Media and social media

When used effectively, the mainstream media and social media have the power to meaningfully engage with communities and save lives. These tools and resources will give you helpful tips, advice and guidance on how to use these platforms.

1 April 2022

Social media in COVID-19 response – Bulgaria, Georgia, and IFRC

Type:

Case Study

Organization:

IFRC

These case studies look at some of the different approaches National Societies have taken to maintain interaction with communities during COVID-19, the impact social media has had, and how these new ways of working can be integrated into National Societies’ day-to-day activities in a post-COVID world.

  • Social media

2 April 2020

Lifeline – working with broadcasters in humanitarian crises

Type:

Tool

Organization:

BBC Media Action

This guide aims to help humanitarian responders work with broadcasters to help save lives and reduce suffering as part of an emergency response.

  • Emergencies
  • Information as aid
  • Media landscape

2 April 2020

Ebola handbook for media

Type:

Tool

Organization:

BBC Media Action

A handbook developed to help journalists respond to community needs, provide useful, accurate information to help prevent the spread of Ebola and guide people on how to protect themselves.

  • Disease
  • Ebola
  • Epidemics
  • French

2 April 2020

A guide for the media on communicating in public health emergencies

Type:

Manual

Organization:

BBC Media Action

This manual produced by BBC Media Action, IFRC and US AID provides tips for media practitioners on how to help audiences during health emergencies. For more resources on Lifeline programming visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/publications-and-resources/brochures/lifeline-programming

  • Emergencies
  • Health
  • Media landscape

2 April 2020

Lifeline Production Manual

Type:

Guide

Organization:

BBC Media Action

A guide on how to make programming for people affected by humanitarian emergencies. For more resources on Lifeline programming visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/publications-and-resources/brochures/lifeline-programming

  • Information
  • Information as aid
  • Message

30 March 2020

How to do polling on social media?

Type:

Tool

Organization:

IFRC

Polling can be a fast way to ask your community about targeted information that you may need for programmatic decisions. Here are some ideas on how you can conduct polls through social media channels.

  • Feedback
  • Mobile data collection
  • Polling
  • Social media