Theme: Peace Journalsim (Resources)

Article: Anti-Western Propaganda in the Georgian Media

Keywords: International, English, Georgia, Russia, EU, Europe, US, West, human rights, xenophobia, homophobia, journalism, propaganda, monitoring, media, print, digital, resources for media Media Development Foundation’s (MDF) monitoring report aims to expose and identify the source of anti-Western propaganda in connection to xenophobic and homophobic messages in the Georgian media landscape through the analysis of print and digital media in the period 2014-2015. MDF observed that Western values and human rights such as the ‘legalisation’ of homosexuality and minority rights were presented as a fight against Orthodox Christianity and Georgian national identity. Accordingly, Western endeavours for gender equality were similarly constructed as a threat to Georgia, supposedly attacking Georgian family traditions.

Article: Arab New Media for Peace and Dialogue: Best practice guide published

Keywords: Middle East, MENA, English, peace, dialogue, media, journalism, guide, all media formats, media resources This best practice guide and pedagogical toolkit is an original piece of work that is made up of writings by new media reporters from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Occupied Palestinian Territories and Iraq, who were brought together by the Arab Media Summit in Amman in February 2009.  It contains descriptions of the new media landscapes in the Levant and Iraq, as well as a list of challenges and recommendations for each country. Some of the common challenges for peace and dialogue have been identified by the contributors, such as the promotion of peace initiatives, the separation of political influence on the journalism profession and the need to create links with civil society organisations. The guide is available in English and was published in 2010. There are 16 writers, from various countries across the Levant and also Iraq, who contributed to the guide. Arab New Media Guide [EN] For more information, visit:

Article: Best practices and potential for improved information flows in media and civil society

Keywords: Sri Lanka, English, CPA, HIVOS, human rights, peace journalism, report, democracy, media, civil society This report, commissioned by HIVOS in November 2008, looks at the conditions favourable to and severely vitiating the potential of information flows in support of peace, human rights and democratic governance within and between civil society and mainstream media in Sri Lanka.

Article: Conflict and the role of the Media

Keywords: International, English, guide, report, media, war, conflict, journalism, mediation, print This pamphlet was commissioned by International Media Support (IMS) as a follow up to the conference hosted in Copenhagen in November 2004. Part one sets out IMS’ understanding of modern conflict and the role the media can play in either exacerbating or alleviating violence.

Article: Conflict Sensitive Journalism Handbook

Keywords: All regions, [EN] [AR] [FR], ethnicity, religion, war, all resources, conflict, reporting, journalism, all media formats, guide, handbook, resources for all This International Media Support publication seeks to contribute to the theoretical refinement and practical realization of conflict conscious journalism as a tool for usage by media practitioners in conflict-affected areas. With this goal in mind, the handbook is designed to be both a practical everyday guide for those already familiar with the subject, as well as an introduction for those unfamiliar with such practices.  Conflict sensitive journalism handbook [EN].pdf  Conflict sensitive journalism handbook [FR].pdf  Conflict Sensitive Journalism Handbook [AR].pdf  

Article: Conflict Sensitive Journalism – Special Edition Rwanda

Keywords: Africa, Rwanda, [EN], manuals, guide, Ethnicity, gender, religion media, reporting, war, conflict, peace journalism, sensitivity, handbook, resources for all, all media formats This International Media Support handbook on conflict sensitive journalism – special edition Rwanda – is part of UNESCO and IMS’s response to the needs expressed during their missions to Rwanda. The handbook is designed to be a practical everyday guide, which seeks to contribute to the theoretical refinement and practical realization of conflict sensitive journalism as a tool for Rwandan media practitioners covering conflict. It explains several situations in which conflict arise and gives tips to journalists how to avoid traps of additionally supporting conflicts.   Conflict Sensitive journalism - Rwanda [EN].pdf

Article: Cultural diversity and common culture in audiovisual / Diversité culturelle et culture commune dans l’audioviduel (only in French)

Keywords: Western Europe, France, French, media, diversity in general, paper, all themes, resources for academics, print This is a French paper by the High Commission of Integration to the Prime Minister, following his demand for advice on cultural diversity and common culture in audiovisual. This paper formulates the reply to his query. Cultural Diversity and Common Culture in Audiovisual [FR].doc

Article: Cultural Diversity as seen by Artists

Keywords: International, Western Europe, French, diversity in general, cultural diversity, multiculturalism, artists, art, round table, all themes, resource for media, academics and NGOs The roundtable discussion brought together a cacophony of artists from all over: writers, musicians, painters, photographers, cinematographers, stylists and theatre directors - Henri Lopes (Congo), Chico Bouchikhi (Morocco), Ricardo Mosner (Argentina), Patrick De Wilde (France), Maître Fan Zeng (China), Rachid Benhadj (Algeria), Sakina M’sa (Comores) and La Lupa (Suisse). Axel Khan, expert in genetic and specialist of ethical questions gave his opinion of cultural diversity in relation to biodiversity. The debate was animated by Gora Patel, director of radio RFO.  Cultural Diversity as seen by Artists [FR].pdf

Article: Defence Handbook for Journalists and Bloggers

Keywords: International, English, journalism, bloggers, defence, law, regulations, privacy, freedom of expression, security, restrictions, prosecution, Thompson Reuters Foundation, Reporters without Borders, Paul Hastings, all media formats, resources for media The Defence Handbook for Journalists and Bloggers focuses specifically on the application of international legal principles to the work of journalists. It includes decisions and recommendations made by international and regional bodies and courts in relation to various aspects of freedom of speech, including: international sources of law giving rise to freedom of expression and freedom of information principles; defamation; the right to privacy; protection of public order and morality; and national security and state secrets.

