Search results

Mexican Journalism, Still in the Line of Fire
September 20, 2016

Mexican Journalism, Still in the Line of Fire

0

"Journalists in Mexico should not give up on the idea of forming a common front against the violence, something that international organizations should also support."

The Refugee Journalism Project
September 19, 2016

The Refugee Journalism Project

0

"At a time when the British press has a ready use for stories about refugees, it has yet to make space for stories by them....The story by the refugee journalist needs to be heard – not just for its own sake but to address the imbalance in our ...

Public service broadcasting in fragile states: are we flogging a dead horse?
September 14, 2016

Public service broadcasting in fragile states: are we flogging a dead horse?

0

Author: James Deane, September 14 2016 - James Deane argues that the concept of media systems capable of: engaging everyone in society, acting independently and enabling dialogue across divides appears increasingly – rather than decreasingly – ...

Are there alternatives to counter-propaganda in an information age?
September 7, 2016

Are there alternatives to counter-propaganda in an information age?

0

Author: James Deane and Will Taylor, September 7 2016 - Looking at information responses to extremism, James Deane and Will Taylor reflect on the challenges for media development organisations and call for an evidence-based debate that ...

Scriptwriting for Syrians
September 7, 2016

Scriptwriting for Syrians

0

Author: Hozan Akko, September 7 2016 - A new radio drama for Syrians hopes to bridge divides and help people deal with the pressures of prolonged conflict. To the relief of her family, a woman miraculously emerges from the rubble of a collapsed ...

HIV Prevention Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women - Putting HIV Prevention Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women on the Fast-Track and Engaging Men and Boys
September 7, 2016

HIV Prevention Among Adolescent Girls and Young Women - Putting HIV ...

0

“The number of new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in sub-Saharan Africa remains exceptionally high. In 2015, 450 000 [380 000–530 000] new infections occurred among adolescent girls and young women aged 15 to 24 years, ...

How Listening Groups Are Adding Value to the Ethiopian Health Development Army and Impacting the Wider Community
September 1, 2016

How Listening Groups Are Adding Value to the Ethiopian Health Development ...

0

"Listening groups, based on BBC Media Action’s health programmes, are adding value to the Ethiopian government’s Health Development Army, a network of volunteers tasked with learning about key health behaviours and leading others in their ...

Tikambe! (Let's Talk!) Project
September 1, 2016

Tikambe! (Let's Talk!) Project

4

Tikambe! (Let’s Talk!) is a joint BBC Media Action and Restless Development project in Zambia that uses an integrated communication approach to get young people openly talking about sex, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and how to prevent ...

We need to start talking about AIDS again
August 31, 2016

We need to start talking about AIDS again

0

Author: Caroline Sugg, August 31 2016 - In the early days of HIV, communication was at the heart of many successful prevention efforts but has never been fully integrated into the global response. Caroline Sugg explains why this needs to change, ...

How a volunteer journalist used radio to combat cholera in Kenya
August 31, 2016

How a volunteer journalist used radio to combat cholera in Kenya

0

Author: Mark Okundi, August 31 2016 - Passing on skills to a new generation of broadcast journalists is helping save lives in Kenya. Mark explains how a fresh-faced volunteer single-handedly developed a radio programme designed to ...

Kahi Ankahi Baatein (KAB) [Speaking the Unsaid]
August 30, 2016

Kahi Ankahi Baatein (KAB) [Speaking the Unsaid]

0

In a country where young people constitute about 22.8% of the population, the New Delhi, India-based human rights organisation CREA (Creating Resources for Empowerment and Action) observed that there exist very few resources that provide ...

Countering Violent Extremism through Media and Communication Strategies
August 29, 2016

Countering Violent Extremism through Media and Communication Strategies

0

This report presents an analysis of a corpus of academic and grey literature relevant to the question: How can media and communications be used to counter identity-based violence (IBV) or violent extremism (VE)? Whether IBV is committed against ...

Journalism in Conflict and Post-Conflict Conditions: Worldwide Perspectives
August 25, 2016

Journalism in Conflict and Post-Conflict Conditions: Worldwide Perspectives

3

"[R]eporting on events is not just a passive process. In constructing a narrative for the reader, the journalist plays an active role in defining the event in question and underlining what is at stake. In so doing, the journalist both reports as ...

