Everyone loves peace. We all hope the world become peace. Come to peace journalism, it is define as that which takes place ‘when editors and reporters make choices – of what stories to report and about how to report them – that create opportunities for society at large to consider and value non-violent responses to conflict’. (Lynch and McGoldrick, 2005)
In other words, peace journalism is the journalists who explores hidden agendas; hears from all sides of the news; shows backgrounds and context of conflicts; highlights peace ideas and initiatives from anywhere at any time. All the above are the feature of peace journalism.
One of the examples of peace journalism is Al-Jazeera English (AJE). It is hyped as ‘the voice of the South’ meaning West country always is the leading and the voice part, the South denotes the voiceless in general. AJE was given an unprecedented measure of editorial freedom. It is a freedom platform for all journalists. AJE always approach their news topics in a way that focuses on providing a voice to voiceless (M and Powers, 2010). In AJE’s news, the way they write up news are more peaceful compare with some of the leading media channel such as BBC and CNN, they wouldn’t instigate the reader and the public even that is a political issue.
Peace journalism is a main character to facilitate reconciliation social conflict. Peace journalism need to being practiced by many journalists to make the world’s media news more balance and valuable.
el-Nawawy, M and Powers, S (2010) ‘Al-Jazeera English: A conciliatory medium in a conflict-driven environment?’, Global Media and Communication Vol 6: 1, pp. 61 – 84
Lynch, J. and McGoldrick, A. (2005) Peace Journalism. Stroud: Hawthorn Press.
Peace Journalism n.d.,accessed 30/10/2013, http://www.peacejournalism.org/Peace_Journalism/Welcome.html