Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) is delighted to invite you to the international workshop 'Innovative Media for Change: Opportunities and Challenges of Media Cooperation in Transitional Justice’ on 22 and 23 June 2015 at the University of Oxford.
The workshop is a launch event for our new collaborative project with our partner Fondation Hirondelle: JUSTICEINFO.NET which is an online platform, offering real time journalistic coverage and academic analysis of transitional justice (TJ) processes, globally. Against this backdrop, the workshop aims at developing a better understanding of what role different media can play to inform the practice and policy-making of TJ processes. We are particularly interested in exploring the complex relationship between academic research, the practices of TJ institutions and the media.
For this purpose, this international workshop will bring together journalists, academics and TJ practitioners to discuss the following questions:
- In what ways can media influence transitional justice policy-making and practice?
- How can innovative media tools be used to inform different audiences about global, national and local TJ processes?
- What are the challenges for independent media coverage and analysis in volatile conflict- and post-conflict settings and how can they be addressed?
- What are possible pathways to an effective collaboration between academia, TJ institutions and media?
- How can JusticeInfo.Net be tailored in terms of content, format and methodology to address the needs of affected communities and to empower local media?
If you would like to attend the workshop please RSVP to Elena Butti (Elena.Butti@law.ox.ac.uk) by 15 June 2015. A light lunch and coffee will be provided on both days; there is no registration fee. Please do not hesitate to contact the organizers if you have any further questions related to the workshop.