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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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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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Rwandan children looking out of a doorwayRwandan children looking out of a doorway

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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Man hangs up Jolokoto posters in NigeriaMan hangs up Jolokoto posters in Nigeria

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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Cloud patterned text that says Drawdown the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warmingCloud patterned text that says Drawdown the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming

April 21, 2020

Health and Education of Girls Highlighted as Part of Climate Solution

April 21, 2020 — In 2017, the groundbreaking book Drawdown reoriented international dialog about human-forced global climate change. The tome became a New York Times bestseller because it demonstrated, clearly and irrefutably, that humanity could take immediate, practical action to lower our global CO2 emissions — using tools...

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April 7, 2020

A Global Pandemic with Local Nuances: PMC Provides a Trusted Voice for High-Risk Audiences

April 7, 2020 — The truth is, viruses like COVID-19 don’t care about where you live, your gender, or your socio-economic status. But where you live, your gender, and your socio-economic status certainly impact your risk for contracting this virus. Self-isolation or quarantine is almost impossible when your...

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PMC-Burundi Producer Assistant Jean Paul NicondindiriyePMC-Burundi Producer Assistant Jean Paul Nicondindiriye

March 31, 2020

Staff Spotlight: Jean Paul Nicondindiriye

March 31, 2020 — This month we reached out to Jean Paul, the assistant producer to our team in Burundi, to learn about his history in journalism, and why he loves working on social & behavior change communications. What is your name, position, and how long have you...

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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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