BC 040204 Handling Media during the Disaster Recovery Phase

Media contact during the disaster recovery phase has to be handled very carefully. All information released to the public at this time has to be accurate and speculation should be reduced to the minimum. Media interviews and press release statements should be handled by persons who have been specifically authorised to undertake such duties. Other persons who have not been authorised to speak to the media should be strongly discouraged from doing so. A policy or strategy should be prepared in advance of an emergency situation which can be followed by the person authorised to release information to the media.

This section of the BCP should contain information on the policy to be followed and the name and emergency contact numbers of the persons authorised to speak to the media.

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