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HIV/AIDS and the mass media : a literature review

STEIN, Jo
2001

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Drawing on an accompanying bibliographic review, this literature review assess the role of the media in HIV/AIDS education and advocacy. It emphasises the difficulties of coherence between the imperatives of education and social action on the one hand, and of news values and company profits on the other

Advocacy tools and guidelines : promoting policy change

SPRECHMANN, Sofia
PELTON, Emily
2001

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This manual provides "a step by step guide for planning advocacy initiatives, as well as advice for successful implementation. They are intended for country office program managers who wish to include advocacy in their programs. These guidelines will help you to: Learn about advocacy concepts and advocacy vocabulary; Analyze policies that lie at the root of poverty and discrimination; See how advocacy can help you increase your impact; Devise a strategy to achieve your advocacy aims; Acquire essential skills to help you become an effective advocate"

The value of advocacy in promoting social change : implementing the new Domestic Violence Act in South Africa

USDIN, Shereen
CHRISTOFIDES, Nicola
MALEPE, Lebo
MAKER, Aadielah
November 2000

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This paper describes an advocacy campaign to ensure the effective implementation of South Africa's Domestic Violence Act. Lessons from the campaign stress the importance of coalition building to draw on diverse strengths, and the use of a combination of advocacy tools, including lobbying, media advocacy and social mobilisation to achieve campaign goals. While many advocacy efforts focus on the development of policy and legislation, ongoing efforts are needed to ensure effective implementation, the commitment of adequate resources and monitoring to identify gaps and propose new solutions. The experience presented highlights the important role of policy advocates in connecting the multiple streams at play in the policy and legislative arena

Popular communications [whole issue]

October 2000

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The special theme section of this issue of PLA Notes examines how popular communications can be used to engage with local people and bring the views of those who are generally excluded to a broader arena for sharing and exchange. It illustrates how popular media can act as a powerful mechanism to bring policy makers and local people together and shows the potential of certain popular communications techniques (eg participatory video, theatre for development etc) for community empowerment.The issue also contains five general issues on PLA approaches and experiences

Disability, poverty and development

DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (DFID)
2000

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This is a major policy document from DFID, the British government's overseas aid department. It assesses the significance of disability as a key development issue, and its importance in relation to poverty, human rights and the achievement of internationally agreed development targets. It also sets out ways in which development cooperation, including DFID's own work, can help incorporate the rights and needs of disabled people into the mainstream of poverty reduction work and the achievement of human rights. It is useful for disability policy makers, NGOs and disabled people working in advocacy and development

Working with the media in conflicts and other emergencies

DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (DFID)
2000

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A guide written primarily for DFID staff, highlighting the benefits, challenges and options when considering funding media/communications interventions. Includes sections on when to support such initiatives; what types of assistance to provide media organisations; how to appraise and monitor media interventions. Also supplies intervention frameworks to assist in identifying relevant interventions; advice on supporting balanced, responsible reporting; case studies; lists of relevant organisations, contacts within DFID, and further reading

Counselling guidelines on disclosure of HIV status

SOUTHERN AFRICAN AIDS TRAINING PROGRAMME (SAT)
2000

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This booklet describes the importance of disclosure for people who are living with HIV. It covers the basics of effective counselling in the context of dealing with issues around disclosure. It then discusses the process of disclosure, possible consequences, partial, involuntary and non-disclosure, and media issues

RBM advocacy guide

ROLL BACK MALARIA
2000

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A practical guide to advocacy work around malaria, including useful facts and statistics, and detailed information on advocacy strategies for social change. It presents a comprehensive tool for telling others about the Roll Back Malaria partnership and influencing their thinking around malaria control. It outlines four basic steps that are essential for an effective advocacy initiative: gathering the facts, packaging the message, working with the media and mobilising others. It contains specific examples and creative ideas. Political protocol, media etiquette and social values vary widely from country to country and the guide suggests cultural sensitivity. There is an advocacy resources chapter where readers may borrow successful ideas from others to creatively adapt and apply to their own situations and campaigns

Media and HIV/AIDS in East and Southern Africa : a resource book

BOAFO, ST Kwame
ARNALDO, Carlos A
Eds
2000

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This publication intends to generate interest, awareness, knowledge and understanding among media practitioners of the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in African countries and its immense social, demographic and economic impact. It also aims to stimulate efforts to integrate preventive information on HIV/AIDS into the mass media in African countries

Happy ever afters : a storybook guide to teaching children about disability

SAUNDERS, Kathy
2000

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This books gives a framework for examining children's fiction for out-dated or erroneous portrayals of disability. This book: explains how certain familiar storybooks can be interpreted to highlight major disability awareness concepts; suggests how these can be used to promote discussion about disability with children, for early years to adolescence; shows how to identify texts which create misleading ideas about disability; indicates how disability interests can be included in a number of curriculum areas

Communications and development : a practical guide

BURKE, Adam
1999

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DFID guide to development communications in three sections: background (channels of communication, rights, participation, implications to poor people and civil society); guide to implementing development communications (including forming a strategy, planning, using mass media, building capacity); guide to different media (drama/performance, mass media, ICT)

Training manual for media and disability rights

HURST, Rachel
1999

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This manual was developed for disabled people’s organisations. It aims to empower disabled people to be recognised by the media in their countries in a positive way. The manual is divided into different training sessions and gives hints for the trainers. It is targeted at disability equality trainers, disabled people's organisations and other people working in disability NGOs

The essential handbook. Radio and HIV/AIDS : making a difference : a guide for radio practitioners, health workers and donors

ADAM, Gordon
HARFORD, Nicola
1999

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Part of the UNAIDS best practice collection, this publication outlines an inexpensive communications methodology for media and HIV/AIDS workers. It is illustrated with examples of successful HIV/AIDS radio programming from all over the world. Includes sections on planning, researching, designing and producing radio programming, with a participatory emphasis

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