Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks
HNPW 2023 (17-28 April 2023)

Session title: The Risks of Asking Questions: Weighing benefits against harms when people share information in crisis
26 Apr 23 (11:00-12:30)
Focal points• Mr Stijn Aelbers, Internews (ShowEmail)
• Ms Emily Cowlrick, Internews (ShowEmail)
• Ms Helen Kearney, H2H Network, Danish Refugee Council (ShowEmail)
• Ms Hanna Sjödin, Switzerland (ShowEmail)
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Are we aware of the protection risks people take when sharing and accessing information in humanitarian crisis situations?
And do we understand how people weigh risks against the gains they can make when sharing and accessing good, timely information?

With strong involvement from Protection actors and in co-design with three pilot communities, Internews has been working to develop and improve tools to better understand protection risks related to information in humanitarian response. Based on experiences from the pilots, the panel - made up of Internews’ Protection Advisory Group members - will explore the following hypothesis: Increased understanding and knowledge of protection risks related to information would increase people's safe and timely access to good information, and therefore allow informed decision making and effective access to public and humanitarian services.