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A radio drama with youth appeal for Somalia

A radio drama with youth appeal for Somalia
Author: Jackie Christie, August 29 2014 - The assignments I take on for BBC Media Action sometimes take my breath away. Take my most recent project, for example: travel to the Horn of Africa and facilitate the creation of a 24-episode radio ...
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External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behaviour ...

External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behaviour Change Communication Programme
"...reviewers have called for more rigorous outcome evaluation designs in the manner conducted here."
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BBC Media Action's Work on Health

BBC Media Action's Work on Health
This video describes BBC Media Action’s work with media and communication to "provide health information and explore social and cultural norms that affect good health" in economically poor areas and developing countries.
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Citizen Participation and Technology: An NDI Study

Citizen Participation and Technology: An NDI Study
"[W]hile technology has the potential to amplify citizens' voices, it must be accompanied by clear political goals and other factors to increase their clout." Drawing upon case studies from 9 programmes around the world and a citizen ...
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Entertainment Media Can Help Change Behaviors and Stop the Ebola Outbreak

Entertainment Media Can Help Change Behaviors and Stop the Ebola Outbreak
Author: Margaret Miller, cross-posted from The World Bank website, August 22 2014 - In the wake of the current Ebola crisis, the 2011 movie Contagion (See the trailer here) directed by Steven Soderbergh has repeatedly been cited as one of the ...
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Lifeline Programming: Communication with Crisis-affected People

Lifeline Programming: Communication with Crisis-affected People
This BBC Media Action programme provides vulnerable communities with information on emergency services and advice on living amidst disaster and working towards recovery. It is a two-way communication programme, also aiming to give affected people ...
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Self-Assessment Toolkit for Community Radio Stations and Practitioners

Self-Assessment Toolkit for Community Radio Stations and Practitioners
The Self-Assessment Toolkit (SAT) is a community radio tool from Indian non-governmental organisation (NGO) Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) Community Radio Facilitation Centre (CCFC) assembled as part of the project ...
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CBA Ebola Briefing for Broadcasters in Affected Areas

CBA Ebola Briefing for Broadcasters in Affected Areas
Published by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA), this 8-page guide is designed to help broadcasters in Ebola-affected areas "to develop a clear strategy to ensure that they are able to provide continuous and effective operations ...
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Flooding in Nepal: how radio can save lives

Flooding in Nepal: how radio can save lives
Author: Bhuwan Timilsina, August 19 2014 - Every year in far west Nepal, the great river Mahkali brings tragedy to the lives of those living near it. Last month, as the annual monsoon rains beat down, it was no different: severe flooding and ...
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Women: The Voiceless or the Unheard Gender?

Women: The Voiceless or the Unheard Gender?
Author: Suchi Gaur, August 18 2014 - As I walked down the narrow road in a village in Butwal region of Nepal, I looked around and all I could see were mud houses and women trying to finish one or the other tasks. It was not a new sight for me. It ...
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Reframing the Evidence Debates: A View from the Media for Development Sector

Reframing the Evidence Debates: A View from the Media for Development Sector
"This working paper is designed to identify what evidence is being used in practice and to highlight what is now needed to move the media for development evidence base forward. It aims to be used as the start of a sectorial conversation to inform ...
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Revela2, Desde Todas las Posiciones ("Revealed, From All Positions")

Revela2, Desde Todas las Posiciones ("Revealed, From All Positions")
Revela2 is a multimedia, TV, and social mobilisation edutainment for social change platform for adolescents and youth. The first of its kind in Colombia, it aims to facilitate dialogue and critical reflection about sexuality and sexual and ...
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Senior Advisor - Economic Security and Opportunities - BBC Media Action - ...

Senior Advisor - Economic Security and Opportunities - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom
Job Introduction BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international charity which uses the power of media and communication to help people living in poverty improve their lives.  We work on governance and rights, health, resilience and humanitarian ...
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A&T Framework for Scaling up IYCF Programs

A&T Framework for Scaling up IYCF Programs
"The three A&T country programs reached more than 11 million mothers of children under two years of age within the first three years of implementation through interpersonal communication and/or mass media."
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Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith
"Hundreds of Pakistani labourers have been shown a short film that hopes to show them the importance of polio vaccinations." Image Nation Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emerites (UAE), developed a film- and radio-based campaign running from June to ...
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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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Schools bring hope to South Sudan's children

Schools bring hope to South Sudan's children
Author: Manyang David Mayar, August 11 2014 -  Earlier this year I blogged about the school children in Jonglei state who were forced mid-exam to flee to the bush in fear of their lives.
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The mass media and family planning in Kenya. International Family Planning ...

The mass media and family planning in Kenya. International Family Planning Perspectives
Westoff, C. F., & Rodriguez, G. (1995). The mass media and family planning in Kenya. International Family Planning Perspectives, 21(1), 26-31, 36.
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Social marketing improved the use of multivitamin and mineral supplements ...

