Conflict Voices

1,121 views

Published on

First draft of my presentation for the ENPI Media Networking Conference, Tbilisi, Georgia, 13 November 2013

Published in: News & Politics
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,121
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
428
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
8
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Conflict Voices

  1. 1. CONFLICT VOICES O N N I K J A M E S K R I KO R I A N ! H T T P : / / W W W . C O N F L I C T - VO I C E S . N E T H T T P :// W W W . O N N I K - K R I KO R I A N . C O M
  2. 2. WHEN WAR IS DECLARED, 
 T R U T H I S T H E F I R S T C A S UA LT Y 
 A RT HUR P ON S ON B Y, FA LSE HO O D I N WA RT I ME , 1 9 2 8
  3. 3. NAGO R NO K A R A B A K H • 25,0 0 0 D E AD UN T IL 1 9 9 4 C E AS E FIR E • 1 MIL LI ON RE F U G E E S A N D ID P S D I S P L AC E D F RO M T H E I R H O M E S • 16 PE R C E N T OF A Z E RB A IJA N CONTROLLED BY ARMENIAN FORCES • BORDER SKIRMISHES AND CLASHES, IN CR E A SE IN SNI PE R I N C I D E N TS • NE W G E N E RAT I O N S OF A RM E N IAN S A N D AZ E R B A IJA NI S LI V IN G W I TH OU T CONTACT WITH THE OTHER • CONFLICT USED AS A POLITIC AL TOOL IN A R M E N IA AN D AZ E R B A IJA N • PEACE STILL ELUSIVE
  4. 4. NAGO R NO K A R A B A K H […] people are often inclined to consider their existing attitudes and beliefs to be true and filter the news through this lens. Thus, they accept messages in order to maintain their original perceptions. […] bias in the local media [...] ser ves as a means to fuel and perpetuate hatred. This is a role the media has and continues to play with regards to the conflict over Nagorno Karabakh. ! ! A R M E N I A N A N D A Z E R B A I J A N I I N T E R N AT I O N A L N E WS COV E R AG E , C AU C AS U S R E S E AR CH R E S O U R CE CENTERS (CRRC) http://epfound.am/files/mb_fg_report_finalized_edited_12.27.2008.doc

  5. 5. NAGO R NO K A R A B A K H [A] negative context [is set] in the public consciousness, which hinders dialogue and mutual understanding […] Without more accurate and unbiased information […] free of negative rhetoric and stereotypes, Armenians and Azerbaijanis will continue to see themselves as enemies without any common ground. ! ! A R M E N I A N A N D A Z E R B A I J A N I I N T E R N AT I O N A L N E WS COV E R AG E , C AU C AS U S R E S E AR CH R E S O U R CE CE NT E R S (CR R C) http://epfound.am/files/mb_fg_report_finalized_edited_12.27.2008.doc

  6. 6. NAGO R NO K A R A B A K H
  7. 7. NAGO R NO K A R A B A K H
  8. 8. NAGO R NO K A R A B A K H
  9. 9. NAGO R NO K A R A B A K H
  10. 10. NAGO R NO K A R A B A K H Nowhere in the world can you find two groups of people closer to each other. That is why we often have these stupid disputes between Armenians and Azeris. "This house is Armenian" or "this house is Azeri." Or "this music is Armenian or Azeri." This is exactly because the two have so much in common. [...] I normally say, and people don't like this, that Armenians are just Christian Azeris and Azeris are just Muslim Armenians. That is how much they are alike. 
 SEYMUR BAYCAN, RE-ARMING THE CAUCASUS, AL JAZEERA ENGLISH
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz47DkYn4Kk
  11. 11. NAGO R NO K A R A B A K H We hear far too little of what I call this “third narrative” of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, a narrative of peace. It spins the idea that the two peoples are capable of getting along fine, have lived together in the past and, if politicians are able to overcome differences on the Karabakh conflict, can live together in the future. International mediators are too timid to speak this narrative or feel that it is not their business. The media in both countries suppresses it. ! ! THOMAS DE WAAL, SENIOR ASSOCIATE, CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT AND AUTHOR OF BLACK GARDEN: ARMENIA AND AZERBAIJAN THROUGH PEACE AND WAR
 http://conflict-voices.net /conflict_voices_may_2011.html
  12. 12. NAGO R NO K A R A B A K H ABOVE: AZERBAIJANI PRISONER OF WAR (POW)
 RIGHT: AZERBAIJANI POW AND CIVILIAN HOSTAGES ! 
 
