India is often scene of communal conflicts, be it ethnic, religious, political or fight for resources. Sometimes the conflicts erupt in violent clashes that take lives and hinder the prosperity of many communities. However, there had not been enough training of journalists in responsible, sensitive conflict reporting and peace advocacy through media. This project aims to upgrade the skills of AIR and DDI journalists, to cover responsibly conflicts and equipping them with the knowledge and skills to facilitate conflict resolution and prevention.
The ABU proposes to implement a 5–day workshop on conflict resolution and prevention to train media professionals reduce conflict and contribute to peace-building efforts, through the application of ethical and professional standards in their media practice. The target group are 20 senior Radio journalists (editors and reporters) with at least 5 years of experience.
- To assist media professionals to reduce conflict and contribute to peace-building efforts through the application of ethical and professional standards in their media practice.
- To foster responsible accurate reporting in conflict situations, based on facts and fair treatment of all parties involved, giving as many view points as necessary in their proper content and unbiased way, avoiding inflammatory language, taking sides and giving opinions.
- To encourage the participants to train their colleagues and implement in their stations responsible conflict reporting.
- To give the participants the necessary skills and knowledge to generate public debate through media in search of lasting solutions.