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Communicating effectively with the public and media about nuclear and radiological emergencies is a global challenge, which demands global and coordinated action. Producing the right message and disseminating it to the appropriate audience using the relevant channels and at the right time, all in order to support the effective implementation of protective actions and to minimize fear, require robust planning and preparedness. The rise of social media and citizen journalism as well as the acceleration of global communication have created both opportunities and challenges for nuclear communicators who need to plan, test, exercise, and adjust their activities to position themselves as the official voice of information for the public in an emergency.
Public communication has been highlighted as one of the most important challenges for the management of nuclear and radiological emergencies. By developing guidelines and organizing relevant training activities, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been working in and with Member States to assist in strengthening the capacity of organizations and governments to provide transparent, timely, clear, factually correct, consistent and easily understandable information to the public before and during emergencies. This symposium will foster new opportunities for coordination and boost the existing efforts of States and of international organizations with a role in the preparedness for and response to nuclear and radiological emergencies.
30 March 2018:
26 June 2018: Notification of acceptance of papers
3 September 2018: Symposium presentations submission