Peace Journalism is now a globally distributed reform movement of reporters, academics and activists from Africa to the Antipodes. Academic courses are now being taught in the UK, Australia, the USA, Mexico, South Africa, Costa Rica, Norway, Sweden and many others.

Peace Journalism is defined “when editors and reporters make choices - of what to report, and how to report it - that create opportunities for society at large to consider and value non-violent responses to conflict” (Lynch and McGoldrick, 2005)

Originally conceived by the eminent peace scholar, Johan Galtung, the Peace Journalism model is a source of practical options for journalists; a lead in to media monitoring for peace activists and offers a firm basis for drawing distinctions in content analysis by academic researchers.

Peace journalism: shows backgrounds and contexts of conflicts; hears from all sides; explores hidden agendas; highlights peace ideas and initiatives from anywhere at any time.

Peace Journalism has been embraced, under that name, by journalists in mainstream (corporate) media in Indonesia, and some in the Philippines, following grassroots campaigns and journalist training interventions by Jake Lynch and Annabel McGoldrick.

But much more Peace Journalism is being practised by many journalists, in many different places around the world, all the time. There is some - so there could be more!

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for the best peace journalism discussions visit

Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Sydney University

Wiki peace journalism

Interactive peace and conflict studies site with video and discussions

TRANSCEND Media Service

Reporting the World - discussions with some of the world’s top journalists

Peace Journalism in the Philippines         - training and advocacy

The International - commercial peace journalism

Media for Peacebuilding