It has taken the aid world a long time to realise that there might be value in putting the needs and views of affected people at the heart of decision-making
Jacqueline Dalton is a humanitarian communication specialist with BBC Media Action, the international development charity of the British Broadcasting Corporation. Her work includes helping aid agencies, media and governments to communicate effectively with populations during humanitarian crises and provide lifesaving information. She has supported ‘Lifeline communication’ responses to numerous emergencies in Asia, Africa and the Middle-East. Before joining BBC Media Action, she worked in the humanitarian sector, and as a journalist and producer for the BBC World Service.
When disasters strike, people need accurate, useful information, fast. The media can play a powerful role here. And although the world has seen a major shift away from traditional platforms towards social media, for millions of people a far older technology can still provide a lifeline in disasters.
12/02/2016 19:31 GMT
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