Vaccine Narratives and Public Health: Investigating Criticisms of H1N1 Pandemic Vaccination


Love9: Cambodia's youth show returns

Author: Rithy Lomorpich (Yuki), November 24 2015 - Red carpet, flashing cameras and glamorously dressed people - no, it's not the Oscars, but the launch of the second series of Love9, a hugely...

From "gangster" to grocer

Author: Hoda Hersi, November 24 2015 - "I used to be a gangster", explains Abaas, a first year student at a university in Mogadishu and now the proud owner of a grocery store. Abaas used to live a...

Vaccine Hesitancy: Clarifying a Theoretical Framework for an Ambiguous Notion


Measuring Vaccine Confidence: Introducing a Global Vaccine Confidence Index


Statement by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Author: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, November 20 2015, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November: Across the world, violence against women and...

Outcomes Mapping Study for Childhood Vaccination Communication: Too Few Concepts Were Measured in Too Many Ways


Mass Immunization with Inactivated Polio Vaccine in Conflict Zones - Experience from Borno and Yobe States, North-Eastern Nigeria

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"[P]olio is a disease of illiteracy. We have several segments of the community that to date don't even know what polio is, or how to prevent polio, or about the benefit of vaccinating a child. Otherwise, polio should have been eradicated long...

"The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has implemented changes to its structure and functioning following the management and governance review that reported in 2014. Decision-making, partnership working, overall leadership, financial...

"Intensity is key to any commercial advertising strategy, and yet it has been an underrated element of public health campaigning. Evidence suggests that achieving high exposure to messages is correlated with impact on behaviors..."

BBC Media Action

Authors: BBC Media Action's Phyo Wai Lin and Su Myat Mon, November 13 2015 -  "In our state, the children in grade two [age 7] cannot even read Burmese. Why is that?"

On Saturday 12 September, an 18-year-old woman from Kachin in...

Author: Yvonne MacPherson, November 12 2015 - It's not a stretch of the imagination to consider the potential risk posed by global health threats to us all. We've just seen how Ebola impacted the region of West Africa and scared...

"Civil society organizations [CSOs] were specifically invited to submit reports focusing on their efforts to improve community participation and demand for immunization..."

Authors: Sophia Luthuli and Eve Sullivan, October 15 2015 - A distance of 7,853 miles and a six-hour time difference separate Johannesburg from Boston. Flying time from one city to the other is 18 hours and 25 minutes. Nonetheless, by internet...

The Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture (PICSA) approach is inspired by the belief that smallholder farmers are key to food security in sub-Saharan Africa, where two-thirds of the population depend on small-scale, rain-fed...

"Not addressing pain at the time of vaccination may be one of many factors which have a negative impact on health attitudes and behaviours and may lead to delay or avoidance of future vaccinations. Hesitancy towards vaccination can result in...

Author: Shirazuddin Siddiqi, November 9 2015 - Three years after its launch, Shirazuddin Siddiqi reflects on how Afghanistan's TV debate show Open Jirga continues to provide a voice to Afghans amid insecurity and increased uncertainty.

"This simulation exercise is primarily designed for health organizations to run as a discussion-based simulation exercise over one day. The exercise is intended to be facilitated by emergency planners with specialist assistance as required....

Author: PSAf’s Gillies C. Kasongo, November 12 2015 - The fact that there are still community and media reports of children being abused through child neglect, defilement, exploitation and forced labour imply that more needs to be done to...

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Media Poetics and Cattle Ranching: Making Community Radio Relevant to Language and Power

Clemencia Rodriguez
Publication Date
February 1, 2009

Department of Communication, University of Oklahoma

This article explores the ways in which community radio is being used to challenge cultural assumptions in Colombia's "cowboy country".


Posting to the OURMEDIA listserv, March 4 2009; and Upstream Journal Jan/Feb 2009, Vol. 22 No. 3.

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