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Peace Journalism, War and Conflict Resolution

Edited By Richard Lance Keeble, John Tulloch and Florian Zollmann

Peace Journalism, War and Conflict Resolution draws together the work of over twenty leading international writers, journalists, theorists and campaigners in the field of peace journalism. Mainstream media tend to promote the interests of the military and governments in their coverage of warfare. This major new text aims to provide a definitive, up-to-date, critical, engaging and accessible overview exploring the role of the media in conflict resolution. Sections focus in detail on theory, international practice, and critiques of mainstream media performance from a peace perspective; countries discussed include the U.S., U.K., Germany, Cyprus, Sweden, Canada, India, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. Chapters examine a wide variety of issues including mainstream newspapers, indigenous media, blogs and radical alternative websites. The book includes a foreword by award-winning investigative journalist John Pilger and a critical afterword by cultural commentator Jeffery Klaehn.
Contents: John Pilger: Foreword – Richard Lance Keeble/John Tulloch/Florian Zollmann: Introduction: Why peace journalism matters – Clifford G. Christians: Non-violence in philosophical and media ethics – Oliver Boyd-Barrett: Recovering agency for the propaganda model: The implications for reporting war and peace – Richard Lance Keeble: Peace journalism as political practice: A new, radical look at the theory – Jake Lynch: Propaganda, war, peace and the media – Annabel McGoldrick/Jake Lynch: A global standard for reporting conflict and peace – Agneta Söderberg Jacobson: When peace journalism and feminist theory join forces: A Swedish case study – Valerie Alia: Crossing borders: The global influence of Indigenous media – Florian Zollmann: Iraq and Dahr Jamail: War reporting from a peace perspective – Pratap Rughani: Are you a vulture? Reflecting on the ethics and aesthetics of atrocity coverage and its aftermath – Donald Matheson/Stuart Allan: Social networks and the reporting of conflict – Jean Lee C. Patindol: Building a peace journalists’ network from the ground: The Philippine experience – Milan Rai: Peace journalism in practice - Peace News: For non-violent revolution – Sarah Maltby: Mediating peace? Military radio in the Balkans and Afghanistan – Susan Dente Ross/Sevda Alankus: Conflict gives us identity: Media and the ‘Cyprus problem’ – Marlis Prinzing: The Peace Counts project: A promoter of real change or mere idealism? – John Tulloch: Conscience and the press: Newspaper treatment of pacifists and conscientious objectors 1939-40 – James Winter: War as peace: The Canadian media in Afghanistan – David Edwards: Normalising the unthinkable: The media’s role in mass killing – Stephan Russ-Mohl: US coverage of conflict and the media attention cycle – Rukhsana Aslam: Perspectives on conflict resolution and journalistic training – Jeffery Klaehn: Afterword.