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Published on June 30th, 2015 | by EJC


Q&A: BBC’s Becky Palmstrom On Role Of Media In Disasters

This article was written by Kaz Janowski and originally published at SciDev.Net on 19 August, 2013. Republished with permission.

In response to humanitarian crises around the world the BBC offers what have come to be called Lifeline programmes. Becky Palmstrom, a BBC producer, has been involved in making these special kinds of programmes in Burma. The programmes provide information to people caught up in an emergency. For Becky, the personal experience of the devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis, in Burma in 2008, marked a turning point in her career.

Special thanks to BBC Media Action

About the Author:

Kaz Janowski was a radio and online producer at the BBC for nearly twenty years before joining SciDev.Net. He has worked in many parts of the world, including living for two years in the interior of Borneo. He has wide experience of making radio series on science and development for the BBC and for local radio stations in Africa in collaboration with researchers, including the development of multi-media material. He has a degree in biology and a postgraduate degree in science communication.

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