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Voices for change : rural woman and communication

BALIT, Silvia
COMMUNICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT GROUP
1999

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This book describes how, in the current climate of political and socio-economic change, communication can play a decisive role in promoting food security and rural development. By fostering a dialogue between rural people and other sectors of society, communication processes can empower both women and men to provide information and knowledge as a basis for change and innovation. It can give rural women a voice to advocate changes in policies, attitudes and social behaviour or customs that negatively affect them. The book briefly explores these complicated ideas, focussing on how communication processes can be harnessed. It then describes how different technologies, from the internet, video and radio, to traditional media, can be used. It is illustrated with brief case studies throughout

Communications programming for HIV/AIDS : an annotated bibliography

JOINT UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
1999

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This annotated bibliography pulls together published and unpublished research and examples from practice based on communication strategies for HIV/AIDS prevention and care. It highlights the literature in both theoretical and practical applications. Researchers and practitioners can use this bibliography to identify key books, articles, and reports that deal with specific communications-related aspects of HIV/AIDS prevention and care.
The first section contains references related to the different theoretical concepts in HIV/AIDS communication, and examples of their application in different settings. The theories considered are the diffusion of innovations, the health belief model, the theory of reasoned action, the AIDS risk-reduction and management model, the sense-making approach, and social learning and cognitive theories. The second section of this bibliography covers examples and reports of HIV/AIDS communication campaigns. In doing so, it provides references dealing with traditional mass media campaigns, multimedia campaigns, and the role of interpersonal and small-group communication in media campaigns; as well as more recent approaches to health and HIV/AIDS communication such as media advocacy and entertainment-education. The third section of this document contains references on community response to HIV/AIDS. Culture and context occupy the fourth section, which includes citations that might help users identify key references associated with some of the issues identified as highly relevant to future HIV/AIDS communication, such as language and different ways of knowing and communicating in varied contexts

TB advocacy : a practical guide 1999

OWENS, Becky
KLAUDT, Kraig
1998

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Using tuberculosis as an example, this guide goes through the stages of documenting the situation, packaging the message, working with the media, and mobilizing others to effect change through advocacy

Health communication : lessons from family planning and reproductive health

PIOTROW, Phyllis Tilson
et al
1997

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"Rapid growth of communication media and enhanced understanding of communication processes have enabled the application of systematic communication strategies to programs to improve health behavior. This book, based on the experiences of the Population Communication Services (PCS) of the Center for Communication Programs of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, focuses on the theory and practice of family planning communication. Since 1982, PCS has worked with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and commercial firms in more than 50 developing countries in the design, implementation, and evaluation of family planning communication programs. The book's chapters cover the process of developing communication programs aimed at increasing use of family planning, theoretical models of individual behavioral change that guide program design, each phase of communication program development from research through evaluation, and challenges that lie ahead for reproductive health communication programs in the 21st century. Lessons presented in the book are illustrated with case examples and empirical data from developing countries"

Journalists against AIDS (JAAIDS) Nigeria

JOURNALISTS AGAINST AIDS (JAAIDS) Nigeria

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This website provides information and resources for journalists reporting on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. Includes a wide range of articles on issues around reporting and on HIV communications, and an extensive list of links to HIV/AIDS and media websites and resources

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INTEGRATED REGIONAL INFORMATION NETWORKS (IRIN)

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This website is dedicated to news and current awareness about HIV and AIDS. Reporting focuses on the humanitarian, political, economic, cultural and regional contexts of the HIV/AIDS crisis. Services include 'news briefs', country profiles and treatment map, and a weekly email-newsletter. The service aims to improve the flow of accurate and accessible coverage of HIV and AIDS; strengthen media advocacy; encourage the sharing of research and best practice; highlight responses from governments, civil society and international organisations, and promote the voices of those infected and affected

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