A Positive Media Story from Bangladesh

From Dr Mary Myers, iMedia Associate: Recently Bangladesh has become synonymous with negative stories surrounding its media: murders of bloggers, attacks on writers and journalists, the blocking of opposition media and websites.  Lots of bad news… So amid this grim picture, it was uplifting to witness several positive developments facilitated by the media during my […]

Converging media in a time of transition

From Nicola Harford, Director of Operations and Learning: My recent trip to Burma/Myanmar revealed some significant changes in the political and media landscape since my first visit two years ago. In the parliamentary elections held in November 2015, Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD party swept the board with 80% of the vote and gained a […]

Facebook Domestication

Director Emrys Schoemaker discusses how social media use in Pakistan may be reinforcing gender norms and stereotypes …

Shooting ‘Twisted’ on location in Livingstone, southern Zambia

‘Twisted’ is a Zambian TV drama series which iMedia is supporting with seed funding from our not-for-profit sister organisation, Media Support Partnership. Here Mwendalubi Maumbi (Executive Producer) is filming an external scene at a market. The aim of the pilot programme, which will be aired by the national broadcaster ZNBC, is to contribute to the efforts towards […]

Health on Air: Nicola Harford with radio listening group Ethiopia

iMedia Director Nicola Harford recently travelled deep into the Oromia region of Ethiopia whilst reviewing the work of BBC Media Action, funded by DFID. Here women are gathered at the local health facility to listen to the radio show Biftuu Jireenya (meaning Dawn of Life in the local language Afan Oromo). Led by a female and male presenter […]