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  1. 5 steps to enable health workers to better meet the needs of hard-to-reach communities

    As World Health Day approaches, and as we look towards the first-ever UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage later this year, we’re sharing insights from BBC Media Action’s work to help health workers and communities work better together to build a healthier world.

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  2. An independent Nepali media has never been more needed

    Nepal’s media has played a pivotal role in the country’s democratic transition but how successful has it been at fighting corruption and boosting accountability?

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  3. Community engagement and sexuality education in conservative contexts: the case of Pakistan

    How can community engagement be used to promote young people’s sexual and reproductive health in conservative countries? Two education programmes in Pakistan offer some answers.

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  4. Are there alternatives to counter-propaganda in an information age?

    Looking at information responses to extremism, James Deane and Will Taylor reflect on the challenges for media development organisations and call for an evidence-based debate that accommodates different approaches.

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  5. World Radio Day: still relevant in a digital age

    To mark World Radio Day, Melanie Archer reviews how radio can be a force for inclusion in a changing world, although it is vulnerable to getting co-opted for ideological purposes.

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  6. What the development sector can learn from audience segmentation

    The commercial world has long used audience profiling to target consumers. Applying the techniques to our projects makes for better development interventions, says Sophie Baskett.

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  8. A dramatic end to violence against women?

    In the UK and South Africa, two dramas illustrate how stories can help people better understand gender-based violence. Yet despite early signs of promise, we need more evidence on how effective media programmes are at changing patterns and perceptions of violence against women and girls.

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  9. Training the next generation of risk communication professionals

    Guest blog from Water Youth Network tells the story of a unique risk communication event in Mexico.

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  10. Why communication needs to be at the heart of humanitarian response

    It has taken the aid community a long time to recognise the importance of listening to those affected by emergencies and providing them with reliable information, says our senior humanitarian trainer.

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  11. Is it time for a Global Fund for Free and Independent Media?

    James Deane makes the case for a new way of supporting independent media in the places it is most under threat.

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  12. "You runaway": the challenges of research in South Sudan

    Writing from Juba, Research Manager Trish Doherty explains the importance of conducting research in a conflict-affected country like South Sudan – despite the very real risks for both researchers and the people they speak to.

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  13. The case for adaptive programming

    India Country Priyanka Dutt discusses Majboor Kisko Bola! (Who are you calling helpless?), a project to prevent bonded labour, and what it taught her about her adaptive programming.

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  14. Helping people spot fake news in Sierra Leone

    Our Sierra Leone Country Director shares insights from our work to increase media literacy during national elections earlier this year.

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  15. Three ways of communicating to stop disasters happening

    Ahead of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction conference, UN Special Representative Dr Robert Glasser outlines three ways that media and communication can lay the groundwork for warning people about disasters before they happen.

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  16. Five thought-provoking sessions to attend at the SBCC Summit 2018.

    Five sessions not to be missed at the 2018 International Social and Behaviour Change Communication Summit in Nusa Dua, Indonesia

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  17. How can media inspire accountability and political participation? Findings from massive BBC programme.

    Duncan Green, Senior Strategic Advisor for Oxfam GB, shares his key takeaways from our Governance and Accountability event.

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  18. How can humanitarian broadcasting help support recovery from crises?

    Theo Hannides outlines the challenges of conducting research during an emergency and explores the relative merits of local and mass media, referencing responses to the Nepal earthquakes, Ebola epidemic, Syrian refugee crisis and the 2014 crisis in Gaza.

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  19. Using storytelling to make statistics accessible

    Bangladesh-based researcher Mahmuda Hoque explains how her team created a story about “Maya”, a 19-year-old mother, to help bring their findings about antenatal preparations to life.

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