Media: Conflict Prevention and Reconstruction

TitleMedia: Conflict Prevention and Reconstruction
Publication TypeBook
Subtitle / Series TitleStudy on the potentials and limits of media in conflicts
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsJames, B
Number of Pages95 pp.
Accession Number860

The World Press Freedom Day in 2004 was dedicated to the theme \"Support to media in violent conflict and countries in transition.\" This book explores various responses to this theme, which were presented at the UNESCO-sponsored conference in Belgrade marking Press Freedom Day. They give a broad overview of the dangers and challenges faced by the independent news media, as well as the attempts to build up the capacity of the various sources of news and information to enable them to fulfil their potential contribution to peaceful and stable societies. Lack of freedom of expression and political participation is a significant cause of conflict in the world. Experience shows that pluralistic and independent media, by providing a non-violent forum for debate, not only contribute to peaceful and democratic societies but are an essential factor in achieving durable economic development.Content:In Conflicts, What Kind of Journalism?Informing the Population in a Times of CrisisJournalists under the GunBuilding Capacity and Journalistic CultureA Tough Environment for Independent MediaThree Episodes on the Front Line

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