In its traditional role, media is an integral part of disaster risk reduction strategies allowing messages to reach a larger and wider audience. The potential of the contemporary media landscape offers unprecedented opportunities to amplify UNDRR messages to raise awareness, increase the understanding of disaster risk reduction and deepen the discussion on risk reduction.
But the media also has an important role as a stakeholder in DRR, holding governments to account against global commitments and reporting on multi-national deliberations. At the same time, countries often rely on the media to deliver early warning messages and reliable, trustworthy information.
Statements and messages
Resources for journalists
The public's understanding of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and response initiatives is greatly aided by journalists. Strong writing and research abilities are necessary for effective disaster reporting, but it's also important to have a firm grasp of the fundamental terms and ideas surrounding disaster risk reduction.