AMS 2015 : Parallel Session 4



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Day 2 - Tuesday, 27th May 2015

1400 - 1530 : Parallel Session 4 : New Approaches to Deal with Emergency Situations

Social media has become an integral part of disaster education, response and rehabilitation. It can contribute to public awareness as an emergency unfolds, help locate loved ones and notify and alert authorities, and co-ordinate response, recovery and volunteer efforts. It can support rumour management and correction of misinformation. How can broadcasters tap social media tools and manage their risks during emergencies? How do we deal with the risks? What are some best practices in planning for social media use before a disaster occurs, using popular and relevant social media tools, localising disasters in social media use, and in utilising mapping efforts?


Atty. Jess Anthony Yu
Undersecretary for Legislative, Policy & Legal Affairs,
Presidential Communications Operations Office
(PCOO), Philippines


Dr. Wen Qiuyang
Assistant Director, National Emergency Broadcasting
Center, China National Radio (CNR), China
Mr Kensuke Obara
News Editor, International News Division, News
Department, Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK),
Ms Moneeza Hashmi
President, Public Media Alliance, United Kingdom
and General Manager, HUM TV, Pakistan
Mr Robert De Jesus
Programme Officer, United Nations Asian and Pacific
Training Centre for ICT for Development (UN-APCICT),