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The Observed Benefits of Peace Journalism

The Observed Benefits of Peace Journalism

"Journalism is not just about 'reporting facts'. It is about 'what' to report and 'how' to report" says Vanessa Bassil, Director of the Media Association for Peace (MAP). Peace Science shows that peace journalism has specific effects on individuals and whole societies--demonstrating the widespread impact of journalistic methods and ethics and the conscious choice available to news outlets.

One in Four Children Around the World Live in Conflict or Disaster Zones

One in Four Children Around the World Live in Conflict or Disaster Zones

Over 25% of the world's children live in areas with little to no access to education, health care, or safety. Peace Science highlights some of the risks and consequences specific to youth during violent conflict and Peacebuilding Deeply comments on how, historically, we have focused on of either the “empowerment” of youth or their "radicalization"...but neglect the young person’s critical role as a peacebuilder.

Has Social Media Made It Too Easy To Organize Mass Protests?

Has Social Media Made It Too Easy To Organize Mass Protests?

Before the internet, protesters lacked social media's networking capabilities that allow movements to coordinate and share information in real time. But now, movements have the ability to grow so rapidly that they skip preparation stages that are often vital to movement success.   

Contagious Nonviolence Defeats School Segregation

Contagious Nonviolence Defeats School Segregation

A student-led movement in Bosnia and Herzegovina successfully defeated a government plan to segregate their school. The contagious nature of nonviolent movements may have contributed to their success. 

UN Peacekeepers Need Peacekeeping Training

UN Peacekeepers Need Peacekeeping Training

The United Nations doesn't have Peacekeepers, they have soldiers deployed as Peacekeepers. Peacekeeping missions are not military operations, therefore, Peacekeeper training should better reflect the peaceful mandate of the UN and abandon the militarized culture and tactics present in today's Peacekeeping forces. 

How “Liberals” Can Sustain Militarism & Enable War

How “Liberals” Can Sustain Militarism & Enable War

Its been over a year since a major US news network has mentioned any U.S. participation in the Yemen war. Such inattention normalizes U.S. military action and contributes to the greater indifference to militarism throughout U.S. society.