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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.

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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 ]
Here are our top three takeaways from the first-ever UN World Data Forum, covering: the new data guardians, getting people's views without asking them a single question and statisticians not knowing Global Development 101. [ Link ]

Dispatch from the UN World Data Forum
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
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