72 posts about Africa on this blog
Monday 15 December 2014, 16:41
How the deaths of his family members made producer Mustapha Dumbuya doubly determined to give people accurate information to help protect them against Ebola.
Thursday 20 November 2014, 18:10
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.
Friday 14 November 2014, 11:28
With schools and gathering places out of bounds in Ebola-affected areas, the role of radio is more important than ever, says Caroline Nursey.
Tuesday 4 November 2014, 12:43
Caroline Nursey on our work on the Ebola crisis, and the challenges of sharing information within the countries affected and beyond.
Tuesday 28 October 2014, 10:28
BBC Media Action's director of communications and fundraising on building support for our work across the BBC.
Friday 24 October 2014, 11:24
How BBC Media Action in Sierra Leone is using media during the Ebola crisis, and working to counteract the stigmatisation of survivors.
Monday 29 September 2014, 15:18
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.
Tuesday 2 September 2014, 16:02
How the battle for information in conflict-torn Libya is highlighting the need for public service broadcasting.
Friday 29 August 2014, 14:23
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.
Wednesday 27 August 2014, 16:39
Three writers, four episodes, ten days: how Somalia’s first interactive radio drama was born.
Thursday 7 August 2014, 15:32
Our radio producer visits a school in South Sudan that's giving a warm welcome to children who have fled the conflict.
Thursday 31 July 2014, 11:17
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.
Tuesday 22 July 2014, 15:52
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.
Friday 18 July 2014, 11:20
A new radio show in Zambia has a surprising star, says our journalism mentor in Lusaka Boyd Chibale.
Friday 20 June 2014, 16:20
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.
Friday 20 June 2014, 14:03
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.
Wednesday 4 June 2014, 10:48
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.
Friday 25 April 2014, 16:06
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.
Thursday 10 April 2014, 17:04
Five practical ideas from our trainer Ehizogie Ohiani in Nigeria about how to lead a training session with a difference.
Friday 7 March 2014, 17:09
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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