Media’s power is no secret. On this page, you will find a useful list of media sites for news about conflict and peace to keep you update.



International Crisis GroupUnknown

Crisis Group is a world’s leading independent, non-partisan, source of analysis on the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict. Weekly Update.





Search for Common Groundimages

‘While a dialogue affects dozens, media influences millions.’ Common Ground Productions is dedicated to harnessing the power of the media for peace. It is one of the pioneering organizations in developing and producing peace media around the world, through their Common Ground Productions Unit (CGP). Using television, radio and Internet programming, CGP transforms the way individuals and societies deal with conflict: away from adversarial approaches, towards cooperative solutions. News.






Global Voices

Global Voices is a leading participatory media news room that bases its coverage on the words, images, and videos of ordinary people across the globe, who use the internet to communicate and broadcast their thoughts, analysis, and observations.






Clingendael Research Unit Publications, Events & News


Regular publication of reports. For a list of all Clingendael research publications and briefings, see their publications page. In addition, this interesting report “Improving Institutional Capacity for Early Warning”, was recently published by Clingendael CRU in collaboration with the Initiative for Peace Building – Early Warning Analysis to Action. This EU-funded report is available here.

The Clingendael Institute also has a regular series of lectures (in Dutch and/or in English) highly relevant to the field of conflict and peace studies. To subscribe contact:




Weekly Peace & Security Reportipsi

Peace & Security Report (PSR) is a concise weekly e-publication by the International Peace and Security Institute’s (IPSI), which is intended to inform the conflict management community about global news, events, and trends.

‘The PSR empowers us all to take a step back from our immediate deadlines and gain a greater understanding of the week’s global events.’ The PSR is released every Friday  via email and posting on the website



Lessons from the BalkansLogo-TransConflict2

TransConflict was established in response to the challenges facing intra– and inter-ethnic relations in the Western Balkans. There are principles of conflict transformation listed on the organisation’s website.   Regular news updates in relation to the region are also available from TransConflict.



Women Peacemakers Program Image from the WWP website

For Cross the Lines newsletter, and other WPP newsletters, current and past, visit WPP’s website. The Women Peacemakers Program is based at the International Fellowship for Reconciliation (IFOR in The Hague. It welcomes enquiries from those actively working for peace and to end violence and conflict, especially from a gender perspective.




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Find, engage, share. PeaceMedia holds a vast collection of media that promotes peace. It is a multimedia Resource for Peacemakers developed by the United States Institute of Peace and Georgetown University. It provides access to materials that support conflict analysis and prevention, conflict resolution, and post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation.




Institute for War and Peace Reporting Unknown

Giving a voice, driving change. WPR builds the skills of professional and citizen journalists working in traditional media and in social and new media. Supporting peace-building, development and the rule of law, IWPR gives responsible local media a voice.




African Argumentsimages

It is a comment and analysis site of African current affairs and politics. It is hosted by the Royal African Society and run in partnership with The World Peace Foundation, theInternational Africa Institute and ECA-CREAC (Expertise on Central Africa).



The Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource CentreUnknown

The Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre/Norsk Ressurssenter for Fredsbygging (NOREF) is an independent foundation established to integrate knowledge, experience, and critical reflection into and thereby strengthen peacebuilding policy and practice. NOREF supports the development of competence and resources for peacebuilding efforts in the fields of conflict prevention, conflict resolution and post-conflict rehabilitation, as well as mediation and humanitarian actors in conflict-affected areas. Regular publications are available here.



ISS News


ISS at the TEDx for justice and peaceindex

On 9 September 2013, at a well-attended event held by the TEDx Hague Academy, a whole day of speakers explained their visions for justice and peace. With everything from the barrel of a gun to negotiating from inside one’s own society, the range of themes and approaches was impressive, by any standards. One of our Master’s students was talking about the work for peace in Afghanistan he has done with his NGO, working with widows from different communities on the Memory Box project. For more information, see the TEDx website, where you can also hear the speakers, including our own Hadi!



60th Lustrum Colloquium on Humanitarianismimages

As part of its 60th Anniversary celebrations, the ISS hosted a Colloquium on “Critical Approaches to “. The key speaker was Dr. Tim Jacoby of the Humanitarian Conflict and Response Unit, University of Manchester, UK. In response, Professor Mansoob Murshed, Dr. Sunila Abeysekera, Shyamika Jayasundera-Smits, and Dr. Dubravka Zarkov all commented on the main speaker’s talk. Bram Jansen of the University of Wageningen Centre for Disaster Studies also commented. Thanks to Hani Shehada, former ISS Student and film-maker for this excellent film of the event.




Successful Conference at NIASgoya1_460w

Regional and International Discourses on Deliveries of Justice in Former Yugoslavia

Histories, Meanings, and Narratives

This successful conference was organised on 23 April 2012 by Associate Professor Dubravka Zarkov and her research partners, as part of her NIAS-supported collaborative research project, which continues until June: “The Real and Imagined in the Contemporary Balkans”. To find out more, contact her: The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies is based in Wassenaar, near The Hague. See the website.


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