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ITU Workshop on Emergency Broadcasting, 21 November

Report highlights role of radio and TV in transmitting critical information

Geneva, 11 November 2013 – ITU will hold a Workshop on 21 November 2013 on Emergency Broadcasting and launch a Report on the critical role played by terrestrial radio and television broadcasting in the rapid dissemination of emergency information.

As the number of natural disasters and other large-scale emergency situations around the world (such as tornadoes, hurricanes, tropical storms, floods, snowstorms, earthquakes, tsunamis) are on the rise, it is absolutely essential that the public is provided necessary information quickly, comprehensively and accurately. Terrestrial television and radio broadcasters provide the fastest, reliable and most effective means of delivering information in these critical situations.


Workshop on Emergency Broadcasting: Launch of ITU Report


21 November 2013, 14:00 – 17:00


ITU Tower Building, Room C, Place des Nations, Geneva


Focus on the critical role of terrestrial radio and television broadcasting in the rapid dissemination of emergency information


Broadcasters and experts will discuss aspects of emergencies and how broadcasting fulfills these requirements most reliably and effectively


Press is invited.

Video interview with Christoph Dosch, Chairman of ITU-R Study Group 6 (Broadcasting service), on ITU’s YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/60l1GXZUddM

For more information, please contact:

Sanjay Acharya
Chief, Media Relations & Public Information, ITU
telephone +41 22 730 5046
tel + 41 79 249 4861
email sanjay.acharya@itu.int  
Grace Petrin
Communication Officer
ITU Radiocommunication Bureau
telephone +41 22 730 5810
tel + 41 79 599 1428
email brpromo@itu.int   



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