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How our Comic Relief funded radio programme is helping inspire young people to stand-up to crime in Sierra Leone. #rednoseday

Sierra Leone: standing up to crime through radio
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03/23/2017 at 12:07. Facebook
What do talk shows in Sierra Leone reveal about how people want to interact with their leaders? (Spoiler: Q&As might not be their favourite format) [ Link ] BBC Media Action Sierra Leone

An ideal political discussion?
On the sixth anniversary of the Syrian war, Caroline Nursey, our Executive Director explores how a radio drama is helping people bridge divides in #Syria.

A Syrian Drama
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2017 – we take a closer look at some of the inspirational female characters (past and present) from our TV and radio drama around the world: #beboldforchange

Inspirational women and girls in our dramas
Here’s a lovely new animation about a mum who took in washing to save up enough to send her daughter back to school – made by the creative team behind ‘Our School’ the radio show inspiring families in South Sudan to send their daughters to school – and keep them there.

Real lives, real stories.
#BeBoldForChange #IWD2017
How can the media amplify women’s voices and challenge the status quo?

#IWD2017 #BeBoldforChange #InternationalWomensDay
"I like the work, and the work likes me". Meet Fatima, a female mechanic in Sierra Leone being #boldforchange. Via BBC Media Action Sierra Leone. #IWD2017
Happy International Women's Day! Today we're highlighting the work of Radio Nargis, a small radio station in Afghanistan run by women for women – providing a platform to discuss women’s rights, health and local news – and training the next generation of young female journalists: journalists.[ Link ] #IWD2017 #beboldforchange
Wonder what it's like to present a politics debate show? Read about Bidhya Chapagain and Daud Junbish's experiences hosting Sajha Sawal and Open Jirga . آزاده جرگه . جرگه آزاد.

Talk show tales from Afghanistan and Nepal
Our debate 'Governance and Accountability: what role for media?' is live this morning from 9:30am.

Watch leading governance experts discuss the issues via this link: [ Link ].

Follow @bbcmediaaction on Twitter for live updates and join the conversation #poweroftalk

“Governance and Accountability: What role for media?”

This event, held at BBC Broadcasting House will bring together a broad range of governance policymakers, practitioners and researchers to discuss the role of...

Interested in how the media can get people involved in politics? Register to watch the livestream of our Governance and Accountability event: [ Link ]
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Good to see the #WorldRadioDay events going on in Zambia today [ Link ]

Radio Indaba Zambia
Snapchat has 158 million daily users. How does compare? [ Link ]

Radio still has reach
Today is #WorldRadioDay. Watch our powerful new film which shows how – in an emergency – radio saves lives.

Help us prepare for the next emergency by texting INFO17 £5 to 70070: [ Link ]

BBC Media Action is not funded by the BBC licence fee and depends on the generous support of donors.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced in northern Iraq. In these tough conditions, people need to find medical help, to sit exams and continue their daily lives. We explain how a radio phone-in programme is helping people put their problems directly to public officials – and get them solved. [ Link ]

Lifeline radio for displaced Iraqis
Our research team in Bangladesh created a story about "Maya", a 19-year-old mother, to help bring their findings about antenatal preparations to life.

This photo album tells her story.

Read the full story here: [ Link ]
How many times does the @WorldBank mention 'media' in its new World Development Report? Find out in our review blog [ Link ]

A breakthrough for media?
When there's a cholera outbreak - information can save lives. Our producer in South Sudan, Betty Duku shares how she’s using radio to help people identify the condition, treat it and most importantly, prevent it.

Prevention is better than cure
Improve your English communication in the office. A great new animated resource from our colleagues BBC Learning English.

BBC Learning English - English at Work
Our new series of films are helping Syrian refugees in Lebanon pull together quick, simple, affordable and healthy meals for their families. This rice and vegetable dish, for example, contains vital antioxidants and vitamins to help boost the immune system. A tasty, nutritious treat for anyone! [ Link ]