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BBC Breakfast’s red sofa is an iconic piece of furniture with many incarnations throughout the show’s 34 years of broadcasting. But once a sofa needs an upgrade, where do the old ones go? We explain how one BBC Breakfast sofa made its way to the Palestinian Territories: [ Link ]

‘Sofa’, so good: BBC Breakfast’s red sofa makes its way to Ramallah
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01/13/2017 at 10:49. Facebook
Veteran Indian actor, Om Puri, who passed away last week, fronted our HIV and AIDS drama series, Jasoos Vijay – helping make it one of India’s most watched TV shows of its time. Devika Bahl, creative director for the series shares fond memories of an exceptional man.

A tribute to Om Prakash Puri
Sita Poudel is still recovering from Nepal's 2015 earthquakes. By sharing information and success stories, radio is helping people like Sita build back better.

Nepal: Reconstruction through radio
Our staff have been attacked with stones and held hostage by the Taliban while conducting research on the viewpoints and experiences of women and girls in Afghanistan. Our senior research officer explains why the work is so important - and shares some of the 'challenges' he's experienced while working in the country.

Researching women in Afghanistan
Computer games: answering those awkward questions about puberty in Bangladesh.

Gaming for good: answering those awkward questions about puberty in Bangladesh
What were our most popular research and policy blogs this year? [ Link ]

Top five Insight blogs of 2016
Hundreds of thousands of people across the world joined our first two Facebook Lives from Nepal, grabbing the opportunity to question an inspiring group of female personalities and politicians.

Going global with Facebook Live
In need of some infotainment today? Watch our selection of five films for development, featuring FilmAid International, MTV Shuga, Singha Durbar and Medical Aid Films.

Film aid: supporting refugees, informing midwives, educating teens
Security threats against journalists and financial pressure are just two of the challenges facing local radio in Afghanistan. We explain how training and information-sharing helped stations survive against the odds.

Afghanistan: an intense year for local radio
Just 17% of profiles on Wikipedia are women. And even fewer exist in languages other than English. [ Link ] #100women
New resources for journalists and aid workers: use media to help save lives : [ Link ]
Learn how communication can help save lives. NEW media resources for journalists and aid workers to help people affected by humanitarian crises: [ Link ]
We'll be helping make the internet less sexist from our offices across the world on 8th December 2016 - here's how you can too. #100womenwiki
LIVE: Sajha Sawal (Common Questions), a Question Time-style political debate show, debates female success with actress Deepa Shree Niraula and the show's presenter, Bidhya Chapagain. #100women
Meet Kakalliya, the rapping granny! Here's how her hip-hop advice on radio show, YA TAKE NE is helping improve the health of mothers and babies in northern Nigeria.

Kakalliya: The rapping granny
Mannequin Challenge! Actors, directors and producers provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Hay el Matar (Airport District) studio - a radio drama helping bridge divides and help people deal with the pressures of prolonged conflict in Syria. Read more about the project in our blog: [ Link ] #MannequinChallenge
Bangladesh is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. In addition to frequent cyclones and drought, large areas of the country are at risk of earthquakes.

With densely populated cities, even a relatively small earthquake could have catastrophic consequences. Amrai Pari (Together We Can Do It) is harnessing the power of animation to help people be better prepared.

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A very clever way of using media to learn in the modern age - through Skype!


100 Women 2016: The girl who learned in the cloud - BBC News
Girls in South Sudan are less likely than boys to start school and more likely to drop out. Our radio producer visits her former school to find out if educational aspiration for girls is improving. #100women

Our Girls, Our Future
The BBC's 100 Women 2016 list is out! But who is on it? Find out: [ Link ]