Category Archives: Development Communication

Puerto Rico’s Humanitarian Crisis

The Commonwealth Puerto Rico is known for its beautiful beaches and amazing scenery but after the passing of Hurricane Maria the panorama has changed for the worst. The island was struck by Hurricane Maria last Wednesday, leaving behind 3.4 million … Continue reading

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Connect4Climate’s New Video Challenge

The Connect4Climate team at the World Bank is interested in moving the needle in new directions when it comes to development communication.  Not content with the standard fare of public service announcements and dry top-down communication, the bank’s innovation for … Continue reading

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Africa: Mobile Innovation and Participatory Development

(Editor’s Note: Some students in the International Media program at American University are now researching their final capstone projects. These projects will take the form of either scholarly papers, or professional and creative projects. We are posting proposals and updates … Continue reading

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Mapping the Global Landscape About Media for Development

by Ginnie Seger Freedom of the press has always been the backbone of democracy, and historically serves the fourth estate — a citizen’s tool against tyranny. Globally, media have developed to serve a similar role, from the corruption reporting through … Continue reading

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