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Seventeen Ways to End FGM/C
August 21, 2017

Seventeen Ways to End FGM/C

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The 2016 Annual Report for the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting provides two perspectives: The main document analyses progress in quantitative terms, offering profiles of each of the 17 programme countries. A ...

A Rigorous Review of Global Research Evidence on Policy and Practice on School-Related Gender-Based Violence
August 14, 2017

A Rigorous Review of Global Research Evidence on Policy and Practice on ...

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As reports have proliferated on widespread violence experienced by girls and boys in and around schools across the globe, school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) has become a major concern for policymakers, education practitioners, and ...

Reporting Poverty in the UK: A Practical Guide for Journalists
August 10, 2017

Reporting Poverty in the UK: A Practical Guide for Journalists

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"It is not the job of the media generally to solve the problem of poverty or to take sides in the political tussle over it....But [b]y explaining it, we may make the public more understanding and aware. That, in turn, could lead to politicians ...

Speaking up for Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone
August 9, 2017

Speaking up for Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone

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Author: BBC Media Action Sierra Leone's Head of Production, Allieu Sesay, originally posted August 7 2017 - Abass became a voice for Ebola survivors across Sierra Leone. Allieu Sesay tells his ongoing story. Holding his baby daughter in his ...

Zan TV (Women's TV)
August 8, 2017

Zan TV (Women's TV)

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Launched in May 2017 after a high-profile marketing campaign on billboards in Kabul and on social media, Zan TV (Women's TV) is a television channel in Afghanistan that is dedicated to women. Female presenters are common on Afghan television, but ...

How to use media for development - and why it works.
August 8, 2017

How to use media for development - and why it works.

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Author: BBC Media Action Senior Production Managery Clemency Fraser, originally published July 31 2017 - Have you ever wanted to see how we create media for development? Well, good news folks now you can. BBC Media Action has been creating ...

Integrated Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Programs Implementation Kit (I-Kit)
August 8, 2017

Integrated Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Programs ...

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“Recent years have witnessed a shift from development programs that focus on a single health or development topic, to initiatives that encompass multiple topics within a single program.” This resource brings together current best practices to ...

An Attack on One Is an Attack on All: Successful Initiatives to Protect Journalists and Combat Impunity
August 4, 2017

An Attack on One Is an Attack on All: Successful Initiatives to Protect ...

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"Advocacy is needed for greater protection mechanisms, but also for something more basic: the value that independent media brings to society at large. Increased understanding of this role is needed."

Our Media/Nuestros Medios
August 2, 2017

Our Media/Nuestros Medios

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Our Media/Nuestros Medios es una red global que nace en el 2000 con el fin de facilitar un diálogo a largo plazo sobre iniciativas ciudadanas de comunicación y medios entre académicos, activistas, y expertos en políticas de comunicación e ...

Motivating ordinary Bangladeshis to respond to extreme weather
August 1, 2017

Motivating ordinary Bangladeshis to respond to extreme weather

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Author: BBC Media Action Bangladesh's Executive Editor Shihan Zuberi, originally published on the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) blog - Droughts. Cyclones. Floods. There are few places where such extraordinary events are ...

Why We Use Media for Development: BBC Media Action Microsite for Development and Media Practitioners
August 1, 2017

Why We Use Media for Development: BBC Media Action Microsite for Development ...

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This BBC Media Action micro website "...outlines our approach to media for development projects and uses examples of our work around the world to show how media is vital in enabling people hold power to account, improving public health and ...

Understanding Public Attitudes towards Refugees and Migrants
July 28, 2017

Understanding Public Attitudes towards Refugees and Migrants

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Published under Chatham House's and Overseas Development Institute (ODI)'s Forum on Refugee and Migration Policy initiative, this working paper is intended as a primer on public attitudes towards refugees and migrants within their host ...

The Emotional Toll on Journalists Covering the Refugee Crisis
July 25, 2017

The Emotional Toll on Journalists Covering the Refugee Crisis

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"We hope that the media will see our study as a first step in understanding and addressing a different kind of injury as they look out for the welfare of the men and women working on stories that can prove stressful and emotionally distressing."

