Nick Birnback, Chief of the Public Affairs Section for Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support at the United Nations discusses the implications of social media and modern communications in international response efforts to crises.
Video: Social Media
Discusses the implications of social media and modern communications in international response efforts to crises.
This guide examines the broad topic of communication and its role in a range of different humanitarian and complex emergency situations.
The role that new media and communications technologies have played in the recent ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings, as well as in recent disaster responses, has sparked a large amount of academic and professional interest.
"Social networking and social media are playing an increasingly important role in responses to complex emergencies and natural disasters. The recent ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East have highlighted aspects of citizen-led networking and communication that have captured the world’s attention."