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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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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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