“In an episode of ‘What Would You Do’, three actors play out a racist scene in a barbershop to gauge people’s reactions.” Click here to watch this beautiful & powerful example of what it means to transcend our fears and pain, to speak up for what we know to be true, and to trust. Excellent example of media for peacebuilding.
Click here to watch another excellent example of peace journalism from Al Jazeera’s Witness. Peace Journalism’s role is to create opportunities for society at large to consider and value non-violent responses to conflict.
“As fighting rages in Syria, four political satirists find themselves swept up in the great debates that divide Syria’s revolutionaries: armed revenge or non-violent resistance?”
Watch other Witness videos here: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness
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.”
Watch this Transcend Media Service interview with Professor Paul Scott on the mainstream media, peace, and democracy.
“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.
Watch this interview on Democracy Now! with independent filmmaker and author John Sayles. Interesting insights from a filmmaker who uses media for peacebuilding by broadening conflict beyond a zero-sum game.
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.
Watch this still-timely documentary from Japan, interviewing people who worked in nuclear power plants (many without proper protection), all of whom contracted various degrees of radiation poisoning. Many of these workers were impoverished day laborers, recruited with little knowledge of the danger of the work they were taking part in.
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