Chernobyl pp 133-147 | Cite as

The Media and Crisis Management

  • Harry Otway
Part of the Springer Series on Environmental Management book series (SSEM)


Modern governments can effectively communicate with citizens only through the mass media, especially in emergencies when people must be informed immediately of developments and advised on what to do. According to an opinion poll reported by Schneider (1986), 80% of respondents got their information about health countermeasures after Chernobyl from the media, while only 3% contacted public health authorities directly.


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© International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg/Austria 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harry Otway
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  1. 1.Joint Research CentreCommission of the European CommunitiesIspraItaly

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