Social marketing improved the use of multivitamin and mineral supplements among resource-poor women in Bolivia.
Warnick, E., Dearden, K. A., Slater, S., Butrón, B., Lanata, C. F., & Huffman, S. L. (2004). Social marketing improved the use of multivitamin and mineral supplements among resource-poor women in Bolivia. Journal of Nutrition Education and ...
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Radio promotion of family planning in The Gambia.

 Radio promotion of family planning in The Gambia.
Valente, T. W., Kim, Y. M., Lettenmaier, C., Glass, W., & Dibba, Y. (1994). Radio promotion of family planning in The Gambia. International Family Planning Perspectives, 20(3), 96-100. International Family Planning Perspectives. 1994; 20(3): ...
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Ebola and C4D

Ebola and C4D
"Access to timely and accurate life-saving information is hence absolutely crucial. This is where UNICEF is focusing its efforts moving forward." - UNICEF Representative in Guinea, Dr. Mohamed Ag Ayoy.
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Impact of Multimedia Communication Campaign “Diz NÃO à Violência Doméstica” ...

Impact of Multimedia Communication Campaign “Diz NÃO à Violência Doméstica” (Say NO to Domestic Violence)
Nearly one-third of Mozambican women aged 15-49 who are married or live in marital union have ever experienced domestic violence, and close to one-quarter have experienced domestic violence within the past 12 months. Young women are particularly ...
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Role of Social Media and User-generated Content in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Role of Social Media and User-generated Content in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding
"Utilizing social media and user-generated content for post-conflict peacebuilding does not simply mean making a Facebook or Twitter account for your organization. Social media involves conversation, and listening as well."
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My Rights, My Voice (MRMV)

My Rights, My Voice (MRMV)
This 3-year programme aims to engage marginalised children and youth in their rights to health and education services in 8 countries: Afghanistan, Georgia, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Tanzania, and Viet Nam. Activities in each country are ...
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External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behavior ...

External Evaluation of the Southern African Regional Social and Behavior Change Communication Program, as Implemented in Namibia
This report describes the findings from an external evaluation of the Namibia component of the Southern African Regional Social and Behavior Change Communication Program. The programme, which has been implemented in 8 countries in Southern Africa ...
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Citizen participation cardinal for growth of agriculture sector

Citizen participation cardinal for growth of agriculture sector
Author: Nervious Siantombo, August 5 2014 - Citizen participation is a critical element in the development of Zambia’s agriculture sector, which is the mainstay of the majority of the country’s population.
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Protecting the Rights of Children: The Role of the Media

Protecting the Rights of Children: The Role of the Media
"The research finds that a wide range of factors currently inhibit media in the three countries sampled from playing a more substantive role in promoting awareness of child rights, as well as in helping children realize their rights and in ...
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Monterrosa, E. C., Frongillo, E. A., de Cossío, T. G., Bonvecchio, A., ...

Monterrosa, E. C., Frongillo, E. A., de Cossío, T. G., Bonvecchio, A., Villanueva, M. A., Thrasher, J. F., & Rivera, J. A. (2013). Scripted messages delivered by nurses and radio changed beliefs, attitudes, intentions, and behaviors ...
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Mohammed, S. (2001). Personal communication networks and the effects of an ...

Mohammed, S. (2001). Personal communication networks and the effects of an entertainment- education radio soap opera in Tanzania
Mohammed, S. (2001). Personal communication networks and the effects of an entertainment- education radio soap opera in Tanzania. Journal of Health Communication, 6(2), 137-154. Abstract
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A Framework for Media Engagement on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and ...

A Framework for Media Engagement on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in South Asia
"The broader aim of the framework is to use media as a positive force to improve human rights and ensure universal access to HIV and healthcare services for MSM and TG persons in South Asia."
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Meekers, D., Van Rossem, R., Silva, M., & Koleros, A. (2007). The reach and ...

Meekers, D., Van Rossem, R., Silva, M., & Koleros, A. (2007). The reach and effect of radio communication campaigns on condom use in Malawi. Studies in Family Planning, 38(2), 113-120 Abstract
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McDivitt, J. A., Zimicki, S., & Hornik, R. C. (1997). Explaining the impact ...

McDivitt, J. A., Zimicki, S., & Hornik, R. C. (1997). Explaining the impact of a communication campaign to change vaccination knowledge and coverage in the Philippines. Health Communication, 9(2), 95-118. Abstract: 
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Lettenmaier, C., Krenn, S., Morgan, W., Kols, A., & Piotrow, P. (1992). ...

Lettenmaier, C., Krenn, S., Morgan, W., Kols, A., & Piotrow, P. (1992). Africa: using radio soap operas to promote family planning. Hygie, 12(1), 5-10. Abstract
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Kuhlmann, A. K. S., Kraft, J. M., Galavotti, C., Creek, T. L., Mooki, M., & ...

