Media is a key player on the battlefields of today’s conflicts.
Whether it is armed conflict, political, environmental or petty crimes, news play a significant role.
Media reportage has the capacity to escalate or de-escalate conflict. It can label conflict parties as victims or perpetuators, as suffering human beings or as the “incarnate” evil.
By “just reporting the facts” media constantly influences the course of events.
Gained through painful analysis of conflict and war coverage for the past 25 years, a new awareness of the journalist’s role demands a redefinition of the responsibility of all media practitioners. It requires reporters, editors and management to gain deeper understanding of conflict and develop new strategies, on how to report it without fanning the flames.
Since 2004, PECOJON trains media practitioners on Conflict Sensitive Reporting with the goal of incorporating the techniques into mainstream journalism practice and education.
- a. Peace and Conflict Journalism 1 (PJ1)
The course discusses concepts of conflict, violence and peace: provides methods of conflict analysis and conflict transformation; and introduces participants to the principles and strategies of Conflict Sensitive Journalism.
The course further brings participants to an in-depth discussion on the dynamics of conflicts, its process of escalation and its root causes.
- b. Peace and Conflict Journalism 2 (PJ2)
The follow-up course aims to deepen participants understanding of the concepts of Conflict Sensitive Journalism, provides practical exercises and discusses related topics such as propaganda, civil military coordination, trauma and other important topics depending on the participants’ composition and current affairs.
Qualified to apply for this program are print (newspaper & magazine), online, broadcast (tv and radio) journalists who are committed to attend both courses (PJ1 & PJ2). Highly encouraged to apply are female journalists and journalists covering conflict (political, etc), crisis (environment, etc) and war (armed conflict, etc).
Training Date: August 10-14, 2012
Venue: Cebu Grand Hotel
Arrival: August 10, 2012
Departure: August 14, 2012
Only fifteen (15) participants from the PHILIPPINES will be accepted for this course.
Accommodations, travel arrangements and meals during the course duration will be facilitated and arranged by PECOJON.
Participants are advised to safe-keep terminal fee receipts, bus/van tickets and boarding passes.
The course will officially start with a welcome activity on August 10, 2012 and will end with a closing ceremony on August 13, 2012.
- Application Phase: Filled-out Application Form and Medical Fact Sheet
- Acceptance Phase: Waiver and Commitment Form
- Download forms here by clicking this link
DEADLINE: Applicants are expected to submit their application form on or before the 1st of August 2012 to TRAINING@PECOJON.ORG. Early confirmations will be highly appreciated for early travel and hotel reservations.
Applicants may fax their application form to 0063 32 505 52 62