Communicating Disaster Mitigation Literacy to Coastal Communities in Pacitan Indonesia

Priyowidodo, Gatut and Luik, Jandy Edipson (2013) Communicating Disaster Mitigation Literacy to Coastal Communities in Pacitan Indonesia. American International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, 5 (2). pp. 245-248. ISSN ISSN (Print): 2328-3734, ISSN (Online): 2328-3696, ISSN (CD-ROM): 2328-3688

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    National Disaster Management Agency has categorized Pacitan Regency, southern beach of East Java, as one potential area of tsunami. As the potential area, coastal communities in Pacitan should receive information about the risks of tsunami. People in that area should have the knowledge of tsunami mitigation for better disaster preparedness. Therefore, this research is conducted to provide initial information about the knowledge level and communication needs of coastal communities. This research is part of a larger body of effort to provide a proper communication method in disaster literacy. A survey has been conducted to various coastal communities such as fisherman, local seller, farmer, teacher, government officer, and youth. The finding shows people have gained knowledge about tsunami from mass media and socialization from the Agency. However, their level of knowledge remains in the level of what tsunami is. Respondents are saying the need of information about the symptoms and what should they do when tsunami is coming. Respondents also stated the need of interactive-convergence medium to give them broader information about tsunami. As follow-up of this initial finding, researchers would like to provide a new media application to be used as part of disaster literacy.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Artikel ini diterbitkan sebagai luaran PHB tahun 2013
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: Mitigation, Disaster Communication, Coastal Communities, Disaster Literacy
    Subjects: H Social Sciences
    Divisions: Faculty of Communication Science > Communication Science Department
    Depositing User: Admin
    Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2014 21:38
    Last Modified: 25 Jun 2014 21:38
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/16596

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