Journalism in Conflict and Post-Conflict Conditions. Worldwide Perspectives

TitleJournalism in Conflict and Post-Conflict Conditions. Worldwide Perspectives
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsOrgeret, KSkare, Tayeebwa, W
Number of Pages216pp.
PublisherNordicom, University of Gothenburg
CityGöteborg
ISBN978-91-87957-24-6
Abstract
Journalism in Conflict and Post-Conflict Conditions: Worldwide Perspectivesis a most important book in our time of uncertainty. It adds to our knowledge base and understanding concerning the role of journalism and media in the complexities of post-conflict processes and peace building – a role that is often ignored in contemporarydiscussions.
 
The essays in this volume seek to probe the contradictory character of the journalist’s vocation: to report on conflict but also to build a consensus on the way out of it.What, in this context, is the meaning of mediation and reconciliation? Are journalists external to the conflict? Can they be objective or should they recognize their own limitations, thereby reporting all sides to the conflict? What are the moral dilemmas faced by a war journalist as opposed to a peace journalist, since the former is more likely to turn into an official mouthpiece?