Disaster Reporting Handbook

The handbook details how the media can carry out their roles and awareness of disaster reports by providing necessary information for better preparedness and timely response. It elaborates on the previous examples of effective disaster reporting in Bangladesh, the United States of America, and parts of Asia and Africa. The publication details the various phases of disaster reporting with the potential role that the media can execute during these phases. It also provides an overview of the basic components, an understanding of key disaster issues for effective reporting, a code of conduct, and the application of ethical practices to disaster/crisis reporting.