Kuhlmann, A. K. S., Kraft, J. M., Galavotti, C., Creek, T. L., Mooki, M., & Ntumy, R. (2008). Radio role models for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and HIV testing among pregnant women in Botswana. Health Promotion ...
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Kabir, M. & Islam, M. A. (2000). The impact of mass media family planning ...

Kabir, M. & Islam, M. A. (2000). The impact of mass media family planning programs on current use of contraception in urban Bangladesh. Journal of Biosocial Science, 32(3), 411-419 Abstract
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Kane, T. T., Gueye, M., Speizer, I., Pacque-Margolis, S., & Baron, D. ...

Kane, T. T., Gueye, M., Speizer, I., Pacque-Margolis, S., & Baron, D. (1998). The impact of a family planning multimedia campaign in Bamako, Mali. Studies in Family Planning, 29(3), 309-323. Abstract
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Islam, M. M., & Hasan, A. H. M. S. (2000). Mass media exposure and its ...

Islam, M. M., & Hasan, A. H. M. S. (2000). Mass media exposure and its impact on family planning in Bangladesh. Journal of Biosocial Science, 32(4), 513-526.
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Hutchinson, P. & Wheeler, J. (2006). Advanced methods for evaluating the ...

Hutchinson, P. & Wheeler, J. (2006). Advanced methods for evaluating the impact of family planning communication programs: Evidence from Tanzania and Nepal. Studies in Family Planning, 37(3), 169-186. ABSTRACT
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Gunther, A. C., & Storey, J. D. (2003). The influence of presumed influence

Gunther, A. C., & Storey, J. D. (2003). The influence of presumed influence
Gunther, A. C., & Storey, J. D. (2003). The influence of presumed influence. Journal of Communication, 53(2), 199-215. Abstract
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Gueri, M., Jutsum, P., & White, A. (1978). Evaluation of a breast-feeding ...

Gueri, M., Jutsum, P., & White, A. (1978). Evaluation of a breast-feeding campaign in Trinidad. Bulletin of the Pan American Health Organization, 12(2), 112. Abstract
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An evaluative look at a family planning radio campaign in Latin America

Background: While traditional contraception is widely used, in southern Nigerian modern contraception is a relatively recent phenomenon. Modern contraception is more wide spread among the educated and sexually active youth in Nigeria. Few studies ...
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Impact of an advertising campaign on condom use in urban Pakistan. Studies ...

Impact of an advertising campaign on condom use in urban Pakistan. Studies in Family Planning
Agha, S., & Meekers, M. (2010). Impact of an advertising campaign on condom use in urban Pakistan. Studies in Family Planning, 41(4), 277-290.
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A quasi-experimental study to assess the impact of four adolescent sexual ...

A quasi-experimental study to assess the impact of four adolescent sexual  health interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Agha, S. (2002). A quasi-experimental study to assess the impact of four adolescent sexual health interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa. International Family Planning Perspectives, 28(2), 67-70; 113-118.
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Effectiveness of Mass Media Interventions for HIV Prevention, 1986–2013: A ...

Effectiveness of Mass Media Interventions for HIV Prevention, 1986–2013: A Meta-analysis
"This meta-analysis was conducted to synthesize evaluations of mass media-delivered HIV prevention interventions, assess the effectiveness of interventions in improving condom use and HIV-related knowledge, and identify moderators of ...
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Handwashing with Soap Toolkit

Handwashing with Soap Toolkit
Published by the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), this toolkit is intended for public health and other development practitioners working in water, sanitation, and hygiene who want to use behaviour change strategies to promote handwashing with ...
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Mr Condom and me

Mr Condom and me
Author: Boyd Chibale, July 25 2014 - "Well, I am made of latex, and I come in lots of different brands, shapes and sizes. I am anything from small to extra-large, strawberry and banana flavoured," says Mr Condom, one of the stars of a brand new ...
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Sustainable Development 2015 Advocacy Toolkit

Sustainable Development 2015 Advocacy Toolkit
This Sustainable Development 2015 Advocacy Toolkit is intended for civil society and other stakeholder organisations, coalitions, and individuals that wish to influence the post-2015 development agenda, including the design and implementation of ...
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Boda Boda Talk Talk

Boda Boda Talk Talk
Produced by Internews Humanitarian Information Service in South Sudan, Boda Boda Talk Talk (BBTT) is a recorded audio service which seeks to provide life-saving and life-enhancing information to people displaced by the conflict at two of the ...
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AIDS 2014 discusses media: a tool to end stigma

AIDS 2014 discusses media: a tool to end stigma
Author: Lucy Maroncha, July 23 2014 - Activists at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne [Australia] this week have urged journalists to be more creative and to use less stigmatizing words which influence public opinion and ...
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