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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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Senior Adviser, Governance and Rights - BBC Media Action - London, United ...

Senior Adviser, Governance and Rights - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom
REPORTS TO: Senior Adviser, Governance and RightsLOCATION: London, White City then other London locationGRADE: 9DURATION:6 months fixed term (maternity cover) with the possibility of extension
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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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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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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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Dhibcaha Nolosha (Drops for Life)

Dhibcaha Nolosha (Drops for Life)
Dhibcaha Nolosha (Drops for Life) is a radio show that aims to improve understanding about polio and challenge negative attitudes towards vaccination. Created in response to a polio outbreak in Somalia that started in May 2013 (a country with no ...
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UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: ...

UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change
This 52-page report reflects on the experience of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, which is being implemented in 15 African countries. A partnership between the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and ...
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SciDev.Net Investigative Science Journalism Fellowship for the Global South

SciDev.Net Investigative Science Journalism Fellowship for the Global South
Science journalists from the Global South are being invited to submit their applications for the SciDev.Net Investigative Science Journalism Fellowship, which will provide one successful fellow with a cash prize of £3500/$5837, laptop, mentoring ...
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Vamos Ler! Children's Radio Programmes

Vamos Ler! Children's Radio Programmes
Launched in March 2014, Vamos Ler ("Let's Read" in Portuguese) is a 15-part children’s radio programme designed to encourage primary school aged children in Mozambique to read, while also building the capacity of teachers and caregivers to ...
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Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Resources for Ebola

Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Resources for Ebola
Created by Health COMpass, this Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) online focus package provides a list of SBCC tools and project materials which organisations working to prevent and treat ebola can use in their health communication ...
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Addressing traditional practices that drive HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa

Addressing traditional practices that drive HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa
Author: ’Mamoletsane Khati, September 23 2014 - Women and girls across Southern Africa continue to bear the brunt of traditions that support multiple concurrent partnerships (MCP) and other uncouth sexual practices.
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Edutainment and Mobilization for Social Change: For the Promotion of the ...

Edutainment and Mobilization for Social Change: For the Promotion of the Human, Sexual, and Reproductive Rights of Colombia’s Youth and Adolescents
Edutainment +Mobilization = Social Change is a communication and mobilisation process, based in Colombia and on a multimedia edutainment platform, aimed at facilitating dialogue and behaviour change about sexual and reproductive rights (SRR) ...
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Legal Journalist of the Year Award 2014

Legal Journalist of the Year Award 2014
The Webber Wentzel Legal Journalist of the Year Award recognises print (including online), radio, and television journalism in South Africa that demonstrates outstanding work in the field of legal journalism. According to the Webber Wentzel legal ...
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Radyo Bakdaw ("Rise")

Radyo Bakdaw ("Rise")
"Radyo Bakdaw has helped bring a sense of normality back to the lives of many in the Guiuan area by bringing the community together to take part in events such as the much loved kareoke sessions." When typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on ...
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Youth in Cambodia: Media Habits and Information Sources

Youth in Cambodia: Media Habits and Information Sources
"This report focuses on the ways in which youth in Cambodia access and use different types of media and explores media as a source of information for young people. It also looks at how media can have an impact on their levels of civic ...
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Libya's Media Frontline

Libya's Media Frontline
Author:  Anne Reevell, September 8 2014 - A month ago I shut the door on the house that has been my home in Tripoli and, with one suitcase, climbed into a convoy with a dozen or so other "internationals" being evacuated from Libya. I'd been ...
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Mobile Phones: A Tool for Social & Behavioural Change

Mobile Phones: A Tool for Social & Behavioural Change
This group of papers on the use of mobile phones in India for social and behaviour change is the product of research and a two-day multi-stakeholder consultation in May 2013 sponsored by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Digital ...
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Aiisseee! (I Say!) Radio Relationship Game Show

Aiisseee! (I Say!) Radio Relationship Game Show
Launched in January 2014, Aiisseee! (I Say!) is a radio-based game show in Tanzania designed to improve couple communication and promote couple connectedness by giving contestants and listeners the chance to discuss serious relationship issues in ...
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