At the heart of PMC’s work is a unique form of entertainment-education, a methodology first put to use over 30 years ago.

PMC’s method of entertainment-education has shown a unique capacity for not only raising awareness among large numbers of people about such critical issues as AIDS, women’s rights, and reproductive health – but for actually motivating audiences to adopt new behaviors. PMC creates powerful serial dramas around the world. Watch this behind the scenes video of how season one of PMC’s East Los High, a hulu original series, was created.


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Issues We Address

PMC works to enhance health, human rights, environmental protection, and economic equity, all of which impact population and protect the environment.

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PMC is a nonprofit, international organization which strives to improve the health and well-being of people around the world through the use of entertainment-education, specifically soap operas on radio and TV. PMC has over 15 years of experience and has impacted more than 50 countries.


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February 25, 2015

A Spicy New Radio Drama Aims to Bring Positive Social Change to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

February 25, 2015 — KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO– A new radio drama airing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo this month lures audiences into a world where high-risk sex, poverty, friendship, and desperation collide to be simultaneously entertaining, controversial, and—educational. Airing on 10 community radio...

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February 20, 2015

With Every New Listener this Radio Drama Improves More Lives in the Congo

February 20, 2015 — KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO – After four months of broadcast, a radio soap opera in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is seeing increased listenership and lots of audience engagement. This bodes well for its creators, Population Media Center (PMC), who hope this...

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