Expanding Peace Journalism

Comparative and Critical Approaches

Edited by Ibrahim Seaga Shaw, Jake Lynch, and Robert A. Hackett

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Format: paperback
390 pages
ISBN: 9781920899707
Publication: 13 Jan 2012

Expanding Peace Journalism: Comparative and Critical Approaches draws together cutting-edge contributions from 17 international writers to this rapidly emerging field of research. Media coverage of conflicts is propagandistic and commonly portrays two elite actors contesting a single goal of ‘victory’. This major new text explores and interrogates peace journalism as a significant challenge to this hegemonic discourse, which has been advocated and elaborated over the recent years in journalism, media development and academic spheres.

Expanding Peace Journalism traces boundaries and links with the adjacent fields including alternative media, social movement activism and media democratisation. It includes case studies – from the media of countries including Australia, Canada, Guatemala, India, Nigeria, Norway, Sweden and the US – and explores connections with human rights, as well as Indigenous and women's rights activism.

Ibrahim Seaga Shaw is a senior lecturer in media and politics at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Jake Lynch is an associate professor of peace and conflict studies at the University of Sydney.

Robert A. Hackett is a professor of communications at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.

Preface by Johan Galtung
Introduction: expanding peace journalism – comparative and critical approaches by Jake Lynch, Robert A. Hackett and Ibrahim Seaga Shaw

Part 1: conceptualising peace journalism – limitations and extensions
1. New vistas for peace journalism: alternative media and communication rights by Robert A. Hackett
2. International security and language: expanding the peace journalism framework by Birgit Brock-Utne
3. ‘Human rights journalism’: a critical conceptual framework of a complementary strand of peace journalism by Ibrahim Seaga Shaw
4. Empathy and ethics: journalistic representation and its consequences by Annabel McGoldrick

Part 2: case studies – peace journalism in wartime and peacebuilding
5. Documenting war, visualising peace: towards peace photography by Stuart Allan
6. Oligarchy reloaded and pirate media: the state of peace journalism in Guatemala by Lioba Suchenwirth and Richard Lance Keeble
7. The gaze of the US and Indian media on terror in Mumbai: a comparative analysis by Sudeshna Roy and Susan Dente Ross
8. Peace journalism: critical discourse case study – media and the plan for Swedish and Norwegian defence cooperation by Stig A. Nohrstedt and Rune Ottosen
9. Conflict reporting and peace journalism: in search of a new model – lessons from the Nigerian Niger-Delta crisis by Matt Mogekwu
10. Peace process or just peace deal? The media’s failure to cover peace by Virgil Hawkins

Part 3: agencies and openings for change
11. Can the centre hold? Prospects for mobilising media activism around public service broadcasting using peace journalism by Jake Lynch
12. Globalisation of compassion: women’s narratives as models for peace journalism by Elissa J. Tivona
13. Examining the ‘dark past’ and ‘hopeful future’ in representations of race and Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission by Peter A. Chow-White and Rob McMahon

Notes on contributors
Index

' ... given how vast the field is, Expanding Peace Journalism certainly offers an excellent account of peace journalism, providing much-needed empirical and critical research, and is particularly valuable for students and scholars wanting to understand the state of the art and the seemingly limitless possibilities for future studies in peace journalism.'
Hayley Phillips   Global Media Journal

'For scholars of the media, for journalists or activists, this book will provide new insights into debate around professionalism, ethics and the improvement of journalism for a long time to come.'
Ylva Rodny-Gumede   Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies

Format: paperback
Size: 210 × 148 × 21 mm / 8.27 × 5.83 × 0.83 in
390 pages
14 b&w tables and 2 b&w illustrations
Copyright: © 2011
ISBN: 9781920899707
Publication: 13 Jan 2012