Featured content http://www.comminit.com/media-development/promoted-rss.xml/2754 en A radio drama with youth appeal for Somalia http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/radio-drama-youth-appeal-somalia-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action_43.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Jackie Christie, August 29 2014 - <strong><em>The assignments I take on for BBC Media Action sometimes take my breath away. Take my most recent project, for example: travel to the Horn of Africa and facilitate the creation of a 24-episode radio drama, I was told.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/radio-drama-youth-appeal-somalia-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/radio-drama-youth-appeal-somalia-0#comments Somalia Blogs: Media Development Blogs: Social Media and Development Mobile Populations Entertainment Community Media Entertainment Orgs Radio News Media Featured Global Policy Blogs Media Development Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:20:28 +0000 BBC Media Action 9350766 at http://www.comminit.com BBC Media Action's Work on Health http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/bbc-media-actions-work-health <div class="field field-type-text field-field-length"> <div class="field-label">Length:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4:17 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Year of Production:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, July 3, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>This video describes BBC Media Action’s work with media and communication to "provide health information and explore social and cultural norms that affect good health" in economically poor areas and developing countries.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-languages"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Subtitled in English </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/field/image/bbc_media_action.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="55" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/content/wetin-dey">Wetin Dey</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/media-development/content/condom-condom-campaign">Condom, Condom! Campaign</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/content/health-move-can-mobile-phones-save-lives">Health on the Move: Can Mobile Phones Save Lives?</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/content/bbc-media-action-3">BBC Media Action</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWfbQky611Y" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action on the YouTube</a> website, August 21 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/bbc-media-actions-work-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/bbc-media-actions-work-health#comments Ethiopia India Nigeria Global Materials Mobile Populations Entertainment Live Performance Folk Media MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Phone/Mobile Community Media MDG 6. Combat Diseases Print News/Information Radio Television Gender Health News Media Prevention NGOs Reproductive Health Women Featured BBC Media Action Global Health HIV / AIDS Media Development Entertainment-Education Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:04:48 +0000 jlevy 9350699 at http://www.comminit.com Lifeline Programming: Communication with Crisis-affected People http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/lifeline-programming-communication-crisis-affected-people <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action_42.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="83" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This BBC Media Action programme provides vulnerable communities with information on emergency services and advice on living amidst disaster and working towards recovery. It is a two-way communication programme, also aiming to give affected people "the opportunity to voice their concerns, express their needs, share their stories and hold humanitarian aid providers to account."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The BBC Media Action, as the international development charity of the media network the British Broadcasting Company (BBC), has available to it a network of international partners and an international infrastructure that can "reach hundreds of millions of people in countries where mass media can be used to connect and inform". In some cases, BBC Media Action supports local media to produce and broadcast their own Lifeline programming. In other cases, it produces Lifeline programming in-house or in collaboration with one of the BBC’s 27 language services. The aim is to have locally informed, "intimate" relationships with communities and aid responders, including governments, international organisations including the United Nations, bilaterals, and non-governmental organisations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In collaboration with aid responders and local media, Lifeline sends information rapidly and on a mass scale. "Information shared by radio, television, or mobile can empower people to help themselves." To assist relief efforts, the programme can:</p> <ul> <li>"tell people what services are available, how and where to access them and what to do to stay safe and healthy and</li> <li>manage the expectations of the affected population.</li> <li>And by providing a platform for people to voice their concerns, it can help aid agencies to detect gaps in the response that need to be addressed."</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Possible formats include: "public service announcements and short bulletins to magazine programmes and phone-ins for radio or TV. It may include elements of light entertainment as well as factual information. If the crisis is prolonged, a radio or TV drama series may be produced to discuss issues in a fictional setting. Text messages, voice messages, the internet and social media are also useful tools for reaching affected people and giving them a voice." For example, in the Pakistani flooding of 2010, local and national radio aired Lifeline programming in both Pashto and Urdu to between 60 and 80 million people and received over 800 calls in the first 5 hours of broadcasting.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Aid providers can help shape the contents of messages by providing "information on challenges affecting the population and expert advice on what people should do to address them." They can spread the word about programme availability and run listening groups, as well as obtain recordings to be played to communities with limited access to broadcast media. Putting the two-way nature of the communication programme into action, Lifeline can provide aid workers with feedback from audiences about their concerns and about gaps in relief efforts - both geographic and material aid gaps - and success stories.</p> <p>&nbsp; </p><p>Those working on communication and those providing aid can study local social structures in order to involve leaders in decisionmaking on messaging. Because special groups may need a voice, for example, women who do not have recourse in leadership structures, attention to certain groups is also necessary in these consultations.</p> <p>&nbsp; </p><p>Lifeline can also help media organisations:</p> <ul> <li>train local and national media organisations using expertise and resources;</li> <li>provide their audiences with information in a "clear, interesting, and user-friendly way";</li> <li>facilitate collaboration with aid providers; and</li> <li>help recover capacity to broadcast and reconnect with audiences.