This report provides a compilation of supporting evidence that terrestrial broadcasting plays a critically important role in disseminating information to the public in times of emergencies. The report is organised as follows:
Section 1 - A brief background on the role of broadcasters and advantages of terrestrial broadcasting during emergencies for providing information to the public.
Section 2 - Provides explanations of broadcasters' experience in gathering and reporting of public safety information.
Section 3 - Describes operational methods used to assure continued broadcast service.
Section 4 - Shows how the existing broadcast infrastructure is used to support emergency communications.
Section 5 - Describes new broadcasting techniques and systems for distributing emergency information.
Section 6 - Provides examples of how individual broadcast organisations collaborate with each other and other relevant organisations during emergencies.
Section 7 - Covers the public service efforts broadcasters have undertaken associated with emergency and disaster situations.
Section 8 - Describes the role of international broadcasting for disaster relief.
Section 9 - A list of previous ITU-R documents related to the subject of emergency broadcasting.
Section 10 - Includes a set of cases studies of how broadcasting has been used in emergency and disaster situations, including a set of links to video documentaries.
Section 11 - Provides conclusions about the importance of terrestrial broadcasting in providing emergency information to the public.