<a href="/media-development/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:2754">Featured content</a> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/promoted-rss.xml/2754 en Radyo Bakdaw ("Rise") http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/radyo-bakdaw-rise <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/phil_novdec2013_13.jpg" alt="" title="Radyo Bakdaw (&quot;Rise&quot;)" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"Radyo Bakdaw has helped bring a sense of normality back to the lives of many in the Guiuan area by bringing the community together to take part in events such as the much loved kareoke sessions."</em></p> <p> When typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on November 8 2013, Internews' Humanitarian Team was deployed to Guiuan, Eastern Samar, to set up Radyo Bakdaw ("Rise"), which provided emergency information to the citizens of Guiuan. The station went live on November 26, providing news and information to people in the aftermath of the typhoon until May 2014.</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>A 4-day assessment of information needs and access to communication channels through direct interviews with survivors, local journalists, and humanitarian aid workers, as well as visits to local media outlets, revealed an acute, urgent need for information and documented the destruction endured by local media outlets. Based on this analysis, Internews built up a team of local journalists and trained them to provide acutely needed humanitarian information via Radyo Bakdaw. The local reporting team was supported and mentored on emergency humanitarian broadcast by two specialists from Internews' humanitarian media roster. (<em><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.internews.eu/News/An-Insight-Glimpse-Into-Radio-Bakdaw-Station-Set-U/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here</a> in order to listen to a podcast by one of the people who contributed to setting up Radyo Bakdaw.</em>) Operating on 92.7 FM, the emergency station was designed to enable public service broadcasting to the most affected, disconnected areas in the Leyte region, reaching 10-20km from its location. Internews initially distributed 200 wind-up radios among community halls and other public places, turning Sundays into "Radio Repair Day", with two local technicians present to help.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Radyo Bakdaw worked as a two-way communication channel, bridging the information gap between affected population, local actors, and aid professionals. Listeners were encouraged to send text messages to the station with requests for information or vital messages they would like to communicate. Even when the emergency situation had abated, this philosophy continued. On the morning of January 29 2014, Radyo Bakdaw had its first broadcast of "Maupay nga Pruy-anan" (A Good House). The show focused on everything to do with the home, from waste disposal to a segment on rebuilding better homes with the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Each day, the radio station chose a question of the day to engage with listeners, such as what they use to light up their homes. "One of our texters asked us where they can get a solar lamp and someone else texted in that they are available for 300 pesos in the Guiuan public market....We ask, and people answer, and we have people joining and participating, that makes me feel efficient," said the radio presenter. The station received around 500 text messages a day (with peaks of over 1,200 texts).</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</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>"It is always heartbreaking to see people who may have lost everything feel completely disconnected," said Jacobo Quintanilla, Internews Director of Humanitarian Communication Programmes, who conducted the assessment in Tacloban. "This confusion only serves to further disempower, and further traumatize, already fragile communities. People rely on word of mouth and have no means to find additional, accurate information. Restoring the communication networks, including mobile phone and radio, must be a humanitarian priority as people are literally left in the dark in most areas."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-partner-text"> <div class="field-label">Partner Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Funded by the Department for International Development (DFID).</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/329372">Jacobo Quintanilla - Internews</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.internews.eu/Philippine-Humanitarian-Information-Service-HIS/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Internews Europe website</a>, accessed on September 9 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/radyo-bakdaw-rise#comments Philippines Experiences Bilaterals Entertainment Phone/Mobile Community Media News/Information Radio Risk Management Featured DFID Global Media Development Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:55:13 +0000 kdevries 9350910 at http://www.comminit.com Youth in Cambodia: Media Habits and Information Sources http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/youth-cambodia-media-habits-and-information-sources <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_loy_9.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </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"> Tori Harris </div> <div class="field-item even"> Sally Gowland </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">Friday, August 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 report focuses on the ways in which youth in Cambodia access and use different types of media and explores media as a source of information for young people. It also looks at how media can have an impact on their levels of civic participation as well as their attitudes."</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/cambodia_media_habits_research_report.html" target="_blank">Click here to access this 42-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/node/266147">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=ttp://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC Media Action website</a>, September 9 2014. Image credit and caption: BBC Media Action - "Loy9 radio presenter. In Cambodia 92% of young people in have access to TV or radio"</p> </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/m-loy9-mobile-phones-increase-youth-participation-cambodia">M-Loy9: Mobile Phones to Increase Youth Participation in Cambodia </a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/media-development/content/cambodia-loy9">Cambodia Loy9</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/youth-cambodia-media-habits-and-information-sources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/youth-cambodia-media-habits-and-information-sources#comments Cambodia Strategic Thinking 15 to 19 years Adolescent Civic Engagement Digital Community Participation Civil Society Governance and Democracy Phone/Mobile Community Media News/Information Radio Television Research News Media NGOs Youth Featured BBC Media Action Adolescent Development Global Democracy and Governance ICT for Development Media Development Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:34:59 +0000 jlevy 9350897 at http://www.comminit.com Libya's Media Frontline http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/libyas-media-frontline-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_45.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author:&nbsp; Anne Reevell, September 8 2014 - <strong><em>A month ago I shut the door on the house that has been my home in Tripoli and, with one suitcase, climbed into a convoy with a dozen or so other "internationals" being evacuated from Libya.</em></strong></p> <p>I'd been living in this beautiful but chaotic city for a year working with Libya's State TV station, Al Wataniya and the national news agency, LANA. Before the revolution these institutions were at the heart of Muammar Gaddafi's extensive propaganda machine. Now, under new leadership, both were finding their voices.</p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/libyas-media-frontline-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/libyas-media-frontline-0#comments Libya Blogs: Media in Closed Societies Blogs: Shifting Media Landscapes Digital Inclusive Politics Conflict Public Expectations Community Media News/Information Radio Television News Media NGOs Featured BBC Media Action Global Policy Blogs Fragile Contexts Media Development Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:32:29 +0000 BBC Media Action 9350895 at http://www.comminit.com Ebola in Sierra Leone: new radio shows join the fight http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/ebola-sierra-leone-new-radio-shows-join-fight-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_44.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Author: Musa Sangarie, BBC Media Action, September 3 2014 - <strong><em>A couple of weeks ago in the middle of the night, phones started ringing across Sierra Leone. Despite the late hour, people were calling to pass on the latest rumour about Ebola that bathing in salty hot water could protect you. By the next day, the rumour had swept across the whole country.</em> </strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/ebola-sierra-leone-new-radio-shows-join-fight-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/media-development/content/ebola-sierra-leone-new-radio-shows-join-fight-0#comments Sierra Leone Blogs: Global Health Policies Community Participation Governance and Democracy Community Media News/Information Radio Government Departments Health News Media NGOs Featured BBC Media Action Health Communication - Africa Global Community Radio - Africa Policy Blogs Health Media Development Africa Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:00:02 +0000 BBC Media Action 9350843 at http://www.comminit.com 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 BBC Media Action Global Policy Blogs Media Development Entertainment-Education 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