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April 29, 2016

Why New Zealand is a terrible example to follow

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"New Zealand was also highlighted as a model system by some experts, who said that given its size and geographic position, it might be a more suitable model for smaller nations."Rethinking Public Service Broadcasting's Place in International ...

Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television 2016
April 27, 2016

Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television 2016

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"Showcase your creative talent and commitment to children's rights. Gain recognition from UNICEF, industry associations, and your peers. Bring your stories to a global audience." The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), CASBAA (which is an ...

Website for Parents: Vaccines for Your Children
April 27, 2016

Website for Parents: Vaccines for Your Children

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Launched during National Infant Immunization Week (April 16-23 2016) by the United States (US)-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this website offers a variety of resources for parents seeking to learn more about childhood ...

How to Report Scientific Findings
April 27, 2016

How to Report Scientific Findings

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This online resource from SciDev.Net is written as a communication guide for journalists reporting scientific research. It explains how and why to interrogate research findings that might appear in press releases. Stories lacking depth and ...

Lao PDR's Polio Outbreak and Response: C4D efforts in reaching the last child
April 26, 2016

Lao PDR's Polio Outbreak and Response: C4D efforts in reaching the last child

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The Complete Background to Lao PDR’s Polio Outbreak and Response‬

Communication for Development in Peacebuilding: Directions on Research and Evaluation for an Emerging Field
April 26, 2016

Communication for Development in Peacebuilding: Directions on Research and ...

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"More effective instruments are needed that perform the difficult task of re-connecting broken communities, informing citizens and involving them in processes of reconstruction, and enabling all groups in civil society to have a voice in the ...

Reducing Violence by Transforming Neighborhoods: A Natural Experiment in Medellin, Colombia
April 21, 2016

Reducing Violence by Transforming Neighborhoods: A Natural Experiment in ...

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"Neighborhood-level interventions provide an opportunity to better understand the impact that neighborhoods have on health." This research was done in Medellín, Colombia, to access the effects of transit-oriented development and municipal ...

Media in Latin America: A Path Forward
April 20, 2016

Media in Latin America: A Path Forward

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"...a coalition of a dozen leading media watchdog organizations and NGOs [non-governmental organisations] that participated...issued a declaration calling on Latin America's governments to take concrete steps to guarantee freedom of expression ...

A true partnership
April 20, 2016

A true partnership

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Author: Jackie Christie, April 20 2016 - Working together, BBC Media Action and the Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) have transformed a shabby studio into a HD home for KBC’s flagship politics programme, Beyond the Headlines. I think it’s ...

Rethinking Public Service Broadcasting's Place in International Media Development
April 13, 2016

Rethinking Public Service Broadcasting's Place in International Media ...

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"Media developers and donors are taking a second look at public service broadcasting. Could it be that PSB, even with all its challenges and pitfalls, might offer a new path for opening up the media environment?" This paper from the Center for ...

From Access to Inclusion: Educating Clients
April 13, 2016

From Access to Inclusion: Educating Clients

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"...using media and audiovisual campaigns is a powerful channel in reaching to un- and underbanked populations and providing low-income women with relevant financial education messages that will help them make full use of the financial products ...

Step It Up for Gender Equality Media Compact
April 11, 2016

Step It Up for Gender Equality Media Compact

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Launched in March 2016 by UN Women during a side event of the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, this alliance of international, regional, and national media outlets is working as gender champions to galvanise attention and ...

Evaluation of the Behaviour Change Communication and Community Mobilization Activities in Myanmar Artemisinin Resistance Containment Zones
April 7, 2016

Evaluation of the Behaviour Change Communication and Community Mobilization ...

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This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the behaviour change communication and community mobilisation activities carried out under the rubric of the fifth objective of the Myanmar Artemisinin Resistance Containment (MARC) programme ...

