Disaster Communications Workshop Issues Recommendation

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Health workers and social communicators met with journalists in Bolivia during a workshop on how to establish a two-way dialogue, improve collaboration and become more effective in how we generate information in emergency and disaster situations. Among the recommendations: when setting up an emergency operations center, include a communications and information desk; strive to provide the most up-to-date, reliable and official information possible; avoid sensationalism; develop and/or improve good working relationships between the press and international organizations in “normal” times; and create national commissions with representatives of the press and communicators from key disaster agencies. For more information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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