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May 23, 2017

The art of designing surveys about social norms: insights from Ethiopia

Author: BBC Media Action's Hilina Assefa and Lois Aspinall, originally published on May 17 2017 - How we view our role and relationships within our communities shapes how we behave – with important...

May 22, 2017

Pakistan's Agenda against Climate Change

Author: Ghulam Shabir Arain, May 23 2017 - Pakistan still lags behind in its coverage of climate change issues. We are too focused on extremism and governance issues, which take up a lot of our...

May 16, 2017

Three ways of communicating to stop disasters happening

Author: Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction [DRR] Robert Glasser, originally published on  May 12 2017 - This past March, Peru was hit by devastating...

May 10, 2017

Democracy with winning candidate - Feudal in Pakistan

Author: Sahib Khan, May 10 2017 - For the first time, the second-elected Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N)-led government in Pakistan is completing its constitutional tenure in Pakistan, and the...

May 9, 2017

3 negatives and 3 positives from World Press Freedom Day

Author:  BBC Media Action's Director of Policy and Learning James Deane, originally posted on May 5 2017 - Given the troubling global backdrop, World Press Freedom Day arguably needed a name...

May 3, 2017

Whither the shelterless in SDGs?

Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, May 3 2017 - What is adequate housing? The International Covenant on Economic and Social Cultural Rights, 1996 guarantees  every person the rights to adequate food, to...

May 3, 2017

Using social ties to make pregnancy safer: insights from Bangladesh and Ethiopia

Author: BBC Media Action's Health Adviser Emebet Wuhib-Mutungi, originally posted on April 27 2017 - Following the launch of BBC Media Action's Global Health Stories site, Emebet Wuhib-Mutungi...

May 2, 2017

The inspiring young female construction worker helping reconstruct earthquake-hit villages in Nepal.

Author: Subash Karki, originally posted on April 24 2017 - Sharada’s village in Nepal was destroyed by a cataclysmic earthquake in April 2015. In the aftermath she helped her neighbours rebuild their...

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  • April 26, 2017

    Why is it important for Pakistan to stay below 1.5 degrees?

    Author: Ghulam Shabir Arain, on May 2 2017 - The Paris Agreement has been ratified on climate change lays out obligation for nations to limit their greenhouse-gas emissions and contain the impact of global warming. Pakistan's Permanent...

  • April 25, 2017

    Design thinking and health communication: learning from failure

    Author: BBC Media Action India Country Director Priyanka Dutt, originally on April 20 2017 - What do you do when your audience is difficult to reach, tough to keep engaged and doesn’t understand concepts you take for granted? Priyanka Dutt offers...

  • April 24, 2017

    Advancing C4D in Academic institutions

    This group emerged from an extensive discussion on The Communication Initiative platform that was prompted by a post from Caroline Hungwe entitled Lack of C4D modules in University courses. There were over 60 contributions to that discussion from a...

  • April 24, 2017

    Bold female voices: broadcasting under the shadow of Boko Haram

    Author: BBC Media Action's Head of Country Programmes, Nigeria, Rachael Borlase, originally posted on April 13 2017 - At the height of the Boko Haram insurgency local radio stations stayed on air. Three years on from the Chibok schoolgirls’...

  • April 24, 2017

    Social media tips from Doctor Who help launch new Palestinian youth drama

    Author: Social Media Manager, BBC, Jose Vila, originally posted on March 30 2017 - Jose Vila, social media manager for Doctor Who on advising BBC Media Action's new TV drama in the Palestinian Territories. Life's full of surprises. I was sitting at...

  • April 20, 2017

    Junagadh Janvani Empowering Rural Lives

    Author: Asst. Professor, GBPUA&T, Arpita Sharma, originally posted April 1 2017 - Establishment of Community Radio Station in Junagadh Agriculture University (JAU) is a success story and inspires other institution to replicate the model for the...

