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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27 February 2020

Lifeline – working with broadcasters in humanitarian crises

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

BBC Media Action

This guide aims to help humanitarian responders work with broadcasters to help save lives and reduce suffering as part of an emergency response.

  • Emergencies
  • Information as aid
  • Media landscape

24 February 2020

Ebola handbook for media (French)

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

BBC Media Action

A French language handbook developed to help journalists respond to community needs, provide useful, accurate information to help prevent the spread of Ebola and guide people on how to protect themselves.

  • Disaster
  • Disease
  • Ebola

24 February 2020

Ebola handbook for media

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

BBC Media Action

A handbook developed to help journalists respond to community needs, provide useful, accurate information to help prevent the spread of Ebola and guide people on how to protect themselves.

  • Disease
  • Ebola
  • Epidemics

24 February 2020

A guide for the media on communicating in public health emergencies (Bahasa)

Type:

Publication

Organisation:

BBC Media Action

This Bahasa language manual produced by BBC Media Action, IFRC and US AID provides tips for media practitioners on how to help audiences during health emergencies. For more resources on Lifeline programming visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/publications-and-resources/brochures/lifeline-programming

  • Emergencies
  • Health
  • Media landscape

18 December 2019

A guide for the media on communicating in public health emergencies

Type:

Publication

Organisation:

BBC Media Action

This manual produced by BBC Media Action, IFRC and US AID provides tips for media practitioners on how to help audiences during health emergencies. For more resources on Lifeline programming visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/publications-and-resources/brochures/lifeline-programming

  • Emergencies
  • Health
  • Media landscape

18 December 2019

Lifeline Production Manual

Type:

Publication

Organisation:

BBC Media Action

A guide on how to make programming for people affected by humanitarian emergencies. For more resources on Lifeline programming visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/publications-and-resources/brochures/lifeline-programming

  • Information
  • Information as aid
  • Media landscape