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.


July 8, 2014

Population Media Center: Slowing human population growth is key to sustainability

July 8, 2014 — PMC has pasted the text of this article here. See original post in Green Source. By Rita Cook This week, World Population Day turns 25 on July 11. And while the world’s population grows by the second – as demonstrated by the Worldometers website – many...

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July 4, 2014

Critic’s Pick TV Picks: ‘East Los High,’ Paralympics, ‘Welcome to Sweden’

July 4, 2014 — PMC has pasted the text of this article here. See original post in the LA Times. By Robert Lloyd “East Los High” (Hulu). A welcome second season for this Web-based Latino teen drama, set in East Los Angeles, begins this week, following some gap-bridging prequels....

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June 27, 2014

‘East Los High’: A teen soap opera that’s a teaching tool

June 27, 2014 — PMC has pasted the text of this article here. See original post in the LA Times. By Yvonne Villerreal Inside a cramped writers room in a Hollywood office building, a team of overage teenagers was debating how a Los Angeles high schooler might carry on...

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December 2, 2013

Access to family planning alone won’t stop the population boom

December 2, 2013 — Access to family planning alone won’t stop the population boom See: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/article-145223/access-family-planning-alone-wont-stop-population-boom Beatrice Khalayi Shibunga is a community health worker and family planning champion, working in the slums of Korogocho in Nairobi. She goes door-to-door to offer women in her community family planning information....

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September 16, 2013

East LA Homegirl Goes Hollywood

September 16, 2013 — Evangeline Ordaz is no ordinary Hollywood show runner. When she’s not teaching constitutional law or rehabbing historic buildings, she’s writing for a racy soap opera about . East Los High was a big summer success for the TV-on-demand website Hulu, and much of the...

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July 19, 2013

Soap Operas Can Save the World

July 19, 2013 — Pacific Standard July 2, 2013 Meet Jessie, a shy Latina teen in East Los Angeles who just wants to survive chemistry class, help out her single mom, and escape high school still a member of what she and her best friend call “the virgins’...

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July 17, 2013

‘East Los High’: Not Just Another Teen Soap

July 17, 2013 — NPR July 11, 2013 Despite the fact that it’s been generating a lot of buzz, Devious Maids is just not that interesting. Five Latina maids — is it a landmark for Latina actresses or another example of how the media stereotype Latinos? Either way,...

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July 16, 2013

‘East Los High’ On Hulu Is First English Language Show With All Latino Cast

July 16, 2013 — Huffington Post June 6, 2013 The video service Hulu is making history with the first English-language show with an all-Latino cast — the just premiered dramatic series “East Los High” about Hispanic students in a Los Angeles high school. With Hollywood quickly acknowledging the...

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July 16, 2013

LatinoBuzz: EAST LOS HIGH a TV Series! Exclusive Interviews!

July 16, 2013 — Indie Wire May 7, 2013 Last week, ‘East Los High’ (ELH), a project we’ve been tracking since last year announced that they had signed a deal to exclusively premiere the show on Hulu.com, making it the first English language show with an all Latino...

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January 24, 2013

Saliwansai Radio Drama

January 24, 2013 — Soul Beat Africa January 23, 2013 In February 2012, Population Media Centre (PMC), with funding from the United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA), started production on a 208-episode radio drama in Sierra Leone to promote family planning. The programme, called Saliwansai, addresses such issues as...

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