Ukraine: Reporting Conflict
August 26, 2016

Ukraine: Reporting Conflict

0

"The challenge is to find new ways of covering the ongoing problems and how to find a fresh approach which will inform and educate the wider public." This booklet aims to provide some pointers and practical advice for journalists in Ukraine - a ...

Broadcasting Peace: A Case Study on Education for Peace, Participation and Skills Development Through Radio and Community Dialogue
August 26, 2016

Broadcasting Peace: A Case Study on Education for Peace, Participation and ...

4

This case study looks at a youth-focused communication for development intervention in Uganda carried out in partnership with the Straight Talk Foundation as part of the Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy in Conflict-Affected Contexts (PBEA) ...

Communication for Humanitarian Action Toolkit (CHAT)
August 24, 2016

Communication for Humanitarian Action Toolkit (CHAT)

0

"Well-planned communication can help to promote community resilience and reduce vulnerability to a wide range of disasters and emergency situations." From the University of Adelaide, Applied Communication Collaborative Research Unit (ACCRU), the ...

National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication 2016/17 [Pakistan]
August 24, 2016

National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication 2016/17 [Pakistan]

0

"Our communications strategy was very effective in building community acceptance and demand for vaccination and in particular has positioned our brave 'Frontline Workers' as the true heroes of polio eradication working tirelessly for and within ...

Community Radio and Sustainability: A Participatory Research Initiative
August 23, 2016

Community Radio and Sustainability: A Participatory Research Initiative

0

"The study shows that Community Radio will have to continue a high level of engagement with its community over a longer period of time, enabling listening audiences and community members to play successively bigger roles in all aspects of its ...

CR Self Assessment Guide
August 19, 2016

CR Self Assessment Guide

0

This is a simple, action-oriented self-assessment tool for community radio (CR) stations to assess their structure and performance on a variety of parameters. New Delhi, India's Ideosync Media Combine poses a variety of questions to spark ...

Communication for Development Guidelines for Responding to Polio Events and Outbreaks Post Switch
August 18, 2016

Communication for Development Guidelines for Responding to Polio Events and ...

0

In light of the fact that a fast, effective response to stop new polio outbreaks in previously polio-free countries is crucial to meet the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)'s aim of global eradication, this document provides guidelines ...

CR: A User's Guide to the Technology
August 18, 2016

CR: A User's Guide to the Technology

0

"As hands-on participatory community development specialists it is in your interest to be aware of the different options open to you in sourcing, maintenance and operation of the equipment that is most suited to your individual needs." - Jocelyne ...

Why Media Matters in Healthcare Advocacy and Education
August 17, 2016

Why Media Matters in Healthcare Advocacy and Education

0

"...Media advocacy in grass roots organizing and activism is an essential strategy to accomplish three main objectives: influence and shape public debate, exert pressure over decision makers, and, most importantly, strengthen and amplify the ...

"You runaway": the challenges of research in South Sudan
August 17, 2016

"You runaway": the challenges of research in South Sudan

0

Author: Trish Doherty, August 17 2016: Writing from Juba, Research Manager Trish Doherty explains the importance of conducting research in conflict-affected countries like South Sudan – despite the very real risks for both researchers and the ...

Evaluation of Child and Youth Participation in Peacebuilding
August 16, 2016

Evaluation of Child and Youth Participation in Peacebuilding

0

This report highlights the results of an evaluation of peacebuilding initiatives involving children and youth in three countries: Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Nepal. The objectives of the study are to: explore children ...

Engaging Black Communities to Address HIV: Community Responses to the "Keep It Alive!" Social Marketing Campaign in Ontario, Canada
August 15, 2016

Engaging Black Communities to Address HIV: Community Responses to the "Keep ...

0

"...Black communities in Ontario and Canada as a whole are heterogeneous, but our results underline the importance of better understanding how and why campaigns are received in varying ways within a targeted population. In addition, the findings ...

The Effectiveness of Social Marketing in Global Health: A Systematic Review
August 15, 2016

The Effectiveness of Social Marketing in Global Health: A Systematic Review

0

"Evidence exists that social marketing can influence health behaviours and health outcomes. Better documentation of social marketing interventions is needed when evaluating these programs." This article reviews evidence of the effectiveness of ...

