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Peace Journalism Studies

 Peace Journalism Studies embarks on a cruise around the world with international journalists who demonstrate their expertise and perspective on peace to overcome the contemporary threats from violence and conflict.

 In order to develop initiatives and endorse constructive implementation, understanding the structural issues stemming from cultural and historical setting, backgrounds and causes is the starting point to find solutions tailored to each community or society for sustainable peace. This first volume offers some of the ideas with the eyes of journalists in different parts of the world.

Volume 2 Number 1 2023

Special Words Man Hee Lee, Chairman of HWPL, Republic of Korea Contributors 1. Innocent Yuh, Regional coordinator of Cameroon Association of Media Professionals (CAMP) South West Region Cameroon, Cameroon 2. Rana Setiawan, Chief Reporter of Mi'ra Islamic News Agency (MINA) 3. Oral Ofori, Digital media producer, Freelance Journalist, Founder of TheAfricanDream company, USA 4. Tuty Purwaningsih, Director of Jurnalis Media Desa Nusantara(JMDN), Indonesia 5. Hendry Nursal, Editor-in-Chief of, Indonesia 6. Lok Bahadur Chaudhary and , Founder Publisher and Editor of, Sub-editor of Gorkhapatra Daily, Nepal Pramod Kumar Tandan, Journalist of Rising Nepal, Nepal 7. Alpha Oumar Diallo, General Administrator of Verite224, Guinea 8. Ihor Shevyrov, Journalist and Lawyer, HWPL Publicity Ambassador, Ukraine 9. Rommel Santos Diaz, President of the Dominican Federalist Foundation, Dominican Republic

Volume 1 Number 1 2022

Special Words Man Hee Lee, Chairman of HWPL, Republic of Korea Contributors 1. Mr. Supalak Ganjanakhundee, The Nation Chief Editor, Thailand 2. Mohammed Abdelshakoor (Shakoor Nyaketo), Founder of Journalingual, Sudan 3. Frieda Sila Kana, Journalist of Digital Media Venture, Papua New Guinea 4. Rev Dr. Kitiona Tausi, Editor of Tuvalu Paradise, Tuvalu 5. Mr. Ihor Shevyrov, Publicity Ambassador of HWPL, Ukraine

Submission via Email :

Peace Journalism Studies 
- Submission Guideline -

Peace Journalism Studies is a periodical with international journalists’ writings including opinions, columns, researches, articles, issue papers, speeches, etc. Focusing on the issues of global peace and journalism, Peace Journalism Studies provides a forum for the study and discussion of peace and journalism in order to give insights on peace-building efforts, review conflict cases and management, offer media perspectives, initiatives, education, programs in various parts of the world. This periodical reflects the desire for the intellectual interests of journalists and practitioners in the field of peace-building.

In addition to the demands from global journalists for professional discussion and education, Peace Journalism Studies seeks to establish a network of peace by related parties in the field of peace and journalism. This is a part of the recommendations agreed and offered by participant journalists in “Voice of Peace: Media Perspective on COVID-19 and Social Change” on February 13th, 2021. The recommendations are as following.

1. In a lack of information and misinformation brought by the pandemic, rebuilding communication channel to better access to shared data and research to overcome social (physical) distancing is required.
2. Acknowledging that producing misinformation from media agencies is witnessed, the media shall pay special attention to their role of generating news after performing fact-checks.
3. Reminding that misinformed beliefs can cause detrimental effects on families, communities, and countries, the media is responsible for formulating the idea that every individual can contribute to the public interests by acquiring knowledge and applying the necessary skills distinguished from misinformation.
4. Confirming that the media are the best channel of communication in the international community for sharing the data needed for citizens, journalists shall engage in building cooperative partnership to effectively fight against the COVID-19 and the related social harm stemming from it.
5. International journalists shall seek collaboration with global actors including governments, international organizations, civil society, and local and national media agencies to develop capacity building and policy-making aimed at training journalists and producing news contents aimed at boosting ideas of international cooperation for peace.

6. Professionalism to target reliability of media with handling sources of information needs to be sought, which will also lead to clarifying better pictures of situations by understanding the context and avoiding the discrepancy between news reports and the reality.
7. Understanding that environmental degradation can be facilitated by human activities and have a negative impact on lives of people, the media shall deliver information to raise awareness of the environmental situations without manipulation so that action plans to maintain sustainable development with environmental protection can be pursued.
8. Understanding that the pandemic created both disease and non-disease damages, international journalists are encouraged to continue to pay their attention to the need for international assistance for joint progress, especially for those areas that suffer from the loss of basic needs such as relief, health service, and public education.
9. Being aware that the democratic system secured by election, rule of law, democratic institutions, human rights agencies, peaceful change of government, and other means, international journalists are encouraged to advocate democratic values shared by the international community through covering the related news.
10. Recalling the purposes and principles of the international documents signed by states to secure global peace and human security, international journalists are encouraged to provide necessary information about international law for peace and elevate the level of cases relating to peace at an international level so that global citizens can appeal to the international community to pursue their freedom and rights.

All submitted writings will undergo review by Department of Public Relations of HWPL HQ. Editors will ask some revisions to increase the quality of the submissions. The finalized version will be posted online including the HWPL website and introduced in HWPL events.

1. Submission Schedule
Date : August 31st 12:00 PM GMT+9

2. Submission to

3. Details
1) Length
▪  5-10 pages in A4 (without including references) are recommended. 

2) Content: Peace Journalism Studies deal with the following issues, which contributors may consider.
▪  Peace-related issues with media perspective
  ▪  Theories of peace journalism
  ▪  Methodology and best practices in journalism 
  ▪  Political, social, and cultural dimensions of peace and journalism
  ▪  Programs, techniques, or campaigns that enhance understanding peace journalism
  ▪  Other topics to develop the discussion of peace journalism

3) Precautions
▪  Please avoid any expressions or inappropriate comments that go against the purpose of the event as shown in the example below.




4) Future Uses
▪  The collected writings will be selectively edited and publicized online. 
▪  Seminars, readings or forums will be organized so that contributors can deliver speech.
▪  Video or audio sources can be created to promote the contributions.
▪  Author(s) can be invited as a speaker in HWPL WARP Summit held on September 18 annually.

Expressions of Hatred
Words or phrases that express hatred or discrimination against a certain race, disability, gender, religion, age and region as well as violent comments
Politically Biased Statements
Phrases that support or oppose a particular political party and/or political orientation
Inappropriate PR
Overly publicizing oneself or affiliated organizations
Information not related to the event
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