V. A Two-Step Model

This lesson introduces a two-step model for deconstructing the polarization of conflict parties and opening social discourse to more cooperative solutions. To conclude, empirical evidence on the role of the media in the escalation or de-escalation of conflict will be discussed.


This learning activity provides you with a conceptual tool for implementing peace journalism. Furthermore, it identifies the factors that have influenced the success or failure of conflict coverage in the past.