[FoME] Media + Telecoms Landscape Guides: Afghanistan, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Kenya, Nepal, Pakistan, Sudan

Christoph Dietz Christoph.Dietz at CAMECO.ORG
Mo Sep 26 09:42:06 CEST 2011

Infoasaid, eine von DfID finanzierte Initiative von Internews und BBC
World Service Trust, gibt eine Serie von "Media and Telecoms Landscape
Guides" heraus. 

Bisher stehen folgende Länderprofile zur Verfügung:
- Afghanistan
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Guinea
- Kenya
- Nepal
- Pakistan
- Sudan
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infoasaid is producing a series of media and telecoms landscape guides
to developing countries that are vulnerable to humanitarian crises.
These are designed as a tool to help humanitarian agencies to
communicate effectively with crisis-affected communities. All the
countries to be profiled are states where the international community is
likely to play a major role in responding to humanitarian crises. The
guides contain practical information about media consumption habits and
news and information flows in each country.

They profile the main media organisations and their audiences. They
also highlight the news, information and entertainment channels that
reach vulnerable sectors of the population. The guides show which
languages and which media outlets reach different communities most
effectively. Each country guide identifies local partners who can help
to produce radio and TV programmes and public service announcements and
ensure that these are broadcast to the target audience in a timely
manner. Each guide also contains practical information about mobile
phone coverage and mobile phone and internet usage patterns. Each guide
also contains practical information about mobile phone coverage and
mobile phone and internet usage patterns. Mobile phone use and internet
access are expanding rapidly across the world. Voice and text messages
and social networking sites offer new platforms for aid agencies to
establish an effective dialogue with the communities they are trying to
assist. Cases where these new channels of communication have been used
successfully for communication with beneficiaries are documented. The
countries to be profiled have been chosen in accordance with objective
criteria, widely used by early warning specialists. Some are mainly at
risk of natural disaster caused by climate change, extreme weather and
seismic activity. Others are exposed to the consequences of human
conflict. Many are at risk of both factors. All the countries to be
profiled have a strong track record of international involvement in
disaster response. They also show clear potential for the media to be
used as a platform for useful dialogue between the aid agencies and
their beneficiaries.

Christoph Dietz
Postfach 10 21 04 
D-52021 Aachen, Germany
Tel.: 0049 - 241 - 70 13 12 14
Fax: 0049 - 241 - 70 13 12 33
christoph.dietz at cameco.org 

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