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Fukushima

Soon after the March 11, 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdowns in Japan, I began what would be two years work with Greenpeace on its Fukushima nuclear response.

Tokyo, Japan, March 10, 2013 - Tens of thousands of protesters march on the Japenese parliament in remembrance of the 2011 triple disaster in Fukushima, and to demand the Japanese governement to abandon its dangerous nuclear programme. Greg McNevin

Tokyo, Japan, March 10, 2013 – Tens of thousands of protesters march on the Japanese parliament in remembrance of the 2011 triple disaster in Fukushima. Greg McNevin

The campaign primarily focused on the human impacts of the nuclear meltdowns, but also covered reactor shutdown, the official response, radiation cleanup, corruption, liability, economic consequences, the rise of citizen activism, and renewable energy development.

I was tasked with reactive media work, strategic communications development, media relations with English speaking press, materials production including press releases, key messaging, talking points, photo and video concept development, report planning and development, event planning and management, photo and video management and day to day communications management. I also managed interviews, photo and video production, functioned as photographer/videographer in some circumstances, and more.

The campaign included many rounds of radiation field monitoring, reports, media tours, regular press conferences, protest actions, photo opportunities, interviews with victims, a photo exhibition and more.

A selection of press releases:

Blog entries:

Reports:

Video:

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