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08/11/2019 @ 09:30 - 09/11/2019 @ 17:30

Populism, extremism and polarisation are on the rise internationally, with major implications for societies already facing division and conflict. What role does the media play and what responsibility if any should it have in creating more peaceful and stable communities?

Former Director General of Al Jazeera Wadah Khanfar plus journalists from Myanmar, the Balkans, Rwanda, Colombia, Kashmir, South Africa, Nepal, Turkey, and Northern Ireland will consider:

• How has the media featured in peace processes around the world?

• What role is the media playing in deeply divided societies?

• What role is social media playing in deeply divided societies and how do we respond?

• What role should the media play in deeply divided societies? How can best practice be supported?

This major two day media conference is organised by the Belfast-based Social Change Initiative in partnership with the University of Edinburgh’s Political Settlements Research Programme and the international peace building organisation, Conciliation Resources.

The event is aimed at delivering new insights on the role of the media in deeply divided societies and stimulating a debate about its role and responsibilities in Northern Ireland.

To see the event’s agenda and to book your place, click here.


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