Our Area Of Focus

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MEDIA CONTENT: MEDIA DEVELOPMENT USES A PARTICIPATORY APPROACH TO PRODUCTION, ENSURING COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN THE CREATION OF MEDIA CONTENT.

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DRAMA

Storytelling is a powerful tool to deliver critical information about the social issues impacting a community. Media Development’s drama programming includes short-form, long-form and feature-length films.

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DOCUMENTARY

Media Development produces documentaries to tell real stories about the social issues impacting a target community. These documentaries are designed to educate audiences as well as influence attitudes and promote behavior change in an engaging way.

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PSA/ MUSIC VIDEO

Media Development also creates high-impact short-form content, such as informational PSAs that deliver critical health and safety information as well as more creative approaches, like music videos, designed to shift attitudes and behaviors.

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SKILLS DEVELOPMENT: THROUGH FILM, PHOTOGRAPHY, JOURNALISM, RADIO, AND DIGITAL MEDIA EDUCATION, OUTMOST MEDIA DEVELOPMENT GIVES YOUTH THE CREATIVE AND TECHNICAL SKILLS NECESSARY TO EXPLORE ISSUES WITHIN THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES AND TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES CREATIVELY.

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MEDIA AND THEATRE ARTS TRAINING

Through film, photography, journalism, radio, digital media and theatre arts education, Media Development gives individuals the creative and technical skills necessary to explore the concerns of their own communities and to express themselves creatively. Media Development is committed to a participatory approach, teaching skills and involving local communities with the media and theatre making process. Our training program empowers young people to tell their own stories in their own voice.

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FACILITATION AND OUTREACH TRAINING

Community engagement and participation within Media Development’s outreach program is a critical component to our work, ensuring that information is conveyed in culturally-sensitive and locally-relevant ways. Members of the community are trained to facilitate workshops on topical issues, with the support of Media Development’s media content. This not only enhances Media Development’s program delivery to change attitudes and behaviours, but also builds leadership and technical capacity.

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH: COMMUNITY OUTREACH: FROM PARTICIPATORY THEATRE TO INTERACTIVE SERIAL RADIO DRAMA SCREENINGS ON THE SIDE OF A TRUCK TO TELEVISION SETS UNDERNEATH A TREE, OUTMOST FINDS INNOVATIVE WAYS TO REACH COMMUNITIES IN NEED. WE INCORPORATE MULTIPLE METHODS OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH.

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MOBILE CINEMA

Whether it is a life-saving informational video on peace building or a Charlie Chaplin masterpiece, we believe that films can change lives. With giant screens attached to the side of trucks, or a television set up under a tree, Media Development’s Mobile Cinemas bring the power of film to the people who need it most.

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WORKSHOP

Facilitated community workshops use Media Development content as a catalyst for community engagement and dialogue around critical issues.

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DIGITAL MEDIA

Whether it is a life-saving informational video on peace building or a Charlie Chaplin masterpiece, we believe that films can change lives. With giant screens attached to the side of trucks, or a television set up under a tree, Media Development’s Mobile Cinemas bring the power of film to the people who need it most.

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TV/RADIO

Mass media broadcast ensures wide reach of Media Development’s content.

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PEACE MEDIA

Curriculum-based radio, television, and multimedia content produced by and for radio, television, and multimedia content produced by and for communities impacted by conflict

Promoting Local Voices Through Community-Controlled Media

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OutMost Media partners with community media producers who are amplifying local voices on issues that matter to their communities. Community media are widely recognized as the most basic, most connecting and most essential forms of community communication for the development of grassroots communities. ,

Community media is then the kind of media that is located in the deepest endeavors of human kind to be free from want of any kind. Locally-produced programming strengthens community peoples’ capacity to claim their rights and enables access to essential information and broadcasting in local languages that ensures widespread understanding and cultural continuity