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Media interventions and the Syrian crisis: Can we do more?

How can media play a role in addressing humanitarian crises like the one in Syria? This white paper from cultural innovation studio CIEL, developed in collaboration with the nonprofit FilmAid, seeks to “create a deeper understanding of the role of media interventions as strategic drivers of impact on the ongoing Syrian crisis.” Through a landscape overview and a review of media-based programs FilmAid conducted in other countries, the analysis reveals “a need for increased transparency in funding and program evaluation,” and “a gap and opportunity in the field for community-centered and impact-driven communications.”

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