Palestinian terrains of resistance: From occupation to international solidarity

By Moara Crivelente | Published at TransConflict *  At the end of the seventies, Edward Said wrote, “since 1948, the Palestinian dilemma is literally the fact that being Palestinian means living in an Utopia, in a non-existing place. Therefore, also literally, the Palestinian struggle is profoundly local” (Said, 1992: 143). Said recognized the international importance of… Leia mais Palestinian terrains of resistance: From occupation to international solidarity

Israeli Discourse about Palestinians – When Media do not Mediate

The media has an important role to play in reducing violence, particularly if committed to peace, through a less simplistic or even propagandistic coverage. Analyzing coverage of the 2008-09 and other Israeli military operations against the Gaza Strip highlights the key arguments employed for defending the alleged necessity of war, or for the protection of… Leia mais Israeli Discourse about Palestinians – When Media do not Mediate

Conflict analyses wanted, for news production

This text is part of my MA dissertation, which is currently under review. The complexities in analyzing conflicts have been constantly recognized and expanded on the theoretical field. There was a time when conflicts were framed as motivated either by ‘greed’ or by ‘grievances’ – related to political and economic power or to historical traumas… Leia mais Conflict analyses wanted, for news production

Peace journalism needs also pragmatics

This fragment is part of my MA dissertation, which is currently under review. A great number of critics have been focusing on the irresponsibility of the commercial media in general towards conflict situations, stressing their influence on spirals of violence or the importance they could have – and sometimes do – in promoting peace. Professor… Leia mais Peace journalism needs also pragmatics

Recovery in Rwanda – traditional courts for reconciliation

(Published at TransConflict – Resumed from the extended paper presented in Prague, Czech Republic, in the Interdisciplinary international Conference: “Trauma: Theory and Practice”, between 24 and 27 March, 2012) Gacaca Courts – local courts based upon communitarian values – were recovered from previous traditions by the post-genocide government; focusing not necessarily on punishment, but first and foremost… Leia mais Recovery in Rwanda – traditional courts for reconciliation