CONFLICT SENSITIVITY
IN JOURNALISM
UJJWAL ACHARYA
Federation of Nepali Journalists
Orientation Program for Journalism Stud...
Conflict
Johan Galtung
February 14, 2013 | Kathmandu
Incompatible Goals
A process through which two or more actors
try to pursue incompatible aims or goals
while trying to sto...
Conflict is not violence
Many times, violence is a result of conflict.
Violence consists of actions, words, attitudes,
str...
Why journalists should care?
Journalists are neutral but they ‘need to take sides’
for human rights, democracy and
well be...
Conflict Sensitive Approach
A conflict-sensitive approach involves gaining
a sound understanding of the two-way interactio...
Conflict Sensitivity Approach
• Understand the context in which you operate
• Understand the interaction between your inte...
September 1, 2004
Errors corrected!
Peace Journalism
Peace journalism
is when editors and reporters make choices –
of what stories to report and about
how to ...
Questions & Answers!
@UjjwalAcharya
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  1. 1. CONFLICT SENSITIVITY IN JOURNALISM UJJWAL ACHARYA Federation of Nepali Journalists Orientation Program for Journalism Students at Janamaitri Campus
  2. 2. Conflict Johan Galtung February 14, 2013 | Kathmandu
  3. 3. Incompatible Goals A process through which two or more actors try to pursue incompatible aims or goals while trying to stop the other from pursuing their goals. Jake Lynch & Annabel McGoldrick Peace Journalism
  4. 4. Conflict is not violence Many times, violence is a result of conflict. Violence consists of actions, words, attitudes, structures or system that cause physical, psychological, social or environmental damage and/or prevent people from reaching their full potential. Johan Gatlung
  5. 5. Why journalists should care? Journalists are neutral but they ‘need to take sides’ for human rights, democracy and well being of the society! Because journalists can provoke or prevent violence arising from conflict! Because journalists can support the peace building process!
  6. 6. Conflict Sensitive Approach A conflict-sensitive approach involves gaining a sound understanding of the two-way interaction between activities and context and acting to minimize negative impacts and maximize positive impacts of intervention on conflict, within an organization's given priorities/objectives. Conflict Sensitivity Consortium
  7. 7. Conflict Sensitivity Approach • Understand the context in which you operate • Understand the interaction between your intervention and the context • Use this understanding to avoid negative impacts and maximize positive impacts of your intervention on conflict dynamics Conflict Sensitivity Consortium
  8. 8. September 1, 2004
  9. 9. Errors corrected!
  10. 10. Peace Journalism Peace journalism is 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 the value non-violent responses to conflict! Jake Lynch & Annabel McGoldrick Peace Journalism
  11. 11. Questions & Answers! @UjjwalAcharya

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