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Information and communication technologies and poverty reduction in Sub Saharan Africa : a learning study (synthesis)

GERSTER, Richard
ZIMMERMAN, Sonja
2003

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A report of the learning study carried out as part of the Building Digital Opportunities (BDO) programme.The study focuses on mapping the experiences of BDO partners with ICTs and poverty reduction in order to enable BDO partners to improve their understanding of the role of ICTs in poverty reduction and play a pro-poor role in multilateral forums like the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). It draws on research into the use of information and communication technology in Mali, Uganda and Zambia, and examines progress in fulfilling BDO's global objective to ensure that such technology contributes to the achievement of the 8 Millenium Development Goals and 17 Millenium Development Targets

The one to watch : radio, new ICTs and interactivity

GIRARD, Bruce
Ed
2003

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This book presents examples of converging radio and new ICTs for development. The radio/telecommunications combination is helping keep communities together despite the distances imposed by migration. The book argues that radio will have even greater significance and value in years to come. It is split into five sections; concepts and context, gateways, networks, communication with migrants and rural radio. It features case studies where methods have been tried and proven

A challenge to make more effective use of scarce resources | Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine : annual report 2002-2003

LSTM
2003

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This page contain information on the Malaria Knowledge Programme at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. The page notes the work carried out by the VHA on developing a framework that can be used to identify cross-sectoral and multi-disciplinary approaches to vulnerability to malaria, TB and HIV. It shows that few resources are being put into developing appropriate, cheap and accurate tools for malaria diagnosis. Evidence shows that what is needed is effective district laboratory services. It also mentions the Gates Malaria Partnership, which has supported a radio project in the Gambia. It is called ‘Bolonghodala’ which means ‘By the Riverside’. It is a radio drama set in a fictional but typical rural village and combines stories about people’s lives with malaria prevention

Multimedia training kit

TOTHILL, Ann
Ed
2003

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The multimedia toolkit aims to promote and support linkages between new and traditional media for development through a structured set of materials. The materials are based on a standard set of templates, and are intended to be used as building blocks from which trainers can build up training workshops appropriate for their own contexts. New materials will be added to this ItrainOnline section as they are developed; the materials currently available are just a starting point. Eventually the MMTK will offer a comprehensive suite of training materials covering technical, content, organizational and ethical topics

The treatment of AIDS in Soul Buddyz : a multimedia campaign for children's health in South Africa

GOLDSTEIN, Susan
et al
October 2002

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"Soul Buddyz" is a mass media "edutainment" vehicle for children aged 8-12 years old, based on the successful "Soul City" adult vehicle. The methodology was used to reach children with important messages about AIDS, youth, sexuality and gender. The series was developed through an interactive process involving children, and consists of a 26-part television drama, a 26-part radio magazine programme in three local languages, and a lifeskills book distributed to one million 12 year old children. The series was accompanied by an advocacy campaign to reach policy makers and to enrich NGOs' ability to be child rights activists. The evaluation of the series shows that 67% of South African children accessed "Soul Buddyz". Binary logistical regression showed that those children had increased knowledge, showed improved attitudes, and discussed the issues more than those who didn't use the materials. Further the materials improved parents' understanding and willingness to interact with children about difficult issues such as sex, AIDS and gender

Mass media interventions : effect on health services utilisation

GRILLI, R
RAMSAY, C
MINOZZI, S
2002

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A Cochrane systematic review looking at the role of mass media (radio, television, newspapers, magazines, leaflets, posters and pamphlets) in influencing the use of health care interventions. Shows some evidence that channels of communication have an important role in influencing use of effective services and discouraging use of services of unproven effectiveness

Sharing and exchanging information [whole issue]

TAN, Michael L
Ed
2001

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This issue of AIDS Action Asia-Pacific edition is themed on sharing information through different communication channels. Articles highlight project experiences using mass media, theatre, personal accounts or testimonies of people affected by HIV and AIDS, e-mail discussion lists, and community radio programming to share information and experiences both to spread the health promotion message, and to build toward better coordination among development organisations

The media in governance : a guide to assistance : developing free and effective media to serve the interests of the poor

DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (DFID)
2001

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A guide produced by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID), to assist development agencies and governments of developing countries in deciding whether, and how, to support the development of the media. Specifically, it addresses the potential role of the media in improving government; the regulatory role of government; building an effective media sector; and campaigning and investigative journalism

Social change : the Soul City communication experience

SOUL CITY
2001

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This is an evaluation of the fourth series of Soul City, a mass media health promotion intervention which uses television, radio and print media. The fourth series includes a partnership with National Network on Violence Against Women (NNVAW) to extend the advocacy, community action and support components of the programme. The evaluation of the fourth series is wide-reaching and complex, consisting of a number of linked studies, and is among the largest of its kind in the field of health communication worldwide. The Soul City 4 evaluation comprehensively and systematically investigated and documented the impact of Soul City 4 at a number of levels; data consistently and strongly supported the conclusion that Soul City 4 had led to social and behavioural changes. It had also contributed to people maintaining positive behaviour when it already existed

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

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

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