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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
"This meta-analysis was conducted to synthesize evaluations of mass media-delivered HIV prevention interventions, assess the effectiveness of interventions in improving condom use and HIV-related knowledge, and identify moderators of ...
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Sustainable Development 2015 Advocacy Toolkit

Sustainable Development 2015 Advocacy Toolkit
This Sustainable Development 2015 Advocacy Toolkit is intended for civil society and other stakeholder organisations, coalitions, and individuals that wish to influence the post-2015 development agenda, including the design and implementation of ...
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AIDS 2014 discusses media: a tool to end stigma

AIDS 2014 discusses media: a tool to end stigma
Author: Lucy Maroncha, July 23 2014 - Activists at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne [Australia] this week have urged journalists to be more creative and to use less stigmatizing words which influence public opinion and ...
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What Is Health Communication and How Does It Affect the HIV/AIDS Continuum ...

What Is Health Communication and How Does It Affect the HIV/AIDS Continuum of Care? A Brief Primer and Case Study from New York City
From the Abstract:  "This article responds to key questions related to health communication that are commonly asked in the HIV/AIDS arena: 'What is health communication?'; 'What is its role beyond HIV prevention?'; and 'How can it be used to ...
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Strategic Roles for Health Communication in Combination HIV Prevention and ...

Strategic Roles for Health Communication in Combination HIV   Prevention and Care Programs
This JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes supplement addresses clinicians and public health scientists in the field of HIV prevention and treatment who might value information on health communication.
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Gender Equality Mainstreaming - Technology (GEM-TECH) Award

Gender Equality Mainstreaming - Technology (GEM-TECH) Award
"The initiative comes in the wake of the disclosure of 'diversity' figures by major tech companies, including Google, Facebook, Yahoo and LinkedIn, which reveal that, across the board, the number of women in tech jobs is well under 20 per cent, ...
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UNESCO's National Media Development Indicators (MDIs) Assessment Reports

UNESCO's National Media Development Indicators (MDIs) Assessment Reports
Begun with the first National Media Development Indicators (MDIs) Assessment in 2009, this ongoing series of country reports assesses media development based upon a wider United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) ...
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Assessment of Media Development in Palestine

Assessment of Media Development in Palestine
This report, available in English and Arabic, aims to inform and support the development of Palestine’s media sector through the conduct of a comprehensive assessment of the media environment, based on international legal standards and good ...
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Country Director - BBC Media Action - Kenya and Somalia

Country Director - BBC Media Action - Kenya and Somalia
Nairobi, Kenya 2 Years, Fixed Term Contract Competitive salary Job Reference: BBC/TP/66072/8764 Job Introduction BBC Media Action uses media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights in developing countries. To achieve this, ...
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Deputy Chief of Party, Voices for All Activity - IREX - Nicaragua

Deputy Chief of Party, Voices for All Activity - IREX - Nicaragua
General InformationLocation: NicaraguaDivision: Democracy, Governance, and Media DivisionReports To: Chief of PartyDate Posted: 7/7/2014Application Deadline: 7/28/2014
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Lessons Learned and Experiences related to IPV Introduction

Lessons Learned and Experiences related to IPV Introduction
"The introduction of any new vaccine into routine vaccination programs requires a complex set of activities including: mobilization and leverage of political will and country leadership; advocacy and communications; advanced planning...; broad ...
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A step backwards: media in today's Iraq

A step backwards: media in today's Iraq
Author: Haider Al-Safi, July 3 2014 - As news came in earlier this month that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) had taken Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, I turned on my TV and satellite box in London to see how Iraqi TV channels ...
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Effective Approaches for Programming to Reduce Adolescent Vulnerability to ...

Effective Approaches for Programming to Reduce Adolescent Vulnerability to HIV Infection, HIV Risk, and HIV-Related Morbidity and Mortality: A Systematic Review of Systematic Reviews
"HIV programming for adolescents should focus on interventions of proven effectiveness and address underlying factors driving incidence and lack of effective treatment and care in this age group."
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Reporting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Sexual Minorities: A ...

Reporting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Sexual Minorities: A Media Training Manual for Journalists in the SADC Region
Published by Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf), this manual was produced to build the capacity of media to counter hate speech, discrimination, and violence against sexual minorities, particularly related to their sexual and reproductive ...
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Next Generation of Science Journalists Award 2014

Next Generation of Science Journalists Award 2014
To help recognise emerging medical science journalists, Germany's medical journal Deutsches Ärzteblatt, the World Health Summit, the European Union of Science Journalists' Associations (EUSJA), and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting will ...
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Pakistan: How the People of Pakistan Live with Climate Change and What ...

