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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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Children for Health

Children for Health
Children for Health is "dedicated to the promotion of health education in developing countries, focused on developing children as ambassadors and communicators of essential health messages in their communities." The United Kingdom (UK)-based ...
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Issues Management Guide: To Support Countries in Preparing for Unexpected ...

Issues Management Guide: To Support Countries in Preparing for Unexpected Situations with Implications for Public Communications
"Unpredictable, unexpected events happen - frequently they are marked by uncertainty, confusion and a sense of urgency. Such events can lead to lack of trust - in organizations, people or immunization services. Having a pre-prepared ...
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Media Resource Kit: Preparing for IPV Introduction

Media Resource Kit: Preparing for IPV Introduction
"We hope that this will be a useful complement to the range of other communication tools and templates available to support the introduction of IPV."
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How to Assess Your Media Landscape: A Toolkit Approach

How to Assess Your Media Landscape: A Toolkit Approach
"When issues of good governance and economic growth are discussed in the development community, the role of the media is increasingly seen as central to success....This paper presents an approach to developing a toolkit for monitoring and ...
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Emergency Communications Toolkit

Emergency Communications Toolkit
This toolkit, designed for Save the Children staff, provides guidance on how to communicate emergency response. It has been developed by members of the All Members Cooperating in Emergencies (ACE) Communications Working Group as a resource for ...
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What I'll be celebrating on World AIDS Day

What I'll be celebrating on World AIDS Day
Author: Gideon Poki, originallly posted on World AIDS Day 2014 - World AIDS Day is a chance for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS. It is a chance to show solidarity with the 35 million people living with HIV today and ...
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The power of the media in Nigeria

The power of the media in Nigeria
Author: Anu Mohammed, December 2 2014 - I could never have predicted a conversation overheard in my cab to work would have such an impact on me. But as we drew to a halt in one of Abuja’s frequent traffic jams, I heard my driver make a call that ...
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Monitoring Access to Information in the SDGs: Indicators, Issues and ...

Monitoring Access to Information in the SDGs: Indicators, Issues and Practical Solutions
"In the entire set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets proposed by the Open Working Group, draft Target 10 of draft Goal 16 is the sole provision that would explicitly require UN [United Nations] members to provide the information ...
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Writer/Co-author - BBC Media Action - North Africa and Middle East

Writer/Co-author - BBC Media Action - North Africa and Middle East
BBC Media Action is looking to hire a writer to co-author an 8000-10000 word policy briefing on public service broadcasting in the Middle East. The briefing will be rooted in BBC Media Action’s project work in the region. The writer will help ...
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Fear causes media to self-censor on sexual minorities in Africa

Fear causes media to self-censor on sexual minorities in Africa
Author: Owen Nyaka, December 1 2014 -  What is it about lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people that ties broadcasters’ tongues and melts journalists’ minds in articulating stories on these neglected communities? An ...
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Safe burials will save lives

Safe burials will save lives
Author: Olabisi Olu Garrick, November 26 2014 - As a radio presenter here in Sierra Leone, I'm certainly not used to being asked for my own views live on air. It’s normally me who asks all the tough questions. So imagine my surprise when I was ...
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Powerful and trusted: why radio is needed to fight Ebola

Powerful and trusted: why radio is needed to fight Ebola
Author: Caroline Nursey, November 19 2014  - On first sight, Freetown seems little changed from my last visit four years ago - the same rich colours, smiling faces and warm welcomes. And there are signs of continued recovery from the war and ...
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Making Waves: Media's Potential for Girls in the Global South

Making Waves: Media's Potential for Girls in the Global South
"The interplay between media and gender norms has long been recognised and a substantial literature explores how media affects girls in the Global North. But against a backdrop of rapidly changing media landscapes - characterised by increasing ...
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Meena Ki Duniya: The Production Process

Meena Ki Duniya: The Production Process
Developed to capture the process of producing an entertainment-education (EE) radio programme for children in South Asia, this production book can be used as a guiding framework to replicate similar initiatives by other organisations and ...
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In the Ebola crisis, information is aid

In the Ebola crisis, information is aid
Author: Caroline Nursey, November 14 2014 - When I told them that I was planning a brief visit to Sierra Leone, reactions from family and friends ranged from "You can't!" to hailing me a hero.  In reality my visit entailed nothing at all ...
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Help where it is needed most

Help where it is needed most
Author: Kirsty Cockburn, November 14 2014 - Our work to tackle the Ebola crisis reminds us that we all have a part to play. I played the public service announcement (PSA) to a room full of BBC colleagues in Bristol [United Kingdom]. It was the ...
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An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Emergency ...

