Chickpeace – Peace vs. War Journalism


Oded LevRan – TRANSCEND Media Service

This is a visual communication studies final project at the Holon Institute of Technology (HIT), Israel, by Oded LevRan. The video presents the main principles of Peace Journalism using hummus, which is a staple dish for both Israelis and Palestinians, as an analogy to reality.

Educational short film presenting the concept of Peace Journalism through stop-motion and macro photography on how the press and news media to which we are exposed every day create in our minds an image of the world.

Norwegian Prof. Johan Galtung, the principal founder of the discipline of peace and conflict studies, writes that our common daily news should be classified as War Journalism. His new recipe for Peace Journalism offers a new and exciting perspective to journalists and readers interested in solutions to conflicts as opposed to the usual reporting on body bags, casualties, bombs and violence – or on who is winning/losing, like in a sports match.


This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 23 Jul 2012.

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