 PHOTOS: © ONNIK KRIKORIAN 1994

  13. 13. G L O B A L VO I C E S Global Voices is a community of more than 300 bloggers and translators around the world who work together to bring readers repor ts from blogs and citizen media ever ywhere, with an emphasis on voices that are not ordinarily heard in the mainstream media. ! Global Voices is translated into more than 30 languages by volunteer translators, who have formed the Lingua project. Additionally, Global Voices has an Advocacy website and network to help people speak out online in places where their voices are censored. ! Rising Voices to help marginalized communities use citizen media to be heard.
  14. 14. G L O B A L VO I C E S
  15. 15. D I G I TA L M E D I A Throughout histor y, war has affected media, with conflict often creating an information void. In the 21st centur y, media has begun to affect war more than ever before. Digital media technologies [...] have increased communication and information dissemination in conflict settings [...]. These new tools can be used to foment violence or to foster peace, and it is possible to build communication systems that encourage dialogue and nonviolent political solutions. ! ! IVAN SIGAL, DIGITAL MEDIA IN CONFLICT-PRONE SOCIETIES, CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ASSISTANCE (CIMA)
 http://cima.ned.org/publications/research-repor ts/digital-media-conflict-prone-societies
  16. 16. D I G I TA L M E D I A Anyone who believes that all citizen media are objective and impar tial is either mad or hasn't actually read any citizen media. […] What's become ver y difficult is using citizen media to understand what's actually happening on the ground. As we all know, some of the reports from both camps in the South Ossetian conflict were likely manufactured and inaccurate. This sor t of situation can get even more complicated when there aren't impar tial journalists on the ground. ! ! ! ETHAN ZUCKERMAN, GLOBAL VOICES CO-FOUNDER, MIT MEDIA LAB
 http://www.eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru/ar ticles/13149/
  17. 17. D I G I TA L M E D I A
  18. 18. PEACE ON FACEBOOK
  19. 19. CONFLICT VOICES
  20. 20. CONFLICT VOICES
  21. 21. A CYB E R U TOP IA ? I study the ways new media shapes people's perceptions of the world. It's my fond hope that social networks such as Facebook will help users broaden their perspectives by listening to a different set of people than they encounter in their daily life. But I fear services such as Facebook may be turning us into imaginary cosmopolitans. ! ! ! ETHAN ZUCKERMAN, GLOBAL VOICES CO-FOUNDER, MIT MEDIA LAB
 http://www.eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru/ar ticles/13149/
  22. 22. A CYB E R U TOP IA ? The reason why the KGB wants you to join Facebook is because it allows them to learn more about you from afar. It allows them to identify certain social graphs and social connections between activists. Many of these relationships are now self-disclosed by activists by joining various groups. ! ! ! EVGENY MOROZOV, THE NET DELUSION: DARK SIDE OF INTERNET FREEDOM http://www.rferl.org/content/interview_morozov_internet_democracy_promotion/ 2284105.html

  23. 23. A CYB E R U TOP IA ?
  24. 24. IC T 4 D
  25. 25. QU E S T I O N S […] the internet is not magic; it is a tool. Anyone who wants to use it to bring nations closer together has to show initiative, and be ready to travel physically as well as vir tually. As with the telegraph before it—also hailed as a tool of peace — the internet does nothing on its own. ! ! ! THE ECONOMIST, A CYBER-HOUSE DIVIDED 
 http://www.economist.com/node/16943885?stor y_id=16943885

  26. 26. CONTACT EMAIL
 onewmphoto@gmail.com ! WEB
 http://www.onnik-krikorian.com http://www.conflict-voices.net 
 FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/onewmphoto http://www.facebook.com/conflictvoices ! TWITTER
 http://www.twitter.com/onewmphoto http://www.twitter.com/caucasusproject ! ! ! !

×