TV & video

COLME: Caribbean digital video instruction

David Walker shows how digital video productions allow extension workers to reach larger numbers of farmers, at a time when extension services are being greatly reduced. Read more...

TechTip: What you need to start a participatory video project

Even just a few years ago, video production costs were prohibitive for those in developing countries. The revolution in video consumer electronics has lowered these barriers. Here is what you need to get started with your own participatory video project. Read more...

Document: Communicating Hurricane Preparedness for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in the Caribbean

By Maria Protz. Paper on the need to establish communications networks in the Caribbean for hurricane preparedness for the agricultural and fishery sectors. The network would involve the use of rural phone ‘hotlines’, regular live radio call-in... | Read more...

PDF: Whatever the Weather - Media attitudes to reporting climate change

Survey of attitudes to climate change from radio, TV, print and online media professionals in the developing world. Link | Read more...

Editorial: Communication - the key to coping with climate change

Today, we are bombarded by alarming scenarios of the severe effects of climate change. Already, some 150,000 people die every year as a direct result of global warming. Developing countries suffer far more from the impacts of global warming than the big polluters in Europe and North America. Read more...

Need to know

Throughout the 1990s, the media in the developing world was at the forefront of reporting on the devastation brought by the ‘El Niño’ rains, and bringing the issue of global climate change - and its impact on the local economy - into sharp focus. Read more...

Puppet newsreader covers food security, grain prices

Every month, people across Burkina Faso stop what they are doing to watch TV Koodo, a TV show broadcasting market prices for cattle and cereals. The programme's host is one of the country’s biggest stars. Read more...

Camcorders, cassava and crude

For years, farming and fishing communities in the Niger Delta have objected to frequent oil spills and gas flaring that pollutes their lands and waters. Crackdowns on community protests, insufficient mitigating measures by the oil companies, theft... Read more...

The Youth for Technology Foundation: digital opportunities

Hemlata Jain explains how the Owerri Digital Village is providing ICT training for disadvantaged youth in eastern Nigeria. Read more...

Ghana: Naga women, ICTs and natural resource management

Joana Francis Adda describes how an NGO in Ghana is using video equipment to enable women to devise community plans for natural resource management. Read more...

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