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Childhood and Media

Childhood and Media
From Save the Children and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), this guide for journalists and media professionals in Valencia, Spain, is based upon a study, among communication professionals from TV, radio, periodicals, and daily ...
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Children's Media: An Unfinished Theme

Children's Media: An Unfinished Theme
  In this study from Spain, researchers sought to fill a gap in the literature on initiatives of child and youth participation in the production of media content at the municipal level in Spain. This recommendation of the Committee on the ...
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Next Generation of Science Journalists Award 2015

Next Generation of Science Journalists Award 2015
The World Health Summit (WHS) has called for applications for its Young Science Journalists Award:  "In cooperation with Deutsches Ärzteblatt, the European Union of Science Journalists' Associations (EUSJA), and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis ...
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Reality TV for Resilience: Can Reality TV Help Communities to Better Cope ...

Reality TV for Resilience: Can Reality TV Help Communities to Better Cope with  Climate Risks?
Reality television show Amrai Pari, broadcast in Bangladesh through BBC Media Action, reaches 15.8 million people with messaging on climate risk and resilience. This research was intended to measure "how target communities worked together to ...
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How to Do Audience Segmentation

How to Do Audience Segmentation
"Audience segmentation is a key activity within an audience analysis. It is the process of dividing a large audience into smaller groups of people - or segments - who have similar needs, values or characteristics. Segmentation recognizes that ...
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How to Do an Audience Analysis

How to Do an Audience Analysis
"An audience analysis is a process used to identify and understand the priority and influencing audiences for a SBCC [social and behaviour change communication] strategy. The priority and influencing audiences are those people whose behavior must ...
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How to Conduct a Pretest

How to Conduct a Pretest
"Pretesting is the process of bringing together members of the priority audience to react to the components of a communication campaign before they are produced in final form. Pre-testing measures the reaction of the selected group of individuals ...
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How to Write a Creative Brief

How to Write a Creative Brief
"A creative brief is a short, written document used by project managers and creative professionals to guide the development of creative materials (e.g. drama, film, visual design, narrative copy, advertising, websites, slogans) to be used in ...
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Nepal Earthquake: sharing life-saving information during a crisis

Nepal Earthquake: sharing life-saving information during a crisis
Author: Kirsty Cockburn, May 4 2015 - When Saturday’s devastating earthquake struck, I’d just finished filming with Sajha Sawal, BBC Media Action’s debate programme in Nepal.
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Wize Up Zimbabwe - The aftermath

Wize Up Zimbabwe - The aftermath
Author: Nokholo Mhluzani, April 30 2015 - Towards the end of the year 2014 Action IEHDC [Action Institute for Environment, Health and Development Communication] produced a television talk show under the Wize Up, your decision your life campaign. ...
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Global Health Reporting Contest

Global Health Reporting Contest
The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), with the support of Johnson & Johnson, is hosting a contest to recognise "the best media coverage of maternal and child health and other urgent health matters such as Ebola and vaccination" in ...
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Loving Love9: Findings from the Cambodia Qualitative Assessment of Love9

Loving Love9: Findings from the Cambodia Qualitative Assessment of Love9
This BBC Media Action research examines the influence of Love9, a weekly TV and radio programme which aimed to address sexual and reproductive health (SRH) issues among young people in Cambodia. Love9 employs a "combination of drama, comedy, ...
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Sex Workers and Sex Work in South Africa: A Guide for Journalists and Writers

Sex Workers and Sex Work in South Africa: A Guide for Journalists and Writers
This guide was produced to help journalists and writers to report on sex work in South Africa in a respectful and sensitive way. It sets out basic facts about the sex work industry and contains sections on appropriate terminology, use of images, ...
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Assessing Information and Communication Needs: A Quick and Easy Guide for ...

