conflict & communication online, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2015
ISSN 1618-0747




Shabbir Hussain & Haseeb ur Rehman
Balochistan: Reaping the benefits of peace journalism

If the focus of peace journalism is to press for quality journalism during conflict reporting which will ultimately contribute to peace, then the findings of this study show that the available reporting on the Balochistan conflict passes the litmus test. The coverage is pro-people, and the reporters are aware of their responsibility to society. Despite acute security problems, the journalists have been able to bring the conflict onto the public agenda. A majority of Pakistanis now agree that the people of Balochistan have been maltreated by both politicians and the army, and the time has come to grant them the rights for which they have been fighting for decades, sacrificed thousands of lives and endured great suffering.


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The authors:

Shabbir Hussain (PhD) is Assistant Professor at Riphah University, Pakistan. He has been teaching courses in conflict communication, political communication and media philosophy.
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Haseeb ur Rehman is a researcher at Riphah Institute of Media Sciences. He holds MPhil degree in Mass Communication and is also teaching courses in 'journalism studies' and 'advertisement in conflict zones'. Mr. Rehman also heads a media researcher institute that conducts surveys, media research and also produces corporate documentaries.
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