Peace Journalism in Times of War

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Susan Dente Ross, Majid Tehranian
Transaction Publishers, Dec 31, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 156 pages
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Amid the ongoing and volatile debate over the nature and potential of peace journalism, this volume presents visionary insights from some of the most prominent scholars in the field. The significant empirical studies included here will provide foundation data for communication studies. The contributors broaden the purview and terrain of peace journalism to include new media, and offers essays on the eff ects and the content of global communications. In sum, the thirteenth volume of Peace and Policy deepens our empirical knowledge of the nature and effects of conflict, while underscoring the increase in numbers of participants and breadth of communications. For the past half decade, these contributors have worked independently and collaboratively to increase systematic understanding of the value of peace journalism and communication to civil society. Th e group has contributed to a complex articulation of the various frames of conflict coverage. In so doing, they have clarified the structural, systemic and cultural aspects of global violence. In turn, this has helped create institutions, programs and strategies for enhancing constructive peace communication that will increase mutual understanding, cooperation, reconciliation and transform confl ict. Peace journalism has reframed understanding of confl ict from a tug-of-war between two parties in which one side's gain is the other's loss, to the terms of relationships between various sides. It considers the context and the need to identify a range of stakeholders broader than the sides directly engaged in violent confrontation. In sum, it leads to understanding of the distinction between stated demands and underlying objectives, so as to identify voices working for creative and non-violent solutions, and finding ways to transform and transcend the lines of confl ict.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Introduction
3
Chapter 1
7
Chapter 2
31
Chapter 3
59
Chapter 4
79
Chapter 5
93
Chapter 6
111
Chapter 7
129
Chapter 8
149
Contributors
155
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Majid Tehranian was the first director of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research and is currently visiting professor at Soka University of America. He has previously taught at Harvard, Oxford, Tufts, USC, and Tehran universities. He has held positions in both national and international organizations, including founding director of Iran Communication and Development Institute, program specialist at UNESCO, director of the Matsunaga Institute for Peace at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and council member of the International Peace Research Association.

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