The Fukushima Accident. Reflection in the Media and the Public Opinion in Belgium

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The Fukushima Accident. Reflection in the Media and the Public Opinion in Belgium. / Perko, Tanja; Turcanu, Catrinel; Geenen, D.; van der Meer, Klaas (Peer reviewer).

Proceedings of the 13th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association (on internet: http://www.irpa13glasgow.com/information/downloads/). Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2012. p. 1-10.

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Perko, T, Turcanu, C, Geenen, D & van der Meer, K 2012, The Fukushima Accident. Reflection in the Media and the Public Opinion in Belgium. in Proceedings of the 13th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association (on internet: http://www.irpa13glasgow.com/information/downloads/). Glasgow, United Kingdom, pp. 1-10, IRPA 2012 - 13th International Radiation Protection Association Congress, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2012-05-13.

APA

Perko, T., Turcanu, C., Geenen, D., & van der Meer, K. (2012). The Fukushima Accident. Reflection in the Media and the Public Opinion in Belgium. In Proceedings of the 13th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association (on internet: http://www.irpa13glasgow.com/information/downloads/) (pp. 1-10).

Vancouver

Perko T, Turcanu C, Geenen D, van der Meer K. The Fukushima Accident. Reflection in the Media and the Public Opinion in Belgium. In Proceedings of the 13th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association (on internet: http://www.irpa13glasgow.com/information/downloads/). Glasgow, United Kingdom. 2012. p. 1-10

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Perko, Tanja ; Turcanu, Catrinel ; Geenen, D. ; van der Meer, Klaas. / The Fukushima Accident. Reflection in the Media and the Public Opinion in Belgium. Proceedings of the 13th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association (on internet: http://www.irpa13glasgow.com/information/downloads/). Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2012. pp. 1-10

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abstract = "This paper analyses the impact of the accident in Fukushima in the Belgian media and public opinion. We study how mass media reported about the accident in Japan and how the public opinion related to nuclear energy changed. The research methodology consisted of: i) content analysis of two quality newspapers in Belgium, covering the first two months after the accident; and ii) public opinion research, based on more than 1000 personal interviews conducted in Belgium in the third month after the accident. The results show that the accident induced enormous media coverage in the first weeks after the accident, with focus on many different topics; yet, attention decreased with time and narrowed down to the future of nuclear, safety and crisis management aspects. It is also argued that historic nuclear accidents became part of the collective memory influencing media reporting and public opinion. As expected, the Fukushima nuclear accident has induced changes in the public opinion and atitudes towards nuclear energy.",
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