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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 30, 2009

World AIDS Day is December 1st

November 30, 2009 — Soap Operas – A New Front in HIV/AIDS Prevention Love…Sex…Romance…Betrayal… are just a few of the key elements that have made Soap Operas one of the most riveting and captivating entertainment formats around the world. But what do soap operas have to do with...

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September 2, 2009

Florida’s Population Decline is No Cause For Alarm

September 2, 2009 — Florida’s recent decline in population is making national headlines (NY Times, USA Today) and is being portrayed as a major cause for concern. The truth is that those expressing this alarm are merely clinging to an old, tired, and harmful mode of thinking. After...

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July 10, 2009

PMC Statement on World Population Day

July 10, 2009 — July 11, 2009 marks the 20th Anniversary of World Population Day. “Investing in Women,” this year’s theme, draws attention to the importance of improving the health and opportunity of women worldwide in order to create a more just and balanced world. By focusing on...

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April 30, 2009

Swine Flu: Overpopulation, an Aggravating Factor

April 30, 2009 — The major killers of humanity throughout our history — smallpox, flu, tuberculosis, malaria, plague, measles, and cholera — were acute infectious diseases that evolved from animals. To sustain themselves, however, they need a human population that is sufficiently numerous and densely packed. Only then...

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July 10, 2008

July 11th – World Population Day!

July 10, 2008 — Today as we commemorate World Population Day, Population Media Center and Population Institute pledge their commitment to help bring population numbers into balance with natural resources, so humanity can live in harmony with the earth.

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April 21, 2008


April 21, 2008 — Shelburne, VT – On April 22nd, Population Media Center (PMC) will celebrate Earth Day. PMC is an international nonprofit organization that strives to bring about the stabilization of human population numbers at a level that can be sustained by the world’s natural resources, in...

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March 18, 2008

PMC Launches New Website and Logo!

March 18, 2008 — This year PMC celebrates its 10th Anniversary. To celebrate this success and in an effort to better define who we are and connect with PMC supporters worldwide we have updated our logo and look, in coordination with launching this new website. Our new site...

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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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