A great resource for those interested in Media for Peacebuilding. It includes 12 case studies of successful Peace Media initiatives. Armed with Johan Galtung’s three essential books, Lynch & McGoldrick’s Peace Journalism, and this, you have the foundation for your work in Media for Peacebuilding!
You can read the entire text online. Isn’t that exciting?
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“Encounter Point is is an 85-minute feature documentary film that follows a former Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother who risk their lives and public standing to promote a nonviolent end to the conflict. Their journeys lead them to the unlikeliest places to confront hatred within their communities. The film explores what drives them and thousands of other like-minded civilians to overcome anger and grief to work for grassroots solutions. It is a film about the everyday leaders in our midst.”
– From the website, www.encounterpoint.com
Have a look at this very creative and innovative website featuring participatory video and photo essays highlighting indigenous voices around the planet on climate change.
“Conversations with the Earth works with a growing network of indigenous groups and communities living in critical ecosystems around the world, from the Atlantic Rainforest to Central Asia, from the Philippines to the Andes, from the Arctic to Ethiopia. Through CWE, these indigenous communities are able to share their story of climate change. Through the creation of sustainable autonomous indigenous media hubs in these regions, CWE fosters a long-term relationship with these communities, based on principles of local control and supporting indigenous media capacity.”
Favela Rising is one of our favorite documentaries about the transformative powers of music in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Not only is this a moving film and excellent teaching tool in and of itself, the participatory approach the film makers Jeff Zimbalist and Matt Mochary used is exemplary of a successful Peace Media project.
Read this article about media and cultural hegemony by German development worker (Sudan) and co-creator of the Peace Media Framework, Dominik Lehnert.