Davos, 26 January 2011. Launched at the UN AOC conference in Malta, the Global Peace Report 2010 from Media Tenor and The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) takes a fact-based approach to analyzing global media coverage of topics related to conflict and peace. The report compares data from the 149 countries ranked by the IEP´s Global Peace Index and the Media Tenor database, which covers 37 news and current affairs programs from over twenty news organizations situated on four continents.
The volume, edited by Roland Schatz of Media Tenor and Steve Killelea of the IEP, uses data-driven research to ascertain if media audiences are getting accurate and complete pictures of conflicts and whether these audiences are then receiving follow-up reports that allow them to have an understanding of the consequences of conflict after the weapons have been withdrawn. Essentially, the Global Peace Report 2010 examines whether media audiences are given the information they need to understand the consequences of war and conflict in our world beyond just the number of victims and the scope of the immediate tragedy.
The Global Peace Report covers regions around the world, including the US, Middle East and South Africa. Additionally, it looks not just at media representations of peace and conflict topics, but also at the structures and attitudes needed to achieve peace.
Contributors to the Global Peace Report 2010 represent such diverse voices as Sheikh Ali Gomma, the Grand Mufti of Egypt; Michael Moller, the executive direction of the Kofi Annan Foundation; Dr. Frank Go of the Rotterdam School of Management; and Nicholas van Praag, communications manager for the World Development Report 2011 at the World Bank.
The Institute for Economics and Peace is an independent not-for-profit research institute dedicated to developing the inter-relationships between business, peace and economic development. It aims to empower the academic community, civil society, private sector, international institutions and governments and conducts research and education, generates dialogue, and publicizes the output of its activities with a view to impacting the public agenda.
For over 15 years Media Tenor´s mission has been to contribute to objective, diverse and newsworthy news by bringing together the diverse parties who both impact and are affected by the news. Media Tenor´s global research projects include analyses of election campaigns, investor relations, public diplomacy, corporate communications and other topics critical to news makers and news audiences. Its annual Agenda Setting Conference brings together these diverse constituencies for data-driven workshops, panels, case studies and keynote speeches.
For more information, contact: Roland Schatz +41 79 255 3636
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