Media, Conflict, and Peacebuilding
Latest from USIP on Media, Conflict, and Peacebuilding
- May 6, 2013 | Course
Learn how to develop effective strategies for establishing stable institutions and a robust civil society, including how to address the interplay among issues of corruption, accountability, rule of law, elections, political party development, public administration, and economic reconstruction in divided societies.
- April 30, 2013 | Publication
New technologies can be effective tools for preventing conflicts, but they have to be part of a coordinated strategy rather than the driving factor for a prevention effort, according to findings from an examination of cases in multiple countries on three continents.
- April 8, 2013 | Publication
The arrest of a popular TV satirist is among the latest government measures and economic conditions that one newspaper editor says threaten to strangle the newfound independence of Egypt’s media. Lina Attalah, the chief editor of Egypt Independent briefed an audience at USIP on factors hampering freedom of expression in her country.
- March 26, 2013 | Publication
An online community on Facebook, Twitter and a website for the award-winning Iraqi reality TV series “Salam Shabab” has grown to reach hundreds of thousands of teens in Iraq as well as in Egypt, Jordan, the Palestinian Territories, Tunisia and Libya.
- March 21, 2013 | Publication
Inflammatory news broadcasts in Iraq risk inciting violence and diminishes the chance for successful democratic transition. A new Special Report highlights an effort to identify, define, and measure the prevalence of inflammatory terms in news reporting at key television stations. A pilot group of media leaders in Iraq have used this content analysis to create a style guide they hope will improve reporting and stem the risks of incitement.
- March 19, 2013 | Publication
Ann-Louise Colgan, USIP's Global Peacebuilding Center director, shares the impact of the newest video in the “Witnesses to Peacebuilding" series.
- March 14, 2013 | Publication
In 2011 and 2012, USIP held a Priority Grant Competition entitled “Communication for Peacebuilding” to support research and practitioner projects on the ways that communication flows and communication technologies can contribute to the prevention and resolution of conflict. In this Q&A, USIP’s Elizabeth Murray discusses the main findings of the report.
- March 7, 2013 | Publication
The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) hosted a March 7 roundtable discussion on “Media in Transition: Reporting on Peace and Conflict in Burma.”
- March 1, 2013 | Publication
Social media pioneers dissect successful movements like “Kony 2012” and “We Are All Khaled Said” for lessons learned that could be applied in future efforts for collaboration and peacebuilding.
- February 28, 2013 | Publication
On February 28, USIP convened leaders in technology and media to discuss the unprecedented phenomena of user-generated media campaigns. The day long event was part of USIP's Media as Global Diplomat series.
- January 18, 2013 | Publication
Some surprising findings in this USIP report on the effect of social media during the Arab Spring got a shout-out by a resource project at Harvard.
- January 10, 2013 | Publication
Sheldon Himelfarb, director of the Media, Conflict, and Peacebuilding Center at USIP, looks at 2012’s “quiet revolution” in social media.
- January 7, 2013 | Publication
A poor communication infrastructure further hampers the prospects of the Central African Republic to overcome political, social, and economic challenges. With USIP support, several NGOs are working to improve the situation.
- January 4, 2013 | Publication
Alongside the red, black and green flag of Libya’s new democracy, Tripoli’s streets are decorated with another symbol of the struggle for liberty – photos of the fallen and graffiti declarations of local pride. Rania Swadek, a USIP program specialist in Libya, explores these urban signs of the tensions underlying the transition.
- December 20, 2012 | Publication
How can the power of social media be harnessed to prevent conflict? What kind of success could it have – and how can such success be measured? USIP’s Sheldon Himelfarb explains.