Broadcasting is key communication medium in emergencies

ITU Report to highlight role of terrestrial radio and TV in disseminating critical information

Geneva, 29 November 2013 – ITU held a Workshop on Emergency Broadcasting to highlight the importance of international cooperation needed to enhance the reach of broadcasting in emergency situations, such as in the Philippines, which was recently devastated by Typhoon Haiyan and the cyclones that have battered the coastal districts of eastern India.

A new ITU Report on Emergency Broadcasting on the essential role of terrestrial radio and television broadcasting will be finalized by April 2014 and made available online free of charge. The Report will be compiled by co-Rapporteurs to Study Group 6, Lynn Claudy (National Association of Broadcasters, USA) and Gary Stanley (Babcock International Group, U.K.).

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