Jul 02

Watch this episode of Al Jazeera’s Witness, “Alfred’s Free Press.”

“One innovative journalist has found a way to get daily news and information to Liberians — with the aid of a blackboard.”

Mar 08

KONY2012 : The Need for Media Literacy

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The KONY2012 video has gone viral with just short of 12mil views in 48 hours. In terms of online advocacy, this is a massive success. While the video is spreading awareness about a war criminal, Joseph Kony, we at Media for Peacebuilding have some questions about Invisible Children’s analysis of the conflict, and thereby their solution. Does a foreign military intervention to “stop” Kony decrease or increase violence in the region? What happens after his arrest? Are the hands of the Ugandan government “clean” in this conflict? Following are a number of links to add perspective to this dialogue. We leave you to your own conclusion.

The Problem with Invisible Children’s “Kony 2012”

Reflections on Kony 2012

A Reader’s Digest of KONY2012

Kony is Not in Uganda (and other complicated things)

On Kony 2012

Let’s Talk about Kony

Kony 2012

Feb 08

Faking It: How the Media Manipulates the World into War

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“As the US and Iranian governments escalate tensions in the already volatile Straits of Hormuz, and China and Russia begin openly questioning Washington’s interference in their internal politics, the world remains on a knife-edge of military tension. Far from being a dispassionate observer of these developments, however, the media has in fact been central to increasing those tensions and preparing the public to expect a military confrontation” Click here to watch.

Jun 28

Watch this “documentary about Share Conference held in Belgrade, in April 2011. It was the first of its kind and it gathered the leaders in digital activism, artists from the field of new media and recognized musicians.”

 

More: shareconference.netfacebook.com/shareconference

May 12

Click here to read Kimberlye Kowalczyk’s (Managing Editor) photo essay from ten days in the tsunami affected areas in Tohoku (Northeastern Japan) in April, 2011.

Feb 06

Watch this documentary about Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange and the team behind the notorious anti-censorship organization, Wikileaks.

Jan 07

ViewChange.org is a website archive of videos from around the world in a variety of categories centered around development, innovation, and change.

Jan 07

Southern Sudan Journalism Training

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Read this article about the MICT Election Journalism Training in Southern Sudan, including IDEA Code on Media Elections and the Reuters Reporters Guide to Election Coverage. Explore the Sudan Votes website for updates on the Sudan Referendum which begins on January 9th 2011, to decide whether Southern Sudan will secede to create its own nation.

Aug 07

Why and When to Use the Media for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding (2007)

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Download this issue paper by Vladimir Bratic and Lisa Schirch for the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict, titled “When to Use the Media for Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding.

Jul 01

Watch this video on security from the Womens International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPFInternational)

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