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September 28, 2006

Population Media Center’s Radio Serial Drama in Nigeria Shows Dramatic Results After Only Three Months on the Air

September 28, 2006 — Shelburne, VT – Population Media Center’s radio serial drama, Gugar Goge (“Tell me Straight”) went on the air in Nigeria in June of 2006. The program is being broadcast throughout Kano and Kaduna states. After just a few months on the air the program...

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August 9, 2006

William Ryerson, Founder and President of Population Media Center Awarded the Nafis Sadik Prize for Courage in Copenhagen

August 9, 2006 — Copenhagen, Denmark – On June 13th 2006 at the Annual General Meeting of the Rotarian Action Group on Population and Development, Population Media Center (PMC) founder and president, William Ryerson of Shelburne, Vermont was awarded the Nafis Sadik Prize for Courage. The award recognized...

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June 15, 2006

Changemakers Awards PMC One of Three Prizes in Online Contest

June 15, 2006 — Shelburne, Vermont, USA – June, 2005 – Population Media Center won one of three prizes in an online contest held by Changemakers calling for the best programs in combating trafficking in persons. The contest was held by the Ashoka Foundation through its website initiative...

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June 13, 2006

William Ryerson, President of Population Media Center, Awarded the Nafis Sadik Prize for Courage in Copenhagen, Denmark

June 13, 2006 — On June 13th 2006 William Ryerson, President of the Population Media Center (PMC) received the Nafis Sadik Prize for Courage at the Annual General Meeting of the Rotarian Action Group on Population and Development in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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July 5, 2005

Award-Winning Editorial Cartoons Addressing Population Growth to be Exhibited at the Firehouse Gallery During August

July 5, 2005 — Shelburne, VT – Population Media Center (PMC), a non-profit organization based in Shelburne, will be hosting an exhibit entitled “Cartoons for Social Change: Political Cartoonists Tackle the Population Problem” at the Firehouse Gallery from August 2-31. The exhibit will be opened with festivities on...

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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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