Implementation of Government Crisis Communication During The Covid-19
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- Covid-19, crisis communication, crisis management, government, policy
The spread of the covid-19 has become a major crisis for countries in the world and changed the government policies pattern to handling the crisis proactively. Crisis communication strategies by the government have to be important thing among policy makers and also community. The pattern of communication established between the central and regional governments in policy making and delivering the quality information to the public is a form of government’s preparedness and seriousness for handling the crisis. This article examines the implementation of the crisis communication aimed at handling the spread of covid-19 and preventing the hoax information from mass media that can make the communities chaos, applying a framework developed using indicators derived from the strategic planning and quality literature. Results show that there are clear indices of formal rules governing the practice of communication flow or information policy. The covid-19 handling acceleration task force established by the government, both at the central and regional levels, as the main reference to the government in conveying the information about the covid-19 to public, is one of efforts to minimize the misinformation developing within the community. Although the mechanism is being applied to handle the crisis, the practices are still far from being fully systematized. The analysis provides evidence that the government has full attention and professionalism to manage the crisis and to save the public from misinformation. The article describes that the government policies made with the right communication will be able to manage the crises effectively.
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TY - CONF AU - Rastri Kusumaningrum AU - Lina Aryani PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/21 TI - Implementation of Government Crisis Communication During The Covid-19 BT - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICOSAPS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 162 EP - 168 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201219.024 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201219.024 ID - Kusumaningrum2020 ER -