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February 20, 2018

Women making history in Nepal - the story of Sajha Sawal

Author: BBC Media Action's Pratibha Tuladhar, originally posted February 19 2018 - As Sajha Sawal (Common Questions) takes a break, we revisit the questions and answers that changed lives - and the...

February 12, 2018

Rohingya crisis: When information is a matter of life and death

Author: BBC Media Action's Executive Director Caroline Nursey, originally posted February 7 2018 - The scale of the humanitarian crisis is visible on the road winding away from Cox's Bazar long...

February 9, 2018

DFID's "transparency revolution" is welcome - but supporting independent media is urgent and challenging

Author: BBC Media Action's James Deane, originally posted on February 7 2018 - The UK Department for International Development's commitment to undertake a "transparency revolution" is welcome. Their...

February 8, 2018

Challenges and threats for Spanish cybersecurity (II)

Author: Soraya Carvajal B., originally published February 6 2018 - Along with the advance in digital matters, new challenges and risks for the Information Society appear in Spain. This was expressed...

February 8, 2018

Spain advances, but requires better training to face the digital transformation (I)

Author: Soraya Carvajal B., originally published February 5 2018 - "Spain is fine, we are doing well in the digital field, but we could be better, especially in terms of education,...

February 6, 2018

Retos y amenazas para la ciberseguridad de los españoles (II)

Por: Soraya Carvajal B., publicado 6 de febrero 2018 - Junto con el avance en materia digital, en España aparecen nuevos retos y riesgos para la Sociedad de la Información. Así lo expresó José...

February 6, 2018

España avanza, pero requiere mejor formación para afrontar la transformación digital (I)

Por: Soraya Carvajal B., publicado 5 de febrero 2018 - “España está bien, vamos bien en el tema digital, pero podríamos estar mejor, especialmente en cuanto a la educación, porque es...

February 5, 2018

Mine Risk Education via Entertainment Education

Author: Sergiy Prokhorov, February 5 2018 - Would like to share a good case of Entertainment Education (EE) application in Mine Risk Eduction (MRE) done by UNICEF Ukraine. In Ukraine 580,000 children...

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Toilet: Ek Development Communication Katha

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Akshay Kumar is fast emerging as a very unlikely bearer of varied and content-driven Hindi cinema. Derided by the reigning Hindi cinema establishment and its audience bank as 'Bharat Kumar 2.0' for his off-screen nationalistic messages and works, the prolific actor's latest film - despite its shortcomings - could end up as a case study on development communication, or Communication for Development (C4D), in the Indian context.

Director Shree Narayan Singh's Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (TEPK) is a social satire revolving around Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Keshav (Akshay Kumar) and Jaya (Bhumi Pednekar) are natives of two adjoining rural neighbourhoods of Mathura district in Uttar Pradesh. After a brief period of wooing and cajoling by Keshav, Jaya gives in and the two get married.

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Public Health Communication has to be 'Mainstream'

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Author: Anshuman Rawat, August 24 2016 [cross-posted from Anshuman Rawat's blog site, linked below] - A cursory study of health communication would reveal that when it comes to catching eyeballs, the catchy promotions of, for example, private label herbal supplements beat hollow the rather ritualistic promotions of healthcare initiatives by our government. While the difference in the target audience indeed contributes to the difference, the key, I'm afraid, remains the incentive for the campaigns.

It is very easy in our current world to get very passionate about a project that offers instant riches as a ready incentive. Given the demands of the modern life, there's absolutely nothing acutely immoral in that, I guess.

Given the background, however, how does one attract the best talent for the production of public health communication campaigns - irrespective of the media platform?

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