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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...

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...

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...

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New Tobacco Industry communication strategies to undermine public health: IV - Tobacco industry research sets the gold standard

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Author: Franklin Apfel [including interview transcript from Derek Yach] February 3 2018 – This blog, one of four, is part of series in which Apfel analyses and McKee comments on Yach’s interview responses on the tobacco industry and his involvement in the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. The series is intended to identify new ways in which the industry is attempting to (re)frame conversations on tobacco and health and tobacco industry behaviours as demonstrated by their adherence to or circumvention of article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

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New Tobacco Industry communication strategies to undermine public health: Part III - Redefining the "end game" goal

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Author: Franklin Apfel [including interview transcript from Derek Yach] January 31 2018 – This blog, one of four, is part of series in which Apfel analyses and McKee comments on Yach’s interview responses on the tobacco industry and his involvement in the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. The series is intended to identify new ways in which the industry is attempting to (re)frame conversations on tobacco and health and tobacco industry behaviours as demonstrated by their adherence to or circumvention of article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

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New Tobacco Industry communication strategies to undermine public health: Part II - “There’s been no progress in 10 years”

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Author: Franklin Apfel [including interview transcript from Derek Yach] January 26 2018 – This blog, one of four, is part of series in which Apfel analyses and McKee comments on Yach’s interview responses on the tobacco industry and his involvement in the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. The series is intended to identify new ways in which the industry is attempting to (re)frame conversations on tobacco and health and tobacco industry behaviours as demonstrated by their adherence to or circumvention of article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

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New Tobacco Industry communication strategies to undermine public health: Part I - 50 shades of gray frame

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Author: Franklin Apfel [including interview transcript from Derek Yach] January 18 2018 – This blog, one of four, is part of series in which Apfel analyses and McKee comments on Yach’s interview responses on the tobacco industry and his involvement in the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. The series is intended to identify new ways in which the industry is attempting to (re)frame conversations on tobacco and health and tobacco industry behaviours as demonstrated by their adherence to or circumvention of article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

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A Stronger Possibility for Reinvesting Tobacco Money in Public Health for a Smoke-Free World

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Author: Franklin Apfel MD, MHS, originally published October 6 2017 - Having worked on developing and implementing the UN Foundation funded - ‘Tobacco Kills - Don’t be Duped’ project - a global communication initiative in support of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), while working at the World Health Organization (WHO), developing, promoting and passing the FCTC - a global treaty ratified by nearly 180 countries which have used it to strengthen tobacco control activities and curb tobacco related deaths, I am concerned about the recent budget commitment of Phillip Morris International (PMI) of 80 million US dollars a year for 12 years (nearly 1 billion US Dollars!) in the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World rather than the FCTC itself.

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