Peace Journalism: A Change of Perspective

9/11/2017 Hector Miñoza 0 Comments

The City Government of General Santos with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for their effort in promoting "PUROK LABAN SA KRIMEN" through culture of peace and development in the community had conducted a series of seminar workshop on peace journalism recently held at Greenleaf Hotel.

Primy Cane-Fuentes the resource speaker of the seminar on Peace Journalism

The Peace Journalism workshop was participated by local media practitioners from various mainstream and online with Davao-based journalist as guest speaker Primy Cane-Fuentes, who has just completed her Master of Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney through the Australia Awards Scholarships. The seminar topics presentation covered included the Comparative of Peace Journalism and War Journalism; The Psychological Effects of Peace Journalism and War Journalism; and the Media’s Role in Society.

Peace Journalism is an approach to news coverage and reporting that emphasizes analysis, understanding, creative solutions, and compromise over us-vs-them, win-lose frames frequently employed in reporting, particularly when reporting about conflicts. Advocates of peace journalism assert that this model facilitates greater understanding of issues, and encourages audiences to appreciate their complexities, and explores avenues for peaceful non-violent responses.