Tagged with: Africa

72 posts about Africa on this blog

  1. Fighting Ebola: now it’s personal

    Monday 15 December 2014, 16:41

    Mustapha Dumbuya Mustapha Dumbuya Radio Producer

    How the deaths of his family members made producer Mustapha Dumbuya doubly determined to give people accurate information to help protect them against Ebola.

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  2. Safe burials will save lives

    Thursday 20 November 2014, 18:10

    Olabisi Olu Garrick Olabisi Olu Garrick Radio Presenter

    Our radio presenters in Sierra Leone are telling their own family members live on air not to attend their funerals should they die of Ebola. Kick out Ebola Live presenter Bisi Olu-Garrick explains why.

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  3. Powerful and trusted: why radio is needed to fight Ebola

    Friday 14 November 2014, 11:28

    Caroline Nursey Caroline Nursey Executive Director, BBC Media Action

    With schools and gathering places out of bounds in Ebola-affected areas, the role of radio is more important than ever, says Caroline Nursey.

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  4. In the Ebola crisis, information is aid

    Tuesday 4 November 2014, 12:43

    Caroline Nursey Caroline Nursey Executive Director, BBC Media Action

    Caroline Nursey on our work on the Ebola crisis, and the challenges of sharing information within the countries affected and beyond.

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  5. Help where it is needed most

    Tuesday 28 October 2014, 10:28

    Kirsty Cockburn Kirsty Cockburn Director of Communications and Fundraising, BBC Media Action

    BBC Media Action's director of communications and fundraising on building support for our work across the BBC.  

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  6. Tackling fear of Ebola on the airwaves

    Friday 24 October 2014, 11:24

    Mariama Khai Fornah Mariama Khai Fornah Radio Producer, BBC Media Action in Sierra Leone

    How BBC Media Action in Sierra Leone is using media during the Ebola crisis, and working to counteract the stigmatisation of survivors.

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  7. Investing in girls' education in South Sudan

    Monday 29 September 2014, 15:18

    Manyang David Mayar Manyang David Mayar Producer, BBC Media Action in South Sudan

    Only one girl in ten completes primary school in South Sudan. Our radio producers spoke to girls and their families about a new scheme that offers families financial support for school-related expenses.

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  8. Libya's Media Frontline

    Tuesday 2 September 2014, 16:02

    Anne Reevell Anne Reevell Country Director, Libya

    How the battle for information in conflict-torn Libya is highlighting the need for public service broadcasting.

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  9. Ebola in Sierra Leone: new radio shows join the fight

    Friday 29 August 2014, 14:23

    Musa Sangarie Musa Sangarie Programme manager, BBC Media Action in Sierra Leone

    A 30-minute weekly radio programme and BBC World Service updates are tackling dangerous rumours about Ebola and providing life-saving information in Sierra Leone.

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  10. A radio drama with youth appeal for Somalia

    Wednesday 27 August 2014, 16:39

    Jackie Christie Jackie Christie Senior Production Manager, Kenya and Somalia

    Three writers, four episodes, ten days: how Somalia’s first interactive radio drama was born. 

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  11. Schools bring hope to South Sudan’s children

    Thursday 7 August 2014, 15:32

    Manyang David Mayar Manyang David Mayar Producer, BBC Media Action in South Sudan

    Our radio producer visits a school in South Sudan that's giving a warm welcome to children who have fled the conflict.

     

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  12. Asha’s story: stopping polio in its tracks

    Thursday 31 July 2014, 11:17

    Barkhad Kaariye Barkhad Kaariye Producer, BBC Media Action in Somalia

    For our radio show about polio vaccination, our producer in Somalia recently met an inspiring woman who – at the age of 70 – is vaccinating people against preventable diseases.

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  13. Using radio to respond to Ebola in Sierra Leone

    Tuesday 22 July 2014, 15:52

    Musa Sangarie Musa Sangarie Programme manager, BBC Media Action in Sierra Leone

    How the BBC Media Action team in Freetown trained radio station managers from across the country to tackle fear and misinformation about the deadly Ebola virus.

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  14. Mr Condom and me

    Friday 18 July 2014, 11:20

    Boyd Chibale Boyd Chibale Project Manager and Senior Journalist Mentor, BBC Media Action, Zambia

    A new radio show in Zambia has a surprising star, says our journalism mentor in Lusaka Boyd Chibale. 

     

     

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  15. Proving the impact of media on behaviour change

    Friday 20 June 2014, 16:20

    Kavita Abraham Dowsing and Leonie Hoijtink Kavita Abraham Dowsing and Leonie Hoijtink Director, Research and Learning and Quantitative Research Officer, BBC Media Action

    The initial findings of a potentially ground-breaking randomised control trial are exciting. But our researchers at BBC Media Action would like to know more.

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  16. South Sudan: making PSAs that matter

    Friday 20 June 2014, 14:03

    Cassie Biggs Cassie Biggs Senior Project Manager, BBC Media Action in South Sudan

    Great sound, simple language and one core message: key lessons from our recent training for partner radio stations in South Sudan. BBC Media Action's Cassie Biggs blogs from Juba. 

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  17. South Sudan: reaching out to mothers and babies amid conflict

    Wednesday 4 June 2014, 10:48

    Daniel Realkuy Awad Barnaba Daniel Realkuy Awad Barnaba Senior producer and trainer, BBC Media Action in South Sudan

    Our health radio shows are back on air. But as fighting continues, the challenges have changed, says our producer Daniel Realkuy Awad Barnaba in Juba.

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  18. Improving accountability in Kenya

    Friday 25 April 2014, 16:06

    Jackie Christie Jackie Christie Senior Production Manager, Kenya and Somalia

    As Kenya’s TV and radio debate programme Sema Kenya returns for its third season, new research explores the show’s role in Kenya’s latest elections – and identifies its positive effect, says production manager Jackie Christie.

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  19. Training tips: how to inform and inspire journalists

    Thursday 10 April 2014, 17:04

    Ehizogie Ohiani Ehizogie Ohiani Producer/Trainer, BBC Media Action in Nigeria

    Five practical ideas from our trainer Ehizogie Ohiani in Nigeria about how to lead a training session with a difference.

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  20. Radio that tackles stigma in Sierra Leone

    Friday 7 March 2014, 17:09

    Musa Sangarie Musa Sangarie Programme manager, BBC Media Action in Sierra Leone

    Teenage pregnancy is a major challenge in rural Sierra Leone. A look at how our radio programme Skirt n’ Trosis (Skirt and Trousers) gives people the platform to tackle the issue.  

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