Assessing Information and Communication Needs: A Quick and Easy Guide for Those Working in Humanitarian Response
This guide, developed by Communicating with Disaster-Affected Communities (CDAC) Network Member agencies in collaboration with the Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS), contains "common tools to assess information and communication needs of ...
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What Do We Know about Communicating with Communities Following an Earthquake?

What Do We Know about Communicating with Communities Following an Earthquake?
 The Communicating with Disaster-Affected Communities (CDAC) Network has put together a lessons-learned web document on communicating with communities following an earthquake, focused on communication with Nepali communities and connecting ...
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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
  "The purpose of the present meta-analysis was to expand on previous systematic reviews to examine the overall effectiveness of mass media-delivered HIV interventions and to identify predictors of changes in condom use and HIV-related ...
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Engaging Local Media in VMMC Scale-Up: A Case Study from Kenya

Engaging Local Media in VMMC Scale-Up: A Case Study from Kenya
"The media have the ability to put VMMC [voluntary medical male circumcision] on the agenda for public discussion and to keep it there. Accurate, informed reporting of HIV- and VMMC-related issues can improve policies and outcomes, stimulate ...
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HIV Evidence

HIV Evidence
This group of materials from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs is centred around an evidence database (See related summary below) on ...
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For a Childhood and Adolescence without Violence

For a Childhood and Adolescence without Violence
In celebration of the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children, leaders of different religious and faith communities in Panama, members of the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC), with the support of the United Nations Children's ...
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Monster Network

Monster Network
This is a multi-platform initiative that promotes the development of skills for safe and beneficial use of information and communication technology (ICT) amongst children between 3 and 7 years of age. It also seeks to provide opportunities for ...
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Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television 2015

Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television 2015
"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."
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Schools Transforming Territories

Schools Transforming Territories
This Colombian project is aimed to strengthen the development of citizen capacities in public schools in Bogotá, through the "audiovisual systematization of significant experiences" of the citizenship construction concepts and peaceful ...
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World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) Webinars on Ebola

World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) Webinars on Ebola
The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) organised free webinars on Ebola/Infectious diseases in March 2015, which are now available online. They seek to raise journalist's awareness about the current situation and the longer-term ...
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Communicators Network for Children and Youth

Communicators Network for Children and Youth
This network was created with the aim of giving voice to Honduran children and adolescents. It seeks to promote their role and participation through organising, leadership, and social mobilisation. Using written media, radio and television, and ...
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Vaccine Safety Events: Managing the Communications Response

Vaccine Safety Events: Managing the Communications Response
"The ease with which information can be disseminated now means that negative comments about vaccines can go 'viral' on the internet without balanced professional input. As a result, the media have found rich pickings in vaccine safety issues.
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Nigerian elections: We've had enough. No violence. Just vote.

Nigerian elections: We've had enough. No violence. Just vote.
Author: Liberty Bunce, March 23 2015: One of Nigeria's biggest stars, the singer, songwriter and producer 2Face Idibia, is standing in an abandoned Lagos power plant, saying over and over again that he's had enough. He's not complaining about the ...
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A Journalist's Toolkit: Reporting on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

A Journalist's Toolkit: Reporting on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
This toolkit is intended for journalists who are covering, or would like to cover, stories relating to sustainable development and the design and implementation proposed for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and related framework of ...
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Revela2 in Campoalto, An Intervention Strategy in Education Programmes ...

Revela2 in Campoalto, An Intervention Strategy in Education Programmes Oriented for Work Training
The "Revela2 in Campoalto" project is part of the  entertainment-education (EE) strategy of "Revela2, from all positions," a multimedia communication platform that is being implemented in Colombia, beginning in 2010, with the aim ...
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Propensity Score Matching (PSM): An HC3 Research Primer

Propensity Score Matching (PSM): An HC3 Research Primer
"Propensity Score Matching (PSM) is a statistical technique that allows researchers to more accurately measure SBCC [social and behaviour change communication] program impact and to make a strong case for causal attribution. Using the PSM ...
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Social Learning Theory: An HC3 Primer

Social Learning Theory: An HC3 Primer
This Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) primer, part of a series of 8 research theory documents, is designed to explain "Social (or Observational) Learning Theory", which, as stated in the primer, "stipulates that people can learn ...
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Revela2 en Campoalto, una estrategia de intervención en programas de ...

