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.

29 June 2019

Tips to help you engage with people during emergencies

Type:

Infographic

Organization:

IFRC

An IFRC infographic with tips on using social media to engage with people affected by emergencies. These include identifying new influencers, managing expectations and tackling rumours.

  • Emergencies
  • Social media

29 June 2019

Sierra Leone landscape media report

Type:

Report

Organization:

IFRC

A media landscape report from BBC Media Action, to support the Red Cross in the Community Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness Program in Sierra Leone. More resources are available at: https://medialandscapes.org/about.

  • Communication
  • Media landscape
  • Social media

29 June 2019

Kenya media landscape report

Type:

Report

Organization:

IFRC

A media landscape report from BBC Media Action, to support the Red Cross in the Community Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness Program in Kenya. Additional resources are available at: https://medialandscapes.org/about.

  • Communication
  • Media landscape

29 June 2019

Uganda media landscape report

Type:

Report

Organization:

IFRC

A media landscape report from BBC Media Action, to support the Red Cross in the Community Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness Program in Uganda. Additional resources are available at: https://medialandscapes.org/about.

  • Communication
  • Media landscape

27 June 2019

Turn up the volume: empowering women through media

Type:

Publication

Organization:

BBC Media

A practice briefing on Empowering Women Through Media, detailing lessons learned from BBC Media Action’s governance programming. More resources are available at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaaction/research-and-insight.

  • Accountability
  • Gender
  • Participation

18 June 2019

Social media guidelines for IFRC staff

Type:

Tool

Organization:

IFRC

This document details guidelines for IFRC staff on the use of social media. They cover best practice; rules and obligations; IT security and privacy issues.

  • Feedback
  • Information as aid
  • Participation
  • Social media
  • Technology