In addition to informing people, media can shape and spread values, defuse tensions, and counter hate-speech, providing an array of different views and opinions.
Through its capacity to investigate, media can help people question established ideas and reflect on pressing issues.
On the other hand, the way certain information is distributed can also contribute to escalate conflict, providing information that is manipulated by those in power, and instead of revealing the truth, is used for propaganda purposes.
Join us as we discuss how journalism and mass media greatly shape and impact societies – playing a key role in positive social and political transformations around the world, but also fueling negative stigmas and stereotypes, which contribute to cycles of violence and conflict.
Moderator: Dan Perry – Media Technology Innovator & Former Director of AP Europe