Pakistan: How the People of Pakistan Live with Climate Change and What Communication Can Do
"How do people in Pakistan live with climate change now? How will its impacts shape their future, and how will they, in turn, shape their environment? What are the most effective ways to support people to adapt to climate change, and how best can ...
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Lessons Learned From Scale-Up of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision ...

Lessons Learned From Scale-Up of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Focusing on Adolescents: Benefits, Challenges, and Potential Opportunities for Linkages with Adolescent HIV, Sexual, and Reproductive Health Services
"By December 2013, it was estimated that close to 6 million men had been circumcised in the 14 priority countries for scaling up voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), the majority being adolescents (10-19 years). This article discusses why ...
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Ruka Juu II: Young Farmers in Business: Impact Study

Ruka Juu II: Young Farmers in Business: Impact Study
This 88-page report shares findings of an evaluation of the second season of Ruka Juu (Jump Up), a television show produced by Femina HIP in Tanzania which was designed to inspire and inform youth to take up viable rural livelihood opportunities. ...
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The Rory Peck Trust Resources for Freelancers

The Rory Peck Trust Resources for Freelancers
"Our goal with this resource section is to provide a path to information on safety, security, and professional development that's both informative and evolving over time." Rory Peck Trust has created a series of resource pages featuring topics ...
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UN Climate Talks: changing the conversation about climate change

UN Climate Talks: changing the conversation about climate change
Author: Delia Lloyd, June 13 2014 - When I was invited to speak on a panel at a UN conference on climate change in Bonn, Germany, I wasn't sure what to expect. I envisioned a large, dimly lit amphitheatre filled with diplomats in dark suits, ...
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"Please make sure we are no longer killed for political reasons"

"Please make sure we are no longer killed for political reasons"
Author: Ismael Saadat, June 11 2014 - "Sir, I have a request. As a future president of Afghanistan, please make sure we are no longer killed for political reasons. Let us die our natural deaths.”
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Health Communication Using Mobile Technology in Afghanistan

Health Communication Using Mobile Technology in Afghanistan
"BBC Media Action's qualitative research explored the maternal and child health information that is available and needed [in Afghanistan], and analysed which people in households and the community have significant influence over pregnant ...
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What Was the Role of the Debate Programme Sema Kenya in the 2013 Kenyan ...

What Was the Role of the Debate Programme Sema Kenya in the 2013 Kenyan Election?
"Where geography, poverty and lack of infrastructure make face-to-face interaction between disparate communities difficult, media can play a vital role in connecting these groups and in national debates on governance." This research briefing ...
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Sierra Leone: Encouraging Impartial Coverage During the 2012 Elections

Sierra Leone: Encouraging Impartial Coverage During the 2012 Elections
This research report followed a BBC Media Action training in Sierra Leon in October and November of 2012 on election reporting for journalists of the International Radio Network. "The aim was to encourage impartial, fair and accurate reporting. ...
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How Do Political Debate Programmes Influence Political Participation? A Case ...

How Do Political Debate Programmes Influence Political Participation? A Case Study from Nepal
"...[T]he study found that listening to Sajha Sawal was significantly associated with an increase in political participation. How much a person was exposed to Sajha Sawal was also a factor: the greater the exposure, the greater the increase in ...
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What Can We Learn from Field Experiments on Media, Communication and Governance?

What Can We Learn from Field Experiments on Media, Communication and Governance?
"What constitutes good evidence is currently subject to intense debate within the international development community. This briefing shares the findings of a review of such methods used to evaluate the impact of media and media assistance on ...
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From the Ground Up: Changing the Conversation about Climate Change

From the Ground Up: Changing the Conversation about Climate Change
"This policy briefing examines the role for communication in climate change adaptation in seven Asian countries."
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World Environment Day: Involve communities in environmental protection

World Environment Day: Involve communities in environmental protection
Author: Lilian Kiefer, Lusaka, Zambia, June 4 2014 - As the world commemorates the World Environment Day this Thursday, Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) is appealing to the government, civil society organisations, cooperating partners and ...
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Promoting Accountability through Debate in the Palestinian Territories

Promoting Accountability through Debate in the Palestinian Territories
"These programmes are designed to provide Palestinians with the opportunity to question decision-makers face-to-face." In this research, BBC Media Action surveyed audience reaction to the Palestinian Debates, two factual debate programmes. ...
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Can we improve women's health without improving their status?