One year on from the Nigerian elections: "no violence, just vote"
April 6, 2016

One year on from the Nigerian elections: "no violence, just vote"

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Author: Osebi Adams, April 6 2016 - This time last year, I wasn’t sure what the future held for me as a young Nigerian. Not because I was worried about a job or a family since I was already working as a researcher for BBC Media Action and ...

Strategies for Improving Polio Surveillance Performance in the Security-Challenged Nigerian States of Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe During 2009-2014
April 5, 2016

Strategies for Improving Polio Surveillance Performance in the ...

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To identify areas of polio transmission in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe (3 of the states in the northeast geopolitical zone of Nigeria), polio surveillance must be very sensitive, according to this report. These states, which also have international ...

Right Method, Right Time, My Choice
April 1, 2016

Right Method, Right Time, My Choice

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Right Time, Right Method, My Choice is a behaviour change campaign designed to improve increase contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) by 5 percentage points in the 11 districts in Indonesia where the campaign is being implemented over 3 years ...

Polio in Ukraine: Crisis, Challenge, and Opportunity
March 31, 2016

Polio in Ukraine: Crisis, Challenge, and Opportunity

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"How did a modern country with aspirations toward European identity fail so dramatically on something as basic as childhood vaccines? The decline of Ukraine's immunization system is fueled primarily by corruption, coupled with ineffective public ...

Media Development: An Evaluation of Five Capacity-Strengthening Projects
March 31, 2016

Media Development: An Evaluation of Five Capacity-Strengthening Projects

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"Those involved in media development owe it to the populations they seek to benefit to scrutinise and evaluate their own efforts carefully, ensuring that they continually challenge themselves to improve the work they do."

Gender and Social and Behavior Change Communication Implementation Kit
March 31, 2016

Gender and Social and Behavior Change Communication Implementation Kit

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"By integrating gender into your SBCC strategy, you can make health messages more effective, stimulate equity in gender roles, and improve health outcomes. Since the roles and power relations between men and women affect how an activity is ...

Why Branding Matters for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)
March 30, 2016

Why Branding Matters for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)

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From Charles Kojo Vandyck: The last couple of years, my colleagues and I at WACSI [West Africa Civil Society Institute] have initiated passionate discussions about branding and its value added to strengthening the institute’s relevance, identity, ...

Predictors of Knowledge about Tuberculosis: Results from SANHANES I, a National, Cross-Sectional Household Survey in South Africa
March 24, 2016

Predictors of Knowledge about Tuberculosis: Results from SANHANES I, a ...

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"To reduce the burden of tuberculosis in South Africa, media campaigns targeting both rural and urban communities should include conveying accurate information about the disease. Policy makers should also address structural barriers that ...

"Please, ask my husband"
March 23, 2016

"Please, ask my husband"

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Author: Aniqa Hossain, March 23 2016 - Women in Bangladesh tend to see political debate as "men’s business" but the female viewers of BBC Sanglap are an exception. Discussing politics over a cup of tea at a roadside stall is common practice for ...

Singha Durbar (Madam Prime Minister)
March 15, 2016

Singha Durbar (Madam Prime Minister)

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"What if we could create a fictional road map to good governance, firmly rooted in reality, believable, yet reaching for the stars? What if it sparked conversations around the country about how to redefine what good leadership means for Nepal? ...

The Effectiveness of Disaster Risk Communication: A Systematic Review of Intervention Studies
March 14, 2016

The Effectiveness of Disaster Risk Communication: A Systematic Review of ...

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The aim of this systematic review is to identify, appraise and synthesise the findings of studies of the effects of risk communication interventions during 4 stages of the disaster cycle: mitigation and prevention, preparedness, response, and ...

Exploring Citizen Journalism for Rural Indonesia
March 14, 2016

Exploring Citizen Journalism for Rural Indonesia

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"The West Kalimantan community has welcomed the news service, which provides highly relevant information on topics such as roads that are closed due to flooding, bridges that need repair, protests at local government offices, and community events."

