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.

18 June 2019

Social media guidelines for Canadian Red Cross staff and volunteers

Type:

Tool

Organization:

Canadian Red Cross

Guidelines from the Canadian Red Cross relating to best practise for staff and volunteers when using social media. Topics covered include being an ambassador, protecting privacy and maintaining security.

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

18 June 2019

IFRC social media policy

Type:

Tool

Organization:

IFRC

This document details the IFRC’s social media policy, which can be used to support with CEA activities. Topics covered include official social media channels; personal use of social media; implementation and enforcement.

  • Feedback
  • Information as aid
  • Participation
  • Social media

17 June 2019

CEA workshop presentation – information as aid in migration contexts

Type:

Training Material

Organization:

IFRC

A presentation by the IFRC about how mobile apps and social media can be used to reach communities. This includes the IFRC’s own app, ‘Virtual Volunteer’.

  • Displacement
  • Information as aid
  • Migrants
  • Migration
  • Technology
  • Virtual Volunteer

16 June 2019

Skills sessions: How to use social media to better engage with people affected by crises

Type:

Tool

Organization:

IFRC

A Red Cross Red Crescent Societies guide to the use of social media in Community Engagement and Accountability programmes.

  • Communication
  • Information
  • Information as aid
  • Social media
  • Technology
  • Video