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  1. The writer and director of Love9, our TV show addressing sexual health in Cambodia, presents the launch of the programme’s second series.

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  2. A tribute to Amran Mahad, lead actress in Maalmo Dhaama Maanta (A Better Life than Today), an interactive drama helping young people to talk about both the opportunities and the obstacles that they face in Somalia. She died 3 November 2016 following complications during childbirth.

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  3. On Global Handwashing Day, Diana Njeru looks at how a radio station constructed from a shipping container is helping people improve their health in one of Kenya’s largest slums.

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  4. The presenter of Love9 looks at why Valentine’s Day in Cambodia is the perfect time to talk about sexual and reproductive rights.

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  5. Veteran Indian actor, Om Puri, who passed away last week, fronted our HIV and AIDS drama series, Jasoos Vijay – helping make it one of India’s most watched TV shows of its time. Devika Bahl, creative director for the series shares fond memories of an exceptional man.

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  6. A festival in Bangladesh is using a colourful mix of music, performance and live demonstrations to help communities prepare against extreme weather.

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  7. Refugees, nutritionists and film-makers created a series of short ‘how to’ films to help Syrians living in tough conditions in Lebanon pull together quick, simple, affordable and healthy meals for their families.

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  8. Reporter, Akwumaba describes how deeply she was affected after interviewing a women who had experienced female genital mutilation aged seven, and how radio has helped her shared her story.

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  9. Nigeria’s largely peaceful elections in 2015 stood in stark contrast to the post-election violence of 2011. What was the role of media in this change? Osebi Adams finds out.

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  10. Esfandiar Adena, BBC Media Action Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism on how social networks are enabling Tajiks to flex their political muscles.

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  11. Parul Agrawal, the BBC Media Action Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, discusses how Indians are using citizen journalism to get their voices heard.

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  12. Specialist training for screenwriters and programme-makers on Pakistan’s most popular TV shows is sowing the seeds for improved representation of religious minorities in Pakistan’s media.

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  13. Workers at a Dhaka factory where 112 were killed in a fire expressed their anger in the latest episode of debate show BBC Bangladesh Sanglap.

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  14. A new radio drama for Syrians hopes to bridge divides and help people deal with the pressures of prolonged conflict.

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  15. Md. Al Mamun, Senior Research Officer in Bangladesh for BBC Media Action, on how his research supports combining TV programmes with information via mobile phones to encourage more pregnant women to take up routine health-checks.

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  16. After rich nations' pledge to compensate poorer countries at the Doha climate change talks, BBC Media Action's senior research officer reflects on the realities facing his country.

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  17. As Iraq faces a militant Sunni insurgency and the threat of a sectarian split, its media has fractured along similar lines and fallen into old habits of propaganda and hate speech. A commitment to a new code of practice is needed more than ever, says BBC Media Action's Haider Al-Safi. 

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  18. For this year’s International Day of the Girl Child, our researcher Apune Jacob Alfred blogs about the bright, ambitious teenage girls he met in western South Sudan.

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