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At the 2nd Global Constructive Journalism Conference in Geneva on 18 January 2019, Jackie Harrison (CFOM) and Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob (RUNMAPP) participated alongside Caroline (Fondation Hirondelle, CFOM collaborative partner) in a panel on Journalism in Post-Conflict societies defending the importance of professional and accountable journalism. Jackie Harrison particularly emphasised the importance and the role of the media and civil society in post-conflict settings advocating the need for building civil norms. She also advocated greater inter-agency collaboration between peacebuilders and UNESCO in order to ensure that journalists and journalism are safe to undertake their civil role in post-conflict societies.

Following the conference CFOM issued a position paper on the role of the factual mass
media in post-conflict settings, civil norm building and the importance of the safety of
journalism and journalists in peace processes which you can read here.

 For a summary of Jackie’s UNESCO inaugural lecture on the civil power of the news, civilresistance and civil diminishment click here.