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  1. A tribute to Om Prakash Puri

    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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  2. ‘Together we can do it’: an action-packed festival

    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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  3. 'How to' films help refugees eat more healthily

    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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  4. "Fan-tas-tic": Using music to teach English in Cambodia

    Senior Producer Finn Aberdein on English Is Fun, a new model of English language teaching is working in Cambodian schools.

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  5. FGM: Making a voice heard

    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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  6. One year on from the Nigerian elections: “no violence, just vote”

    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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  7. Tajikistan's election: a milestone for social media debate

    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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  8. Citizen journalism: in pursuit of accountability in India

    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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  9. Addressing diversity in Pakistan’s media

    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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  10. Bangladesh: a call for justice

    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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  11. Scriptwriting for Syrians

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

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  12. Bangladesh TV drama to tackle antenatal care

    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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  13. "Loss and damage from climate change": a view from Bangladesh

    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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  14. A step backwards: media in today's Iraq

    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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  15. "I want to go to university to become a doctor"

    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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  17. Proving the impact of media on behaviour change

    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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  18. Flying solo after training with BBC Question Time

    Ali Sharif wanted to be an airline pilot but after joining BBC Media Action in North Africa - and with help from BBC Question Time director Rob Hopkin - he is now the director of Hiwar Mushtarak, a TV debate show increasing people’s knowledge of current affairs and holding those in power to account.

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  19. Myanmar elections: using media to inform and empower

    How a youth radio show and journalism training have been giving people a voice in the run-up to this month’s historic polls.

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  20. Why we're all the same - but also a little bit different

    BBC Media Action's research manager Cole Armstong on the importance of understanding the local context behind issues that affect us all, from Lagos to London.  

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