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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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Health Research Manager - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom

 Health Research Manager - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom
Job Introduction BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity, which uses 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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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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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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Conflict Sensitive Journalism Trainer - Internews - Central African Republic

Conflict Sensitive Journalism Trainer - Internews - Central African Republic
Position: Conflict Sensitive Journalism Trainer (CSJT)Reports to: Project Director Location: Embedded within different radio stations in the regions as security allowsDuration: 3 months minimumAnticipated start date: March 2015 Deadline for ...
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Ocean and Fisheries Media Researcher - Internews - Indonesia

Ocean and Fisheries Media Researcher - Internews - Indonesia
Type of Appointment:  Consultancy or service contract(s) – fixed fee(s) of between US$5,000 and $12,000Appointment requirements:  Candidates based in Indonesia with legal working status are required. Experience with media research, ...
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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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Ni Nyampinga - Girl Hub Rwanda

Ni Nyampinga - Girl Hub Rwanda
Launched in November 2011, Ni Nyampinga programme offers a quarterly magazine, a weekly radio show, and a networking platform designed to empower girls in Rwanda through information and positive role models. Loosely translated as the "beautiful ...
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Yegna - Girl Hub Ethiopia

Yegna - Girl Hub Ethiopia
Yegna (meaning "Ours" in Amharic) is Girl Hub Ethiopia's flagship programme comprising a radio drama, a radio talk show, and music platforms to champion girls' empowerment and create a national conversation about girls' potential. Yegna is led by ...
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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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How to Start a Youth Radio Project in Your Community: Facilitators' Handbook

How to Start a Youth Radio Project in Your Community: Facilitators' Handbook
This Facilitators Handbook outlines a training curriculum and a series of workshops to help facilitators build a community-based youth radio project. Published by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and Children's ...
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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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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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