Media Impacting Conflict Transformation: From Local Action to Cross-border and Global Outreach – New project!

MICT is a Joint program of The Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace (AI) and Israel Social Television (ISTV), and will be implemented over three years 2018-2020. The project is funded by the European Union.  

The basic premise of MICT is that the Israeli media can and should play an active and positive role in the resolution of the Israeli – Palestinian conflict and the ultimate reconciliation between the parties.

The article from the Peace Journalist, published by the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University read it here

The goal of the program is to train a large cadre of Israeli media persons (180) as peace journalists and opinion formers, committed to conflict transformation. The training will provide knowledge of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and effective conflict resolution strategies. Participants will get practical tools for working in the field.  They will be required to produce articles in the various media platforms (video, radio, press and more), with the professional support of the ISTV staff.

Who is the program for? The program is designed for young Israeli men and women, Jews and Arabs, at the beginning of their careers in media, and students of humanity and social sciences, cinema, media and the arts, interested in the field.

 What does the program include?

  • Three Seminars of theoretical and practical learning. The seminars will include workshops and lectures.
  • Practical experience – each participant will produce an article (video, text or audio) accompanied by ISTV professional team.

Program Syllabus

  • What is Peace Journalism? A critical examination of “peace journalism” and its alternatives;
  • Peace journalism and multiple narratives. The existing narratives about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how should they be presented in Peace Journalism;
  • Peace journalism’s approach to the proposed solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – the existing solutions and how their presentation in the media
  • The place of groups that are underrepresented in the media in negotiations and decision-making on peace and security issues. (Groups like women, Sephardim, ultra-Orthodox and others).
  • Freedom of expression; institutional censorship and self-censorship in the media discourse on peace and security; documenting violent conflicts.
  • Formulating the role of the “Peace Journalist”: Through the discussion of the above issues the participants will acquire the tools to develop their own perception of the role of Peace journalism.
  • Practical experience – The participants will produce articles, using the tools and knowledge learned in the seminars. The ISTV will provide the participants with professional accompaniment, photographer and video editor in preparing and producing their articles.