Let’s talk! This cartoon from Tikambe (Let’s Talk!) - our sexual and reproductive health project in Zambia - shows how conversation can be key to preventing unwanted pregnancies. #HerFuture
Let’s talk This cartoon from Tikambe Let’s Talk our sexual and reproductive

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How a radio show helped teenagers sidestep social stigma and shyness to find out more about sex.
How a radio show helped teenagers sidestep social stigma and shyness to

Educating teenagers through the airwaves

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Our Klahan9 (Brave9) team in Cambodia is taking their show on the road to give young people in rural areas information about job and training opportunities. [ Bbc.co.uk Link ]
Our Klahan9 Brave9 team in Cambodia is taking their show on the

Hitting the road to reach young Cambodian job-seekers

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BBC Media Action posted on 06/23/2017
BBC Media Action posted on 06/23/2017

Stories from Hay El Matar

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We’re heartened to hear how our Syrian radio drama, Hay el Matar, is making a difference for women living in Azraq refugee camp in Jordan who meet to listen to the programme on a single portable radio for entertainment. Now known as a ‘pop-up party’, the group is helping isolated women build a sense of community and stand stronger together.

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We’re heartened to hear how our Syrian radio drama Hay el Matar

Bringing female refugees together in Jordan.

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Our radio drama about life in Damascus is written, produced and dramatized by Syrians displaced by the conflict as well as those still living in the country. In this film they explain why Hay el Matar (Airport District) is getting Syrians talking about what unites them – as well as their differences. #WorldRefugeeDay

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Our radio drama about life in Damascus is written produced and dramatized
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Sham Azam
Abi Drane
Happy Fathers Day! Learn about how we persuaded dads in Ethiopia and Bangladesh to get more involved with keeping their babies healthy. Learn more on our Global Health Stories website: [ Bbc.in Link ]
Happy Fathers Day Learn about how we persuaded dads in Ethiopia and

The Influencers: improving health in Ethiopia and Bangladesh

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Stories from our Syrian radio drama Hay el Matar have been adapted for @BBCRadio4 and will be broadcast in English all next week!

Set in a fictional suburb of Damascus against the backdrop of the ongoing war, the drama has all the hallmarks of a classic soap opera; romance, personal ambition and revenge. Storylines explore issues experienced by Syrians such as the conflict, domestic... View more »
Stories from our Syrian radio drama Hay el Matar have been adapted

Stories from Hay el Matar on BBC Radio 4 - all next week!

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How one radio show found its way to listeners in the 'media dark'. [ Bbc.in Link ]
How one radio show found its way to listeners in the 'media dark'

Reaching listeners with little access to TV, radio or mobiles

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Adolescent health will be one of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus ' top priorities at the World Health Organization (WHO). What risks will he need to tackle? [ Bbc.in Link ]
Adolescent health will be one of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus ' top priorities

Notes on how communication can help stop teenagers dying

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“I gave birth at 17 and break stones to earn money”. Fanta Sheriff, pictured here with her son Ibrahim, was interviewed for our documentary series Dis Na Wi Voice (This is Our Voice), which aims to challenge negative stereotypes of young people in Sierra Leone. Pregnancy is one of the main reasons girls drop out of secondary school and fail to complete their education.

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“I gave birth at 17 and break stones to earn money” Fanta

What’s it like to be a teenage mother in Sierra Leone?

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What's the to making health partnerships work for both sides?
What's the to making health partnerships work for both sides

More than a marriage of convenience

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Interested in how to communicate about typhoons, floods and earthquakes? Read our guest blog from UNISDR, tied to the world's foremost gathering on how to prepare for disasters, taking place now in Mexico.
Interested in how to communicate about typhoons floods and earthquakes Read our

3 tips for talking about disasters

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Given the troubling global backdrop, World Press Freedom Day arguably needed a name change in 2017.
Given the troubling global backdrop World Press Freedom Day arguably needed a

This year's 'celebration' may not have been very joyous

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Read about how we influenced the ultimate arbiters of pregnancy (mothers-in-law) and household decision-makers (husbands) to improve the health of mothers and babies.
Read about how we influenced the ultimate arbiters of pregnancy mothers in

Using social ties to make pregnancy safer

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How can media help save lives in emergencies? Our Lifeline production manual is now available in Urdu, Spanish, French, Arabic, Burmese and Nepali: [ Bbc.in Link ]
How can media help save lives in emergencies Our Lifeline production manual

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Two years ago today, Sharada’s village in Nepal was destroyed by a cataclysmic earthquake in April 2015. In the aftermath she helped her neighbours rebuild their shattered homes and – with the help of a radio programme – went on to become one of a small number of professional female masons in the country.
Two years ago today Sharada’s village in Nepal was destroyed by a

The inspiring young female construction worker helping reconstruct earthquake-hit villages in Nepal.

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How do you talk to families about health when they don't understand the word for it?
How do you talk to families about health when they don't understand the word for it

Overcoming unexpected language barriers

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At the height of the Boko Haram insurgency local radio stations stayed on air. Three years on from the Chibok schoolgirls’ kidnapping, Rachael Borlase profiles the female broadcasters in Northern Nigeria proudly telling their own stories: [ Bbc.in Link ]
At the height of the Boko Haram insurgency local radio stations stayed

Bold female voices: broadcasting under the shadow of Boko Haram

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