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Spring 2020
Digital Newsletter

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Population Media Center

Population Media Center builds a sustainable planet with equal rights for all by providing hit entertainment that changes lives. PMC has positively impacted 500 million people in more than 50 countries around the world. 

Highlights from our Spring 2020 Newsletter are below:

Mexico: More than 3 Million Tune in Daily to Vencer el Miedo

Vencer el Miedo Main Cast

Lights. Camera. ¡Acción! On January 20th, film reels rolled and cameras flashed as Vencer el Miedo (“Overcome the Fear”) launched to dramatic fanfare in Mexico. The co-production of PMC and Televisa set out with a sky-high goal: to captivate viewers across Mexico while inspiring social change, addressing challenges affecting young women across the nation.

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Jolokoto Selected as Fast Company "World Changing Ideas" Finalist

Man holding Jolokoto poster

PMC has been named a finalist in Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas in Media and Entertainment. The winners honor the businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that are actively engaged and deeply committed to flattening the curve when it comes to the climate crisis, social injustice, and economic inequality.

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PMC Provides a Trusted Voice to High-Risk Audiences

Coronavirus model

Viruses like Covid-19 don’t care about where you live, your gender, or your socio-economic status, but these demographic characteristics impact your risk. Social distancing can be difficult when groups must gather to collect water. Washing your hands becomes challenging without water or soap.

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PMC Demands Justice and

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Population Media Center stands for a sustainable planet with equal rights for all. This does not mean securing rights for only some people, valuing some lives. We at PMC demand justice, equality, and inclusiveness. The health and wellbeing of people and planet depend upon it.

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A Look at Success — Agashi ("Hey! Look Again!")

Discover how Agashi entertained millions — while bringing them key info on family planning and reproductive health.


A Message from Bill Ryerson, President and Founder of Population Media Center

PMC President and Founder Bill Ryerson

In light of the growing concerns around Covid-19, we at PMC are adapting our current practices to ensure the health and safety of our workforce, our partners, and the communities around us. 

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PMC Announces Two New Funding

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PMC is pleased to announce two new funding awards from The Erik E. and Edith H. Bergstrom Foundation, supporting Umurage ("Inheritance for a Better Future") in Rwanda and Agashi 3 ("Hey! Look Again!") in Burundi.

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Spotlight: Earl Babbie

Earl Babbie

Earl Babbie first met Bill Ryerson, PMC’s President and Founder, in the mid-1970s, more than 20 years before Bill formed Population Media Center. Earl was the Chairman of the Sociology Department at the University of Hawaii, and Bill was speaking on campus. Although the two had never met, Bill stayed at Earl’s home for the duration of his visit.

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PMC Welcomes New Staff

PMC staff members Rahul Chatterjee, Dominica Ruelas, and Erica Goldberg

We are pleased to introduce you to Rahul Chatterjee, Dominica Ruelas, and Erica Goldberg — the newest members of the PMC team.

Rahul Chatterjee joined PMC as Creative Executive with our US Content team in May 2020. Rahul will be helping to expand PMC's slate of US projects by identifying new material for scripted, unscripted, and podcast development.

Dominica Ruelas joined PMC as Development Coordinator with our US Content team in January 2020. Dominica provides support in evaluating materials, researching original ideas, and monitoring industry trends.

Erica Goldberg joined PMC as Program Manager with our International Programs team in October 2019. Erica oversees all PMC projects in Nepal, Rwanda, and Zambia.

Please join us in welcoming these new colleagues.

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