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September 19, 2017

Six steps towards a more open media

Author: BBC Media Action's Director of Policy and Research James Deane, originally posted September 14 2017 - On the International Day of Democracy, James Deane sets out six ways in which a resurgent...

September 15, 2017

Access to Information: Lessons from Latin America

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Office in Montevideo, Uruguay, contends that the advancement of knowledge societies depends on our understanding of the...

September 14, 2017

In the Service of Power: Media Capture and the Threat to Democracy

"As long as capture exists, and it usually exists in one form or another, then the media are not truly free." - Anya Schiffrin

September 13, 2017

Media Development Needs a Community of Scholars

Authors: CIMA's Paul Rothman and Nick Benequista, originally posted September 5 2017 - International assistance to media is facing an existential crisis. While there is a growing recognition of the...

September 12, 2017

Communication and Conflict in Transitional Societies: Integrating Media and Communication in Development Cooperation

"Social change is no longer regarded as a linear process in which media are promotional instruments serving a Western notion of modernization which journalists are trained to deliver. Instead, active...

September 5, 2017

Express yourself: asking fresh questions with Facebook Live in Nepal

Author: BBC Media Action Nepal Stakeholder Liaison Pratibha Tuladhar, originally posted Augusut 31 2017 - Social media is providing a platform for young voices in a new programme called Taja Sawal (...

August 30, 2017

Strengthening Accountability Through Media in Afghanistan: Final Evaluation

"This project aimed to enable more accountable, peaceful and inclusive state-society relations in Afghanistan, by providing a platform for people to question their leaders and which built the profile...

August 29, 2017

Reflections on Media Environment Trends - IMS Annual Report 2016-2017

"...the year 2016 – mid 2017 displayed vividly the increased global connectedness of people and communities as technology continued to influence news and information and the way it is produced,...

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August 10, 2017

"It is not the job of the media generally to solve the problem of poverty or to take sides in the political tussle over it....But [b]y...

August 9, 2017

"News media...has the power to shape dominant representations and reframe narratives and discourses surrounding migration. Indeed, fostering...

August 9, 2017

Author: BBC Media Action Sierra Leone's Head of Production, Allieu Sesay,...

August 8, 2017

Launched in May 2017 after a high-profile marketing campaign on billboards in Kabul and on social media, Zan TV (Women's TV) is a television...

August 8, 2017

Author: BBC Media Action Senior Production Managery Clemency Fraser,...

August 7, 2017

With the goal of contributing to evidence-informed programming and policy dialogues and action, this rapid evidence review explores adolescent...

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