Article: Developing Independent Media as an Institution of Accountable Governance

Keywords: International, English, media development, projects, media, funding, conflict, new media, toolkit This toolkit seeks to help users design programs to support independent media. It is designed for those who may be interested in supporting media development programs, but are unclear about the whys, hows, and whens. It introduces the fundamentals of media development, provides ways to conceptualize and analyze the sector, and helps guide programming based on political economy analysis as well as individual country context. It also includes ideas on monitoring and evaluation of media development programs, suggestions for conflict environments and new media, and links to further resources. Developing Independent Media as an Institution of Accountable Governance

Article: Diversity (from the Poynter Institute)

Keywords: International, North America, English, media ethics and diversity, education, resource for academics, media and trainers A collection of media diversity related material from The Poynter Institute, the prestigious US-based school for journalists, future journalists, and teachers of journalism.

Article: Diversity Syllabi database

Keywords: International, English, handbook, guide, media ethics & diversity, education, journalists, training, resource for academic The Diversity Syllabi database is a resource for journalism educators to use in creating and/or improving diversity courses at the university level. These syllabi were collected from universities in the United States accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

Article: East European Coverage of Diversity is Focus of Conference

Keywords: International, Eastern Europe, South East Europe, English, article, roma, general diversity, media ethics & diversity, migrants & minorities, print When a Czech television station ran a documentary depicting life for Roma émigrés in Canada in fairy-tale terms, thousands of Roma (or gypsies) sought to leave for this supposed utopia. Article by Milica Pesic - The Freedom Forum, 17 November, 1998. East European Coverage of Diversity is Focus of Conference [EN].doc

Article: Facilitating Multicultural Groups

Keywords: Diversity, International, conflict, peace journalism, social diversity models, media development, community/minority media, English, online, NGO Facilitating Multicultural Groups provides a practical resource for facilitators working with people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Based on research and facilitator experiences from diverse countries, it advises on how to adapt learning materials and participatory processes to suit different situations.

Article: Finnish Institute on Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Press Coverage

Keywords: International, Europe, English, diversity in general, journalism, media coverage, refugee crisis, content analysis, asylum seekers, research In Finnish, British and Belgian media coverage of the refugee crisis, asylum seeker and refugee are the most frequently recurring terms in the data, a study by the Finnish Institute in London and the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux reveals. All the newspapers report on questions relating to refugees and asylum seekers mostly in a neutral tone, striving for objectivity. The point of view of all of the newspapers is eurocentric. The voices of the refugees and asylum seekers are heard less often than that those of authorities, politicians and experts. In the British newspapers, a particularly high amount of coverage was devoted on the asylum seekers’ journey to Europe. Negative viewpoints towards immigration are heard as well, counter-balanced by the writers’ own comments and commentaries by guest writers.  

Article: How to Improve Conflict reporting

Keywords: International, [EN] [FR], ethnicity, religion, conflict, peace journalism, reporting, guide, report, media, sensitivity, education, methodology, all media formats, resources for media This International Media Support report seeks to outline the main issues discussed during the roundtable and illustrate some of the dominant trends that emerged during the discussions. Through the use of direct quotations, the report shows the differing stances of the various participants, thereby indicating both convergences and divergences of opinion. The report does not try to conclusively define any of the numerous debatable issues within the field of conflict reporting, but rather act as a catalyst for further dialogue and the ongoing development of related methodologies and implementing practices.  How to improve Conflict reporting [EN].pdf  

Article: How to Produce a Radio Soap for Conflict Prevention/Resolution

Keywords: International, [EN] [FR], guide, ethnicity, religion, handbook, media diversity, conflict resolution, Entertainment Education, education, development, methodology, radio, resources for media This 2 Part manual has been written to help those with little or no experience of radio soap opera, but it certainly doesn’t describe the only way of doing things. But Search for Common Ground believes strongly in creative approaches to dealing with issues and with projects, so this is a guide not a blueprint. In fact it would probably be a mistake to try and follow what it says word for word. Much of what is written here is the result of trial and error, of testing an idea in a real situation, and as your soap opera progresses you may well think of or discover other, better, and more imaginative or creative ways of dealing with the problems and issues which present themselves.  How to produce a Radio Soap Opera for conflict prevention part 1 [FR].pdf  How to produce a Radio Soap Opera for conflict prevention part 1 [EN].pdf  How to produce a Radio Soap Opera for Conflict prevention part 2 [EN].pdf  

Article: Jewish and Arab journalism students working together

Keywords: Middle East, Arabic, project/initiative, media content, conflict, religion & belief, ethnicity MDI's 'Finding common ground in Israel - Jewish and Arab journalism students working together' project culminated with the students producing a 24-page, bi-lingual coexistence newspaper supplement, 100,000 copies of which were then circulated into their northern Israeli community as an insert in local Arabic-language and Hebrew-language newspapers.

Article: Journalism and Terrorism

Keywords: North America, USA, English, journalism, terrorism, study, report, print This paper reports the results of a phone survey of managing editors and news directors from newspapers and television stations across the United States. The sample included approximately equal numbers of large, medium and small news organizations.

Article: Journalist Award 2009

Keywords: diversity in general, Europe, journalism, media, award, competition, peace journalism, print media, online media The Journalist Award Competition is now on its sixth edition. It’s addressed to online or print journalists in the EU who, through their work, contribute to a better public understanding of the benefits of diversity and the fight against discrimination. The competition is open to journalists who write on issues of discrimination on the grounds of racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, age, disability and sexual orientation. All entries must have been published in a print or online media outlet which has its main editorial office in one of the 27 EU Member States.

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