Importance of Peace Journalism

Peace journalism, as the name suggests, is a form of journalism committed to exploring root causes of conflict to create opportunities for society at large to consider and value non-violent responses to conflict. The concept of Peace Journalism was developed by Norwegian sociologist Johan Vincent Galtung, so far he has been called the principal founder of the discipline of peace and conflict studies. Dr. Johan Galtung divided the peace into two types Positive Peace and Negative Peace. Positive Peace is a true, lasting, and sustainable peace built on justice for all peoples, and Negative Peace is defined as peace without justice. It is a false sense of peace that often comes at the cost of justice.

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