Lifeline Media: Reaching Populations in Crisis


This guide considers the role of media in conflict and crisis areas, examines media projects established to provide information to affected populations in conflict situations, either during crisis or in the post-conflict period. Its four main sections discuss:

- Designing programmes for populations in crisis
- Humanitarian information programmes
- Media projects for peace-building
- Measuring impact: The difficult field of impact evaluation

Produced with the support of the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO), the guide originated from a conference in 1998 entitled Strengthening Lifeline Media in Regions of Conflict, which brought together media professionals and experts in conflict resolution to examine how media could impact on peace-building in conflict situations.