Youth Chhlat, Cambodia

"Youth Chhlat, is a cross-media life skills programme that enables and encourages young people to engage with gender, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) issues. It combines a computer-...

Open Institute Cambodia: Young Women's Leadership Network

This project "Strengthening Capacity of Young Women’s Leadership Network" (YWLN) aims to increase the participation of young women, including young women and girls living with HIV (YW/GLHIV) and...

Your StoryTeller

Your StoryTeller is an initiative to create a story collection designed to extend the reach of community radio (CR) stations through interactive "Animated Audio-Visual Storytelling" on tuberculosis (...

Introducing Rubella Vaccine into National Immunization Programmes

"A communication plan should be developed prior to the introduction of any new vaccine and the introduction of RCV is no exception." This document is designed for national immunisation programme...

Our Media, Our Principles: Building Codes of Practice for Community Radio in India

"As India witnesses an endeavour to erect a nationwide network of thousands of autonomous, locally orientated community radio stations, it becomes necessary to build a set of codes of practice for...

Glocal Times No 22/23

Glocal Times (GT), the web magazine published by Malmö University's Master's program in Communication for Development in Sweden, is celebrating ten years of publication. This anniversary double issue...

Voice and Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity


Women and Land Rights in Burkina Faso

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The Communication Initiative Network and Partnership convenes the communication and media for development, social and behavioural change community to share knowledge, connect, debate relevant issues, and critically review each other's work in order to advance effective development action across and between all development priorities. Contact Warren


"Used well, technology can help us realize the SDGs [Sustainable Development Goals] for our collective benefit. Nonprofit organizations are often at the forefront of addressing the SDGs. But for many nonprofits, understanding which...

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"This paper looks at broadcast media in the Arab world four years after the Arab uprising. It looks at how media can help bridge divides in society and create mutual understanding." Alexandra Buccianti

Intended for civil society organisation (CSO) communicators, this European Journalism Centre (EJC) resource provides practical, cost-effective strategies for organisations that seek to raise and maintain their visibility and impact both in the...

The TechNet Resource Library (TRL) is an online repository of journal articles, documents, tools, videos, websites, and...

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This study assessed Participatory Development Communication (PDC) effectiveness as a strategy for agricultural information dissemination (indicated in the dissertation as "AIDS", the acronym is used in this summary as well) in Uganda. It is based...

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Vaccine Refusals Spur Outbreak Fears

Maria Danilova
Publication Date
March 25, 2009

Associated Press


Interpersonal Communication and Counseling for Clients on Tuberculosis and HIV and AIDS

Publication Date
Publication Date: 

September 2009

This training curriculum for tuberculosis (TB) health care workers in Ukraine introduces principles of interpersonal communication and counselling of clients on TB and HIV. It provides a framework for the development of experience in TB and HIV counselling skills in a three-day workshop.


Stop TB Partnership website, December 28 2010.

Press Prizes for Russia and Eastern Europe

The Norwegian Fritt Ord Foundation and the German ZEIT Foundation are cooperatively announcing a competition for press prizes to journalists and media in Russia and Eastern Europe.

Deadline Date
Deadline Date: 
October 17, 2010

CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism

The Central European Initiative (CEI), in cooperation with the South East European Media Organisation (SEEMO), invites applications for the CEI Award for Outstanding Merits in Journalism, with a foc

Deadline Date
Deadline Date: 
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A Communication Approach on the Ukrainian Forest

Lars Tallert
Petter Bolme
Publication Date
January 1, 2005


This study analyses the communications aspects of Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)-financed Urban Forest Strategic Management Plan (UFSMP) project in the Ukrainian forest se


Sida Communication for Development report A Communication Approach to the Ukrainian Forest, January 2005.

Lessons Learned from SIAs: Magnification of the Opportunities and Risks to Routine Immunization Programmes

Rebecca Martin
Publication Date
February 19, 2009

Communicable Diseases Unit, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe

Contact Information: 

Emails from Ellyn Ogden and Rebecca Fields to The Communication Initiative on February 25 2009 and March 2 2009, respectively.

Impact Data - Nasha Ulitsa (Our Street) Radio Drama

December 1, 2002

InterMedia carried out 4 focus group discussions with 32 young (15-19 year-old men and women) in Simferopol and Sevastopol, Crimea. During the 2-hour discussions - one with young Ukrainians and Russians and one with young Crimean Tatars in each city - participants were asked how close they felt to other ethnic groups before and after they had listened to the entire radio drama series.

  • After listening to "Our Street", the participants' perceptions of distance (on a 6-point Bogardus scale) between the groups in question decreased, in some cases measurably. Mean changes in attitudes towards other ethnic groups (where 1 represents the closest possible relationship - kinship by way of marriage - and 6 represents the most distant relationship - living in the same city or region) were recorded. Groups 1 and 3 consisted of Russians and Ukrainians; Groups 2 and 4 consisted of Crimean Tartars only.
    • The results varied by group but, on average, the Ukrainian and Russians felt somewhat closer to Tatars after hearing the drama series. For example, in Group 1, the mean perceived distance was 2 before listening and 1.8 after. In Group 3, that number improved from 2.8 to 2.
    • The change in attitudes of the Crimean Tatars toward the Russians and Ukrainians was even more pronounced: the Tatars viewed the Russians and Ukrainians in a more favorable light. For example, prior to listening, Group 2 members on average rated Russians at 2.9 on the scale; afterward, they felt closer to this group (1.9). Among this same group, there was a similar change in perception of distance toward Ukrainians (from 2.8 to 1.9). In Group 4, the perceived distance toward Russians improved from 2.4 to 1.5; this number shifted from 1.9 to 1.6 with regard to Ukrainians. Evaluators explain that some of this change may be attributed to the way the radio drama plot unfolded, especially those moments where a few Russian-Ukrainian characters helped the Tatars in difficult situations.
  • After listening, some focus group participants took an interest in ethnic groups other than their own and expressed a desire to understand them better. One participant (Group 1) said, "I have never even thought about the Tatars having been I felt the situation from their side - how painful and hurtful it is. Now I understand them better."
  • Listeners seemed to recognise the importance of comprehending a situation before responding to it, and of trying to resolve a conflict peacefully rather than attempting to overcome the opponent. Many respondents said the serial gave them new methods and skills for resolving conflicts (although others did not discover any methods in the programmes), as follows:
    • "In principle, there is just one method here: Treat people well." (Group 1)
    • "One doesn't have to use fists to resolve something; one can do it peacefully." (Group 1)
    • "I would no longer get too excited if something was wrong. I'd stop and think." (Group 1)
    • "One shouldn't give way to emotions - this won't lead to anything good; this leads to aggression." (Group 1)
    • "When someone starts insulting you, be silent and count to 10." (Group 2)
    • "Problems shouldn't be resolved by determining who is the better drinker or the faster racer." (Group 3)
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