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PMC President Bill RyersonPMC President Bill Ryerson

March 17, 2020

A Message from Bill Ryerson, President and Founder of Population Media Center

March 17, 2020 — Dear friends of PMC, In light of the growing concerns around COVID-19, we at PMC are adapting our current practices to ensure the health and safety of our workforce, our partners, and the communities around us. In response to recommendations from several key public...

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2020 Population Media Center (PMC) CineStory Scholarship winners Paul Karp and Sara Dolin2020 Population Media Center (PMC) CineStory Scholarship winners Paul Karp and Sara Dolin

March 2, 2020

2020 PMC CineStory Scholarship Winner Announced

March 2, 2020 — CineStory is excited to announce that the writing team of Paul Karp and Sara Dolin has been awarded the 2020 Population Media Center (PMC) CineStory Scholarship for their script, Extra-Ordinary Jess. PMC will be covering the cost for Paul and Sara to attend the...

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March 2, 2020

Seeking Full Range of Information Technology Support Services

March 2, 2020 — Population Media Center (PMC), an international leader in entertainment designed to empower girls and protect the environment, is currently soliciting proposals from qualified professional technology vendors for a full range of Information Technology (IT) Support Services for its assets under managed services (currently approximately 31). The qualified...

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Toma mi Mano actor Carlos ZaldañaToma mi Mano actor Carlos Zaldaña

February 28, 2020

Staff Spotlight: Carlos Zaldaña

February 28, 2020 — Toma mi Mano (“Take My Hand”) concluded this fall in Guatemala after a celebrated 156-episode run. We connected with one of the stars to talk about life as an actor, and how Toma mi Mano was a game changer. What is your name, position,...

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Logo for MacArthur's 100&Change challenge top 100 recipientsLogo for MacArthur's 100&Change challenge top 100 recipients

February 21, 2020

Population Media Center Partnership Among Top 100 Proposals for MacArthur $100 Million Grant

February 21, 2020 — The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation this week announced Population Media Center (PMC) in partnership with Global Fund for Women, Marie Stopes International, and One Acre Fund was one of the highest-scoring proposals, designated as the Top 100, in its 100&Change competition...

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Vencer el Miedo main castVencer el Miedo main cast

February 18, 2020

Show Launches in Mexico: More than 3 Million Tune In Daily

February 18, 2020 — Lights. Camera. ¡Acción! On January 2oth, film reels rolled and cameras flashed as Vencer el Miedo (“Overcome the Fear”) launched to dramatic fanfare in Mexico. The co-production of Population Media Center (PMC) and Televisa set out with a sky-high goal: to captivate viewers across Mexico...

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Alice and Geoffrey Mwaba in Kwishilya clothingAlice and Geoffrey Mwaba in Kwishilya clothing

February 18, 2020

Living Better Together: Kwishilya Improves a Marriage

February 18, 2020 — Alice and Geoffrey Mwaba’s romance was a whirlwind. The two met in the streets of Tazara township in Zambia when Alice was 18 and Geoffrey was 24, marrying within a year. Their first child arrived that same year, and another five children eventually followed....

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PMC-Uganda writer Irene NamyaloPMC-Uganda writer Irene Namyalo

January 31, 2020

Staff Spotlight: Irene Namyalo

January 31, 2020 — Akakunizo (“Jigsaw Puzzle”), one of our two shows airing in Uganda, is in full swing. We recently caught up with one of our writers for the show to learn more about the day-to-day creating hit radio for change in Uganda, and what inspires her...

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Mural of Zoukoutap logo, radio stations, and social media sitesMural of Zoukoutap logo, radio stations, and social media sites

January 21, 2020

In the Face of Conflict, Shows Go On

January 21, 2020 — Much has been written about escapism – those moments when we turn to something to take our minds off things that seem scary, overwhelming, sad, or difficult. And of course, movies, stories, TV, and games are common escapist tools. And, they’re good for us...

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Burundian drummers playing drums on their headsBurundian drummers playing drums on their heads

January 2, 2020

Hit Radio Show Brings Family Planning, Gender Equality Information to Nearly 2 Million People

January 2, 2020 — Following the sweeping popularity of the first season of Agashi (“Hey! Look Again!”), PMC launched a second season to widespread acclaim in Burundi. With 208 episodes, Agashi 2 addressed a number of key themes including reproductive health, gender equality, family planning, hygiene, and nutrition. And...

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