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Emergency Contraception
This strategy document is written to support communication on one of the "13 Lifesaving Commodities" as described in Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized Commodities in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH), ...
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An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: ORS and Zinc

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: ORS and Zinc
This strategy document is written to support communication on one of the "13 Lifesaving Commodities" as described in Demand Generation Implementation Kit for Underutilized Commodities in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH), ...
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Children and the Media Project

Children and the Media Project
Launched in 2014 across Southern Africa, the Children and the Media Project is working to provide spaces and opportunities for children to engage with and produce media, as well as to sensitise journalists and media houses about children's rights ...
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Demand Generation Activities and Modern Contraceptive Use in Urban Areas of ...

Demand Generation Activities and Modern Contraceptive Use in Urban Areas of Four Countries: A Longitudinal Evaluation
"This paper presents the midterm evaluation findings of the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (Urban RH Initiative) programs, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, that are being implemented in 4 countries: India (Uttar Pradesh), ...
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Using Entertainment Education to Promote Self-efficacy and Aspirations among ...

Using Entertainment Education to Promote Self-efficacy and Aspirations among Young Malawians: The Tisankhenji Radio Program
This 19-page peer reviewed case study, which appeared in the Cases in Public Health Communication and Marketing Journal, discusses the impact of the Tisankhenji radio programme, which was designed to prevent HIV among young people in Malawi, ...
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Case Studies on UNICEF Programming in Child Protection

Case Studies on UNICEF Programming in Child Protection
"These case studies illustrate how UNICEF support is helping countries to strengthen child protection system and promote social change to align social norms and practices with child protection.” The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has ...
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CRux (Community Radio User Experience)

CRux (Community Radio User Experience)
Launched in October 2014, this online forum for community radio (CR) practitioners, enthusiasts, trainers, researchers, and certified peer reviewer​s has been developed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ...
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Tackling fear of Ebola on the airwaves

Tackling fear of Ebola on the airwaves
Author: Mariama Khai Fornah, October 28 2014 - Here in Sierra Leone, the Ebola virus continues to spread, and misinformation spreads with it.
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Global Forum for Media Development Advocacy Campaign Post2015

Global Forum for Media Development Advocacy Campaign Post2015
"[T]hose who are empowered to decide the SDGs - your governments and diplomatic representatives - sometimes forget how crucial and relevant information is, or they might feel threatened by media. We risk losing this opportunity if we let them ...
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Opportunities and Challenges for Health Communication in Health Disparities ...

Opportunities and Challenges for Health Communication in Health Disparities Settings
"How can we build health communication and other capacity in disadvantaged settings?"
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After the Revolution: Libyan and Tunisian Media through the People's Eyes

After the Revolution: Libyan and Tunisian Media through the People's Eyes
"This paper draws on audience research in Tunisia and Libya since their respective revolutions to understand people's perceptions of the media in the post-revolutionary context." BBC Media Action's involvement in Tunisia and Libya provides the ...
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BBC Media Action's Governance Research: Emerging Evidence and Learning

BBC Media Action's Governance Research: Emerging Evidence and Learning
This BBC Media Action working paper offers some early stage qualitative and quantitative research data results and conclusions on their governance programming in ten countries, including the role played by country contexts and gender on local ...
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Increasing Male Engagement in HIV Prevention in Côte d’Ivoire

Increasing Male Engagement in HIV Prevention in Côte d’Ivoire
This 8-page project brief discusses the experience of EngenderHealth’s RESPOND Project in Côte d’Ivoire, which is working to challenge gender inequalities and transform harmful norms of masculinity that hinder HIV/AIDS prevention and care. ...
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Utilizing ICT in Demand Generation for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and ...

Utilizing ICT in Demand Generation for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
"This resource provides an in-depth look at three programs that illustrate the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and new media - specifically using mobile technologies - as part of an integrated strategy to increase demand ...
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Power Reporting Investigative Journalism Conference 2014 (Nov 3-5 2014)

Power Reporting Investigative Journalism Conference 2014 (Nov 3-5 2014)
The 3-day 2014 Power Reporting Investigative Journalism Conference is designed to provide intensive training to build journalists' investigative skills such as "following the money, using data, telling stories, using a computer as a research ...
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An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Chlorhexidine

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Chlorhexidine
This roadmap for communication design focuses on advocacy for use of chlorhexidine, one of "13 Life-Saving Commodities." The commodity is used for newborn umbilical cord care to prevent infection. The document forms part of a comprehensive Demand ...
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Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships
Chevening Scholarships are the United Kingdom (UK) government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations for outstanding scholars with leadership potential. The scholarships are offered ...
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An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Misoprostol

