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Media remain committed when disaster strikes

A longstanding agreement between Civil Defence Emergency Management authorities and national broadcasters has been renewed and strengthened.

The Memorandum of Understanding with radio and television broadcasters is activated during significant emergencies in which an immediate risk to personal safety exists. 

When activated, the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management issues a ‘request for broadcast’ involving a statement which is broadcast verbatim at regular intervals until a cancellation is issued.

Read the Civil Defence Minister's media release.