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May 1, 2019

PMC Welcomes Carly Wickell as Prospect Research and Database Manager

May 1, 2019 — Population Media Center announced a new position earlier this year, hiring Carly Wickell as the nonprofit’s first Prospect Research and Database Manager. Carly is an Information Technology Manager with over six years of experience in relational database maintenance, SQL, user-centered research as well as experience in leadership, analytics, and reporting. Her most...

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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 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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November 20, 2018

Population Media Center Launches Season 3 of Umurage in Rwanda

November 20, 2018 — Population Media Center is excited to announce Umurage (“Inheritance for a Better Future”) will be back for another season in Rwanda! Umurage has captured the hearts and imagination of Rwandans with season two reaching an estimated 1.1 million loyal listeners every week from June 2017 to...

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October 12, 2018

Population Media Center Taps Lisa Caruso as New Head of U.S. Content

October 12, 2018 — Following the success of its multi-Emmy Award® nominated series East Los High, Population Media Center (PMC) has launched a dedicated US content arm led by Lisa Caruso. It will be focused on developing, financing, and producing original series in various formats and genres on traditional...

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