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MONTHLY eNEWS
January 2020
 
 
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HIT RADIO SHOW BRINGS FAMILY PLANNING, GENDER EQUALITY INFORMATION TO NEARLY 2 MILLION PEOPLE
 
Following the sweeping popularity of the first season of Agashi (“Hey! Look Again!”), PMC launched a second season to widespread acclaim in Burundi. With 208 episodes, Agashi 2 addressed a number of key themes including reproductive health, gender equality, family planning, hygiene, and nutrition.
 
And Agashi 2 brought in a huge audience again, with 75% of those surveyed saying that they had heard of the show. That’s 1.8 million people and an estimated one million Burundians listening loyally to more than half of the episodes.
 
 
 
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IN THE FACE OF CONFLICT, SHOWS GO ON
 
PMC works around the world, and many of the places we work face conflict. It makes our work more difficult, but it also makes our work more important.

When radio stations are being burned to the ground, it’s challenging to find ways to broadcast. It’s scary to have actors and technicians meet at the studio when there’s gunshots in the street. And it’s a combination of practicality, safety, and perseverance that guide our staff in their decisions.
 
 
 
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: SLOW POPULATION GROWTH IS A GOOD THING
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THE QUESTIONS SEX-ED STUDENTS ALWAYS ASK
During her 45 years of teaching, Roffman has witnessed the evolution of the nation’s attitude toward sex education and, as her experience at the public school shows, how uneven that education can be.
 
 
 
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