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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 ...

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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 ...

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

Why Media Matters in Healthcare Advocacy and Education

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"...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 ...

Zambia Elections 2016 - championing live TV debate
August 17, 2016

Zambia Elections 2016 - championing live TV debate

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Author: Changwe Kabwe, August 17 2016 - In an election campaign dominated by personality politics, a national TV debate featuring key presidential contenders in the Zambian general election presented a rare opportunity for people to directly ...

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 ...

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"...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

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"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

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"[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 ...

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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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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"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."

How can media and communication improve your health?
August 11, 2016

How can media and communication improve your health?

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Author: Emebet Wuhib-Mutungi, August 10 2016 - 'When have you taken steps to improve your health as a result of something you read or heard in the media or talking to someone?' asks an activity in a BBC Media Action health workshop exploring the ...

Journalistic Ethics and Practices in Conflict Societies
August 11, 2016

Journalistic Ethics and Practices in Conflict Societies

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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

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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 ...

This Is How We Stop Zika
August 5, 2016

This Is How We Stop Zika

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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

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"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 ...

Safety Guide for Journalists
August 2, 2016

Safety Guide for Journalists

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"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

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"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 ...

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"[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 ...

Inside a randomised control trial: insights from Bangladesh
July 28, 2016

Inside a randomised control trial: insights from Bangladesh

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Author: BBC Media Action Research and Learning team, July 27 2016 - BBC Media Action conducted its first ever randomised control trial (RCT) on the impact of our health programming on audiences. In this blog, we explore some of the methodological ...

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

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"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 ...

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"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

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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 ...

Interventions to Strengthen the HIV Prevention Cascade: A Systematic Review of Reviews
July 21, 2016

Interventions to Strengthen the HIV Prevention Cascade: A Systematic Review ...

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"Much progress has been made in interventions to prevent HIV infection. However, development of evidence-informed prevention programmes that translate the efficacy of these strategies into population effect remain a challenge." This paper ...

How-to Guides on SBCC from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)
July 21, 2016

How-to Guides on SBCC from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)

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This HealthCompass portal from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) offers access to social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) "How-to Guides" that are short guides providing step-by-step instructions on how to perform ...

Interventions for Improving Coverage of Childhood Immunisation in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
July 19, 2016

Interventions for Improving Coverage of Childhood Immunisation in Low- and ...

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"Giving information about vaccination to parents and community members, handing out specially designed vaccination reminder cards, offering vaccines through regular immunisation outreach with and without household incentives (rewards), ...

Mass Communication Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Camps
July 15, 2016

Mass Communication Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Camps

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"It is crucial that all populations affected by the Syrian crisis, including those currently staying in the KRI [Kurdistan Region of Iraq] are adequately informed about the services available to them and/or know how to contact aid providers in ...

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants on the Move in Europe
July 15, 2016

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and ...

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This guidance note provides advice on protecting and supporting the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants on the move in Europe on their way to a destination country. Amidst the multiple needs of these ...

An Assessment of Media Development in Myanmar
July 14, 2016

An Assessment of Media Development in Myanmar

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This joint report by International Media Support (IMS) and UNESCO is a study of Myanmar’s media landscape and includes recommendations for steps in the country’s media reform process. Based on UNESCO’s Media Development Indicators (MDIs), ...

Rebuilding Public Trust - Assessment of the Media Industry and Profession in Sri Lanka
July 14, 2016

Rebuilding Public Trust - Assessment of the Media Industry and Profession in ...

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This publication from the Secretariat for Media Reforms, Sri Lanka, is an assessment of the media environment using the Media Development Indicators (MDIs), an international framework developed by UNESCO. The consultative process to assess the ...

Zamboanga Learning Review on Post-Conflict Community Engagement
July 14, 2016

Zamboanga Learning Review on Post-Conflict Community Engagement

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"Critical here was how we engaged the displaced populations to understand their experiences and listen to their feedback as regards access to life-saving information, as well as opportunities for dialogue, connectivity and community ...

Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security during the First 1,000 Days through Gender-sensitive Social and Behavior Change: Technical Resource Guide and Technical Brief
July 13, 2016

Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security during the First 1,000 Days through ...

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"Many of the core components of malnutrition and hunger - the multigenerational effects, behavioral manifestations, gender inequality - have proven to be insurmountable for traditional interventions."

Independent Media in Exile: A Baseline Consultation
July 13, 2016

Independent Media in Exile: A Baseline Consultation

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"Repression of a free media is increasing worldwide....Many journalists have been forced to flee their countries and operate from exile in order to carry on their work as reporters."

Gender in the Myanmar Media Landscape
July 12, 2016

Gender in the Myanmar Media Landscape

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"To change the existing gender roles, the media itself must mirror gender equity within the media institutions, both in policy and practice. A professional media that respects gender equity, promotes liberal values and a plural society can ...

Using Media and Communication to Respond to Public Health Emergencies: Lessons Learned from Ebola
July 11, 2016

Using Media and Communication to Respond to Public Health Emergencies: ...

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“BBC Media Action asserts that lives can be saved if high-quality media and communication is central to planning responses to any future disease outbreak, as opposed to being peripheral to the practical hardware of a response.” This practice ...

