Radio stations across Africa are facing unprecedented threats to their sustainability due to weak media markets, limited advertising revenue, and intense competition. A timely report by Nicola Harford (iMedia Director) and Mary Myers (a longstanding iMedia associate), provides detailed … [Read more...] about Local Radio Stations in Africa: Sustainability or Pragmatic
iMedia is advising the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and its partners in India on the digital component of MTV Nishedh, a multi-platform entertainment-education campaign (still in development) which will focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights for young people. In 2019, Linda … [Read more...] about Digital Media for Social Change
“This play gives us Syrians a voice,” says Sanaa, in the garden of her council house in Milton of Campsie, a village outside Glasgow. “It helps us psychologically to tell our stories and the stories are real.” Sanaa and fellow Syrian refugees living in Scotland, have recently starred in a … [Read more...] about Trojan Woman Project
“I learned how to take out what is inside me with courage and smoothness. I discovered many stories. I did not know how to express them. I grew up with a number of friends from different cultures. I knew some of their views about the refugees and they were very positive and I became more connected … [Read more...] about Aberdeeni – My Aberdeen – an Arabic radio drama
Nicola Harford contributed to the SBCC Summit Declaration with a reminder that the media is an important stakeholder and not simply a channel of communication for social and behaviour change: I believe there needs to be explicit mention of the role of the media in the summit declaration: … [Read more...] about What about the media?
This happy photo taken in Abuja shows Jackie Davies, Founder of the C4D (Communications for Development) Network meeting some of our key partners, Deshola Komolafe, Maude Rabiu Gwadabe and Lauratu Abdulsalam. On iMedia’s recommendation, they are supporting Jackie and the C4D Network to roll out … [Read more...] about The power of networking
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 … [Read more...] about A Positive Media Story from Bangladesh
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 … [Read more...] about Converging media in a time of transition