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Demand Generation: Misoprostol
This roadmap for communication design focuses on advocacy for use of misoprostol, one of 13 "Life-Saving Commodities." The commodity is used for postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) , a leading cause of maternal deaths, along with another underutilised ...
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An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Magnesium Sulfate

An Adaptable Communication Strategy for Magnesium Sulfate
"A communication strategy provides a 'road map' for local action targeted at behavior change and creates a consistent voice for the messages, materials, and activities developed. It also ensures that activities and products work together to ...
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Nal'ibali "Story Power. Bring It Home" Billboard Campaign

Nal'ibali "Story Power. Bring It Home" Billboard Campaign
In October 2014 Nal'ibali launched a billboard campaign in South Africa to "generate awareness and discussion around the power of stories to spark all children’s potential...the campaign seeks to inspire and motivate parents and caregivers to ...
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MISA 2014 Regional Children's Reporting Awards

MISA 2014 Regional Children's Reporting Awards
Journalists in Southern Africa are invited to submit their child-focused reporting for consideration for the Media Institute for Southern Africa's (MISA) third annual Regional Children's Reporting Awards. "The awards form part of MISA’s broader ...
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Media Content in the Central African Crisis: An Overview and Solutions for ...

Media Content in the Central African Crisis: An Overview and Solutions for Further Peace-building and Governance Interventions
This 70-page report presents the results of media monitoring and analysis conducted to explore post-conflict media content in the Central Africa Republic (CAR), with a view to developing strategies for peacebuilding. The media monitoring research ...
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Wize Up Television Talk Show - Zimbabwe

Wize Up Television Talk Show - Zimbabwe
Developed by Action Institute for Environment, Health and Development Communication (IEHDC), this 13-part half-hour television talk show seeks to reach young people (age 15-24 years) in urban and rural areas of Zimbabwe in order to create ...
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'I now know my rights': preventing bonded labour in rural India

'I now know my rights': preventing bonded labour in rural India
Author: Aashish Yadav, October 2 2014  - After a two year journey and countless stories of success, our bonded labour project is coming to an end.
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ICT-Enhanced Advocacy: Mobilising Communities Around Children’s Rights

ICT-Enhanced Advocacy: Mobilising Communities Around Children’s Rights
Launched in July 2014, the ICT-Enhanced Advocacy: Mobilising Communities Around Children's Rights project is using SMS (text messaging) to mobilise communities in Malawi around issues affecting children's rights and education. The initiative is ...
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Bringing hope after disaster in Nepal

Bringing hope after disaster in Nepal
Author: Bidhya Chapagain, September 26 2014 - Man Bahadur Lama was sitting in a relief centre when I first met him. Visibly shocked and heavy with grief, he told me he was desperately awaiting government papers which would qualify him for help as ...
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Open Jirga: one man’s amazing Afghan journey

Open Jirga: one man’s amazing Afghan journey
Author: Zabiullah Faizy, September 26 2014  - Abdurrasul Pamiri stunned the studio audience of our discussion programme Open Jirga when he revealed he had travelled eight days from the Pamir Mountains in northern Afghanistan to ask a ...
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A Theory-Based Framework for Media Selection in Demand Generation Programs

A Theory-Based Framework for Media Selection in Demand Generation Programs
"Theories are often used to guide the design of messaging content aimed at increasing demand for health services and commodities. However, it not always the case that theories are used to guide the selection of the media through which those ...
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Addressing the Role of Gender in the Demand for RMNCH Commodities: A ...

Addressing the Role of Gender in the Demand for RMNCH Commodities: A Programming Guide
"Demand generation increases awareness of and demand for health products or services among a particular intended audience through social and behavior change communication (SBCC) and social marketing techniques."
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HIV and Stigma: The Media Challenge

HIV and Stigma: The Media Challenge
"The role of the media in tackling HIV related stigma is crucial. It is seen as one of the drivers of HIV reduction, yet the media is far from reaching its full potential....Many of our interviewees believe there is fatigue with HIV in the ...
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Ending Female Genital Cutting: Lessons From a Decade of Progress

Ending Female Genital Cutting: Lessons From a Decade of Progress
This 24-page report reflects on and discusses efforts to promote the abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) over the last decade. It synthesises lessons learned from interventions and outlines insights to strengthen future ...
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A Communication Platform for the Promotion of Human, Sexual and Reproductive ...

A Communication Platform for the Promotion of Human, Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Adolescents in Colombia
This Colombian project, begun in 2007 and now ongoing as Revela2, uses theory and evidence, ongoing research and university partnerships, monitoring and evaluation, strengthening of local and regional capacity, local participation, a focus on ...
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