East Los High: Transmedia Edutainment to Promote the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young Latina/o Americans
July 8, 2016

East Los High: Transmedia Edutainment to Promote the Sexual and Reproductive ...

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...showing the potential of transmedia edutainment as a sustainable platform for large-scale, longer-term audience engagement..."

Trusted Voices in Challenging Times: Civil Society and Media Leadership (CSML) Program - Final Report
July 8, 2016

Trusted Voices in Challenging Times: Civil Society and Media Leadership ...

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This final report highlights the activities and achievements of the Civil Society and Media Leadership (CSML) Program, which was led by IREX in partnership with The Carter Center and Social Impact. Launched in 2010, this five-and-a-half-year ...

Communication in Sierra Leone: An Analysis of Media and Mobile Audiences
July 7, 2016

Communication in Sierra Leone: An Analysis of Media and Mobile Audiences

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"Sierra Leone has seen notable changes to the mobile and media landscape, but accurate, up-to-date, nationally representative data about how people use and access media and mobile phones has not been publicly available for some years."

Digital Journalism Trainers Manual - Introduction to Digital Media and Media Convergence
July 7, 2016

Digital Journalism Trainers Manual - Introduction to Digital Media and Media ...

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This trainers manual, developed for journalists in Tunisia, introduces the concepts, practices, and tools of digital journalism. The manual was produced as part of a 10-month project called the New Tricks Project: Re-Training for the Middle ...

Tackling Zika: What health communicators can learn from Ebola
July 6, 2016

Tackling Zika: What health communicators can learn from Ebola

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Author: BBC Media Action's Sophia Wilkinson, July 6 2016 - Since the World Health Organisation declared Zika a global public health emergency in February of this year, much attention has been brought to bear on applying lessons learned during the ...

The role of the media in a divided society
July 6, 2016

The role of the media in a divided society

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Author: BBC Media Action's Director of Policy and Learning James Deane, July 6 2016 - James Deane’s personal reflection on the role of media in divided societies in the wake of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. I’ve spent many years ...

Reporting on Torture
July 5, 2016

Reporting on Torture

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"Through accurate reporting, journalists can increase awareness of the universal prohibition of torture and of the challenges that may be preventing survivors from obtaining justice. Journalists can also provide important insights into the impact ...

Supporting Safety of Journalists in Kenya: An Assessment Based on UNESCO’s Journalists' Safety Indicators
July 5, 2016

Supporting Safety of Journalists in Kenya: An Assessment Based on UNESCO’s ...

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"Threats to the safety of those doing journalism amount to censorship by intimidation and force. The results are widespread self-censorship and a public that is deprived of the right to know. The rule of law is weakened when citizens see the lack ...

Communications to Change Discriminatory Gender Norms Affecting Adolescent Girls
July 1, 2016

Communications to Change Discriminatory Gender Norms Affecting Adolescent Girls

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"Can communications programmes help to change discriminatory gender norms and improve adolescent girls' wellbeing? The short answer is yes. Of the programmes examined in our recent systematic review, most (71%) had positive impacts on norms, ...

Core List of ICT Indicators
June 29, 2016

Core List of ICT Indicators

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"ICTs are cross-cutting enablers of development and are therefore critical to the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs)."

Talking Man-to-Man: The Story of Brothers for Life
June 28, 2016

Talking Man-to-Man: The Story of Brothers for Life

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"B4L [Brothers for Life] was a visually striking and, at times, emotionally powerful mass media campaign supported by the most extensive community mobilisation initiative to date. It took the bold step of talking about widely accepted male ...

Migration Media Usage Survey
June 28, 2016

Migration Media Usage Survey

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From November 2015 to February 2016, the Media in Cooperation and Transition (MiCT) research unit conducted in-depth interviews and focus-group discussions with 88 refugees from Iraq and Syria in Berlin, Germany. The central aim was to ...

Understanding the Information and Communication Needs among IDPs in Northern Iraq
June 24, 2016

Understanding the Information and Communication Needs among IDPs in Northern ...

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"The key finding of the assessment is that displaced people in northern Iraq live in an information vacuum which is hindering their ability to cope with the catastrophe in which they find themselves." To understand the communication needs of ...

Understanding Information and Communication Needs among IDPs in Eastern Ukraine
June 24, 2016

Understanding Information and Communication Needs among IDPs in Eastern Ukraine

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"In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, keeping communities informed about what's happening around them, how to reconnect with their families and friends or what aid services may be available for them, goes beyond saving lives. It is about ...

Media as a Form of Aid in Humanitarian Crises
June 24, 2016

Media as a Form of Aid in Humanitarian Crises

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"For mainstream media, the millions of people whose lives have been upended are mostly data points, illustrations of the misery and upheaval that have swept across Syria, Yemen, Gaza, Iraq, and many places between. Yet for those who are caught in ...

impactAFRICA Series of Webinars for Journalists
June 14, 2016

impactAFRICA Series of Webinars for Journalists

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This series of webinars forms part of an initiative by Code for Africa, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), and the World Bank's Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF). The webinars are intended for journalists who are interested in ...

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