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Lunchtime Research Panel: Coordinating Media Response Efforts in Haiti with Internews Network

October 17, 2011
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300
3620 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Categories: Panel Discussion, Seminar

Since the devastating 7.0 earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2011, Internews Network has been working with local Haitian media and humanitarian aid agencies to get critical information directly to the people who need it most. Internew’s initiative in Haiti is a cross-cluster service that brings together experts in outreach and communications and humanitarians in a collective effort to improve a two-way communication flow between the humanitarian community and affected populations.  The program provides a coordinated service to maximize aid effectiveness and disseminate information, using radio and local media to explain food distribution systems, publicize vaccination campaigns, and provide information for displaced people with HIV/AIDS.

Core to the project is a major research component that seeks public opinion about information needs that would help Haitians rebuild their lives, avoid getting sick from infectious diseases, and understand and be informed about the various reconstruction efforts underway.

On October 17, we will host the project’s director of research and a group of Haitian researchers, trained in social science research methods, who have been conducting surveys, focus groups and other research throughout Haiti as part of an effort to assist with humanitarian media efforts.

Please join us for a lunchtime presentation and discussion with the Internews-Haiti representatives and the Penn community.

To RSVP please contact lsh@asc.upenn.edu