This free, online ‘Lifeline Programming’ course shows journalists and editors how media can best help their listeners and viewers during a humanitarian crisis.
The 45 minute course – narrated by Lyse Doucet, the BBC’s chief international correspondent – includes interactive modules on ‘communicating during crises’, ‘connecting with audiences’ and ‘working with the humanitarian sector’.
The aim of Lifeline Programming is to alleviate people’s suffering and assist with their recovery. It provides timely, relevant and practical information on subjects ranging from food water and shelter to medical care and psychological support.
Affected people are also given the opportunity to voice their concerns, express their needs, share their stories and solutions and hold humanitarian aid providers to account.