The British Red Cross has been hosting the Dispatches from Disaster Zones forum since 2006. The forum works to:
- identify and stimulate discussion on topical issues affecting the reporting of humanitarian emergencies
- develop practical ideas for improving reporting, understanding and contacts between those covering disasters, including aid agency press officers and programme staff, journalists and academics.
©InfoAn inter-agency initiative, ‘Dispatches’ debates how humanitarian stories are reported, including through an annual conference and smaller, skills-share workshops. In April 2009, the forum’s remit broadened to include a focus on improving policy and practice in communicating with disaster-affected communities, given the potential life-saving role of information in crises.
The last Dispatches from Disaster Zones conference took place on Wednesday 16 December 2009 at The Royal Society in central London.
How can I get involved?
If you’d like to be updated on events, or are interested in joining, please contact Georgina Cooper at email@example.com or +44 (0)20 7877 7045.
Find out about Dispatches from Disaster Zones events
Read about communicating with disaster-affected communities