1st Edition

Insights on Peace and Conflict Reporting

Edited By Kristin Skare Orgeret Copyright 2022
    182 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    182 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    As the second book in the Routledge Journalism Insights series, this edited collection explores the possibilities and challenges involved in contemporary reporting of peace and conflict.

    Featuring 16 expert contributing authors, the collection maps the field of peace and conflict reporting in a digital world, in a context where the financial prospects of the news industry are challenged and professional authority, credibility and autonomy are decaying. The contributors, ranging from prominent scholars to the Head of Newsgathering at the BBC, discuss a diverse range of key case studies, including the role of Bellingcat in conflict journalism; war and peace journalism in Bangladesh; visual storytelling in conflict zones; and rampant cyber-misogyny confronting women journalists in Finland, India, the Philippines and South Africa. Bringing together theory and practice, the collection offers an in-depth examination of the changes taking place in the working practices of journalists as ongoing, strategic assaults against them increase.

    Insights on Peace and Conflict Reporting is a powerful resource for students and academics in the fields of global journalism, foreign news reporting, conflict reporting, globalisation, media and international communication.

    List of Contributors


    0. Kristin Skare Orgeret:

    Introduction: Reporting on Processes of Peace and Conflict

    1. Simon Cottle:

    Peace and Conflict Reporting in a World-in-Crisis

    2. Stig A. Nohrstedt & Rune Ottosen 

    Obstacles for Critical Journalism in the Security Policy Sector: Revisiting Peace Journalism

    3. Winston Mano:

    Peace and Conflict Journalism: An African Perspective

    4. Charlotte Ntulume:

    Resolution, Resistance, Resilience: Covering the Conflict in South Sudan

    5. Kajalie Shehreen Islam & Mubashar Hasan:

    The Rohingya Refugee in the Bangladeshi Press

    6. Saumava Mitra, Sara Creta & Stephanie McDonald:

    How our Rage is Represented: Acts of Resistance among Women Photographers of the Global South

    7. Glenda Cooper & Bruce Mutsvairo:

    Citizen Journalism: Is Bellingcat Revolutionising Conflict Journalism? 

    8. Julie Posetti:

    The New Frontline: Women Journalists at the Intersection of Digital Age Threats

    9. Jackie Harrison & Stef Pukallus:

    Creating Capacity for Peace: The Civil Power of News and Civil Norm Building

    10. Jonathan Munro:

    Covering Conflict: Safety, Sanity and Responsibility



    Kristin Skare Orgeret is a professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at OsloMet University, Norway, where she co-heads the research group MEKK (Media, War, Conflict). She has published extensively within the fields of global digital journalism, democratisation and conflict resolution, and gender and the media.