PMC in the News

Check out PMC, its projects, or its people in the news. We're pleased to share a few samples of coverage by various news outlets.


January 22, 2007

Save the Children Norway Grants $2.4 Million to Population Media Center for a Four Year Social Content Radio Serial Drama in Ethiopia

January 22, 2007 — Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Save the Children Norway, with funds from the Norwegian government, has announced that it will provide Population Media Center (PMC) with $2.4 million for a four-year, social content radio serial drama project in Ethiopia. The drama will be created using...

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January 1, 2007

Chapter on PMC’s program in Sudan included in the spanish language book “Investigación y Desarrollo” (“Investigation and Development”)

January 1, 2007 — The following chapter titled “With an Antenna We Can Stop the Practice of Female Genital Cutting: A Paticipatory Assessment of Ashreat Al Amal, an Entertainment-Education Radio Soap Opera in Sudan” was included in the spanish lanuage book “Investigación y Desarrollo.” Ashreat Al Amal (“Sails...

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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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April 3, 2006

“Can Soap Operas Save Lives?” – PMC Featured in Ode Magazine

April 3, 2006 — Ode Magazine Issue 32 By Kim Ridley Steamy tales of sex, betrayal and suspense can carry important social messages Young and poor, Fikirte is in many ways Ethiopia’s Everywoman. Her life takes a turn for the worse when she meets Damtew, who is so...

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August 21, 2005

“LOWERING THE BOOM: POPULATION ACTIVIST BILL RYERSON IS SAVING THE WORLD – ONE ‘SOAP’ AT A TIME”

August 21, 2005 — By Pamela Polston, Seven Days Western women of a certain age often talk about their “biological clock” – the physical imperative to bear children before it’s too late. But for Mother Earth, that clock is ticking for quite the opposite reason: She has too...

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April 28, 2005

PMC is Featured in Ms. Magazine, “Soap Operas are Changing Lives – For the Better!”

April 28, 2005 — PMC was featured in the Spring 2005 edition of Ms. Magazine. Read the full article, “Soap Operas are Changing Lives – For the Better!”

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June 19, 2004

“PMC-Ethiopia’s Two Radio Serial Dramas Are Causing Great Behavior Change”

June 19, 2004 — Ethiopian Reporter June 16, 2004 Mr. William Ryerson, founder and President of PMC, has a 30-year history of working in the field of reproductive health, including 15 years of experience in adopting the Sabido Methodology for behavior change communication to various cultural settings worldwide....

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November 30, 2003

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

November 30, 2003 — OneWorld 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...

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November 2, 2003

“Love, Tears, Betrayal…and Health Messages”

November 2, 2003 — Perspectives in Health Magazine The Magazine of the Pan American Health Organization Volume 8, Number 2, 2003 by Paula Andaló Latin America’s telenovelas have long captivated TV audiences with their overwrought stories of love and betrayal, sin and punishment, and triumph over adversity. But...

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