INSPIRE: Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children
July 25, 2017

INSPIRE: Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children

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This World Health Organization (WHO) document "identifies a select group of strategies that have shown success in reducing violence against children. They are: implementation and enforcement of laws; norms and values; safe environments; parent ...

Social and Behavior Change Communication in Integrated Health Programs: A Scoping and Rapid Review
July 20, 2017

Social and Behavior Change Communication in Integrated Health Programs: A ...

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The aim of this review is to understand the nature and scope of social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) in integrated health programmes, as well as to examine the associated knowledge, attitudinal, behavioural, and health outcomes. The ...

Zambia’s Modern Day Politicians and Lost Art of Rhetoric
July 20, 2017

Zambia’s Modern Day Politicians and Lost Art of Rhetoric

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Author: Journalist, Media Consultant and Economist Daniel Tonga, July 25 2017 - When one listens to politicians speak and takes a critical analysis of their political discourse, there is no doubt that present day politicians seriously lack ...

Communications, Immunization, and Polio Vaccines: Lessons from a Global Perspective on Generating Political Will, Informing Decision-Making and Planning, and Engaging Local Support
July 19, 2017

Communications, Immunization, and Polio Vaccines: Lessons from a Global ...

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"Central to the success of the communications function in driving this program was its ability to generate a meaningful policy dialogue about polio vaccines and routine immunization. This dialogue was vital to fostering stakeholder participation ...

Polio Communications Global Guide
July 18, 2017

Polio Communications Global Guide

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"Whether you are reacting to the initial report of a poliovirus outbreak and need to get the word out quickly or managing a protracted outbreak and need a more nuanced communication approach that can address campaign fatigue or localised ...

End of Project Report: The Measurement, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) Project for the Urban Reproductive Health Initiative, 2011 - 2017
July 17, 2017

End of Project Report: The Measurement, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) ...

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“Measuring a program’s success should begin when the program is being designed.”

The Inherent Danger of Hate Speech Legislation - A Case Study from Rwanda and Kenya  on the Failure of a Preventative Measure
July 13, 2017

The Inherent Danger of Hate Speech Legislation - A Case Study from Rwanda ...

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“FoE (Freedom of Expression) is one of the most fundamental human rights. Nevertheless, a fierce debate exists on the necessity to restrict some types of speech.”

Why the role of the media is so important to free and fair elections in Africa
July 12, 2017

Why the role of the media is so important to free and fair elections in Africa

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Author: George Ogola, originally posted May 16 2017 - The news media is usually one of first casualties of bungled or contested elections. From the recent US elections, the UK’s Brexit vote to Zambia’s controversial 2016 presidential elections, ...

No answers without questions: a decade of debate in Nepal
July 11, 2017

No answers without questions: a decade of debate in Nepal

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Author: BBC Media Action's Pratibha Tuladhar, originally published July 3 2017 - As Sajha Sawal broadcasts its 500th episode, the team members reflect on what the programme means to the Nepali audience – and them. “Who will answer my questions? ...

Lost in Translation: The Misinformed Journey of Migrants Across Italy
July 10, 2017

Lost in Translation: The Misinformed Journey of Migrants Across Italy

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"No matter the timeframe of their stay in Italy, or the purpose of their journeys, refugees and migrants demonstrate complex information needs about their ever-changing situation, which require a dynamic response with buy-in from all implicated ...

The People in the Pictures - Vital Perspectives on Save the Children's Image Making
July 10, 2017

The People in the Pictures - Vital Perspectives on Save the Children's Image ...

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“Debates about the visual representations of global poverty have been going on for many years, yet the experiences and views of those featured have been notably absent.”

Vaccination Trust Library
July 5, 2017

Vaccination Trust Library

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Launched in May 2017 by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, this vaccination and trust library contains a series of documents to assist ministries of health, centres for disease control, immunisation programmes, or ...

