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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29 June 2019

Tips to help you engage with people during emergencies

Type:

Infographic

Organisation:

IFRC

An IFRC infographic with tips on using social media to engage with people affected by emergencies. These include identifying new influencers, managing expectations and tackling rumours.

  • Emergencies
  • Social media

29 June 2019

Sierra Leone landscape media report

Type:

Report

Organisation:

IFRC

A media landscape report from BBC Media Action, to support the Red Cross in the Community Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness Program in Sierra Leone. More resources are available at: https://medialandscapes.org/about.

  • Communication
  • Media landscape
  • Social media

29 June 2019

Kenya media landscape report

Type:

Report

Organisation:

IFRC

A media landscape report from BBC Media Action, to support the Red Cross in the Community Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness Program in Kenya. Additional resources are available at: https://medialandscapes.org/about.

  • Communication
  • Media landscape

29 June 2019

Uganda media landscape report

Type:

Report

Organisation:

IFRC

A media landscape report from BBC Media Action, to support the Red Cross in the Community Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness Program in Uganda. Additional resources are available at: https://medialandscapes.org/about.

  • Communication
  • Media landscape

27 June 2019

Turn up the volume: empowering women through media

Type:

Publication

Organisation:

BBC Media

A practice briefing on Empowering Women Through Media, detailing lessons learned from BBC Media Action’s governance programming. More resources are available at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/research-and-insight.

  • Accountability
  • Gender
  • Participation

18 June 2019

Social media guidelines for IFRC staff

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

This document details guidelines for IFRC staff on the use of social media. They cover best practice; rules and obligations; IT security and privacy issues.

  • Feedback
  • Information as aid
  • Participation

18 June 2019

Social media guidelines for Canadian Red Cross staff and volunteers

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

Canadian Red Cross

Guidelines from the Canadian Red Cross relating to best practise for staff and volunteers when using social media. Topics covered include being an ambassador, protecting privacy and maintaining security.

  • Feedback
  • Information as aid
  • Participation

18 June 2019

IFRC social media policy

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

This document details the IFRC’s social media policy, which can be used to support with CEA activities. Topics covered include official social media channels; personal use of social media; implementation and enforcement.

  • Feedback
  • Information as aid
  • Participation

17 June 2019

CEA workshop presentation – information as aid in migration contexts

Type:

Training Material

Organisation:

IFRC

A presentation by the IFRC about how mobile apps and social media can be used to reach communities. This includes the IFRC’s own app, ‘Virtual Volunteer’.

  • Displacement
  • Information as aid
  • Migrants

16 June 2019

Skills sessions: How to use social media to better engage with people affected by crises

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

A Red Cross Red Crescent Societies guide to the use of social media in Community Engagement and Accountability programmes.

  • Communication
  • Information
  • Information as aid