Deborah Walter
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This English-language manual, adapted from a Portuguese-language training toolkit, Sempre Alerta: Redução do Risco de Calamidades, focuses on broadcasting around disaster risk reduction. Although the focus is on disaster risk reduction, the authors say many of the principles can be applied to any kind of reporting, especially reporting related to humanitarian and development issues. The guide consists of 3 sections:

  • Section 1: Disaster Risk Reduction: Community Radio Broadcasting and Monitoring
  • Section 2: Communicating Early Warning System
  • Section 3: Rising Waters: Broadcasting about Floods

Compiled and edited by CMFD (Community Media for Development) Productions, the guide was produced for The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Mozambique as part of the United Nation's Delivering as One Joint Programme on Disaster Risk Reduction, in collaboration with the Instituto de Comunicação Social (ICS), National Institute of Disaster Management (INGC), and station partners. It was designed to be used for self-study, to gain ideas and insight about reporting and communicating disaster risk reduction, and to develop training programmes with community radio stations on reporting for reducing disaster risk. Trainers, broadcasters, and programme managers are encouraged to adapt, expand, and use the material as needed.

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English, Portuguese

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CMFD website on August 22 2012; and email from Andrew Lind to The Communication Initiative on June 20 2014.