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July 10, 2020

PMC Announces “One Planet, Many People” Student Video Contest Winners

July 10, 2020 — Population Media Center (PMC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 “One Planet, Many People” video contest. Founded in 2015 and now in its fifth year, the annual creative competition saw its best year ever, with over 320 entries. Students were tasked...

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July 9, 2020

Statement on China’s Violations Against the Uighur People’s Reproductive Self-Determination

July 9, 2020 — Population Media Center (PMC) condemns the alleged policies and actions of the People’s Republic of China as they relate to the Uighur people’s reproductive self-determination. A recently concluded Associated Press (AP) investigation has exposed a xenophobic campaign of horror taking place in Xinjiang Uighur...

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PMC-Haiti staff member Samuel Lamery PierrePMC-Haiti staff member Samuel Lamery Pierre

July 1, 2020

Staff Spotlight: Samuel Lamery Pierre

July 1, 2020 — This month we spoke to Samuel Lamery Pierre, a member of the marketing team for PMC-Haiti’s show Zoukoutap 3 (“To Limp”), about taking photography from a personal project to a profession, and how Zoukoutap reflects essential Haitian culture and traditions. What is your name, position, and...

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June 15, 2020

Penny Hawkins, Kristina Hare Lyons, Sunita Viswanath Join PMC’s Board of Directors

June 15, 2020 — As an organization working toward a sustainable planet with equal rights for all, PMC relies on leaders who envision a world that empowers all people and have the abilities to assess our united progress towards success. That is why we are thrilled to welcome...

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Board of Directors member Earl BabbieBoard of Directors member Earl Babbie

June 8, 2020

Spotlight: Earl Babbie

June 8, 2020 — Earl Babbie first met Bill Ryerson, PMC’s President and Founder, in the mid-1970s, more than 20 years before Bill formed Population Media Center. Earl was the Chairman of the Sociology Department at the University of Hawaii, and Bill was speaking on campus. Although the...

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June 4, 2020

PMC Demands Justice and Equality

June 4, 2020 — Population Media Center stands for a sustainable planet with equal rights for all. This does not mean securing rights for only some people, valuing some lives. We at PMC demand justice, equality, and inclusiveness. The health and well-being of people and planet depend upon...

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PMC-Uganda actor Francis ONYANGOPMC-Uganda actor Francis ONYANGO

May 31, 2020

Staff Spotlight: Francis ONYANGO

May 31, 2020 — This month we spoke to Francis ONYANGO, an actor with PMC-Uganda’s show Sotakai (“Footsteps”), to learn about stepping into a new art form through radio, and how the Sotakai drama team has become a family. What is your name, position, and how long have you...

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May 19, 2020

PMC Announces Two New Funding Awards from The Erik E. and Edith H. Bergstrom Foundation

May 19, 2020 — Population Media Center (PMC), a nonprofit leader in entertainment for social good, is pleased to announce two new funding awards from The Erik E. and Edith H. Bergstrom Foundation (Bergstrom Foundation). Bergstrom Foundation’s generous philanthropic gift includes a $180,000 award in support of a...

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PMC-Nigeria actress Oluwaseun OdukoyaPMC-Nigeria actress Oluwaseun Odukoya

April 30, 2020

Staff Spotlight: Oluwaseun Odukoya

April 30, 2020 — This month we spoke to Oluwaseun, an actress with PMC-Nigeria’s show Jolokoto (“Mirror of Life”), to learn about getting into character as the no-nonsense Mama Bisi, and how acting brings the storylines alive. What is your name, position, and how long have you worked for...

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April 28, 2020

FAST COMPANY “WORLD CHANGING IDEAS” WINNERS: PMC’S JOLOKOTO SELECTED AS FINALIST IN MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT

April 28, 2020 — Population Media Center (PMC), a nonprofit leader in entertainment for social good, has been named a finalist in Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas in Media and Entertainment. The winners were announced today, honoring the businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that are actively engaged...

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