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Mass media and HIV and AIDS in Cambodia
A new report measuring knowledge, attitudes and practices amongst young people (aged 15-29) finds that mass media is highly effective in providing information about HIV and AIDS to young Cambodians.  Read more
Asabe Sambo conducts peer to peer education work with groups who are highly vulnerable to HIV infection, using media outputs produced by the BBC World Service Trust. This is her story.  Read more
Old City, New Dreams
An urban radio drama targeted at audiences living in rapidly expanding urban areas is the latest production from BBC Afghan Education Projects (AEP).   Read more
Kolkata rocks to concert on disaster preparedness
"Today's preparedness is tomorrow's security" is the message of a free concert featuring popular band Bhoomi to promote disaster preparedness in West Bengal and Orissa.  Read more
Belarus: training journalists of the future
The BBC World Service Trust is supporting a two year international project to support freedom of expression in Belarus through independent broadcasting   Read more
Old Master benefits developing world
The BBC World Service Trust is to be the first international recipient of a portion of funds from the sale of a major painting by 18th century Venetian artist Canaletto.   Read more
Incoming Director, Caroline Nursey
Caroline Nursey joins the BBC World Service Trust this month from Oxfam GB where she held a range of Director-level roles based both at HQ and in the field  Read more
Burundi: ready to talk about the past?
A new report shows popular support amongst Burundians for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to confront the trauma of the recent past.  Read more
Mosquitoes beware: fighting Malaria through film
"The Village Nurse's Charms", a 30 minute film drama targeting key populations with messages about Malaria prevention launched in Cambodia on 18 December  Read more
Violence against women in Afghanistan – a November story
Malalai, a reporter for Afghan Woman's Hour was the only journalist allowed to speak to the schoolgirl victims of an acid attack by suspected militants in Kandahar on 12 November 2008.  Read more
Human Rights Day
On Human Rights Day 2008 we featured our work in Africa and Asia promoting justice and reconciliation, and women's rights  Read more
World AIDS Day
We marked World AIDS Day 2008 with a look at our work around the world on HIV and AIDS, starting with an innovative condom awareness campaign in India  Read more
"Playful yet hard-hitting": Palace of Dreams
A powerful new feature film brings together some of Cambodia's top young actors to promote safe sex and educate young Cambodians about HIV and AIDS  Read more
Left in the dark: The unmet need for information in emergency response
In today’s media-rich world, many of the planet’s poorest still lack access to potentially life-saving information.  Read more
Investing in Africa: what's working?
The Accra High Level Forum (2-4 September 2008), a landmark summit on aid effectiveness, provided the setting and subject for the latest BBC World Debate  Read more
Celebrating creativity: Annual Review 2008
This year's annual review celebrates the creativity and innovation at the heart of all our work  Read more
Romanian documentary wins top TV award
A documentary produced as part of a BBC World Service Trust programme on social integration has won a prestigious television award at the annual SIMFEST festival of local and independent TV in Romania.  Read more
Mobiles are focus of HIV campaign
The BBC World Service Trust is running an innovative ringtone project to promote the use of condoms in India as part of an HIV campaign reaching over 100 million people   Read more
Liberia media training praised by Foreign Secretary
"...in Liberia, thanks to the BBC World Service Trust, 70% of Liberians are now following Charles Taylor's trial in The Hague."  Read more
Burma cyclone: lifeline radio support
Broadcasting emergency radio 'lifeline' support in response to the devastating impact of Cyclone Nargis,  Read more
Teacher education update
We have been working with the TESSA consortium of fourteen African educational institutions and the Open University UK, to create audio materials for training primary school teachers as part of the open educational resources (OERs) on the TESSA website.  Read more
Major award for HIV and AIDS work
BBC World Service Trust, the international charity of the BBC, has received an award for Business Excellence from GBC (the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria), for its work in increasing awareness about HIV and AIDS.  Read more
World Press Freedom Day: Focus on Kenya
Free media critical to Kenya's future, claims research report from BBC World Service Trust.  Read more
Initiative launched to assist media across Africa
As the media landscape across Africa evolves, the Africa Media Initiative will play a large role in assisting that change. If Africa is to move from economic dependency to become a continent of developed and democratic nations, the emergence of independent and vibrant media is essential.  Read more
Strengthening media in Iraq
Media freedom and access to information are of particular significance in countries emerging from conflict, especially if this conflict follows years of oppressive regimes.  Read more
Nigerian media holds government to account
Nigeria scores a dismal 20 out of 100 in the Open Budget Index because the Government provides 'scant or no' information on its budget and financial activities.  Read more
Championing condoms in India
The latest phase of our campaign to normalise condom use in India features an old sport with a new twist. Kabaddi, a game originally from the Indian subcontinent, is being used to champion condoms.   Read more
Award for innovation and partnership
The BBC World Service Trust has won the 'Innovation of the Year' and 'One BBC' awards at the second BBC World Service Awards.  Read more
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