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Internews Assesses Information Needs in Post-Haiyan Philippines | Internews

One of the critical assessment that hs to be done quickly is communications structures.  Internews carries out this function in the case of humanitarian emergencies.

Internews’ Rapid Response Unit has deployed a Humanitarian Media team to the Philippines. The team is conducting a fast assessment of the media and communications environment to see what can be done to help restore capacity in the media sector and support information flows to people affected by the disaster.

And the news from the Phillipines is not good.

Reports from the Internews team on the ground, gathered from local networks, indicate that most local media infrastructure in the affected areas has been completely wiped out. Our contacts talk of mobile phones and broadcast equipment at radio stations being \”taken away by the sea.\” Early reports from UN colleagues tell us that at least four local journalists from major networks are dead, including one who drowned even as he was reporting from the second floor of a building in Tacloban.

To stay up to date with Internews staff and issues of information in this crisis, follow the twitter hashtag #commisaid.

via Internews Assesses Information Needs in Post-Haiyan Philippines | Internews.

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