On July 30-31 training in Peace Journalism was conducted by ICCN in partnership with the European Center for Conflict Prevention within the international network Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict. The mass media representatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia participated in the training and along with obtaining the knowledge and skills that peace journalism implies, they shared their professional experience and discussed challenges that journalists face in the region.
The training aimed at explaining the essence of peace journalism and its guiding principles. Concrete skills and knowledge obtained will help the media representatives to use media for conflict prevention.
It is obvious that media is an indispensable part of conflict processes and has a great impact on its further escalation/de-escalation. Media can incite people toward violence and at the same time it may assist to conflict prevention/peacebuilding. Mass media based on peace journalism principles positively contributes to the conflicts prevention/resolution.
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You may see the issue paper that was elaborated within the Awareness Raising Program at the European Center for Conflict Prevention (the Netherlands).
Issue paper Media and Conflict Prevention - final version