Can we improve women's health without improving their status?
Author: Laura Smethurst, May 28 2014 - “Men know more about everything. They also understand [things] better. We women are very emotional and thus do not take practical decisions. They are also the ones who earn money by working tirelessly and ...
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ACT!2015 Advocacy Strategy Toolkit

ACT!2015 Advocacy Strategy Toolkit
This toolkit was developed as part of the ACT!2015 campaign, which seeks to mobilise young people around the world "to ensure HIV remains a priority in the post-2015 agenda and that sexual and reproductive health and rights gets recognized for ...
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Malaria Communication Project Cambodia

Malaria Communication Project Cambodia
"With malaria cases in Cambodia declining, this project aimed to raise awareness among at-risk communities and reinforce knowledge about malaria prevention, diagnosis, and treatment."
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Advocacy Strategy Toolkit for Young People to Advance SRHR and HIV in Post 2015

Advocacy Strategy Toolkit for Young People to Advance SRHR and HIV in Post 2015
"A ...toolkit for young people who are passionate about advancing HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights through national advocacy in the post-2015 agenda."
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Lessons from my experience with speaking on Television on gender and ...

Lessons from my experience with speaking on Television on  gender and women’s health
Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, May 15 2014 - Thanks to a friend of mine, on 11th of May, 2014 I had the opportunity to speak on a Tamil television channel called Puthiyathalaimurai (meaning new generation) on gender and women’s health in India. The ...
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Senior Media Relations Specialist - The International Food Policy Research ...

Senior Media Relations Specialist - The International Food Policy Research Institute - 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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Strong Foundations for 21st Century Skills? Start Early

Strong Foundations for 21st Century Skills? Start Early
Author: Lisa Jordan, crossposted on May 14 2014 - Even with youth unemployment at high levels, business leaders complain that they cannot find graduates with the right skills for the modern workplace. A new report from McKinsey published this ...
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Southern Africa: Time to address legal, attitudinal impediments to press freedom

Southern Africa: Time to address legal, attitudinal impediments to press freedom
Author: Lilian Kiefer, May 14 2014 -As we reflect on the strides made in celebrating Press Freedom in Southern Africa, it is disheartening to note that there are still number of legal and attitudinal impediments from those in power and government ...
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Stand Up Planet

Stand Up Planet
"[W]e followed the jokes into the lives of the joke tellers - fearless members of an exploding global comedy underground who are raising their voices, making people laugh and making people think. There's nothing inherently funny about hunger, ...
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Violence Prevention: The Evidence

Violence Prevention: The Evidence
This set of seven briefings from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, aims to cover what works to prevent interpersonal violence (including against women and girls) and ...
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How can access to independent media in a post-2015 framework be measured?

How can access to independent media in a post-2015 framework be measured?
Author: James Deane, May 12 2014    The World Press Freedom Day conference took place at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris earlier this week. Its theme - media freedom and the post 2015 development framework - added important heft to ...
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Media and the post 2015 development framework: the case builds

Media and the post 2015 development framework: the   case builds
Author: James Deane, May 8 2014       This year's World Press Freedom Day celebrations will focus on whether issues of media freedom can realistically be integrated into the post-2015 framework that will replace the ...
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Wash Media Awards 2014

Wash Media Awards 2014
The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) invite entries for the 5th WASH Media Awards.
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Reporting on Humanitarian Crises: A Manual for Trainers & Journalists and an ...

Reporting on Humanitarian Crises: A Manual for Trainers & Journalists and an Introduction for Humanitarian Workers
"Media has a key role to play in a humanitarian crisis situation, one that goes beyond the simple documentation of a disaster. When populations are struggling for basic needs and rights, media can provide a basic crucial resource, INFORMATION."
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Improving accountability in Kenya

Improving accountability in Kenya
Author: Jackie Christie, May 2 2014     The editorial team of our TV and radio debate show Sema Kenya - which returns for its third season this Sunday - have to be some of the luckiest programme makers in Kenya.
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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
This resource document elaborates principles and issues to be considered when making decisions about, planning, and implementing the introduction of a vaccine (e.g., pneumococcal conjugate, rotavirus, meningococcal A, rubella, human ...
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Matching Supply with Demand: Scaling Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision ...

Matching Supply with Demand: Scaling Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in Tanzania and Zimbabwe
"Radio is not a means in and of itself. It’s the air war that supports the ground troops." MCHIP Chief of Party
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Retelling the Story of Media and Development

Retelling the Story of Media and Development
I am deeply dissatisfied with the current state of public discourse about the role of media in international development. It appears to be dominated by 'techno-utopian' narratives which celebrate the apparent capacity of the media to directly ...
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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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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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