Fatima is from Beirut, Lebanon. She is aÂ journalist, peace activist, and member at MAP â€“ Media Association for Peace. Fatima is a great supporter of Peace Journalism believing it can play a role in peacebuilding. She believes this can be achieved when journalists preserve their homeland across respecting human rights, establishing dialogue, and skipping conflicts, disputes, and pre-judgements.
What is Peace Journalism?Â
â€œPeace Journalism is when editors and reporters make choices – of what stories to report, and how to report them – that create opportunities for society at large to consider and value non-violent responses to conflict (…) It uses the insights of conflict analysis and transformation to update the concepts of balance, fairness and accuracy in reporting. (â€¦) It is peace, truth, people, and solution-oriented.â€ (Peace Journalism, Jake Lynch and Annabel McGoldrick, Hawthorn Press, Stroud, UK, 2005).
Fatima’s ambition is therefore to spread peace journalism and work within its principles.