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Afghan elections: a battle between fear and hope

Afghan elections: a battle between fear and hope
Author: Shirazuddin Siddiqi, crossposted April 22 2014       Since the departure of the Taliban regime in late 2001, experts on Afghanistan have been saying every year has been a critical year for the country. Often ...
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Media Program Director - IREX - Burma

Media Program Director - IREX - Burma
Position: Media Program DirectorLocation: BurmaReports To: Chief of PartyDivision: Media, Technology and Civil Society ABOUT IREX
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Dealing with the Rising incidences of Rape and Defilement of Minors in: ...

Dealing with the Rising incidences of Rape and Defilement of Minors in: Revising Government and Media Approach
Author: Victor Sawyerr, April 22 2014        In most of Africa, RAPE is simply regarded as forcing sexual intercourse. I believe the definition of what constitutes an act of Rape and the laws against rape in ...
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Diffusion of Innovations: An HC3 Research Primer

Diffusion of Innovations: An HC3 Research Primer
"This model highlights the uncertainties associated with new behaviors and helps public health program implementers consider ways to resolve these uncertainties."
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Principles and Considerations for Adding a Vaccine to a National ...

Principles and Considerations for Adding a Vaccine to a National Immunization Programme: From Decision to Implementation and Monitoring
This reference document on vaccine introduction is intended as support for decisionmaking on how to add new vaccines to country immunisation programmes. Based on the 2005 WHO [World Health Organization] Vaccine Introduction Guidelines, it draws ...
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Positive-Deviant Health Data Journalism

Positive-Deviant Health Data Journalism
The Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) is partnering with newsrooms around the United States (US) to identify stories that reveal how communities are improving health outcomes. SJN calls this approach "Positive-Deviant Health Data Journalism." "A ...
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World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development

World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development
"Freedom of expression is essential to dignity, dialogue, democracy and sustainable development. We need to act on the ground - to strengthen national legislative frameworks, to train journalists, to build capacity and advance media and ...
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Technical Report: Systematic Literature Review of the Evidence for Effective ...

Technical Report: Systematic Literature Review of the Evidence for Effective National Immunisation Schedule Promotional Communications
"Given that immunisation coverage must occur at population level for public health objectives and benefits to be fully realised, effective communications planning, and immunisation service delivery, must aim to understand individual choice ...
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Stereotypes that endure: the domestic, feminine terrain - Estereotipos que ...

Stereotypes that endure: the domestic, feminine terrain - Estereotipos que perduran: lo doméstico, terreno femenino
Author Soraya Carvajal B., April 8 2014:       On 8 March, the International Women's Day was celebrated throughout the world and millions of women held demonstrations vindicating their fight for their rights and for ...
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Research Manager, Qualitative - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom

Research Manager, Qualitative - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom
Job Introduction A fantastic chance to work as a Qualitative Research Manager in London and across a range of projects delivering research in Africa, Asia, Middle East and Europe has become available, within BBC Media Action Role Responsibility
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Research Manager, Quantitative - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom

Research Manager, Quantitative - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom
Job Introduction An exciting opportunity for BBC Media Action has become available, we are recruiting for a Quantitative Research Manager in London to work across a range of projects delivering research in Africa, Asia, Middle East and Europe. ...
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Survey of the Climate Change Media Partnership Alumni

Survey of the Climate Change Media Partnership Alumni
"[T]he results of the...survey suggest a robust network of individuals - a network that can be characterized by relatively frequent communication, advice-giving, and project partnerships."
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Scoping Report on Interventions for Increasing the Demand for Voluntary ...

Scoping Report on Interventions for Increasing the Demand for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision
This Gates Foundation-funded report by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation aims to provide guidance for implementers of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) programmes and researchers "in the design of innovative ...
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Senior Media Relations Specialist - The International Food Policy Research ...

Senior Media Relations Specialist - The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) - Washington, DC, United States
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a Senior Media Relations Specialist for its Communications and Knowledge Management Division. The successful candidate will play a key role in promoting IFPRI and its research through ...
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Use of Mass Media Campaigns to Change Health Behaviour - Lancet

Use of Mass Media Campaigns to Change Health Behaviour - Lancet
"Mass media campaigns are widely used to expose high proportions of large populations to messages through routine uses of existing media, such as television, radio, and newspapers. Exposure to such messages is, therefore, generally passive. Such ...
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Philippines Network of Environmental Journalists (PNEJ)

