CANADIAN CULTURE OF PEACE PROGRAM ACTION ITEM: FREE FLOW OF INFORMATION
those that are interested, as part of the Canadian Culture of Peace Program
) your participation
and help with respect to the Culture of Peace
Action Item: “free flow of information” and the development of a Culture of
Peace News Network will be greatly appreciated.
“Supporting participatory communication and the free flow of
information and knowledge by
means of such actions as support for independent media in the promotion
of a culture of peace;
effective use of media and mass communications; measures to address the
issue of violence in
the media; knowledge and information sharing through new technologies . .
Mainstreaming the Culture of Peace at http://www.peace.ca/CCOPPmainstreaming.pdf
result of an organizational meeting and the previous work in establishing the Culture
of Peace News Network –
Canadian Culture of Peace Program free flow of
information email listserver has been set up to facilitate
participatory communication and the free flow of information and knowledge by
means of such actions as support for independent media in the promotion of a
culture of peace; effective use of media and mass communications; measures to
address the issue of violence in the media; knowledge and information sharing
through new technologies and a Culture of Peace News Network to build a Culture
of Peace and Non-violence at home and abroad.
There is an emerging consensus among Canadians
that the structures and processes which would enhance peace learning of the best
possible quality at all levels are not currently available in
its strategies, UNESCO is actively contributing to the achievement of the United
Nations Millenium Development Goals (September 2000; ref. http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=6331&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
Communication and Information
Promoting the free flow of ideas and universal access to information ;
Promoting the expression of pluralism and cultural diversity in the media and world information networks ;
Access for all to information and communication technologies, especially in the public domain.
Declaration of Sofia on
Promoting Independent and Pluralistic Media http://www.ijnet.org/FE_Article/MEdiaLaw.asp?Terms=&CID=25494&UILang=1&CIdLang=1
document - Promoting
the Free Flow of Information and the Development of Communication
Covering Violence: How Should Media Handle Conflict? By Danny Schechter - an excellent summary of a two-day forum, where Dr. Johann Galtung's ideas were presented.
HOW JOURNALISTS CAN HELP PEACE by Ray Cunnington - Peace Research Institute Founder says current reporting on war leaves out an important part of the story -- how the conflict can be transcended.
FAQ - Greetings
Mr. Stewart! My name is S and I am a graduate student at George Washington
University, Washington DC, currently studying International Development.
I came across your website as I was completing research for an upcoming project.
The information that I have found on your website is quite helpful. The
title of my project is "The Strength of Media as a Peace Building
Tool". Are there any recommendations that you could make concerning
The Brainwashing War on Us, by Jim HightowerThe Criminalization of Dissent, The Ottawa Citizen Sat 18 Aug 2001 - The complete 5 part series on "the criminalization of dissent"
Words for Press Freedom
Words against Press Freedom