The uncertain application of peace journalism: the case of the Turkish Cypriot press

Sahin, Sanem and Ross, Susan Dente (2012) The uncertain application of peace journalism: the case of the Turkish Cypriot press. Conflict and Communication Online, 11 (1). pp. 1-12. ISSN UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

Using the press in North Cyprus as a focal case, this research explores the application of
peace journalism’s philosophical and practical formulations in journalistic cultures that
diverge from Western mainstream journalism. Turkish Cypriot journalism highlights those
divergent traits that peace journalism needs to consider more carefully if the paradigm is to
offer effective reform of journalism practices in this and similar contexts. Focusing on the
on-going peace negotiations aimed at reuniting the island as a bi-zonal and bi-communal
federation, this study suggests several obstacles to the implementation of peace journalism
as a means to enhance the quality of news coverage and the role of the press in promoting
rapprochement and mutual understanding between the communities of Cyprus.

Keywords:peace journalism, Turkish Cypriot media, peace process, Conflict
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P500 Journalism
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (Journalism)
ID Code:7678
Deposited On:26 Feb 2013 15:30

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