Media and social media

When used effectively, the mainstream media and social media have the power to meaningfully engage with communities and save lives.

These tools and resources will give you helpful tips, advice and guidance on how to use these platforms.

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13 November 2019

How to do polling on social media?

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

Polling can be a fast way to ask your community about targeted information that you may need for programmatic decisions. Here are some ideas on how you can conduct polls through social media channels.

  • Feedback
  • Mobile data collection
  • Polling

3 July 2019

Case study: malaria prevention through social media

Type:

Case Study

Organisation:

IFRC

An IFRC case study about ‘Malaria Prevention Through Social Media’. It details the use of social media, mobile and web-based technologies to improve communication with affected communities in the Asia Pacific Region.

  • Africa
  • Communication
  • Disease

3 July 2019

Embracing social media: Timor-Leste Red Cross and Indonesian Red Cross link to learn

Type:

Case Study

Organisation:

Indonesian Red Cross

An IFRC case study on ‘Embracing Social Media’ to facilitate peer-to-peer communication between the Timor-Leste Red Cross and Indonesian Red Cross.

  • Communication
  • Information
  • Social media

3 July 2019

PowerPoint: Communication and engagement with communities

Type:

Training Material

Organisation:

IFRC

An IFRC training presentation on ‘Communication and Engagement with Communities’. It focuses on methods of communication, creative communication, social media, reputation risk management and data collection and analysis.

  • Communication
  • Information
  • Social media

2 July 2019

PowerPoint: Objectives and measurement of community engagement

Type:

Training Material

Organisation:

IFRC

An IFRC presentation on ‘Objectives and Measurement of Community Engagement’, which include steps for analysing information, methods of engagement, the role of the image in engagement, and creative methods.

  • Accountability

29 June 2019

How to use social media to better engage people affected by crises

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

An IFRC guide for humanitarian organisations, on ‘How to Use Social Media to Better Engage People Affected by Crises’. It includes tips on which social media platforms are most effective and how to build trust online.

  • Communication
  • Crisis
  • Social media