  • April 20, 2017

    Sierra Leone: standing up to crime through radio

    Author: BBC Media Action's Eastina Massaquoi, originally posted on March 24 2017 -  How a Comic Relief funded radio programme is helping inspire young people through discussion and positive role models in Sierra Leone. I was walking along the...

  • April 20, 2017

    A Syrian Drama

    Author: BBC Media Action's Executive Director Caroline Nursey, originally post on March 15 2017 - On the sixth anniversary of the Syrian war, Caroline Nursey, our Executive Director explores how a radio drama is helping bring communities...

  • April 20, 2017

    The role of social media in development

    Author: BBC Media Action Indonesia Country Director Rosie Parkyn, originally posted on March 31 2017 - Why should development organisations care about social media? Rosie Parkyn looks at social media’s potential to enhance development outcomes in...

  • April 20, 2017

    Putting America First Means Eradicating Polio

    Author: Nellie Bristol, April 13 2017 - The road to polio eradication has been nothing if not torturous. The initiative is credited with spectacular achievements - reducing the number of cases by more than 99 percent, providing vaccinations and...

  • April 20, 2017

    Media, Public Opinion and Women Empowerment

    Author: PSAf's Lilian Saka-Kiefer, originally on April 20 2017 - The media are a critical player in building public awareness on events in the society that directly or indirectly affect their audience. The media have a great impact in the...

  • April 19, 2017

    Five questions our data portal can help answer

    Author: BBC Media Action Head of Research Programmes Sonia Whitehead, originally posted on April 4 2017 - There's a lack of data on what ordinary people think, feel and want in developing countries. Our new Data Portal aims to help...

  • April 19, 2017

    A voice for women in Afghanistan

    Author: BBC Media Action's Serena Hamilton, originally posted on March 6 2017 - A small radio station in Afghanistan run by women for women is providing a platform to discuss women’s rights, health and local news – and training the next generation...

  • April 19, 2017

    Inspirational women and girls in our dramas

    Author: BBC Media Action's Geraldine Sweetland, originally posted on March 8 2017 - To celebrate International Women’s Day 2017 (whose theme is #beboldforchange) – we take a closer look at some of the inspirational female characters (past and...

  • April 18, 2017

    'Whenever I saw children in school I used to I'm in school, I'm happy.'

    Author: BBC Media Action's Kenyi Betuel, originally posted on March 6 2017 - Stella wanted to go to school but her father thought it would ‘spoil’ her chances of marriage. Kenyi Betuel – editor of a girls’ education radio show - explores some of the...

  • April 18, 2017

    The Girl Child and Sustainable Development Goals

    Author: Ranjani.K.Murthy, April 18 2017 - This blog examines what the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), targets and indicators have to offer to further welfare and rights of girl child, and where there are gaps.

  • April 18, 2017

    Health communication changes lives by reaching millions

    Author: BBC Media Action's Acting Head of Health and Resilience Sophia Wilkinson, originally posted on April 10 2017 - To mark the launch of our [BBC Media Action's] Global Health Stories site, Sophia Wilkinson explains how health communication can...

  • April 18, 2017

    We need more female journalists in Nepal

    Author: BBC Media Action's Pratibha Tuladhar, originally posted on March 3 2017 - Bidhya Chapagain sits in the centre of the studio surrounded by a cluster of bright lights, cables and cameras. She is preparing for an episode of Sajha Sawal, our '...

  • April 17, 2017

    What's the best way of improving accountability in Sierra Leone?

    Author: BBC Media Action Insight's George Ferguson on March 17 2017 - A free and independent media that holds politicians to account on behalf of citizens has long been held up as a cornerstone of a thriving democracy. In Sierra Leone, we ran a...

  • April 17, 2017

    Human stories inspire positive change

    Author: BBC Media Action Insight's Katy Williams, on March 6 2017 - Katy Williams asked political debate show presenters in Nepal and Afghanistan about the real-life changes their programmes have helped achieve. Successes include getting more people...

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