Revela2 en Campoalto, una estrategia de intervención en programas de educación orientada al trabajo
El proyecto “Revela2 en Campoalto” hace parte de la Estrategia de Eduentretenimiento "Revela2, desde todas las posiciones", una plataforma multimedial de comunicación que se viene implementando en Colombia desde el año 2010 con el objetivo de ...
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Por una Niñez y Adolescencia sin Violencia

Por una Niñez y Adolescencia sin Violencia
En el marco del Día Mundial de Oración y Acción por la Niñez, líderes de diferentes comunidades religiosas y de fe en Panamá, miembros de la Red Global de Religiones a favor de la Niñez (GNRC) con el apoyo de UNICEF Panamá, se  unen ...
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Edu-entretenimiento para la participación social

Edu-entretenimiento para la participación social
Programa implementado en Colombia desde 2011 por PCI Media Impact y la Fundación Social con el fin de fortalecer las capacidades de miembros de las organizaciones comunitarias, especialmente de jóvenes, en el uso del enfoque y la metodología del ...
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Monstruos en Red

Monstruos en Red
Es una iniciativa multi plataforma que promueve el desarrollo de habilidades para el uso seguro y beneficioso de las TIC en los niños y niñas entre 3 y 7 años.  Así mismo, se busca ofrecer oportunidades para que madres, padres, cuidadores y ...
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Escuelas Transformando Territorios

Escuelas Transformando Territorios
Proyecto dirigido a fortalecer el desarrollo de capacidades ciudadanas en los colegios públicos de Bogotá, a partir de la sistematización audiovisual de experiencias significativas para la construcción de ciudadanía y convivencia desde el ...
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Escuela Audiovisual Infantil, Belén de los Andaquíes

Escuela Audiovisual Infantil, Belén de los Andaquíes
Proyecto de comunicación comunitaria creado con el fin de entregarle a los habitantes de Belén de los Andaquíes (Caquetá), especialmente a los niños y niñas, un lugar donde logren ampliar su proyecto de vida y alejarse de las consecuencias del ...
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Bottlenecks and Breakthroughs: Lessons Learned from New Vaccine ...

Bottlenecks and Breakthroughs: Lessons Learned from New Vaccine Introductions in Low-Resource Countries, 2008 to 2013
"Popular demand for and acceptance of these new vaccines (primarily pentavalent, pneumococcal conjugate, and rotavirus vaccines) was relatively high due to knowledge and fear of the target diseases for the new vaccines and to successful ...
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Assessing the Impacts of Shamba Shape Up

Assessing the Impacts of Shamba Shape Up
This 83-page report discusses a study to assess the impact of the Shamba Shape Up (SSU) television edutainment programme on small-scale agriculture in Kenya and to research how the programme influences farmers' activities. Led by the University ...
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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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Question: How is a TV show improving governance in Kenya?

Question: How is a TV show improving governance in Kenya?
Author: Anna Colom, February 13 2015 - It’s been a significant few months for the “Any Questions” style TV and Radio show Sema Kenya. As Senior Production Manager Jackie Christie explains in her last post, after three years and over 80 episodes ...
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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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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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Red de Comunicadores Infantiles y Juveniles

Red de Comunicadores Infantiles y Juveniles
Fue creada con el objetivo de dar voz a los niños, niñas y adolescentes hondureños.
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Africa’s Media Boom: The Role of International Aid

Africa’s Media Boom: The Role of International Aid
This report from the Center for International Media Assistance discusses the role of media assistance in sub-Saharan Africa's media liberalisation, particularly during the early 1990s. It also reflects on key lessons learned by donors over the ...
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