Around dozens of journalists related to national and international media received a one-day training course called “Peace Reporting” conducted by Afghanistan’s National Journalists Union and Centre for the Protection of Afghan Women Journalists in Kabul today.
Today’s course topics included: peace reporting, important aspects in peace reporting, recognition of peace reporting, conflict sensitive reporting, conflict results, contradictions in reality, approaches toward conflict, violence understanding, conflict analysis, media power, guidelines for peace reporting, media and peace building, reporting related to development and peace and so on.
In the past few years, huge investment on war reporting by international organizations and Afghanistan media were reported, which dramatically increased capacities of journalists and media in this regard. Yet, there is need in investments for capacity development of journalists working in these institutions in the field of peace reporting.
With respect to this basic need, Afghanistan’s National Journalists Union and Centre for the Protection of Afghan Women Journalists developed a handbook related to peace reporting. They used this occasion for enhancing culture of peace reporting among Afghan journalists and media.
Based on the content of the same handbook, a series of training courses to Afghan Journalists and media are set to be carried out in capital city and other provinces, and today’s program was the beginning of the series of the courses.