Call for Abstracts: Conflict-Sensitive Journalism

International Academic Conference in Davao City, the Philippines

This two-day research conference will generate academic insights on practicing journalism and communication in a conflict setting, increasing the professionalization of journalism in general, and contributing to peace building in conflict areas such as Mindanao. The conference will delve into three research themes: 1. Power of the media: agenda-setting and effects, 2. Theory meets reality: Industry practices and emerging trends, 3. Journalism, culture and conflict: Focus on the Philippines.

Launch of the AU physical security and stockpile management project database for the Sahel Region

Press Release from BICC

The African Union Defence and Security Division of the Peace and Security Department, in Partnership with the German Federal Foreign Office and Bonn International Centre for Conversion (BICC), have launched a new Database to support Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) in the Sahel Region.

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) received the UN WSIS Prizes 2019

Community Radio related Initiatives has recoginzied as Champions in UN World Summit on the Information Society

Community Radio related two Initiatives of Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) has recognized as Champions in UN World Summit on the Information Society (UN WSIS) Prizes 2019.

United States Celebrates Women’s Contributions to Peace in Myanmar

Report from Nonviolent Peaceforce

On March 6, U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar Scot Marciel and USAID Mission Director Teresa McGhie hosted an event celebrating women’s contributions to peace in Myanmar through the presentation of the “Women Contributing to Peace” mapping project. Civil society organizations, peace process stakeholders, political leaders, members of the donor community, and journalists attended the event at Melia Hotel.

2019 Dart Award Winners Announced!

Notification of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 25th annual Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma: Michigan Radio and | The Times Picayune. Honorable Mentions went to Radio Canada International – Eye on the Arctic and to The Star Tribune of Minneapolis.
The annual Dart Awards recognize outstanding reporting in all media that portrays traumatic events with accuracy, insight and sensitivity while illuminating the effects of violence and tragedy on victims’ lives.

The Dart Center is a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

She, The Peacebuilder

A number of women peacebuilder's portraits for Women's history month

Peacebuilding is hard. For women peacebuilders, it’s harder.

Not only do they strive to transform the conflicts that plague their communities; they do it while facing discrimination, inequality, silencing, even physical violence.

The stories of these undeterred heroes rarely make the headlines. This Women’s History Month, we’re bringing them to you.

Historic Peace Deal in Ethiopia

Conciliation Resources attends historic Ethiopia peace deal signing

Horn of Africa Programme Director, Aden Abdi, was invited to provide technical support and witness the signing of an historic peace deal between the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) and the Government of Ethiopia. Conciliation Resources has been supporting this process for the past six years.

Peace Stories - to mark the International Peace Day

EPLO published a series of peace stories of their member organisations

On the occasion of the 37th International Day of Peace on Friday 21 September, the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office EPLO published a series of peace stories by their member organisations about their peacebuilding activities in countries such as Somalia, Columbia or Libanon.

They also released a set of videos of the directors of three of their member organisations talking about their involvement in peacebuilding.