Why Information Matters: A Foundation for Resilience
March 11, 2016

Why Information Matters: A Foundation for Resilience

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“You can make a system work better with surprising ease if you give it more timely, more accurate, more complete information.” - Donella Meadows, Thinking in Systems

Impact Data - Alive & Thrive (A&T) in Bangladesh
March 10, 2016

Impact Data - Alive & Thrive (A&T) in Bangladesh

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"A greater proportion of women practiced the recommended behaviors when they had face to face contact with frontline workers plus mass media (TV spots) than did women who only saw the TV spots."

The Role of the Polio Program Infrastructure in Response to Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Nigeria 2014
March 7, 2016

The Role of the Polio Program Infrastructure in Response to Ebola Virus ...

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"The support from the polio program infrastructure, particularly the coordination mechanism adopted (the EEOC), the availability of skilled personnel in the polio program, and lessons learned from managing the polio eradication program greatly ...

The darker side of Valentine's Day in Cambodia
March 7, 2016

The darker side of Valentine's Day in Cambodia

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Author: Vy Yaro - The presenter of Love9 looks at why Valentine’s Day in Cambodia is the perfect time to talk about sexual and reproductive rights. Valentine’s Day is extremely popular in Cambodia. But the celebration isn’t always a happy one. ...

Cricket aid: Bangladesh stars help out waterlogged village
March 7, 2016

Cricket aid: Bangladesh stars help out waterlogged village

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Author: Saad Shahriar - Villagers in Bangladesh’s waterlogged Satkhira region were bowled over when their national team cricket captain, Mashrafe Mortaza flew in with his team mates to take part in a special edition of Amrai Pari (Together We Can ...

Teaching Journalism for Sustainable Development: New Syllabi
February 23, 2016

Teaching Journalism for Sustainable Development: New Syllabi

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This publication offers a collection of model syllabi that include ideas, methods, and materials related to teaching subjects related to media and sustainable development. It was designed to guide and inspire teachers and planners working in ...

Annual Report 2014: Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan
February 23, 2016

Annual Report 2014: Polio Eradication Initiative, Afghanistan

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"Polio program is now at a cross roads to...achieve the objective of stopping the circulation of wild polio virus in Afghanistan....In order to do so all polio partners have started working hand in hand with communities and all influential layers ...

Economic Evaluation of an HIV/AIDS Behaviour Change Communication Programme in Malawi: Abstract
February 22, 2016

Economic Evaluation of an HIV/AIDS Behaviour Change Communication Programme ...

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" Further, to ascertain whether BCC programs are 'good buys' relative to other HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment activities requires an assessment of the resources used for those programs, that is, the application of economic evaluation ...

Outcome Evaluation of the Safe Love Campaign in Zambia Using Propensity Score Matching: Positive Effects on Condom Use and HIV Testing: Abstract
February 22, 2016

Outcome Evaluation of the Safe Love Campaign in Zambia Using Propensity ...

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"HIV in Zambia is spreading fastest among married couples, but issues of trust and fear of partner reprisal facilitate implicit acceptance of multiple concurrent partnerships (MCPs)." The focus of this Communications Support for Health (CSH) ...

"I Say!": Quantitative and Qualitative Assessments of an Entertainment-Education Couple Communication Game Show in Tanzania: Abstract
February 22, 2016

"I Say!": Quantitative and Qualitative Assessments of an ...

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"In order to increase couple communication around family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV prevention, the Tanzania Capacity and Communication Project (TCCP) developed Aiisseee! (I Say!), an integrated, multi-media, ...

Contributions of Western Perspectives to a Global Theory of Health Communication
February 22, 2016

Contributions of Western Perspectives to a Global Theory of Health Communication

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“Modern Western communication research '...is about effects. It could have been otherwise - consider the study of art, for example - but it is not'(Katz, 2001). Often this is a fruitful line of thinking that produces useful solutions to immediate ...

