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Approaches to Development. Studies on Communication for Development - Media and Ethnopolitical Conflict
by Georgios Terzis
Georgios Terzis argues that, as a result of their ability to reach and participate in the opinion building process for large numbers of people, the media carry immense power in shaping the course of the ethno-political conflict. Although many past and present examples of the media's negative contribution to the escalation of violent conflicts exist, fair and accurate journalism and media programming that builds confidence and counteracts misperceptions have a significant positive role to play in both conflict prevention and transformation. He attempts to investigate the potentials of the media in situations of ethnopolitical conflict. He concentrates on the three different forms of projects: training, provision of media hardware, and production of peace oriented media programming.
Publication Type: Article / Chapter / Essay: 25 pages
Publisher: UNESCO (2003)
Location: Paris, France
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