Conflict-Sensitive Journalism - an International Academic Conference

Conflict-Sensitive Journalism - an International Academic Conference

forumZFD is happy to announce the Call for Abstracts for the first ever 'Conflict-Sensitive Journalism - an International Academic Conference', to be held in Davao City, the Philippines, on February 10-11, 2020

All information and the possibility to register for the conference can be found here:  You can download a short brochure about the conference here.

The Conference is a joint initiative of PECOJON – the Peace and Conflict Journalist Network Philippines, Media Educators of Mindanao (MEM) Inc and forumZFD, in partnership with Asia Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) and the Asian Institute for Journalism and  Communication (AIJC).

This two-day research conference will generate academic insights on practicing journalism and communication in a conflict setting, increasing the professionalization of journalism in general, and contributing to peace building in conflict areas such as Mindanao. The conference will delve into three research themes: 1. Power of the media: agenda-setting and effects, 2. Theory meets reality: Industry practices and emerging trends, 3. Journalism, culture and conflict: Focus on the Philippines.  

Please take note of the following deadlines: 

  • Deadline Abstract Submission for Philippine CSJ Talent Program: July 21, 2019
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 1, 2019
  • Final Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 November, 2019

Early-career researchers from the Philippines have the chance to participate in an all-catered for CSJ Research Talent Program, which aims to strengthen the capacity of approximately 15 up-and-coming researchers to conduct high quality research in conflict-sensitive journalism and bring new academic insights, rooted in the Philippines, to the international stage. More information can be found on the website:

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