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  1. COVID-19 in Iraq: How public interest media can save lives

    Abir Awad

    Country Director for BBC Media Action, Iraq

    COVID-19 in Iraq: How public interest media can save lives

    A pop song about protecting yourself from COVID-19 is blaring from loudspeakers in a hospital in Baghdad. The public interest broadcaster behind it, Al Mirbad, is a rare and trusted voice for news and information in Basra – read more about its vital work during the pandemic from our Iraq country...

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  2. Using my voice: radio for equality in Bamyan Province

    Mastora Pakbin

    Producer and Presenter for Radio Bamyan, Afghanistan

    Using my voice: radio for equality in Bamyan Province

    Through our project Her Voice, Her Rights in Afghanistan, we’re supporting female journalists across the country to produce programmes that support women and girls’ empowerment. Learn more in this guest blog by Mastora Pakbin, a radio journalist and BBC Media Action mentee in Bamyan Province.

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  3. Balancing an unbalanced media scene in Libya

    Ali Sharif

    Senior Content Producer, El Kul

    Balancing an unbalanced media scene in Libya

    As the Global Conference for Media Freedom opens in London, our North Africa team talks about the importance of our project El Kul (For Everyone) in bridging societal divides in Libya.

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  4. World Press Freedom Day 2019: Our youth delegates take Addis Ababa by storm!

    Becca Cole

    Publicist

    World Press Freedom Day 2019: Our youth delegates take Addis Ababa by storm!

    For the recent World Press Freedom Day conference (WPFD2019) in Ethiopia, we sponsored two youth delegates – Bwale Mutanuka from Zambia and Kefa Hussein from Tanzania – to take part in the conference's Youth Newsroom initiative. Learn about their action-packed experiences!

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

    James Deane

    Director, Policy and Learning

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

    James Deane

    Director, Policy and Learning

    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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  7. Question: How is a TV show improving governance in Kenya?

    Anna Colom

    Research Manager

    Research Manager Anna Colom looks at the impact that TV and radio show Sema Kenya has had in fostering a national conversation about key governance issues in Kenya.

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

    Haider Al-Safi

    is head of project, consolidating media freedoms in Iraq, BBC Media Action. Twitter: @Haider888

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

    James Deane

    Director, Policy and Learning

    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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  10. The challenges of reporting in Ukraine

    Tony Howson

    Senior Trainer, BBC Media Action

    Tony Howson, BBC Media Action's senior trainer, on watching how the Ukrainian journalists he worked with have been covering the current crisis.

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