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Peace Journalism and Reporting on the United States

Essays and Interviews 22.1
Johan Galtung

To say something about peace journalism, something has to be said about peace. To say something about peace, something has to be said about conflict and its resolution. To say something about conflict resolution, something has to be said about the United States’ deep involvement in many global conflicts. Journalism’s role is not only to report on the world, but also to make key actors— states, capital, people—transparent to each other. The role of peace journalism is to identify forces and counterforces for and against peace and to make them and their dialectic visible, creating outcomes that could be potential solutions.