National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication, Afghanistan, July 2015 - June 2016
February 17, 2016

National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication, Afghanistan, July 2015 ...

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"The engagement and commitment of all partners to achieve the goal is critical as we continue to exert extraordinary efforts to vaccinate every child in the country and particularly in the hard-to-reach areas where the virus continues to ...

Raho Swachch Jiyo Mast Campaign
February 16, 2016

Raho Swachch Jiyo Mast Campaign

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"Children are eager to learn and adapt to new behavior changes while also applying those behaviors formed in their early lives..." Implemented by Sesame Workshop, "Raho Swacch, Jiyo Mast" is an Indian adaptation of the multi-country campaign ...

Scratch to Sketch: A Roadmap to Develop Effective Messages
February 16, 2016

Scratch to Sketch: A Roadmap to Develop Effective Messages

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"Message development process is a combination of science and art."

Impact of Information Society Research in the Global South
February 5, 2016

Impact of Information Society Research in the Global South

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"There is a multiplicity of voices, methodologies and theoretical traditions in the interdisciplinary fields of research that investigate the role of ICTs 'in', 'for', and sometimes 'and' development. This volume includes many illustrations of ...

What Drives Behavior? Key Factors for Handwashing in Bangladesh
February 4, 2016

What Drives Behavior? Key Factors for Handwashing in Bangladesh

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"What behavior will you promote? What key factors will you address to motivate people?"

Dads Can Do That! Strategies to Involve Fathers in Child Feeding
January 27, 2016

Dads Can Do That! Strategies to Involve Fathers in Child Feeding

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"Several recent projects have implemented innovative methods to reach fathers in culturally appropriate ways that both respect and challenge traditional gender roles. Initial results suggest that fathers' potential contributions to child health ...

DFID Guidance Notes: Shifting Social Norms to Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls
January 25, 2016

DFID Guidance Notes: Shifting Social Norms to Tackle Violence Against Women ...

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"Although the development community has long recognised the importance of attitudes, norms, and beliefs that justify violence and gender inequality in perpetuating violence against women and girls (VAWG), there has often been a lack of clarity ...

The Good Life Network
January 20, 2016

The Good Life Network

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The Good Life Network is a "pop-up" health and development television channel airing between December 1 2015 and March 31 2016 on satellite television in South Africa. Programmes cover nutrition, health, fitness, human rights, youth sexuality, ...

Reporting Development: A Guide for African Journalists
January 11, 2016

Reporting Development: A Guide for African Journalists

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Produced by the European Journalism Centre, this guide was produced to act as a key and timely resource for reporting on development issues across Africa.

World's Largest Lesson
January 5, 2016

World's Largest Lesson

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"If every school in the world teaches children about these goals, we will help them become the generation that changed the world." Through its various entertaining yet educational resources and activities, this collaborative education project is ...

The Journalists Initiatives on Immunisation Against Polio and Improved Acceptance of the Polio Vaccine in Northern Nigeria 2007-2015
January 4, 2016

The Journalists Initiatives on Immunisation Against Polio and Improved ...

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"...the JAP not only covered and monitored immunization activities in the media, but also sensitized and educated the grassroots communities, especially parents and guardians in noncompliant communities, about immunization activities."

Climate Governance in Africa: A Handbook for Journalists
December 21, 2015

Climate Governance in Africa: A Handbook for Journalists

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Published by Inter Press Service (IPS) Africa, this handbook offers insights and knowledge about climate governance issues affecting the African continent. It was produced to provide a quick reference for journalists on what are often complex ...

Supplementary Immunization Activities for Measles and Rubella Vaccine in Vanuatu
December 17, 2015

Supplementary Immunization Activities for Measles and Rubella Vaccine in Vanuatu

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In early 2015, the Ministry of Health (MoH) Vanuatu in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) conducted Supplementary Immunization Activities (SIA) for measles and rubella (MR) ...

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