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, and environmental protection, 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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May 23, 2016

Celebrating Ed Barry

May 23, 2016 — It is with sadness we share news of the passing of our colleague Edwin A. Barry (pictured in center) on Saturday night after a long battle with cancer. He founded the Sustainable World Initiative in 2008 at our sister organization, the Population Institute. Ed was a...

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May 17, 2016

Population Media Center Joins Network Focused on Reproductive Rights and Environmental Sustainability

May 17, 2016 — Not everyone sees the direct connection between reproductive rights and sustainability, but the Population & Sustainability Network works to change that. With headquarters in London, the Population & Sustainability Network (PSN) works to enhance the understanding of population dynamics and clearly illuminate how ensuring...

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