Media Framing of Political Conflict: A Review of the Literature
August 15, 2016

Media Framing of Political Conflict: A Review of the Literature

0

"[T]he literature suggests that media framing strongly influences political outcomes and thus fosters or undermines democratic institutions in new democracies in various ways."

Research Findings about Organisations Engaging in Media Assistance in the Fields of Journalism Training, Civil Society Support, and Good Governance
August 15, 2016

Research Findings about Organisations Engaging in Media Assistance in the ...

0

This literature review from Media Conflict and DEMocratisation (MeCoDEM) provides a systematic overview of findings on media assistance in the fields of journalism training, civil society support, and good governance. MeCoDEM is a research ...

Ukraine Media (U-Media) Project
August 12, 2016

Ukraine Media (U-Media) Project

0

The 5-year (Oct 2011-Sept 2016) Ukraine Media (U-Media) Project promotes the development of a free, vibrant and professional media sector in Ukraine, which provides a range of news and information, serves as a watchdog in the public interest, and ...

Eleven Ways to Boost Your Work with News Media: How You Can Help the Media Report Prevention of Violence against Women
August 11, 2016

Eleven Ways to Boost Your Work with News Media: How You Can Help the Media ...

0

Developed by Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic), Melbourne, Australia, in partnership with the EVA Media Action Group, this practical guide for violence-against-women practitioners is focused on strategic prevention messaging and work with ...

Does Mass-Media Public Communication Campaign Normalize Discussion, Attitude and Behavior about Condom Use among Married Men in India?
August 11, 2016

Does Mass-Media Public Communication Campaign Normalize Discussion, Attitude ...

0

"The effectiveness of mass media campaigns for normalizing condom discussion is largely mediated by demographic and socio-economic variables. Future campaigns need to address these variables to be more effective."

Journalistic Ethics and Practices in Conflict Societies
August 11, 2016

Journalistic Ethics and Practices in Conflict Societies

0

This paper provides a critical review of literature on journalism in conflict societies ("conflict journalism") by investigating principal theories, concepts, and arguments, as well as empirical research findings concerning journalism and its ...

Supporting Journalism in Conflict Societies
August 11, 2016

Supporting Journalism in Conflict Societies

0

This Media Conflict and DEMocratisation (MeCoDEM) policy brief puts forward suggestions for improved journalism support in the context of democratisation conflicts. It emerged from a research programme comparing and contrasting different types of ...

Civil Society, Political Activism and Communications in Democratisation Conflicts: A Literature Review
August 11, 2016

Civil Society, Political Activism and Communications in Democratisation ...

0

This paper examines the role of civil society organisations in the democratisation process of four countries - Egypt, Kenya, Serbia, and South Africa. It explores the nature and organisation of civil society and the ways in which civil society is ...

Communication for Land Governance in Guatemala
August 10, 2016

Communication for Land Governance in Guatemala

0

"Participatory communication is a powerful means to enable the informed and active participation of individuals and groups in decisions that affect their life." - Marzia Pafumi, FAO A communication for development (ComDev) initiative organised ...

Elections Communication Guide
August 8, 2016

Elections Communication Guide

0

This document provides a guide to the principles of political campaign communication. It seeks to counter the practice by media institutions and party functionaries of using insulting and offensive language during elections, and to contribute ...

This Is How We Stop Zika
August 5, 2016

This Is How We Stop Zika

0

Carried out from July through September 2016 by RTI International, this research-based multimedia campaign aims at empowering pregnant women on how to prevent Zika virus transmission in Puerto Rico. The campaign, part of an effort with the ...

Integrity Idol
August 4, 2016

Integrity Idol

0

"Integrity Idol is all about building a positive narrative. Instead of putting wrongdoers behind bars, it's about highlighting the good people. We really want to change the system through individuals, and inspire the younger generation to join ...

'Hiigsiga Nolosha': How Has a Youth Radio Show Given Young Somalis Hope for Their Future?
August 4, 2016

'Hiigsiga Nolosha': How Has a Youth Radio Show Given Young Somalis Hope for ...

0

"The second phase of BBC Media Action’s Somalia Stability Fund funded ‘Youth and Media’ project has aimed to increase engagement of youth in discussion on the future of Somalia and to contribute to an audience-responsive media sector." The BBC ...

