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PMC publications are designed to explain what we do, how we do it, and why it matters.

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December 14, 2007

Serial Dramas that Rely on Top Psychologists’ Theories are Changing Social Behaviors Worldwide

December 14, 2007 — In Ethiopia, it can be dangerous for a girl to leave the house. Not because of war, or weather, but “weddings”—specifically the long-standing cultural tradition of marriage by abduction.

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November 18, 2007

William Ryerson, President of Population Media Center to Speak on a Panel About Socially Responsible Media At The International Emmy World® Television Festival

November 18, 2007 — Shelburne, VT – On Saturday, November 18th William Ryerson, President of the Population Media Center (PMC) will participate on a panel at the International Emmy World® Television Festival in New York City. The panel will focus on socially responsible television. Ryerson will speak on...

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October 24, 2007

PMC Receives 2007 Global Media Award

October 24, 2007 — WASHINGTON – A U.S. Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, a television news reporter from the Philippines and a radio show host from Cameroon are among the 12 recipients of the Population Institute’s 2007 Global Media Awards for Excellence in Population Reporting.

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October 1, 2007

Population Media Center Acquires Rare Radio

October 1, 2007 — Shelburne, VT – On October 1, 2007 Population Media Center (PMC) acquired Rare Radio. Population Media Center is the leading practitioner of the Sabido methodology, a unique form of entertainment education, which is also employed by Rare Radio.

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August 11, 2007

Proceedings of the 2007 Entertainment-Public Health Summit are Available Online

August 11, 2007 — In May 2007, Population Media Center and the Emory School of Public Health hosted the Entertainment-Public Health Summit, in association with the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, the Harvard School of Public Health, the Writers Guild of America West, and the...

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August 1, 2007

Religious Leaders from the Afar Region of Ethiopia Sign Declaration to End The Practice of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

August 1, 2007 — Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – On August 1, 2007, thirty religious leaders from the Afar region, and representatives from the Islamic Affairs Bureau and the Women’s Affairs Bureau created and signed a declaration to end the practice of female circumcision (also called female genital mutilation...

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July 31, 2007

Population Media Center Launches its Second Social Content Radio Serial Drama in Northern Nigeria

July 31, 2007 — Kano, Nigeria – On July 31, 2007 Population Media Center (PMC) will launch its second social content radio serial drama in Nigeria. Through the use of character role-models, the drama aims to enhance knowledge and utilization of existing health services, provide important information about...

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July 27, 2007

Interview with Bill Ryerson by Tom Keefe

July 27, 2007 — Tom is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators and serves as Enterprise Communication Manager of VW Credit, Inc.

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July 11, 2007

Recognize World Population Day on July 11th, 2007

July 11, 2007 — Shelburne, VT – On July 11th, 2007 Population Media Center (PMC) will commemorate World Population Day. PMC is an international non-profit organization that strives to bring about the stabilization of human population numbers at a level that can be sustained by the world’s natural...

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February 7, 2007

The Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) Grants $770,000 for a Three Year Social Content Radio Serial Drama in Vietnam

February 7, 2007 — Hanoi, Vietnam – The Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) in co-operation with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has announced that it will provide $770,000 for a three-year, social content radio serial drama project in Vietnam. The drama will be created using the Sabido...

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