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Because a radio broadcasting unit can be flown into a disaster-affected area, even if local media infrastructure has been destroyed, broadcasting can take over the local frequency and reach people. Mobile phones are another available means of communication for text messages and call-in responses. Low literacy is a factor in reaching people, which television and radio combined with call-in capacity can overcome. Call-in responses are reported to "give people a sense of dignity" and investment in decisionmaking based upon their local comment on needs being heard.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Risk Management, Conflict, Development Assistance</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>"Lifeline programming has helped communities affected by some of the world's most severe recent natural disasters, from the 2010 Haiti earthquake and floods in Pakistan, to Cyclone Nargis in Bangladesh in 2008."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/content/bbc-media-action-3">BBC Media Action</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rmhttp/mediaaction/pdf/LifelineProgramming.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Lifeline Programming: Communication with Crisis-affected People</a> [PDF format], <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.fastcompany.com/1686078/bbc-adapts-pakistan-crisis-lifeline-programming-emergency-aid" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Fast Company website</a>, and a <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.scidev.net/global/conflict/multimedia/q-a-taking-bbc-lifeline-programming-to-conflict-zones.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Scidev.net interview</a> with Robert Powell, senior advisor on resilience and humanitarian response at BBC Media Action, accessed August 21 2014. <em>Image credit</em>: Miranda Eeles</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/lifeline-programming-communication-crisis-affected-people#comments Global Experiences Community Participation Inclusive Politics Bilaterals Conflict Public Expectations Person-to-Person Community Groups Phone/Mobile Community Media Development Assistance News/Information Radio Television Government Departments News Media NGOs United Nations Risk Management Featured BBC Media Action Global Democracy and Governance Fragile Contexts Media Development Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:44:38 +0000 jlevy 9350626 at http://www.comminit.com Self-Assessment Toolkit for Community Radio Stations and Practitioners http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/self-assessment-toolkit-community-radio-stations-and-practitioners <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jayalakshmi Chittoor Parameswaran </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wednesday, January 2, 2013</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/col.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="93" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Self-Assessment Toolkit (SAT) is a community radio tool from Indian non-governmental organisation (NGO) Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) Community Radio Facilitation Centre (CCFC) assembled as part of the project entitled “Enabling Media Access for Community’s Self Expression”. A second and complementary toolkit is entitled “Ethical Practice Guidelines for Community Radio Stations”. This work was carried out as a part of the Ford Foundation Supported Grant to CEMCA for setting up and establishing a Facilitation Centre for Community Radios.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-htmllink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.col.org/PublicationDocuments/Self-AssessTK_CommRadio.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to access this document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/content/commonwealth-educational-media-centre-asia-cemca-0">The Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>99</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/content/jayalakshmi-chittoor-parameswaran-0">Jayalakshmi Chittoor Parameswaran </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from The Commonwealth of Learning to The Communication Initiative on August 1 2014 and email from Jayalakshmi Chittoor Parameswaran to The Communication Initiative on August 22 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/self-assessment-toolkit-community-radio-stations-and-practitioners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/self-assessment-toolkit-community-radio-stations-and-practitioners#comments India Materials Community Participation Person-to-Person Community Media News/Information Radio Global Media Development Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:17:39 +0000 jlevy 9350587 at http://www.comminit.com CBA Ebola Briefing for Broadcasters in Affected Areas http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/cba-ebola-briefing-broadcasters-affected-areas <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2014 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/ebola_2.jpg" alt="" title="Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Ebola Briefing for Broadcasters in Affected Areas" width="100" height="66" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Published by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA), this 8-page guide is designed to help broadcasters in Ebola-affected areas "to develop a clear strategy to ensure that they are able to provide continuous and effective operations during the outbreak." <Br /></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.cba.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/CBA-Ebola-briefing.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download this publication in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/node/6048">Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cost-ma"> <div class="field-label">Cost:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free to download. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Languages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>English</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>8</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/node/289786">Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) Secretariat</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.cba.org.uk/featured/our-ebola-briefing-to-broadcasters/" target="_blank">CBA website</a> on August 20 2014. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/cba-ebola-briefing-broadcasters-affected-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/cba-ebola-briefing-broadcasters-affected-areas#comments Africa West Africa Materials Community Media News/Information Radio Television Health News Media Risk Management Health Communication - Africa Global Community Radio - Africa Media Development Africa Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:33:59 +0000 aventh 9350566 at http://www.comminit.com Flooding in Nepal: how radio can save lives http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/flooding-nepal-how-radio-can-save-lives-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action_41.