Journalists as Peacebuilders

POETRY FORMAT, 28 May 2018

Francisco Gomes de Matos – TRANSCEND Media Service

A  Rhymed Reflection

Journalists write/present information that is current or recent
They publish/broadcast news that are accurate and decent
In local/world affairs, a relevant role journalists are expected to play
They inspire thousands/millions through what they can show and say
Let´s consider journalists as cosmodignifiers so their mission becomes better known
Let´s support journalists as peacebuilders so their seeds of peace keep being sown
May Journalism as a communication profession always help dignify, edify and pacify Humankind


Francisco Gomes de Matos, Ph.D. is an applied peace linguist from Recife, Brazil. He has degrees in Languages, Law, and Linguistics. He is Professor Emeritus at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco where he is active in the Dom Hélder Camara Human Rights Commission. He is one of the pioneers in Linguistic Rights (author of 1984 Plea for a Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights) and in the emerging area of Peace Linguistics. Currently he is President of the Board, ABA Global Education ( He can be reached at

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