Vaccination and Trust: How Concerns Arise and the Role of Communication in Mitigating Crises
July 5, 2017

Vaccination and Trust: How Concerns Arise and the Role of Communication in ...

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When situations occur in which unwanted events are (rightly or wrongly) connected with vaccination, they may erode confidence in vaccines and the authorities delivering them. This document defines and describes the key concepts and theoretical ...

The 12 Essentials for System Change
June 30, 2017

The 12 Essentials for System Change

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"To imagine that meaningful interaction can be retrofitted into the existing, well-established systems and structures falls short of a 'revolution'. Revolutions denote a change in power dynamics, which is happening as people affected by disaster ...

Media and Information Literacy: A Practical Guidebook for Trainers
June 29, 2017

Media and Information Literacy: A Practical Guidebook for Trainers

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"Both Deutsche Welle and DW Akademie promote freedom of expression and access to information. Our fundamental belief is that this right can only be realized when all people are able to freely, independently, and confidently communicate online, ...

The rise of edutainment: taking stock of the evidence
June 28, 2017

The rise of edutainment: taking stock of the evidence

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Author: Sonia Whitehead, BBC Media Action Head of Research Programmes, originally posted June 21 2017 - Around the world, growing numbers of people have more and more access to endless distractions. Global smartphone ownership is on the ...

Hitting the road to reach young Cambodian job-seekers
June 28, 2017

Hitting the road to reach young Cambodian job-seekers

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Author: My Sovann, BBC Media Action Communications coordinator, Cambodia, originally published June 23 2017 - "I feel so excited about the roadshow, I have never ever seen an educational event like this in my village" shouts high school student ...

Key Findings Report: Innovation for Data-Driven Agriculture Workshop
June 20, 2017

Key Findings Report: Innovation for Data-Driven Agriculture Workshop

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"Opportunities and challenges relevant to smallholder agriculture in emerging economies are increasing thanks to the continued proliferation of smartphones, sensors, and advanced analytics globally." - Karina Lundahl, Facilitator, Innovation for ...

Tell me a story: narratives, behaviour change and neuroscience
June 20, 2017

Tell me a story: narratives, behaviour change and neuroscience

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Author: National Creative Director, BBC Media Action India Radharani Mitra, orignially posted June 19 2017 - "Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever." - ...

CDCynergy Message Mapping Guide
June 20, 2017

CDCynergy Message Mapping Guide

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"One of the most powerful tools available for communication is the message map. A message map is an organized means for communicating layers of information." Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Cancer ...

Behaviour Change Toolkit for International Development Practitioners
June 19, 2017

Behaviour Change Toolkit for International Development Practitioners

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“The vast majority of development interventions have one thing in common: their goals can be achieved only if the target groups start practicing new behaviours, such as washing hands with soap, using new agronomic practices or sending girls to ...

How can communication help stop teenagers dying?
June 13, 2017

How can communication help stop teenagers dying?

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Author: BBC Media Action Health Adviser Emebet Wuhib-Mutungi, originally post June 5 2017 - While the election of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the next director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) has been accompanied by some ...

What's it like to be a teenage mother in Sierra Leone?
June 13, 2017

What's it like to be a teenage mother in Sierra Leone?

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Author: BBC Media Action Producer Mariama Sesay, originally posted June 6 2017 - Driving home from work in Freetown one day a young woman caught my attention. She looked exhausted, trying to carry all her school books and her bag on the dusty ...

Post-broadcast Evaluation of the Brothers for Life Medical Male Circumcision "Salon"  Campaign
June 13, 2017

Post-broadcast Evaluation of the Brothers for Life Medical Male Circumcision ...

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This report discusses the findings of an evaluation that sought to explore the reception impact of a medical male circumcision (MMC) campaign implemented in South Africa as part of the Brothers for Life programme. The “Salon” MMC campaign ...

A Slowly Shifting Field: Understanding Donor Priorities in Media Development
June 12, 2017

A Slowly Shifting Field: Understanding Donor Priorities in Media Development

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"In the current era of resurgent authoritarianism, independent media has become ever more important." This report looks at the trends identified by the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA), an initiative of the National Endowment for ...

