Author Archives: Andrew Seiden


June 18, 2019

Co-Production with Televisa to Impact Teen Pregnancy in Mexico

June 18, 2019 — Earlier this month, the Vice President of Content at Televisa, a Mexican entertainment company that is the largest source of programming in the Spanish-speaking world, announced an upcoming project with Population Media Center (PMC). Rosy Ocampo, a Mexican television executive and producer now responsible...

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June 10, 2019

What We Can Learn from the Rise of Social Impact Entertainment (SIE)

June 10, 2019 — Entertainment is evolving at an unprecedented pace, but so is how audiences consume it and what they expect to be represented in the stories we tell. Today’s consumers are clamoring for deeply resonant, authentic portrayals, and engaging stories that mirror the challenges and complexities...

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June 4, 2019

Training for the Future in Uganda

June 4, 2019 — This past month, the selection process for writers and producers for Population Media Center’s two new shows in Uganda commenced. Held at Kabira Country Club in Bukoto, a suburb of the Capital City Kampala, 39 writers attended the first week of training in addition to...

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May 20, 2019

Bringing a New Sound to Siñalamba

May 20, 2019 — Every good show has to have great music. It sets the mood. It transports our minds to particular places, characters, and stories. As a part of one of PMC’s new radio shows, Siñalamba (“Breaking the Barrier”) in Zambia, PMC-Zambia ran a contest asking people...

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May 10, 2019

Spotlight: Dr. Negussie Teffera

May 10, 2019 — Recognizing his tremendous service to Population Media Center, the Board of Directors recently recognized Dr. Negussie Teffera for his exemplary and dedicated work as Resident Representative of PMC-Ethiopia from 2000 to 2019. In a resolution on April 16th, the board honored his two decades...

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April 19, 2019

Understanding Changes to Giving from your RMD

April 19, 2019 — Written by Bill Ryerson. Some PMC donors have reached the magical age of 70 1⁄2 when required minimum distributions (RMDs) from IRAs begin to happen. And now that many donors have lost the ability to itemize charitable contributions with the recent tax legislation, I...

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April 15, 2019

Stopping Physical and Sexual Abuse against women & children: Umurage Endline Findings from Rwanda

April 15, 2019 — PMC, along with Umurage Communication for Development, produced Umurage (“Inheritance for a Better Future”) in Rwanda. This 156-episode radio show aired from June 2017 through June 2018 in Kinyarwanda, one of Rwanda’s official languages. As with all PMC radio shows, Umurage was created using...

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April 2, 2019

Population Media Center Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

April 2, 2019 — On March 20, 2019, Population Media Center’s strong financial health along with its accountability and transparency earned it another 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the seventh consecutive year that Population Media Center (PMC) has received this top distinction. Only six...

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March 19, 2019

Inheritance for a Better Future: Results of PMC Drama in Rwanda

March 19, 2019 — Population Media Center (PMC) and PMC’s local office, Umurage Communication for Development, based in Kigali, Rwanda recently concluded national broadcast of the radio show, Umurage. Umurage ran for one year (156 episodes, broadcast June 2017  – June 2018) in Kinyarwanda, one of Rwanda’s official languages. The...

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March 5, 2019

Throughout Hard Times, We Must Persevere

March 5, 2019 — Last summer, a fuel riot erupted in Haiti after the government announced a reduction in fuel subsidies which would result in major increases in the price of gasoline, diesel, and kerosene. The announcement led to protests and civil unrest throughout the country for days...

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February 27, 2019

2019 TV PMC Scholarship Announced

February 27, 2019 — CineStory is excited to announce that E. Napoletano is the recipient of the 2019 Population Media Center (PMC) CineStory Scholarship. PMC will cover the cost for E. to attend the 2019 CineStory TV retreat held in Idyllwild, CA this March. E. Napoletano hails from...

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February 19, 2019

PMC’s Scholarship Video Contest is Back for 2019

February 19, 2019 — Last year, Population Media Center awarded $4,000 USD in prizes to the winners of the “One Planet, Many People” video contest for 14-18 year olds around the world. Last year’s contest saw hundreds of amazing entries focused on exploring how a rapidly growing human...

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February 5, 2019

Stopping Child Marriage: Results of PMC Shows in Nepal

February 5, 2019 — Nepal has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, with Girls Not Brides reporting 41 percent of Nepali girls being married before they are 18 years old. Population Media Center (PMC), an international nonprofit entertainment company, addressed child marriage as...

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