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Population Media Center Blog

We love to tell stories, share news, and explore ways to create a sustainable planet with equal rights for all. We are AN ENTERTAINMENT ORGANIZATION THAT CHANGES LIVES.™

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Joe Bish

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Joe is the Director of Issue Advocacy at Population Media Center. He holds a Master of Science in Environmental Advocacy and Organizing from Antioch University New England.

Recent Posts


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February 20, 2020

Eugenics? Population Control? Nope — Reproductive Choice and Resources

February 20, 2020 —Caitlin Fendley, a PhD candidate at Purdue University, penned a curious, but ultimately constructive population-related essay this week. It was published in the Washington Post on February 17th. If...

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February 14, 2020

Democratic Candidates on Africa's Population

February 14, 2020 —This article was originally published August 7, 2019.

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February 11, 2020

Below-Replacement-Level Fertility: Don’t Fear It, Ross Douthat

February 11, 2020 —On January 18th, 2020, the New York Times printed an op-ed written by Ross Douthat. The title of his work was “The Chinese Population Crisis: How Communist cruelty and Western folly built an...

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October 30, 2019

Social Norms in Zambia: Up Against Some of the Fiercest Competition

October 30, 2019 —Since our founding, Population Media Center has understood the importance of social norms for a sustainable future. In fact, our Theory of Change is built around Albert Bandura’s Social Learning...

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July 1, 2019

World Population Day 2019 - The Pros and Cons of the Cairo Consensus

July 1, 2019 —The Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, colloquially known as the Cairo Consensus, was adopted in 1994. The lengthy document still serves as the...

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June 12, 2019

Don't Walk That Plank: Managing Catastrophic Risk

June 12, 2019 —A new situational analysis of humanity’s climate predicament, published by a think-tank in Australia (Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration), has drawn criticism from some fellow...

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May 7, 2019

Putting Audiences at the Center of All We Do

May 7, 2019 —The roots of Population Media Center’s program design stretch back 50 years. It was in the early 1970’s that Miguel Sabido, VP for Research at the Televisa network in Mexico, concluded that...

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April 18, 2019

Earth Day: Inherently Revolutionary

April 18, 2019 —For many environmentalists, there are few things that provoke a deeper sense of cynicism than Earth Day itself. During the modern environmental movement’s “formative years” – basically the 1970's –...

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