The A Germ’s Journey International Newsdesk is an opportunity to be part of a global conversation about the challenges of managing public health communications using community-focussed learning and community media techniques. The newsdesk will share insight gained during the pandemic, with the aim of identifying how we might better support public health communication practices in the future.
This conversation is with Bazlur Rahman and Hiren Pandit, who are leading community media and community radio practitioners and advocates in Bangladesh. They explored the challenges of ‘communication collapse’ and the impact of the fourth industrial revolution on public health communications thinking and practices. And described how community-focussed communications has to be repurposed to account for civic and community engagement at a local level.