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WHO-UNICEF Joint Strategic Action Plan for the Polio Outbreak Response in ...

WHO-UNICEF Joint Strategic Action Plan for the Polio Outbreak Response in the Horn of Africa
"[S]pecific communication challenges make it difficult for the public to perceive the risks of polio among other priorities, and hinder adequate support from governments, social and religious institutions, the media, community leaders and other ...
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Safety and Security Officer - Internews - Juba, South Sudan

Safety and Security Officer - Internews - Juba, South Sudan
SUMMARY: Working closely with the Country Risk Manager, the Safety and Security Officer will be responsible for the Juba based Internews fleet inclusive of overseeing movement scheduling and maintenance. He/She will also have deputy security ...
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World Radio Day 2015

World Radio Day 2015
Author: Tom Baker, February 18 2015, originally posted on World Radio Day, themed "Youth" (February 13 2015) - In this interview, Tom Baker explains how BBC Media Action is using the unique power of radio to inform, connect and empower young ...
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Addressing diversity in Pakistan's media

Addressing diversity in Pakistan's media
Author: Rukhsana Ahmad, February 13 2015 - For me, as a Karachi-ite, born and bred, the invitation to be a trainer on The Bigger Picture: Media, Representation and Inclusion in Pakistan, was irresistible. Here was my chance to revisit my former ...
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Annual Report 2013: Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan

Annual Report 2013: Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan
From the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), Ministry of Public Health, Afghanistan, this report narrates the epidemiological situation with regard to polio, the status of supplementary immunisation activities (SIAs), acute flaccid paralysis ...
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Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan: National Emergency Action Plan ...

Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan: National Emergency Action Plan (NEAP), July 2013 - June 2014
"...Polio program in Afghanistan has identified 6 key intervention areas that will be essential to assure the implementation of strategies [including]:...Communication directed to increased community demand and ownership..."
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Putting journalists on the driving seat to end child marriages

Putting journalists on the driving seat to end child marriages
Author: Mamoletsane Khati, February 18 2015 - In a region where child marriage reigns supreme and is silently accepted by many as a "normal" practice, the media needs to take charge and correct misconceptions. And that is exactly what journalists ...
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World Radio Day: Supporting community radio to become platforms for engagement

World Radio Day: Supporting community radio to become platforms for engagement
Author: Gillies C Kasongo, February 18, submitted for World Radio Day, February 13 2015 - Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) commends local radio stations that are transforming themselves into platforms that enable local communities with ...
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The Role of Media in Child Protection: Challenges and Opportunities in Uganda

The Role of Media in Child Protection: Challenges and Opportunities in Uganda
This 63-page report discusses findings of a study exploring child protection in the media in Uganda. The study examined the policy and legal environment, media coverage, and the relationship between civil society organisations, government, and ...
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Black Gold (Ouro Negro) Radio Drama

Black Gold (Ouro Negro) Radio Drama
Black Gold (Ouro Negro) is a serial radio drama in Mozambique designed to raise awareness around improving children's health and development. The drama, which is being broadcast nationally in 2015, uses an entertainment-education approach to ...
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Building Capacity for Creating Demand in Support of Malaria Prevention and ...

Building Capacity for Creating Demand in Support of Malaria Prevention and Control
"In the context of the Support to National Malaria Control Programme (SuNMaP), demand creation is the strategic combination of advocacy, communication, and mobilisation approaches that seek to achieve increased community awareness of, and demand ...
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Reporting Atrocities: A Toolbox for Journalists Covering Violent Conflict ...

Reporting Atrocities: A Toolbox for Journalists Covering Violent Conflict and Atrocities
Produced as part of Internews' Project on Conflict and Media during 2012-2014, this toolbox for journalists "uses the principles of conflict-sensitive journalism (CSJ) to teach reporters how to cover even the most senseless acts of cruelty ...
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The politics of love

The politics of love
Author: Hoda Hersi, January 28 2015 - We are making a fun but educational drama in our Somalia office, with drama very much being the imperative word. When characters from different backgrounds come together in storylines, from Shakespearean ...
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International Media Assistance: Experiences and Prospects - Global Media ...

International Media Assistance: Experiences and Prospects - Global Media Journal: German Edition
This edition of Global Media Journal entitled: International Media Assistance: Experiences and Prospects (available in German and in English) focuses on international aid to the media sector in developing countries, describing, defining, and ...
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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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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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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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