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Bhuwan Timilsina, August 19 2014 - <strong><em>Every year in far west Nepal, the great river Mahkali brings tragedy to the lives of those living near it. Last month, as the annual monsoon rains beat down, it was no different: <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://reliefweb.int/report/nepal/seven-die-flood-landslide-far-west" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">severe flooding and landslides claimed at least seven lives</a>, displaced hundreds of families and destroyed vast areas of farmland.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/flooding-nepal-how-radio-can-save-lives-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/flooding-nepal-how-radio-can-save-lives-0#comments Nepal Blogs: Humanitarian Response Policies Blogs: Media Development Community Participation Civil Society Community Media News/Information Radio NGOs Risk Management Featured BBC Media Action Global Policy Blogs Media Development Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:24:41 +0000 BBC Media Action 9350540 at http://www.comminit.com Women: The Voiceless or the Unheard Gender? http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/women-voiceless-or-unheard-gender <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/dsc00060.jpg" alt="A woman radio broadcaster in Gujarat, India " title="Community Radio empowering women (SEWA Radio, Gujarat)" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Suchi Gaur, August 18 2014 - As I walked down the narrow road in a village in Butwal region of Nepal, I looked around and all I could see were mud houses and women trying to finish one or the other tasks. It was not a new sight for me. It is a sight of every nook &amp; corner of India. And there I was, standing in the middle of the <em>kuchcha</em> road trying to ask women their experiences with Radio Mukti, a Community Radio station for women by women.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/women-voiceless-or-unheard-gender" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/women-voiceless-or-unheard-gender#comments India Blogs: Rights and Development Blogs: Shifting Media Landscapes Community Participation MDG 3. Gender Equality Civil Society Community Groups Community Media Economic Development Radio Gender Women Featured Global Policy Blogs Media Development Sat, 16 Aug 2014 06:07:20 +0000 Suchi 9350515 at http://www.comminit.com Reframing the Evidence Debates: A View from the Media for Development Sector http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/reframing-evidence-debates-view-media-development-sector <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action_40.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle-st"> <div class="field-label">Subtitle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Working paper, Bridging Theory and Practice, Issue 07 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kavita Abraham Dowsing </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, July 1, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>BBC Media Action</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>"This working paper is designed to identify what evidence is being used in practice and to highlight what is now needed to move the media for development evidence base forward. It aims to be used as the start of a sectorial conversation to inform an 'evidence agenda' for media for development."</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/publicationsandpress/working_paper_evidence.html" target="_blank">Click here to access this document and, when available, the final report and analysis documents stemming from this working paper. </a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/content/bbc-media-action-3">BBC Media Action</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/publicationsandpress/working_paper_evidence.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action website</a>, August 15 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/reframing-evidence-debates-view-media-development-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/reframing-evidence-debates-view-media-development-sector#comments Global Strategic Thinking Digital Development Assistance Print Radio Television Research NGOs Featured BBC Media Action Global Media Development Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:00:35 +0000 jlevy 9350507 at http://www.comminit.com The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/right-privacy-digital-age <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/wacc_2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="69" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Monday, June 30, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>"Deep concerns have been expressed as policies and practices that exploit the vulnerability of digital communications technologies to electronic surveillance and interception in countries across the globe have been exposed."</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/RegularSessions/Session27/Documents/A.HRC.27.37_en.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 16-page document in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/media-development/content/office-united-nations-high-commissioner-human-rights-ohchr">Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://waccglobal.org/articles/un-report-asks-what-price-privacy-today" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The World Association for Christian Communication website</a>, August 12 2014. <em>Image credit</em>: Connie Zhou</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/right-privacy-digital-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/right-privacy-digital-age#comments Global Strategic Thinking Access Advocacy Digital MDG 8. Global Partnership Government Departments New Technology Company Private Sector New Technologies United Nations Rights Featured Global ICT for Development Media Development Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:13:15 +0000 jlevy 9350438 at http://www.comminit.com Schools bring hope to South Sudan's children http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/schools-bring-hope-south-sudans-children <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/files/imagecache/thumbnail/bbc_media_action_39.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Manyang David Mayar, August 11 2014 -&nbsp; <em><strong>Earlier this year I blogged about <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcmediaaction/posts/Pens-down-in-South-Sudan" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">the school children in Jonglei state </a>who were forced mid-exam to flee to the bush in fear of their lives.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/schools-bring-hope-south-sudans-children" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/schools-bring-hope-south-sudans-children#comments South Sudan Academic Institutions Blogs: Humanitarian Response Policies Blogs: Shifting Media Landscapes Mobile Populations Basic Education for All Children Community Participation MDG 2. Universal Primary Education Quality Early Learning to Scale Conflict Public Expectations Civil Society Person-to-Person State Functions Community Groups Community Media News/Information Radio Education NGOs Featured BBC Media Action Global Children, Equity and Development Policy Blogs Early Child Development Fragile Contexts Media Development Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:12:21 +0000 BBC Media Action 9350411 at http://www.comminit.com