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Melanie Archer

Digital Editor, BBC Media Action, Melanie Archer is Digital Editor of the Media Action Insight blog. Prior to joining BBC Media Action, she worked at the Overseas Development Institute, Africa Research Institute, Dods and openDemocracy. She tweets as @MelanieBArcher.

Blog posts in total 5

Posts

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

    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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  2. Top five blogs of 2016

    Top five blogs of 2016

    Our most popular blogs of the year, featuring: discussion of alternatives to counter-propaganda, tips for successful health communication and recommendations of both development films to watch and Twitter accounts to follow.

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  3. Film for development

    Film for development

    Films in the international development sector are often associated with fundraising, but they can also serve as a form of aid in themselves. Films can help mothers manage a pregnancy, refugees navigate life in an unfamiliar country or influence perceptions of what politicians can achieve.

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  4. What big international development events are still to come in 2016?

    What big international development events are still to come in 2016?

    Looking ahead to what else 2016 has in store, Melanie Archer lists some autumn (and early winter) highlights from the international development calendar.

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  5. Who to follow on Twitter if you’re interested in international development, media and communication

    Who to follow on Twitter if you’re interested in international development, media and communication

    A list of Twitter accounts covering governance, health and humanitarian affairs that are well worth following.

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