Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Video: Reporting Syrian Refugees Using Peace Journalism
I was privileged to be a visiting scholar at Johnson County Community College here in the Kansas City area. I spoke to students in the afternoon about the basics of peace journalism, and to a gathering of students and members of the public in the evening (pictured) about how peace journalism can inform and improve how journalists report about Syrian refugees. A link to this hour-long presentation is here:

Next: Peace Journalism in South Sudan
In early May, I’ll be traveling to Juba, South Sudan to teach two 3-day peace journalism seminars for South Sudanese radio journalists. We’ll be talking about peace journalism generally, and more specifically about how PJ can offer tools that may aid reconciliation. I’ll be posting regularly from South Sudan beginning May 10.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

What we're reading
In lieu of a more thoughtful (and lengthy) post, today we offer the blogger's version of a "TV clip show": a list of some interesting (and in one case, flattering) articles that we're currently reading.

1. American Friends Service Committee--In an article titled "Journalism for Peace," AFSC examines "our favorite resources for journalists writing about, and for, a more peaceful world," including the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University.
 2.  Kansas City Star--A great piece in my hometown paper about how how a Syrian refugee family has been welcomed in KC.
3. The Accidental Geographer--A revealing article about the difficulty of ascertaining the truth during wartime--in this instance, during the recent clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh.
4. Pew Research--A study/chart that shows worldwide support (or lack thereof) for free expression.

Friday, April 1, 2016

New Peace Journalist magazine arrives on virtual bookshelves

The new Peace Journalist magazineis out! Excellent articles this time on reporting refugees in Turkey telling refugees stories in California, the importance of PJ in East Timor, and new horizons on PJ research by Dr. Jake Lynch.   

Or you can download/view a .pdf of the magazine at: .