THE HUMANITARIAN ROLE OF MASS MEDIA IN CONFLICT
AbstractThere are compelling examples of how the mass media has played a positive role in peace-building. For instance, Radio Duwanza is situated ina remote region south west of Timbuktu in Mali and broadcasts to an estimated 126,000 people. The station is run by a local NGO with a staff of six. Education is important, with series on health, farming, literacy, the environment and women’s rights –all approached from a localperspective. In an area devoid of other local information sources, Radio Duwanza fulfils a key role as an outlet for self-expression and local culture.