Debates in Peace Journalism

Jake Lynch

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Format: paperback
276 pages
ISBN: 9781920899134

Publication: 05 Nov 2008

Publisher: Sydney University Press

In Debates in Peace Journalism, Jake Lynch traces the major controversies in this emerging field – philosophical, pedagogical and professional – and links his own contributions to them with important new material. The book is intended for those wishing to immerse themselves in the main conceptual currents of peace journalism, and to navigate their own path around some of its rocks and shoals.

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


Section 1: philosophical debates
1. Peace journalism and its discontents

Section 2: pedagogical debates
2. A course in peace journalism
3. Modernisation or participatory development: the emerging divide in journalist training in conflict-affected societies
4. Jurnalisme damai: introducing peace journalism to Indonesia
5. Peace journalism in Poso

Section 3: professional debates
6. What’s so great about peace journalism? Iran’s ‘nuclear ambitions’ as reported in the UK press
7. Active and passive peace journalism in reporting of the ‘war on terrorism’ in the Philippines
8. The ‘Islam problem’ in news journalism and the scope for media activism
9. War journalism and peace journalism in the Holy Land
10. Issues in the media coverage of terrorism
11. Reporting Iraq: what went right? What went wrong? Journalists reflect


'peace educators will find Debates in Peace Journalism useful for its powerful conceptualisation of peace journalism as a media literacy tool for the promotion of global citizenship, peace and global justice.'
Ibrahim Seaga Shaw   Journal of Peace Education

Format: paperback
Size: 210 × 148 mm
276 pages
20 b&w illustrations and 6 b&w tables
Copyright: © 2008
ISBN: 9781920899134
Publication: 05 Nov 2008