An Operational Framework for Media and Peacebuilding

from Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society
Published on 01 Jan 2002
This document offers a guide for understanding how media-related interventions can be used in a variety of conflict conditions and identifies opportunities to strengthen the media as an element of conflict reduction and peacebuilding.

Presenting a typology of interventions potentially appropriate to the media conditions that exist in those stages of conflict, the framework provides indicators for assessing those interventions, draws operational lessons from media-related programming and includes a matrix of exceptional examples of media peacebuilding initiatives.

The guide is intended for donors, agencies and nongovernmental organistions, media practitioners, governments and others, and conflict managers or peace-keepers.