Somali Youth Speaks: Formative Findings from Somalia's Regions

"Formative research highlighted the shared concerns of Somalia’s youth and their aspirations for the future to inform the production of an interactive drama and radio phone-in."

What Role Do Localised Debate Programmes Play in Addressing Local Issues? Case Studies from Nepal

"Through supporting the production of local discussion programmes in Nepal, BBC Media Action’s Global Governance Project aims to provide a platform for ordinary people to raise important local issues...

After the Revolution: What Do Libyans and Tunisians Believe about their Media?

"What do the people of Libya and Tunisia believe about their media after the Arab Spring? What opinions do audiences in the two countries share, what are the differences between them and what...

Resilience and Humanitarian Response: Helping People Deal with Risk, Respond to Change and Cope with Emergencies

"At BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity, we believe that media and communication can help people become more resilient and recover more swiftly from disaster."

The 15km road to accountability

Author: Fennovia Matakala, June 19 2015 - A sea of serious faces looked to the front of the local council chambers. Shuffling in anticipation, the crowd exchanged excited whispers. Looking like they...

The Media of Somalia: A Force for Moderation?

"In a country with a rich oral culture where the Latin alphabet for Somali was adopted only as recently as 1973, radio has for generations been the most important medium in the country. While access...

More than a cup of tea

Author: Fiona Ledger, May 29 2015 - There’s more to a cup of tea than meets the eye - it’s not just wet, hot and thirst quenching, it’s also a media vehicle for promoting tolerance and social...

What Have We Learnt about CwC Coordination from Previous Experience?

"The CDAC (communicating with disaster affected communities) Network aims to ensure that communities affected by, and prone to, crisis are better able to withstand and recover from humanitarian...
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Author: Carly Griggs, May 19 2015 - A few months ago as I pulled into Songambele village in Dodoma region, Tanzania, a soft drizzle was setting in. I pulled my jumper on as I stepped out of the car - it was unusually chilly for September. But the...

Author: Suman Basnet, May 15 2015 - As Regional Coordinator of AMARC Asia Pacific, Suman Basnet sent this email to colleagues on May 13 2015. He has kindly offered...

Reality television show Amrai Pari, broadcast in Bangladesh through BBC Media Action, reaches 15.8 million people with messaging on climate risk and resilience. This research was intended to measure "how target communities worked together to...

"The need to communicate - and the idea that information is a form of assistance in its own right - is increasingly acknowledged as an urgent but under-supported aspect of disaster response."

In this article, Imogen Wall offers...

Author: Kirsty Cockburn, May 4 2015 - When Saturday’s devastating earthquake struck, I’d just finished filming with ...

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), with the support of Johnson & Johnson, is hosting a contest to recognise "the best media coverage of maternal and child health and other urgent health matters such as Ebola and vaccination" in...

This guide was produced to help journalists and writers to report on sex work in South Africa in a respectful and sensitive way. It sets out basic facts about the sex work industry and contains sections on appropriate terminology, use of images,...

 The Communicating with Disaster-Affected Communities (CDAC) Network has put together a lessons-learned web document on communicating with communities following an earthquake, focused on communication with Nepali communities and connecting...

Author: Sahib Khan, May 28 2015 - Exposure visits for journalists to areas like the drought-stricken Sindh province, Pakistan, are being organized by...

"The media have the ability to put VMMC [voluntary medical male circumcision] on the agenda for public discussion and to keep it there. Accurate, informed reporting of HIV- and VMMC-related issues can improve policies and outcomes, stimulate...

This toolkit is intended for journalists who are covering, or would like to cover, stories relating to sustainable development and the design and implementation proposed for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and related framework of...

Author: Gillies C Kasongo, March 4 2015 - Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) commends local radio stations that are transforming themselves into platforms that provide local communities an opportunity to engage in dialogue on various...

Author: Tom Baker, February 18 2015, originally posted on World Radio Day, themed "Youth" (February 13 2015) - In this interview, Tom Baker explains how BBC Media Action is using the unique power of radio to inform, connect and empower young...

Author: Gillies C. Kasongo, February 20 2015 - Panos Institute Southern Africa (PSAf) has called on journalists and media practitioners in Southern Africa to interrogate the reasons why unsafe abortions are still taking place in our communities....

Author: Rukhsana Ahmad, February 13 2015 - For me, as a Karachi-ite, born and bred, the invitation to be a trainer on The Bigger Picture: Media, Representation and Inclusion in Pakistan, was irresistible. Here was my chance to revisit my former...

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