Disaster Agriculture and Media
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CTA; IICA. 2010. Disaster Agriculture and Media. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/63659
Mass communication is one of the most important post-disaster assets that can be available to an affected population. The main-stream media, when it does cover a major natural disaster, oftentimes does well at providing details of what happened.
Key Messages: ? Today?s world is a media-dominated world! ? Media gets the message across to all facets of society! ? A key message is that „nature creates hazards, but human action creates disasters?! ? Media play an important role in hazard education, disaster management and reporting! ? Media makes the difference between life and death after disaster! ? Mass communication is inextricably entwined with disasters and hazard mitigation!