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James Deane

Director, Policy and Learning, James Deane joined BBC Media Action in 2007. The evidence base for our projects - and the policy implications of why media matters - are central to our work.

Blog posts in total 14

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  1. The potential of reforming state broadcasters in divided societies: advancing an unfashionable argument

    The potential of reforming state broadcasters in divided societies: advancing an unfashionable argument

    BBC Media Action’s Director of Policy and Learning argues for an urgent rethinking of what is often considered a relic of the past - the state broadcaster - to encourage discussion, dialogue and understanding across communities in fragile states.

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  2. The post-2015 Global Goals: moving from “what” to “how” will rest on more informed societies

    The post-2015 Global Goals: moving from “what” to “how” will rest on more informed societies

    Ahead of this week’s UN summit in New York, BBC Media Action’s Director of Policy and Learning James Deane argues for a stronger focus on the provision of information as well as resources.

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  3. With the grain or against the grain: a media perspective on the governance question of our time

    With the grain or against the grain: a media perspective on the governance question of our time

    With the grain or against the grain? A blog exploring different theoretical approaches to reducing poverty through improved governance – from a media perspective.

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  4. Award-winning research

    James Deane blogs about the work of the award-winning BBC Media Action Research and Learning Team.

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  5. How can access to independent media in a post-2015 framework be measured?

    A proposal from our Director of Policy and Learning, James Deane on how access to independent media in a post-2015 framework could be measured.

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  6. Media and the post 2015 development framework: the case builds

    BBC Media Action’s Director of Policy and Learning on the arguments being furthered internationally for and against media freedom’s inclusion the post-2015 agenda.

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  7. Fragile States: It’s time to focus on society

    BBC Media Action's Director of Policy and Learning on how a Wilton Park conference on the role of media and communication in fragile states challenged existing thinking.

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  8. How do we get to a better evidence base on media and conflict?

    BBC Media Action's Director of Policy and Learning on a recent review of the strength of evidence around the role of media and information in periods of conflict and political change.

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  9. What would a post-2015 development goal on free media mean?

    A High Level Panel – co-chaired by David Cameron – has published its recommendations for a new framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals. BBC Media Action's Director of Policy and Learning argues that a proposed goal including media freedom and access to information is a bold and imp...

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  10. Tapping into technology for development

    BBC Media Action’s Director of Policy and Learning on using new media and technology to help people hold authorities to account, access life-saving health information and respond to crises. 

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  11. Is time running out to save Afghanistan's imperilled media?

    James Deane, BBC Media Action's Director of Policy and Learning on the increasingly urgent need to support the imperilled media of Afghanistan.

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  12. People helping people: simple communication technology saves lives

    This World Humanitarian Day, BBC Media Action's James Deane explains how a boom in communication technology in the developing world is changing how communities respond to crisis.

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  13. The fragile future of Afghanistan's media

    The challenges facing the media of Afghanistan as the country prepares for the military disengagement of international forces in 2014.

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  14. Media and public engagement

    James Deane on the  interplay of media freedom and social change.

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