Links for journalists' ill preparedness during reporting

Submitted by admin on Thu, 01/23/2020 - 15:04

During the last decade, Asia-Pacific region has witnessed many horrific natural disasters like Cyclone Haiyan in the Philippines causing 7,415 deaths in 2013, Earth Quake in Nepal causing 8,969 causalities, or recent Indonesian floods in 2020 affecting 400,000 people. Disaster reporting is becoming a significant genre for media organisations, however, many of the reporters are still unaware of the safety standards and many Asian-Pacific media orgnisations does not have an active safety policy. Due to such vulnerability, the reporters are exposed to various threats like susceptible to toxic waste, injuries during the earthquake aftershocks, infected by diseases or psychological stress because of reporting traumatic events. Some of the news links are as follows where reporters died or suffered because of ill planning towards safety:

 

  1. How the media struggled in Nepal’s earthquake rescue
    1. Link: http://bit.ly/2sJplqu
  2. Reporter in Pakistan goes live from neck-deep floodwaters
    1. Link: http://bit.ly/2ujglsh
  3.  'The silence was deafening': Journalists remember scenes from 2004 tsunami
    1. Link: http://bit.ly/3astgsM
  4. Reporting on the Nepali earthquake, as journalist and survivor
    1. Link: http://bit.ly/2NDN3vq
  5. Indian TV reporter fired after filing flood report from the shoulders of a local victim
    1. Link: https://wapo.st/2RBFPcs