This is a book about modern wars in fragile state, one of the most important issues in the international system, and how the media, the academic and non-governmental organizations understand, act towards, interact among them and provide knowledge about there armed conflicts.
Introduction: Constructing Complex Knowledge on Modern Armed Conflicts. Mariano Aguirre (Peace Research Center and TNI) Reporting with judgement and politics Jonathan Steele (The Guardian). Conflicts and the right to information Edouard Markiewicz (Media Action ) Prohibition of war and hate propaganda under international law Hans Heinze (University of Bochum). Teaching Conflict Analysis: Suggestions on the Use of Media as a Resource for Conflict Analysis Magnus Öberg & Margareta Sollenberg (Uppsala University) The Prohibition of propaganda advocating war, racism and hatred under international law: inter-state obligations with far reaching consequences Hans-Joachim Heintze (University of Bochum) Humanitarian Intervention, humanitarian feelings and the media Ivan Nunes (University of Coimbra) Sharing, Not Shouting, In The Face Of Hate Radio. Jonathan Marks (Director of Programmes, Radio Netherlands). A complex relationship: The media and NGOs Amanda Sans (Medécins sans Frontiers, Barcelona). From the Field: the emotion and the truth, Why and how news media, NGOs and Academics get it wrong. Ladislas Bizimana (University of Bradford) Victims and the Media in Divided Societies: Some Thoughts about the Northern Ireland Conflict Stephen Ryan (University of Ulster) Drugs and drugs policies at the roots of the conflicts Virginia Montañes (Transnational Institute) The international media and the lebanese hezbollah in the wake of the September 11th attacks: reporting or supporting a third party? Victoria Firmo-Fontan and Professor Dominic Murray. (University of Limerick) From Lara Croft to the Kosovo Girl: Identity, Counterculture, and the Role of the Internet in Serbia during the Kosovo Conflict Robert C. Hudson (University of Derby) Conclusion: Media on Fire Francisco Ferrandiz (University of Deusto)As an initiative of the Thematic Network on Humanitarian Development Studies, representatives of three sectors involved with information and indirect and direct production of knowledge were invited to discuss in a Seminar at the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam (19-22 April 2001). The aim of the Seminar was to improve ways of understanding modern wars in order to cooperate among the three sectors (academia, journalism and NGOs), and to explore means of collaboration in the international community and in the democratic industrial societies to find the ways for peace and just development in the affected societies.