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February 22, 2017

Inspiring Political Participation

"[A]ll these programmes sought to increase participation and accountability; reaching people that other media tend to ignore, getting them talking about politics and supporting them to influence...

February 21, 2017

Global Shining Light Award

"More and more journalists are being killed, and media outlets attacked, because they are carrying out important efforts in investigative journalism - exposing uncomfortable truths, shining light on...

February 13, 2017

Radio has never been more necessary

Author: BBC Media Action's Caroline Nursey, on February 10 2017 - On World Radio Day, Caroline Nursey, BBC Media Action’s Executive Director discusses the ongoing importance of radio in a fast-...

February 9, 2017

Lifeline radio for displaced Iraqis

Author: BBC Media Action's Abir Awad, on February 7 2017 - “The food we are given is not suitable for human consumption. They’ve taken away our identity cards and our phones,” says Ahmed during a...

February 3, 2017

Beyond the Health Governance Gap: Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in South Sudan

"Demand is key to a working health system. Yet too often, as can be seen in the case of South Sudan in recent years, financing and policy focus on the supply-side factor."

January 30, 2017

FAO is well positioned to contribute to resilience agenda

Author: FAO's James Ayodele - The renewed interest in resilience represents a historic opportunity for FAO, which is well positioned to contribute to the resilience agenda; nevertheless, the...

January 27, 2017

Video Technologies and Participatory Approaches to Peace

"Through the application of participatory approaches to video-making in the aftermath of a conflict, a process of appropriation of video technology occurs within communities who want to tell their...

January 26, 2017

Civil Society-Led Emergency Preparedness for Women with Disabilities in Gaza

As part of Oxfam's Within and Without the State (WWS) programme, community researchers worked with women with disabilities in Gaza to enable them to devise a plan for periods of crisis. They...

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Fragile Contexts

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January 4, 2017

"In some of the most insecure humanitarian contexts, monitoring aid programmes is particularly important to humanitarian organisations. Did...

January 4, 2017

"In insecure environments, where humanitarian staff have limited opportunities for face-to-face interactions with communities, achieving...

December 7, 2016

Originally posted on the BBC Media Action blog by Mohammed Abu Asaker Humanitarian Liaison, Palestinian Territories, on November 25 2016 -...

December 7, 2016

"Design research is useful whether you are designing an iPhone in Palo Alto or a media development program in Pakistan. But for projects like...

November 29, 2016

"Through participatory communication and a tailored use of the media and technology, C4D can create new platforms and channels for citizens to...

November 16, 2016

Originally posted on the BBC Media Action Insight blog by Alasdair Stuart on November 3 2016 - Alasdair Stuart shares the challenges...

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A DFID/UKAID Description of Fragile States


"Fragile States are those states where the government cannot or will not deliver core functions to the majority of its people, including the poor. There is no agreed list of fragile states. Many states move in and out of fragility." [DFID/UKAID, 2005]


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