22 Sep 2014 Promoting Communication to Build Lasting Peace
Communication for Peace
Two workshops were held involving 45 communicators working with the Peace Centre and its partners organizations. The workshops focused on communication principles; conflict management; the work and role of media in the peaceful resolution of conflict; analysis of press articles produced by hate media; communication in the management of family conflict; responsible behaviour of readers, listeners, viewers and Internet-users; and interpersonal communication with a view to preventing and resolving conflict. Participants drew up recommendations for community leaders, radio and television stations based on balanced and neutral journalism aimed at de-escalating conflict situations and promoting a culture of peace.