach reporters how to cover even the most senseless acts of cruelty ...
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The politics of love

The politics of love
Author: Hoda Hersi, January 28 2015 - We are making a fun but educational drama in our Somalia office, with drama very much being the imperative word. When characters from different backgrounds come together in storylines, from Shakespearean ...
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International Media Assistance: Experiences and Prospects - Global Media ...

International Media Assistance: Experiences and Prospects - Global Media Journal: German Edition
This edition of Global Media Journal entitled: International Media Assistance: Experiences and Prospects (available in German and in English) focuses on international aid to the media sector in developing countries, describing, defining, and ...
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A Culture of Rights

A Culture of Rights
"The main aim of this Communication for Development Study, commissioned by UNICEF [the United Nations Children's Fund], centered on carrying out a study on the knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) specific to Children’s Rights that will ...
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Illustrative Communication Strategy for Prevention and Control of Malaria ...

Illustrative Communication Strategy for Prevention and Control of Malaria during Pregnancy
Grounded in the belief that effective communication is the basis of malaria-related behaviour change for all stakeholders - women, their families, community leaders, programme managers, and health care providers - this communication strategy ...
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Ghana: Keeping Net Use Messages Fresh and Cool

Ghana: Keeping Net Use Messages Fresh and Cool
This 4-page case study shares the experience of Ghana's Aha Ye De (Twi for "It's Good Here [under the net]") campaign in keeping net use messages fresh and relevant over a 3-year campaign. The Ghana Behavior Change Support (BCS) project, a ...
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Audience Reception and Evaluation Study for Sexual and Reproductive Health ...

Audience Reception and Evaluation Study for Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) Communication Program in Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
This 53-page audience reception report discusses the findings of a study conducted by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication on the implementation of a programme on sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) among ...
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I Survived Ebola Multi-media Campaign

I Survived Ebola Multi-media Campaign
Launched in December 2014, the I Survived Ebola campaign is using personal stories and experiences told by Ebola survivors in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea "to inform, protect, and spread hope" while also countering stigma and discrimination. ...
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Male Engagement in Family Planning: Reducing Unmet Need for Family Planning ...

Male Engagement in Family Planning: Reducing Unmet Need for Family Planning by Addressing Gender Norms
With funding from USAID, the Tékponon Jikuagou Project of the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), Georgetown University, United States, conducted an initial review of recent literature and programmes on male engagement in sexual and ...
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Communication and Complex Emergencies: A Resource Guide

Communication and Complex Emergencies: A Resource Guide
"Without question, communication is playing an increasingly important role within complex emergencies. New information and communication technologies and burgeoning social media use are combining with the extensive reach and use of traditional ...
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Sharing is caring: top BBC radio advice for Tanzanian youth project

Sharing is caring: top BBC radio advice for Tanzanian youth project
Author: Kwizera Charugamba, January 13 2015 - Last summer, as we started the mammoth task of building a national youth radio show in Tanzania from scratch, a few of us (myself included) set off on a fact-finding mission to BBC Radio 1 and ...
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Deutsche Welle Ebola Special: Radio Series

Deutsche Welle Ebola Special: Radio Series
Deutsche Welle produced and broadcast an 8-part radio series on Ebola for listeners in Africa, which started broadcasting in November 2014 - initially in English, followed by programmes in four regional languages. Focusing on listeners in West ...
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A dramatic approach to Ebola

A dramatic approach to Ebola
Author: Mary Kolu Massaquoi, January 8 2015 - I recently spent a week away from my home in Bradford, in the north of England, working with a team in London on scripts for a new BBC Media Action radio drama for West Africa called Mr Plan-Plan and ...
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A man with a plan: using drama to tackle Ebola

A man with a plan: using drama to tackle Ebola
Authors: Yvonne Macpherson and Radharani Mitra, January 7 2015 - In the three countries most affected by Ebola, information and communication play an important role in curtailing its spread. There is a lot of information out there, from posters ...
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Fighting Ebola: now it’s personal

Fighting Ebola: now it’s personal
Author: Mustapha Dumbuya, January 7 2015 - I have a strong bond with my mother and we are often in contact. She lives in the city of Makeni, northern Sierra Leone and I live in the capital, Freetown, a two hour drive away. When she called me in ...
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Ebola Is Real: Using Theory to Develop Messaging in a Health Crisis

Ebola Is Real: Using Theory to Develop Messaging in a Health Crisis
"Using theory in health messaging doesn't have to be a massive undertaking, and you don't have to be a researcher to do it. What theory does for health communication is provide a road map to your work."
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Ebola communication tips for health officials

Ebola communication tips for health officials
Authors: Claire Hooker and Julie Leask, originally published on November 5 2014, cross-posted on January 5 2015: Listen up, health officials - here's how to reduce "Ebolanoia".
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How to Make Your Own Radio Shows: Youth Radio Toolkit

How to Make Your Own Radio Shows: Youth Radio Toolkit
This Youth Radio Toolkit was produced to help support young people to produce their own radio shows from start to finish, and covers issues such as choosing and researching a topic, recording, and learning how to get a show out into the ...
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Chala Skul Ku Jiba (Let Us Go to School)

Chala Skul Ku Jiba (Let Us Go to School)
Launched by the community radio FM station Radio Namaskar in Puri District, Odisha, India, in July 2010, Chala Skul Ku Jiba (Let Us Go to School) was a multi-media behaviour change initiative that sought to mobilise school dropouts to go back to ...
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Communicating with Communities: A Case Study and Guide from Pakistan and ...

Communicating with Communities: A Case Study and Guide from Pakistan and Elsewhere
"While there now are standard specifications for frequently used commodities and significant advances in information-sharing have been made, there is still a struggle to achieve a certain level of uniformity in the delivery of messages to ...
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