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Research and Development Project „Media for Peace“ (M4P)

Institution:

Bundeswehr University Munich
in collaboration with the Division Digitalization and Participation at Freie Universität Berlin

Principal Investigator:
Research Team:

Student Assistant:

Funding:

dtec.bw

Contact Person:
Jana Gäng

Project Description:

The research and development project „Media for Peace“ (M4P) investigates the new digital technologies for a journalism, that is innovative, long-lasting and ethically oriented. The aim is to use potentials of digitalization to operate conflict sensitive, de-escalating and peace-promoting in war and conflict regions.

The project concentrates on two countries: Afghanistan and Lebanon. In Afghanistan are active combat operations, while Lebanon is in a post-conflict status. The focus on these two countries allows for a comparative approach regarding stabilization and peace processes.

Guided interviews will be conducted to capture media, politics and the public sphere in both countries. Furthermore, data from social media such as Twitter will be analyzed to grasp the development of topics and spread of disinformation. Based on the research results, a platform for conflict-sensitive, de-escalating and peacebuilding journalism will be developed and evaluated.

The module of the FU as external cooperation partner contributes to the project in analyzing the media systems in Afghanistan and Lebanon.

Duration of the research project: 01.01.2021 – 31.12.2024

Keywords

  • Journalism, Peace Journalism, Peace Building, Plattform, Media Systems, Afghanistan, Lebanon