BiographyKjell Brataas has been on the front lines of crisis communication during some of Norway’s most devastating crises. He held central positions after the tsunami in 2004 and following the terrorist attacks in Oslo and on Utoya on July 22nd 2011. Brataas has practical experience from private companies and government ministries. He has presented at crisis communications conferences around the world, including London, Toronto, Istanbul, and Denver, and he has lectured on crisis communications at the university level.
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Published: Aug 20, 2019 by Proceedings of the International Crisis and Risk Communication Conference
Authors: Kjell Brataas
After a tragedy, victims and survivors often desire to memorialize what happened. This can take many forms, and finding the right way often involves a number of challenges. There will usually be differences of opinion among the bereaved, the injured and the uninjured survivors, and cultural aspects and differences play a major role. This presentation provides examples from around the world and hints on bridging the culture gap when memorializing a tragedy.