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February 5, 2019

Stopping Child Marriage: Results of PMC Shows in Nepal

February 5, 2019 — Nepal has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, with Girls Not Brides reporting 41 percent of Nepali girls being married before they are 18 years old. Population Media Center (PMC), an international nonprofit entertainment company, addressed child marriage as...

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November 20, 2018

Population Media Center Launches Season 3 of Umurage in Rwanda

November 20, 2018 — Population Media Center is excited to announce Umurage (“Inheritance for a Better Future”) will be back for another season in Rwanda! Umurage has captured the hearts and imagination of Rwandans with season two reaching an estimated 1.1 million loyal listeners every week from June 2017 to...

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October 12, 2018

Population Media Center Taps Lisa Caruso as New Head of U.S. Content

October 12, 2018 — Following the success of its multi-Emmy Award® nominated series East Los High, Population Media Center (PMC) has launched a dedicated US content arm led by Lisa Caruso. It will be focused on developing, financing, and producing original series in various formats and genres on traditional...

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September 18, 2018

Saving Apes with the Jane Goodall Institute

September 18, 2018 — Photo by Carlos Drews courtesy of the Jane Goodall Institute. The main objective of The Journal of Development Communication is to examine the role of communication in national and regional development. The most recent edition of the journal includes an article authored by three Population...

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July 17, 2018

A Declaration about Social and Behavior Change Communications

July 17, 2018 — On July 3rd, the organizers of the 2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit (SBCC Summit) shared the declaration that emerged from the event. The five-day summit, held two months ago in Indonesia, included 1,200 professionals from 90 different countries and focused on...

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July 12, 2018

Shepherding in “A New Reality”: The Context for a Shift in Values

July 12, 2018 — On June 26, 2018, A New Reality: Human Evolution for a Sustainable Future was released. Although it certainly looks at a mix of science and culture, this book diverges from many sustainability books. Its ambitions and lessons are both grand and simple, interpreting, understanding,...

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July 10, 2018

#RidiculousRight raises awareness on July 11, 2018

July 10, 2018 — On July 11th, 2018, concerned citizens and global advocates celebrated World Population Day, an annual event that emphasizes the urgency and importance of population issues. This year, the focus was “Family Planning is a Human Right.” Population Media Center (PMC), an international nonprofit dedicated...

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June 15, 2018

PMC Celebrates 20 Years

June 15, 2018 — Population Media Center (PMC) has broadcast in more than 50 countries and helped more than 500 million people live healthier lives. When PMC started in 1998, we hoped to build a community of donors, volunteers, and advocates — and we hoped to make a...

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June 13, 2018

USAID Awards $2.6M to Population Media Center to Improve Health of Women and Children in Zambia

June 13, 2018 — SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently awarded $2.6 million to Population Media Center (PMC) to develop and disseminate content targeting behavior change for use on community radio to support improvements in the health of Zambian women and...

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May 11, 2018

More than 350,000 Congolese tuned in every week

May 11, 2018 — It’s estimated that more than 350,000 Congolese listened regularly to Pambazuko (“New Dawn”), an entertaining radio show in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that was designed to educate as well as entertain. Listeners showed increased knowledge in topics ranging from contraception to...

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