Peace Journalism

For the love of Gandhi's ideas


For over 50 years, the Sarvodaya Press Service has been spreading the Mahatma’s ideas by providing stories with a Gandhian theme to the Hindi press.



War and peace: how the media covered the Uri attack


TV and social media went to war. But newspapers and news portals brought sanity and balance to Indian media’s response to the Uri attack.


Decoding the dreaded Peace TV


Peace TV, at least to the casual viewer, is about advocating being a suffocatingly good Muslim rather than a murderous one.


Bridge across the LoC


People on each side want to know about the other side. But there is a huge information and perception gap between the two parts of the divided state.


Television for peace


Singers, artists, writers and academics were inspired by a TV talk show 'Prasangokrome' on DY 365, to make a spontaneous visit to the strife-torn areas in the Bodoland Territorial Area District.


With Arnab is there hope for Aman Ki Asha?


You begin to doubt the mission of Aman Ki Asha and wonder about the sincerity of its two media partners as you watch Arnab Goswami conduct TV debates on issues over which India and Pakistan regularly squabble,


Promoting Pak-Afghan Media Collaboration

IN OPINION |26/07/2011

The attempt to promote and facilitate collaboration was aimed at improving coverage and understanding of Afghanistan and issues of common interest in Pakistan through bringing on board the mainstream media.


Reporting Ayodhya-II

BY Padmaja Shaw and Nagamallika G| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |18/10/2010

In Hyderabad both Eenadu and Deccan Chronicle bent over backwards to maintain balance. One defining feature of Eenadu was the effort it took to present both the sides for almost all stories.




Making too much of media diplomacy?

BY sevanti n| IN MEDIA MONITORING |11/01/2006

When news people achieve star status some hubris can be forgiven, but it is safe to assume that Indo-Pak relations will be governed by other realities.


Aa galay lag jaa!

IN OPINION |17/10/2005


CNN explores the ‘Path to Peace’

BY subarno c| IN MEDIA MONITORING |29/09/2005

The two-hour special was silent on post-Independence riots. Perhaps the ‘path to peace’ with a Muslim neighbour requires a certain degree of amnesia about Muslims within India.


Media and reconciliation

BY Sanjana Hattotuwa| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |18/08/2005

To transform media into one that promotes reconciliation requires us to look at the way media works.


Media monitoring: Discovering Pakistan

BY shubha singh| IN BOOKS |20/08/2004

Unprecedented journalistic access during the March-April period of cricket diplomacy produced a rush of goodwill stories on Pakistan in Indian newspapers.


The Role of the Media in Peace Processes

BY ninan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/03/2003

News reports provide citizens with important clues about the political climate surrounding the peace process.


Singing and Dancing about War and Peace

BY Malavika Karlekar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |01/01/1900

By conveying the message of war and disability a unique play tries to educate the media to change its ways of reporting on war, peace, and the "normal body".


Beyond the baying for blood

BY Ammu Joseph| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |18/04/2002




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ET reports that the Congress party will  have a hyperlocal social media strategy for the forthcoming state elections. It says the Congress social media cell has "identified block level social media warriors" who will give feedback on community level issues to the party's social media  war room. Such as which local temples  with a particular caste following the Congress state unit chief should visit, or in which areas farm loan waiver schemes are going badly, giving the Congress an issue to raise.                    

Doordarshan interviewed  two BJP ministers in the afternoon about what they thought of Rahul Gandhi's speech during the no-trust motion, and why BJP MPs had felt the need to come outside Parliament and attack him. Ministers of state Ashwini Chaubey and Ram Kirpal Yadav answered at considerable length and were allowed to have their say. The reporter also asked one of them what he thought about RG's hugging the PM and he effectively snorted in disapproval. When a panel discussion began after this,  more leading questions from the news anchor about this 'jadu ki jhappi."  And more criticism followed.                        

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