Helping communities to make Naija better
August 3, 2016

Helping communities to make Naija better

0

Author: Uche Joy Nnogo, August 3 2016 - A small community in Nigeria is demanding better services to protect their children from diarrhoea. Joy Nnogo, of radio show Talk Your Own - Make Naija Better, shares their story. A young woman sits ...

Community Engagement, Routine Immunization, and the Polio Legacy in Northern Nigeria
August 3, 2016

Community Engagement, Routine Immunization, and the Polio Legacy in Northern ...

0

"The transition plan for the Polio Eradication Initiative in Nigeria must give a prominent role to community volunteers. They have and will continue to have a major influence on supporting routine immunization and maintaining trust of the primary ...

Safety Guide for Journalists
August 2, 2016

Safety Guide for Journalists

0

"Journalists and news organizations are essential actors for the exercise of freedom of expression, making them targets for those who want to impose tight control on public debate and citizens' right to information."

Aware Migrants
August 2, 2016

Aware Migrants

0

"Migration is a decision often based on false expectations: many migrants leave their home without a concrete project of precise idea of the socioeconomic and political situation of their country of destination."

HC3 Landscaping Summary Report on Zika Coordination and Communication in Four Countries: Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Guatemala
July 29, 2016

HC3 Landscaping Summary Report on Zika Coordination and Communication in ...

0

"[T]he number of confirmed cases remains minimal, causing rumors and lack of trust towards public health authorities in the local press and social media, as well as the population, and even among practicing clinicians. Trust is an important ...

Communication and the polio endgame
July 28, 2016

Communication and the polio endgame

0

Author: Caroline Sugg, Head of Special Projects at BBC Media Action, July 28 2016 - The sense of excitement in the public health community is palpable. While experts on polio warn against celebrating too soon, it looks as if this crippling ...

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence in the Syria Crisis: Facilitator's Guide
July 28, 2016

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence in the Syria Crisis: Facilitator's Guide

0

"While the media have a major role to play in tackling all types of violence, both traditional and new media in the Arab region continue to perpetuate stereotypes and generalisations about gender-based violence. Ethically flawed, unprofessional, ...

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence in the Syria Crisis: Good Practices in the Media
July 28, 2016

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence in the Syria Crisis: Good Practices in ...

0

"With regard to gender-based violence, media portrayals can amplify women's voices, counteract myths, and stimulate dialogue and public action. When the media covers the stories of Syrian women, who have often been portrayed as passive victims ...

AIDSFree HIV Prevention Knowledge Base
July 27, 2016

AIDSFree HIV Prevention Knowledge Base

0

The AIDSFree HIV Prevention Knowledge Base is an online collection of research and tools to help people who plan and implement evidence-based HIV prevention activities find what works in prevention. Each knowledge base topic is introduced with a ...

Two-Way Radio: Using Radio and Mobile Phones to Engage with Somali Women and Youth
July 26, 2016

Two-Way Radio: Using Radio and Mobile Phones to Engage with Somali Women and ...

5

"In a country with insecure and inaccessible regions, our pilot project demonstrated the value of Africa's Voices approach as a tool for remote monitoring and real-time citizen feedback - helping to amplify the voices of hard-to-reach communities ...

Sawa Shabab (Together Youth) Radio Drama Series
July 26, 2016

Sawa Shabab (Together Youth) Radio Drama Series

0

Sawa Shabab (Together Youth) is a peacebuilding radio drama series aired by nearly 30 local stations across all states of South Sudan. The radio drama follows the daily lives of young South Sudanese as they face unique challenges while learning ...

SEARCH GUIDANCE: These search results (thread above) relate to the issue focus of this theme site space. That focus will always be selected (for example: Global, Polio). In order to search the full platform knowledge base please click: Global (all knowledge in English), Soul Beat Africa (all Africa related knowledge); La Iniciativa de Comunicación - América Latina y el Caribe (Español); Classifieds (Jobs, Events, Consultants, RFPs, Materials), or The CI Network.

Poll

Rate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?/Valorar los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS)?:

Network Comments

Navigation

The links below lead to knowledge filtered for the focus of this theme site space. For all knowledge across the full platform and to access other theme site spaces, please use the top navigation bar above - Global, Africa, Latin America (in Spanish), Classifieds - Jobs, etc, all Policy Blogs, and to Search the Network.

All Knowledge with Further Filters Policy Blogs