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Communication Strategies for Aid and Development Organizations
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Coffee Party Radio: Is truth a victim of civility?

Coffee Party Radio: Is truth a victim of civility? | Communication for Development (ComDev) | Scoop.it

“If you knowingly cause harm to your country because of willful ignorance are you accountable? If you are accountable then isn’t a knowingly detrimental vote to one’s country an unpatriotic act?”

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One child marriage, plenty of dangers

One child marriage, plenty of dangers | Communication for Development (ComDev) | Scoop.it

UNFPA roundtable calls for plugging legal loopholes, , raising awareness, a change in social norms.

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Burma: Peaceful Protest Organizers Charged

(New York) – The government in Burma should drop charges against activists following peaceful demonstrations on International Peace Day in Rangoon on September 21, 2012, Human Rights Watch said today.
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Meet the Fokkens: Amsterdam's oldest prostitutes

Meet the Fokkens: Amsterdam's oldest prostitutes | Communication for Development (ComDev) | Scoop.it
Seventy-year-old identical twins Louise and Martine Fokken have become celebrities after a lifetime selling sex in Amsterdam's famous red light district.
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The Long Walk

The Long Walk | Communication for Development (ComDev) | Scoop.it

How do you represent a journey in an image? Thirty thousand men, women, and children from Sudan’s Blue Nile state sought an end to nine months of terror and trauma when they crossed the border into neighboring South Sudan this past June. They joined a population of 70,000 refugees who preceded them in fleeing Khartoum’s deadly military campaign to crush the northern remnant of the Southern liberation movement.

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YouTube for nonprofits

YouTube for nonprofits | Communication for Development (ComDev) | Scoop.it

The free 24-page guide, “YouTube for Good,” helps nonprofits devise attention-grabbing names and code their videos’ descriptions to make them more visible to search engines, tell better stories, and use video as part of broad campaign.


http://static.googleusercontent.com/external_content/untrusted_dlcp/www.youtube.com/en//yt/advertise/medias/pdfs/playbook-for-good.pdf

 

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Woman 'attacked' while defending anti-jihad subway ad

Woman 'attacked' while defending anti-jihad subway ad | Communication for Development (ComDev) | Scoop.it
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Pamela Hall said that during her 'defense of free speech' her clothing and her equipment was damaged by Mona Eltahawy, 45, an Egyptian-born U.S. activist.

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In pictures: India's blind photographers

In pictures: India's blind photographers | Communication for Development (ComDev) | Scoop.it
A selection of photographs taken by visually impaired photographers in India.
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Freedom of Association and of Assembly

Freedom of Association and of Assembly | Communication for Development (ComDev) | Scoop.it

On (last) Thursday, the UN Human Rights Council recognized the critical importance of the freedom of peaceful assembly and association. This U.S. sponsored resolution reaffirms a basic truth: civil society plays a central role in promoting and protecting the enjoyment of human rights, but civil society can only serve the common good when the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association are protected.

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Single Market 20 years on / EJC Seminars

Single Market 20 years on / EJC Seminars | Communication for Development (ComDev) | Scoop.it

The European Journalism Centre, in cooperation with the European Commission (DG MARKT), will organize a one-day tailor made seminar for 30 EU journalists/bloggers to cover the opening events of the Single Market Week, a pan-European event organized across EU member states between 15-20 October 2012.


Among the speakers are Michel BARNIER, Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, José Manuel BARROSO, President of the European Commission, Martin SCHULZ, President of the European Parliament, Herman VAN ROMPUY, President of the European Council (tbc), MEPs, representatives of consumer organisations and entrepreneurs.

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Video journalism: Multimedia Storytelling

Video journalism: Multimedia Storytelling | Communication for Development (ComDev) | Scoop.it

Videojournalism for the new generation of "backpack" journalists.

The solo videojournalist must find a riveting story; gain access to charismatic characters who can tell their own tales; shoot candid clips; expertly interview the players; record clear, clean sound; write a script with pizzazz; and, finally, edit the material into a piece worthy of five minutes of a viewer’s attention. Videojournalism addresses all of these challenges, and more - never losing sight of the main point: telling a great story.

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