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November 30, 2015

Letter to the Editor: The Guardian

November 30, 2015 — PMC has pasted the text of a letter to the editor by PMC’s Joe Bish and Center for Biological Diversity’s Stephanie Feldstein. See the original here: George Monbiot (There’s a population crisis all right. But probably not the one you’re thinking of, 20 November)...

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October 19, 2015

Popular Radio Drama Aims to Stop Child Slavery

October 19, 2015 — What happens when you take a popular serial drama and you put it on more than 40 radio stations, including one of the most popular radio stations in Haiti? You draw huge crowds of avid listeners, including more than 450,000 Haitians that tune in...

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September 21, 2015

Kendeda Fund Awards Population Media Center $1.4M to Fight Child Marriage in Nepal

September 21, 2015 — SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT – The Kendeda Fund, a private grantmaking foundation dedicated to supporting the dignity of individuals and the sustainability of communities through investments in transformative leaders and ideas, has awarded $1.4 million to Population Media Center (PMC) for a new national radio...

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August 17, 2015

Performers Bring Passion for Music and Social Justice to PMC’s “Zoukoutap”

August 17, 2015 — SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT – In order for Population Media Center’s (PMC) entertainment-education programming to be effective, the entertainment component must come first—our serial dramas can’t educate listeners if they aren’t compelled to tune in again and again, week after week. For us and our...

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August 13, 2015

Elton Sherwin: Child Brides and Why I Support PMC

August 13, 2015 — SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT – Part of what makes Population Media Center (PMC) so compelling to so many supporters is that our work touches on such a myriad of important social, health, and environmental issues. For some, it’s our work on extinction of species and...

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August 4, 2015

Population Media Center Texas Chapter Announces New Executive Director

August 4, 2015 — BEDFORD, TX – The Texas Chapter of Population Media Center (PMC-Texas) has announced the hiring of Yvette Hanshaw as its new Executive Director. Officially filling the role in June 2015, Hanshaw is leading PMC-Texas’s efforts to generate awareness and grassroots engagement in environmental and...

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July 17, 2015

Radio Dramas to Hit the Airwaves in Nigeria

July 17, 2015 — SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT – Two radio soap operas have hit the airwaves in Nigeria. The dramas, Tafigawalo (Working towards Change) in Pidgin, and Hannunka Mai Sanda (Power in your Hands) in Hausa, began broadcast on 6 July 2015. The programs, written and produced by...

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July 10, 2015

World Population Day Global Petition

July 10, 2015 — SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT — Global Population Speak Out (Speak Out), an international environmental activist network, is petitioning Pope Francis to end the Holy Catholic Church’s opposition to the use of modern contraceptives. The launch of Speak Out’s petition coincides with World Population Day, July...

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June 25, 2015

“Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot” Circles The Globe

June 25, 2015 — SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT, June 25, 2015 – A provocative new environmental book, Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot (OVER) has become an international media sensation. Featuring over 200 heart-wrenching images, the powerful book brings stark attention to the growing crisis posed by overdevelopment and human population size...

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June 15, 2015

Burundi Slides Backwards, PMC-Burundi Moves Forward

June 15, 2015 — Guest Writer: Alex Bozzette, PMC Global Health Corps fellow in Burundi SOUTH BURLINGTON, VERMONT — By GDP per capita, among 193 United Nations members, Burundi is the second poorest country on the planet.1 It is small, about the size of Maryland or two-thirds the...

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