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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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November 22, 2004

Innovative Radio Serial Drama Airs in Sudan

November 22, 2004 — Population Media Center’s radio serial drama in Sudan went on the air November 22, 2004 after 2 years of preparation work. Titled Ashreat Al Amal (“Sails of Hope”), the Arabic language program deals with reproductive health issues. It will air for approximately 18 months...

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November 22, 2004

Combating Child Trafficking With Radio

November 22, 2004 — Shelburne, VT — Population Media Center-West Africa (PMC) began airing its radio serial drama Cesiri Tono (“All the Rewards of Courage and Hard Work”) on Thursday, November 11, 2004 over the Africa Learning Channel.

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October 8, 2004

Editorial Cartoonist Clay Bennett Wins Population Cartoon Contest

October 8, 2004 — Shelburne, VT – Clay Bennett, a 2002 Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist for the Christian Science Monitor, won the 2004 National Population Cartoon Contest. Mr. Bennett’s cartoon, “Be Fruitful and Multiply… Now Divide,” triumphed over 187 other cartoons to win the $7,000 grand prize...

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October 9, 2003

USAID Supports New $1.3 million PMC Radio Drama Project Tackling Child Exploitation in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Ivory Coast

October 9, 2003 — Shelburne, Vermont, USA– In response to problems related to the exploitation of children in western Africa, Population Media Center (PMC) is launching a new behavior change communication project that will support the protection of children, promote reproductive health, and avoidance of HIV/AIDS in Mali,...

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March 20, 2003

Local Radio Stations in Africa Use Entertainment to Prevent HIV/AIDS

March 20, 2003 — Johannesburg, South Africa – People don’t change behavior when they’re told how to act. Rather, people are likely to listen when they are presented with accurate information that depicts a situation they can relate to and touches their heart. Life-like radio dramas are one...

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October 14, 2002

Radio Sex-ed Program to Save Lives, Ethiopian Government commits $100,000 towards AIDS prevention

October 14, 2002 — Shelburne, VT– A novel sex-ed program is broadcasting on Ethiopia’s airwaves. Population Media Center (PMC), which uses serial radio dramas to promote healthy and safe sexual practices, is receiving a $100,000 grant from the Ethiopian Government’s HIV/AIDS Council to boost sex education.

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October 8, 2002

New Project Launched to Stop HIV/AIDS Spread in Swaziland

October 8, 2002 — Shelburne, VT– In a country where infection rates are soaring, three popular television programs may prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. The United Nations Development Program-Swaziland has asked Population Media Center (PMC) to work with three television shows, Swazi View, Coca Cola What’s Up?, and...

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September 12, 2002

Fathers of Pro-Social Entertainment Reunite After 25 Years

September 12, 2002 — Shelburne, VT, – September 12, 2002 – It is no accident that for 25 years soap operas have been a vehicle for social change around the world. To mark the 25th anniversary of promoting social change by broadcasting hugely popular television and radio serials,...

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June 1, 2002

PMC Launches its First Radio Serial Drama in Ethiopia

June 1, 2002 — Population Media Center-Ethiopia (PMC) will launch a research-based radio serial drama designed to address Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS issues in Ethiopia on June 1, 2002 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This is a unique program, the first of its kind ever to be carried out...

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May 30, 2002

KARMA THROUGH DRAMA

May 30, 2002 — Shelburne, VT, USA—May 30, 2002—The Population Media Center (PMC) will launch two radio serial dramas in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on June 1 that address reproductive health and HIV/AIDS. What do a small town in Vermont, USA, and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia have in common? A...

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