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Media in Conflict: The Evaluation Imperative

September 9, 2011
09:00AM - 12:30PM

U.S. Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington DC,

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Categories: Conference/Symposium

Never before have the media played a more integral role in conflict prevention and post-conflict reconstruction. At the same time, funding agencies and policymaking bodies have greater expectations for demonstrating impact and efficacy in conflict management.

To meet these growing needs, media development practitioners, donors, international broadcasters and methodologists have collectively authored the “Caux Guiding Principles,” a USIP PeaceWorks forthcoming in December 2011.  The “Principles” aim to improve monitoring and evaluation of media interventions in conflict zones.  Such media interventions can consist of promoting a particular message through the media or projects geared towards building the capacity of media organizations themselves.

On September 9, 2011 the authors of the “Caux Guiding Principles” will present their findings.Media in Conflict: The Evaluation Imperative will feature speakers and panel presentations recommending ways to harness the power of the media for conflict prevention and peacebuilding, and a keynote address by David Ensor, director of Voice of America and former director of Communications and Public Diplomacy at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.This event is jointly organized by the United States Broadcasting Board of Governors; the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania; Fondation Hirondelle; Internews Network; and the United States Institute of Peace.

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