Philippines Network of Environmental Journalists (PNEJ)
"The local media plays a critical role in influencing how the government and society balance growth with sustainable environment." The Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists (PNEJ) is a non-governmental, non-profit, and non-partisan ...
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Reporter's Guide to the Millennium Development Goals

Reporter's Guide to the Millennium Development Goals
"...[J]ournalism has the power to change lives. So the decision to commission this book was critical given the urgency with which the media must re-engage with social aspects of development."
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Strategic Design of Mass Media: Promoting Breastfeeding in Viet Nam

Strategic Design of Mass Media: Promoting Breastfeeding in Viet Nam
"This is the story of how Alive & Thrive integrated a national mass media campaign into its comprehensive program to improve infant and young child feeding in Viet Nam. Read what it takes to use mass media and why it's essential for scaling ...
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Create HPV Vaccination Communication Strategies

Create HPV Vaccination Communication Strategies
This section of the World Health Organization (WHO) website contains documents gathered to provide guidance on designing and implementing research-based communications strategies for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine introduction. "With a unique ...
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Silent Reintroduction of Wild-type Poliovirus to Israel, 2013 - Risk ...

Silent Reintroduction of Wild-type Poliovirus to Israel, 2013 - Risk Communication Challenges in an Argumentative Atmosphere
"Lessons learned from our recent experience may inform risk communication approaches in other countries that may face a similar situation as global polio eradication moves towards the 'End game'."
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Focus Package: Reaching Urban Youth

Focus Package: Reaching Urban Youth
With this resource, Health COMpass provides access to health communication tools and project materials that focus on reaching urban youth. According to the United Nations, "the world is undergoing the largest wave of urban growth in history." ...
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Edutainment: Using Stories and Media for Social Action and Behaviour Change

Edutainment: Using Stories and Media for Social Action and Behaviour Change
Produced by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication, this manual shares perspectives and insights about edutainment, using popular entertainment formats to tackle serious social issues. The manual is designed for media ...
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Nation against Early Marriage

Nation against Early Marriage
"In several communities of rural India, early marriage is the norm - a social practice followed as a tradition. Our research shows that the prevalence of this tradition is not due to the lack of awareness about the legal validity or legitimacy of ...
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Media and Information Literacy: Policy and Strategy Guidelines

Media and Information Literacy: Policy and Strategy Guidelines
"Affording citizens with MIL competencies contributes to free, independent and pluralistic media and information systems, thereby improving the quality of information they provide. While free media is perhaps taken for granted in the western ...
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Jol-Danga [Water and Earth]

Jol-Danga [Water and Earth]
Jol-Danga is an initiative revolving around a televised puppet show that sheds light on critical climate change issues in an entertaining way to educate and engage not only community members at large but also the next generations of Bangladeshi: ...
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Programme Summary of Season Two, Revela2 (Seen From Every Angle)

Programme Summary of Season Two, Revela2 (Seen From Every Angle)
This programme summary of the second season of Revela2 contains a synopsis of 20 episodes of this television programme from Bogota, Colombia:
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Making India Free of Polio: The Back Story

Making India Free of Polio: The Back Story
"[I]n India, evidence-based communication strategies - including through interpersonal communication and through social channels - made a marked difference in delivering effective health communication for the polio eradication programme."
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Climate Change in Africa: A Guidebook for Journalists

Climate Change in Africa: A Guidebook for Journalists
This book was produced for journalists and editors, as well as teachers and trainers of journalists, to support improved media coverage of climate change in Africa. According to the publication, climate change poses a clear danger to lives and ...
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Impact of a Mass Media Campaign on Bed Net Use in Cameroon

 Impact of a Mass Media Campaign on Bed Net Use in Cameroon
This Malaria journal article discusses the impact of a national communications campaign in Cameroon (July 2011 - March 2012) to accompany the distribution of free long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) in an effort to reduce the morbidity ...
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Change the World: A Toolkit for Citizen Journalists

Change the World: A Toolkit for Citizen Journalists
"Citizen journalists are playing an increasingly important role reporting on sensitive issues, such as HIV, particularly in countries where free speech and media access is limited."
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Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon - I, a Woman, Can Achieve Anything

Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon - I, a Woman, Can Achieve Anything
"Guaranteeing universal access to equitable and good quality reproductive health information and services free from coercion and discrimination is critical for achieving gender equality and ensuring that women and young people can participate as ...
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Crossing the 'Dev-Code' Divide

Crossing the 'Dev-Code' Divide
Author Nalaka Gunawardene, January 31 2014: My former boss Robert Lamb, science writer and multi-award winning producer of environmental TV shows, once interviewed a bright young woman for a producer vacancy. She had come with impressive ...
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Engaging the Last 1% in Pakistan - Communication Strategies to Ensure: ...

