With an uncertain peace process and military confrontations continuing to flare with regularity, the ‘battle of the narratives’ is raging as never before. This session will discuss important but too-often unreported aspects of the story of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including the challenges faced by Palestinian refugees and internally-displaced persons, as well as how the portrayal of ‘the other’ in media and society can be a major barrier to peace efforts.
Moderator: Mr. Ufuk Ulutaş, Director, Foreign Policy Research, SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research
Mr. Joseph Dana, Correspondent, Monocle Magazine
Ms. Nour Odeh, Media professional and communications consultant
Mr. Ahmed Shihab Eldin, Producer and host, Huffington Post Live
The 2012 International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East took place on the 12 & 13 June at the Centre International de Conférences Genève in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Seminar focused on the role of the media in covering different aspects of recent events in Middle East, especially the Arab Spring, and how they relate to the situation in Israel and Palestine.
The programme also included a peace concert by the “InTerraPax quintet”
and a screening of the Tribeca Official Selection documentary My Neighbourhood by Just Vision.