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Crowd in Rwanda at a Umurage eventCrowd in Rwanda at a Umurage event

September 15, 2020

Beyond The Broadcast

September 15, 2020 — PMC’s Umurage 2 (“Inheritance for a Better Future”) was broadcast on five radio stations across Rwanda, addressing family planning and couple communication, antenatal and post-natal care, adolescent sexual health, gender-based violence, and malaria. To accompany this 54-episode radio show, the PMC-Rwanda team designed numerous...

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Jonas Chindamba in his Kwishilya T-shirtJonas Chindamba in his Kwishilya T-shirt

September 1, 2020

PMC Listener Walks 104 Miles for a T-Shirt and Starts a Listening Group

September 1, 2020 — Jonas Chindamba walked 104 miles from his home village in Zambia to the Mpika Community Radio station to pick up a T-shirt representing his favorite radio show. This journey takes four days by foot and includes passage through North Luangwa National Park, home to...

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Emmanuel NuwamanyaEmmanuel Nuwamanya

August 31, 2020

Staff Spotlight: Emmanuel Nuwamanya

August 31, 2020 — This month we spoke to Emmanuel Nuwamanya, PMC-Rwanda’s Marketing & Communications Officer, about creating powerful communications for PMC dramas in Rwanda, and how PMC shows can touch the hearts of our audiences. What is your name, position, and how long have you worked for...

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Paulina Gota and Danilo Carrera's characters embracePaulina Gota and Danilo Carrera's characters embrace

August 25, 2020

A Dedication to Diverse Stories: PMC Presents “Vencer el Miedo” and Virtual Event “Latinas Unidas: Rising Together”

August 25, 2020 — On July 21, 2020, Population Media Center (PMC) celebrated the U.S. premiere of Vencer el Miedo (“Overcome the Fear”) on Univision. This 47-episode social impact TV show was a co-production between PMC and Televisa, a Mexican based mass media company that is the largest...

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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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Map of ChinaMap of China

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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Population Media Center's Logo MarkPopulation Media Center's Logo Mark

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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Protesters in masks kneeling with fists raisedProtesters in masks kneeling with fists raised

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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