Kuruleca: Media an important tool

Prominent Suva psychologist Selina Kuruleca . Picture: FILE

Psychologist Selina Kuruleca says the media is an important communication tool the public relied solely on during disasters.

While facilitating at a first responders training session for 100 volunteers in the West, she noted everybody looked to the media for information needed to equip them.

“Everybody uses the media to communicate,” she said.

“The media has a big role to play in how much information the public consumes. It is important to use the simplest terms when disseminating information on weather warnings so the masses can understand and prepare for the disaster that is approaching.”

As many as 100 representatives from various organisations were part of the two-day training funded by the Asia Foundation.

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