Social and Behavior Change and Service Delivery
June 9, 2017

Social and Behavior Change and Service Delivery

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"The evidence is clear: Better health outcomes are possible when service delivery and social and behavior change interventions work hand in hand."

Defining Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) and Other Essential Health Communication Terms
June 8, 2017

Defining Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) and Other Essential ...

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From The Manoff Group, this technical brief aims to clearly define social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) and to clarify key health communication terms. It is meant to help practitioners more precisely select and define their ...

Understanding Social Norms Underpinning Domestic Violence in India
June 8, 2017

Understanding Social Norms Underpinning Domestic Violence in India

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"Though VAWG [violence against women and girls] is a global pandemic, it does not often receive the attention and urgency that is needed to address it. Underlying this lack of political will is the justification and rationalising of violence ...

The Assault on Journalism: Building Knowledge to Protect Freedom of Expression
June 7, 2017

The Assault on Journalism: Building Knowledge to Protect Freedom of Expression

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"People who exercise their right to freedom of expression through journalism must be allowed to practice their work without restrictions. This is the responsibility of the state, courts, media companies and journalist organizations, but also of ...

Model Course on Safety of Journalists
June 6, 2017

Model Course on Safety of Journalists

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"UNESCO believes that attacks against journalists intimidate everyone, and leave society in a condition of information-poverty. Governments, business, civil society and individuals all lose when the media cannot do its job of bringing reliable ...

Open Defecation - A Behaviour Change Communication Challenge | India on the Move
June 5, 2017

Open Defecation - A Behaviour Change Communication Challenge | India on the Move

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"Translating and effectively converting technical-information and complex socio-behavioral messages into creative, appealing and acceptable approaches that trigger sustained dialogue among participants is often one of the most difficult and ...

Journalism without Gatekeepers/Editors: Negative Impact of Social Media on Journalism in Pakistan
June 5, 2017

Journalism without Gatekeepers/Editors: Negative Impact of Social Media on ...

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Author: Kaleem Butt, June 7 2017: The gatekeeper/editor plays a very vital role in journalism; a gatekeeper/editor is a person who is responsible for what is published or broadcast, he/she takes care of grammatical mistakes and whether the ...

The Press Club Hegemony in Pakistan
June 4, 2017

The Press Club Hegemony in Pakistan

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Author: Kaleem Butt, June 6 2017 - It is very true that Pakistan is considered to be one of the most dangerous places for journalism. Journalists are killed, tortured, injured, and blackmailed by state as well as non-state actors, at an average ...

Creating the Next Generation of Palestinian Democratic Political Leaders (The President) Project
June 1, 2017

Creating the Next Generation of Palestinian Democratic Political Leaders ...

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"The program The President sends a very strong message to the [Palestinian] leadership and says, there is a real need for the democratic process. The second message that it gives is the interest on the part of the youth to participate in making ...

Zambia's Changing Media Face: Politics and Media Unlikely Friends
June 1, 2017

Zambia's Changing Media Face: Politics and Media Unlikely Friends

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Author:  Journalist, Media Consultant and Economist Daniel Tonga, June 6 2017 - Over the last few years, the media in Zambia has gone through a lot of changes. The major reasons for these changes have been both political and ...

Accommodating Religious Identity in Youth Peacebuilding Programs
May 30, 2017

Accommodating Religious Identity in Youth Peacebuilding Programs

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"Becoming familiar with the dynamics of privilege and oppression between religious groups in the community or country where a program takes place allows peacebuilders to be sensitive toward participants and ensure everyone is included and ...

Harnessing the Potential of ICTs - Literacy and Numeracy Programmes using Radio, TV, Mobile Phones, Tablets and Computers
May 30, 2017

Harnessing the Potential of ICTs - Literacy and Numeracy Programmes using ...

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“It is my hope that this publication contributes to the advancement of innovative and effective ICT-oriented solutions for literacy teaching and learning. It should support the building of a more solid knowledge base for what works (and what ...

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