Engaging the Last 1% in Pakistan - Communication Strategies to Ensure: Access, Security, Trust
Behavioural outcome: Every child is vaccinated with the oral polio vaccine (OPV). Delivered at the Pakistan Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Poliomyelitis Eradication, which met in Islamabad from November 27-28 2013, this presentation outlines:
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Polio Eradication Initiative Afghanistan: Polio Communication Update and Plans

Polio Eradication Initiative Afghanistan: Polio Communication Update and Plans
In this presentation prepared as part of a polio Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting (November 30 - December 1 2013, Kabul, Afghanistan), the Ministry of Public Health explores:
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Afghanistan Polio Communication Review - October 22 to 29 2013

Afghanistan Polio Communication Review - October 22 to 29 2013
"Public awareness was the key for the success we had - in the schools, the mosques - but now keeping polio-free is more important than becoming polio-free." - Governor of Kandahar, Afghanistan
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Sanitation and Hygiene Advocacy and Communication Strategy Framework 2012-2017

Sanitation and Hygiene Advocacy and Communication Strategy Framework 2012-2017
"The strategy focuses on increasing knowledge and perceived importance of sanitation and hygiene practices, with the long term objective of changing the way society thinks so that open defecation is no longer acceptable in India."
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Media RX

Media RX
This is a video (1:35:40 in length) from an event hosted by The Paley Center for Media on December 9 2013 in New York, United States (US) that gathered experts to explore the role of media in providing the public with accurate and useful ...
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Narrowing the Gap between Citizens and Government in Nepal

Narrowing the Gap between Citizens and Government in Nepal
This brief documents research on exposure and engagement of citizens of Nepal with BBC Media Action's Department for International Development (DFID)-funded governance project, comprising three media outputs:
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Sachay Sawal: Connecting Citizens and Political Candidates in Pakistan 2013 ...

Sachay Sawal: Connecting Citizens and Political Candidates in Pakistan 2013 General Elections
BBC Media Action's Sachay Sawal (True Questions) was a series of four electoral debates broadcast in Pakistan during the May 2013 general elections. "The debates were designed to create an opportunity for ordinary Pakistanis to question political ...
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Thank You Mandela

Thank You Mandela
Author Handel N. Mlilo, originally posted December 6 2013, cross-posted January 30 2014:       I feel empty today with Nelson Mandela gone from us. All of us as human beings experience a time or actually several ...
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The Last Gasp of Empire: Russia's Attempts to Control the Media in the ...

The Last Gasp of Empire: Russia's Attempts to Control the Media in the Former Soviet Republics
This analysis from the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) examines Russian aspirations to influence the news media in the former Soviet republics. As stated here: "The objective appears to be to manipulate their media environments ...
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Learning at Home: Families: Educational Media Use in America

Learning at Home: Families: Educational Media Use in America
A nationally representative online survey of more than 1,500 parents of children age 2 to 10 in the United States (US) released by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop found that, although children's media use soars as they approach ...
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Scaling Up Child Survival Programs with Mass Media and Technology

Scaling Up Child Survival Programs with Mass Media and Technology
This research brief from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) discusses how mass media and information and communication technology (ICT) can "achieve society-wide changes in social and behavioral drivers of health because they ...
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Rumours and fear in South Sudan

Rumours and fear in South Sudan
Author: Manyang David Mayar, January 15 2014      In my hideout for about 200 displaced people near the town of Bor in South Sudan, our day usually started with questions like ‘What have you heard?’ or 'What is new ...
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Helpdesk Research Report: Changing Attitudes and Behaviours in Relation to ...

Helpdesk Research Report: Changing Attitudes and Behaviours in Relation to Gender Equality
Written in response to request to provide a "review of the literature on awareness/behaviour change strategies aimed at achieving greater gender equality, highlighting evidence of impact," this document gives an overview and information on: the ...
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Local partnerships: a key to lasting change

Local partnerships: a key to lasting change
Author: Caroline Sugg, January 10 2014       At BBC Media Action we’ve been talking a lot about sustainability and our commitment to supporting change that lasts beyond the lifetime of an individual project. One of ...
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Helping Children Escape from Prison

Helping Children Escape from Prison
Author: Jacques Brodeur, January 14 2014     In this modern hypermediated world, the entertainment industry consider children's attention as a merchandise to be caught by television networks in order to be sold to marketers. ...
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