The Conflict-Sensitive Journalism Teaching Guide: Philosophy and Practice

TitelThe Conflict-Sensitive Journalism Teaching Guide: Philosophy and Practice
Typ der PublikationReport
InstitutionForum Ziviler Friedensdienst/
In 2013, after reflecting on its experiences and lessons from the project focused on the integration of peace education in teacher education, Forum Civil Peace Service (forumZFD), in partnership with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Regional Office XI, explored how peace education could be contextualized in communication programs. Knowing the focus of Peace and Conflict Journalism Network (PECOJON) in the responsible and constructive reporting of conflict, we invited them to collaborate with us in introducing and eventually mainstreaming the conflict-sensitive journalism (CSJ) framework in communication programs in Davao Region and in other regions. (...)
The project believes that to successfully incorporate a conflict-sensitive view into regular media practice, journalists should reflect as early as possible upon their roles and responsibilities, beforeperceptions and attitudes are shaped by the day-to-day work. Through the introduction of conflict-sensitive journalism at the university level as a pre-service training, students are encouraged to examine the concepts and relationships between peace, conflict, and violence while in their formation. The introduction of the framework, therefore, means not to effect radical change but to provide an enhancement of the current journalism training and practice. (excerpt from preface)