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April 19, 2018

As Zimbabwe prepares for elections, the media must lead from the front

Author: Vusumuzi Sifile, April 24 2018 - As Zimbabwe readies for harmonised Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government elections in a few months’ time, the media in and outside the country...

April 17, 2018

Can basic income contribute towards SDG 5 on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment?

Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, April 17 2018* - The basic income movement has a long history. As used now, a basic income is a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual...

April 17, 2018

Silent refusals and distrust of vaccines is a big challenge for vaccination teams

Author: Abdul Salam Afridi, March 23 2018: After the fake immunization campaign in a failed attempt to get Osama bin Laden's DNA lineages prior to his assassination in 2011, the efforts of polio...

April 17, 2018

Inclusive Engagement Essential for Real Benefits from Genetic Resources: South African Stakeholders Re-echo

Author: James Ayodele, April 24 2018 - Benefits from genetic resources belong to everyone and only an inclusive engagement, with all stakeholders working closely together, can assure real...

March 28, 2018

Facing the Elephant in the Room: Sexual harassment holding women down

Author: Lilian Saka Kiefer, April 17 2018 - I recently attended a meeting on empowering women for leadership in politics and in public administration. The meeting provided a platform to reflect...

March 20, 2018

Cultura y empresa, sinergias en favor de la sociedad (I)

Por: Soraya Carvajal B. Durante el III Foro Cultura y Empresa, se destacó el valor de la narración y de las historias como estrategias de comunicación, engagement y reputación corporativa. En el...

February 22, 2018

Mujeres y gaming, mucho terreno por conquistar

Author: Soraya Carvajal B., publicado el 28 de febrero 2018 - El sector de los videojuegos y los eSports está creciendo y ganando jugadores y audiencias a nivel mundial, pero tanto en España...

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Health partnerships in the Global South: more than a marriage of convenience

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Author: BBC Media Action's Acting Head of Health and Resilience Sophia Wilkinson, originally posted on May 24 2017 - We use the word 'partnership' a lot in the development world. At a global level, we’re all 'partners' - a giant family of policymakers, donors, practitioners, academics and companies working together to advance a shared vision of a world free from poverty, hunger and violent conflict.

We come together for mutual benefit, bringing our different skills, experiences and resources to the table, to solve deeply rooted problems. But because we’re human, partnerships – as with any relationship – can be fraught with friction and misunderstanding. 

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Sindhi Press against Censorship during the Zia Regime (1977-1988)

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Author: Kaleem Butt, May 31 2015 - Introduction: In this era when there is democracy everywhere in the world, still there are many nations that are striving for liberty and autonomy. One such country is Pakistan that has seen direct martial law for half of its period since creation, while the other half has been controlled by the military. After the death of Pakistan’s founding father Mohammad Ali Jinnah and assassination of its first Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan, there has been no way to stop the military from getting power and all its accessories. 

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Sexual and reproductive health and rights and SDGs

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Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, May 25 2017 - Sexual and reproductive health refers to a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease, in all matters relating to the sexuality and reproductive system/ processes. Reproductive and sexual rights pertain to right to make informed decisions concerning reproduction, relations/marriage and sexuality free of discrimination, coercion and violence.  

A review of SDGs suggests that targets on universal access to SRHR (within SDG 3 and SDG 5), eliminating violence against women and girls in public and private spheres,  eliminate harmful practices such as early and forced marriages,  reducing maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births (SDG 3) and achieving internationally agreed targets to address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women (SDG 2) have been included. 

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

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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 consequences for development. When widespread, these views constitute ‘social norms’, which people tend to follow because they believe that others do and because they think it’s expected of them. Media Action’s programmes aim to challenge social norms that can lead to people risking their health and reinforce those that support people to make healthier choices.

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Pakistan's Agenda against Climate Change

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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 attention, resources and time. While the media in regional countries like India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives have a good understanding of global climate change negotiations and are well aware of climate change and its impact on their countries. As a vulnerable country, we have to see what we need to do; we also need programmes to bring this about in schools and colleges. We have to prepare the younger generation for the world that they are going to inherit.

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Three ways of communicating to stop disasters happening

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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 floods. Media reports led with death tolls and declarations of states of emergency. People volunteered their help on Facebook and offered refuge in their homes to those seeking shelter on Airbnb.

Democracy with winning candidate - Feudal in Pakistan

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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 next elections are expected to be held in mid-2018. Earlier, the elected Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)-led government made history by completing its first constitutional tenure in Pakistan from 2008 to 2013. The PML-N and the PPP are two major parties in Pakistan, and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) emerged as 3rd political party in elections of 2013.
 
As days of elections are coming nearer, every party is making its strategy to win the elections and form the government. The winning strategy being adopted by every party planning to participate in upcoming elections is to assimilate winning “horses” (candidates) in different provinces, especially rural areas of Pakistan.
 

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3 negatives and 3 positives from World Press Freedom Day

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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 change in 2017. Marked annually by a gathering organised by UNESCO, this year's 'celebration' in Jakarta may not have been particularly joyous, but it was certainly more important than ever.

Reflecting on the conversations and debates held in Indonesia, I’ve arrived at three reasons to be worried and three grounds for optimism. I’ll start off gloomy and end on a more upbeat note.

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Whither the shelterless in SDGs?

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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 adequate housing, to education, to health, to social security, to take part in cultural life, to water and sanitation, and to work.   A later document of the UN elaborates on what is adequate shelter, which is discussed below. 

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

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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 explains how influencing mothers-in-law and husbands can help improve the health of mothers and their babies. 

Over 800 women die every day because of complications caused by pregnancy or giving birth. Almost all of these women live in the Global South. And most could be saved through simple precautions, like going for regular antenatal check-ups.

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