Groups Lobby FCC To Move On Multingual EAS Request
December 16, 2013 at 5:05 AM (PT)
A coalition of organizations is asking the FCC to move on a request filed eight years ago to develop a plan for emergency alert warnings for non-English speakers.
BROADCASTING AND CABLE reports that the groups, including the MINORITY MEDIA AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL and RAINBOW PUSH COALITION, say in a letter to Chairman TOM WHEELER dated TODAY (12/16) that the Commission was asked after Hurricane Katrina to address the issue of multilingual EAS warnings but has taken "no steps to ensure that multilingual emergency communications will be available during and after major emergencies."
The groups met with Commission officials last week to press the issue.