Mass Media Communication of Emergency Issues and Countermeasures in a Nuclear Accident: Fukushima Reporting in European Newspapers

Gallego Díaz, Eduardo F. and Cantone, Marie Claire and Oughton, Deborah H. and Perko, Tanja and Prezelj, Iztok and Tomkiv, Yevgeniya (2017). Mass Media Communication of Emergency Issues and Countermeasures in a Nuclear Accident: Fukushima Reporting in European Newspapers. "Radiation Protection Dosimetry", v. 173 (n. 1-3); pp. 163-169. ISSN 0144-8420. https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncw334.

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Title: Mass Media Communication of Emergency Issues and Countermeasures in a Nuclear Accident: Fukushima Reporting in European Newspapers
Author/s:
  • Gallego Díaz, Eduardo F.
  • Cantone, Marie Claire
  • Oughton, Deborah H.
  • Perko, Tanja
  • Prezelj, Iztok
  • Tomkiv, Yevgeniya
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
Date: April 2017
Volume: 173
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Energética
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a large study of 1340 articles published by two major newspapers in six European countries (Belgium, Italy, Norway, Slovenia, Spain and Russia) in the first 2 months after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. The focus of the analysis is on the application and overall impact of protective actions, both during the emergency phase and later, how the newspapers describe those actions, which differences were apparent between countries and what recommendations can be extracted in order to improve general communication about these issues. A clear lesson is that, even under uncertainty and recognising limitations, responsible authorities need to provide transparent, clear and understandable information to the public and the mass media right from the beginning of the early phase of any nuclear emergency. Clear, concise messages should be given. Mass media could play a key role in reassuring the public if the countermeasures are clearly explained.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
FP7323287PREPAREKARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIEInnovative integrative tools and platforms to be prepared for radiological emergencies and post-accident response in Europe

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Item ID: 49890
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/49890/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:49890
DOI: 10.1093/rpd/ncw334
Official URL: https://academic.oup.com/rpd/article-abstract/173/1-3/163/2607295?redirectedFrom=fulltext
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 22 May 2018 18:33
Last Modified: 24 May 2019 16:28
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