Media and Public Relations
Key themes in our media profile have been the human aspects of emergency response as well as on corporate responsibility and health and safety for newspapers such as the Guardian and the Independent and for professional and trade magazines such as Blueprint, The Safety and Health Practitioner, the Lancet, Police Review and Policing Today.
Examples of Disaster Action in the Media
Following the Itaewon crush, 2022, Anne Eyre wrote a letter to the Korean people from the perspective of a survivor of Hillsborough
Pam Dix and Anne Eyre spoke about Looking Back on Disaster with Gavin Rees, Europe Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
A blog piece by Anne Eyre,'Psychological support in disasters is public health’s business', appeared in Better Health for All on 14 February 2014.
Alana Francis, who was, at the time, studying at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, was interviewed by the Sunday Telegraph about her artwork on Lockerbie on 15 December 2013. Alana's uncle, Peter Dix, was killed in the bombing the year before she was born (see here).
Disaster Action made a submission to the Leveson Inquiry into the Culture, Practice and Ethics of the Press and is mentined in the final report.
Disaster Action member Edie Fassnidge wrote a letter to her mother and sister, which was published in the Guardian on the seventh anniversary of the South East Asian tsunami, which is available from this link: "A letter to … Mum and Alice, seven years after the tsunami".
Requests for interviews can be sent here.