Risk Communication: a future challenge in a globalised world
One of the most relevant (rarely researched and scarcely reported) chapters in the communication policies' doctrine is precisely the process of effective and accurate information of "risks" not only among politicians, officials, decision-makers, businessmen, stakeholders and risk-managers, but also the general public.
Too often today journalists and scientists are used as pawns in regulatory debates on environment and health risks. It can be difficult for them to sufficiently communicate on these issues, and to use the scientific information in a manner which can encourage dialogue and understanding rather than generate fear or misperception. A number of eminent journalists, science communicators, risk communications professionals and concerned scientists have united to develop this training course to train professionals and students who are interested or involved in the area of the communication of scientific results related to risks / crises / hazards.
The seminar is aimed at journalists and other media professionals, government and International organisations officials, decision-makers as well as scholars in media and Communication Studies.
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