Community Response to Broadcast Media for Cyclone Warning and Disaster Mitigation: A Perception Study of Coastal People with Special Reference to Meghna Estuary in Bagladesh

Author(s): Dr. M. Shahidul Islam   Mohammad Sahid Ullah   Dr. Alak Paul

Journal Name: Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution

Volume & Link: 1 Nos: 1 & 2

Publisher: IOS Press

Year: 2004

Abstract:

Coastal belt and offshore islands of Bangladesh are vulnerable to catastrophic cyclone hazard. The broadcast media – radio and television – play a very important role to disseminate cyclone warning news bulletins to the people living in those areas, and also act to bridge the gap between the decision makers and the public. Information collected from 400 respondents at nine different areas covering the entire coastal belt suggests that peoples?ownership and access to any broadcast media

Citation:

Islam M. S., Ullah  M. S. and Paul  A. (2004) Community Response to Broadcast Media for Cyclone Warning and Disaster Mitigation: A Perception  Study of Coastal People with Special Reference to Meghna Estuary in Bagladesh , Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution  (In India), 1, 1&2, 55-64

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