“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
'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 … [Read more...] about Shooting ‘Twisted’ on location in Livingstone, southern Zambia
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 … [Read more...] about Health on Air: Nicola Harford with radio listening group Ethiopia
iMedia consultants Dr Mary Myers and Pascal Chirhalwirwa are in the Great Lakes region conducting the final evaluation of a media for social change project implemented by Search For Common Ground. The project has been supporting women's media associations and their members in … [Read more...] about Media: a Voice for All: Strengthening Women’s Voice in the Great Lakes