Journalism ‘a Peacekeeping Agent’ at the Time of Conflict


Journalism ‘a Peacekeeping Agent’ at the Time of Conflict’ offers various perspectives to the question ‘Could journalism play a role as a peacekeeping agent in many contexts of conflict?’ with the contribution of academics from different countries. The book deals with media’s current issues through different aspects by presenting comparative studies on peace journalism, such as investigative journalism, media freedom, feminist news criticism, alternative media, peace photography, and fear culture. Also, in many chapters it provides a roadmap for implementing peace journalism to resolve conflict-oriented problems.

Contributors: Jake Lynch, Samuel Peleg, Yasemin Giritli İnceoğlu, Tirşe Erbaysal Filibeli, Rukhsana Aslam, Sevda Alankuş, Annabel McGoldrick, Shabbir Hussain, Ece Algan, Maria Ahmad, Aradhana Sharma, Marianne Perez de Fransius, Meah Mostafiz, Steven Youngblood.

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Yasemin Giritli İnceoğlu, Ph.D. (1990), Marmara University. She worked as Professor of Journalism at Marmara University and Galatasaray University. She has published books and many studies on hate speech, hate crime, peace discourse, international media, and journalism.

Tirşe Erbaysal Filibeli, Ph.D. (2017), Galatasaray University. She teaches Journalism and New Media at Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul. She has many studies on peace journalism, hate speech, media pluralism, and contemporary issues in journalism.
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by Jake Lynch

1 Media as Conflict Environment: Peace Journalism and the De-Escalation of Strife
Samuel Peleg

2 Providing a ‘New Road Map’ to the Obstacles of Peace Journalism in Turkey
Yasemin Giritli İnceoğlu and Tirşe Erbaysal Filibeli

3 It Heals When It Reveals: Building an Alliance between Peace Journalism and Investigative Journalism
Rukhsana Aslam

4 Re-Thinking Peace Journalism Theory with Feminist News Criticism and Ethics
Sevda Alankuş

5 What Do You See in Time of Conflict? Threats and Terrorists Who Must Be Killed or Human Beings in Need?
Annabel McGoldrick

6 Taliban Conflict in Pakistan: Analysis Through the Prism of Peace Journalism
Shabbir Hussain

7 Practicing Peace Journalism in a Time of Declining Media Freedoms: The ‘News Watch Turkey’ Initiative as Activist Alternative Journalism
Ece Algan

8 Fear and Propaganda: A Case for Peace Journalism
Maria Ahmad, Aradhana Sharma and Marianne Perez de Fransius

9 Journalism in a Time of Fear: How Media and Governments Benefit from using Fear
Meah Mostafiz

10 Resolving Conflicts Through ‘Peace’ Photography
Tirşe Erbaysal Filibeli

by Steven Youngblood
All interested in peace and conflict studies and anyone concerned with the role of journalism on promoting peace.
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