Audio Interview with Johan Galtung on Peace Journalism


Vatican News – TRANSCEND Media Service

8 May 2018 – Galtung answers the questions, Why is it so difficult for the media to inform about peace? Why does it appear it to be interested only in war? “It is because they don’t know how to write about it, they don’t even know how to conceptualize peace,” he says.

He expresses his opinion that women journalists are generally more attentive and more capable of putting Peace Journalism into practice than their male counterparts. The culture of PJ has its roots in the education and training of journalists–not in taking for granted the guidelines set by schools of journalism–in order to break away from a negative model and introduce this new journalistic paradigm.

Listen to Audio Interview (6:25)


Johan Galtung, a professor of peace studies, dr hc mult, is founder of TRANSCEND International and rector of TRANSCEND Peace University. Prof. Galtung has published more than 1500 articles and book chapters, over 500 Editorials for TRANSCEND Media Service, and more than 170 books on peace and related issues, of which more than 40 have been translated to other languages, including 50 Years-100 Peace and Conflict Perspectives published by TRANSCEND University Press. More information about Prof. Galtung and all of his publications can be found at


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