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For a 'culture of peace' in the press of Cap-Haitien
an article by UN Mission for Stabilization in Haiti

32 journalists Cap-Haïtien (North) on Tuesday followed a training seminar on the culture of peace.

Photo : Quetony Saint-Vil – UN/MINUSTAH

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"My peace design has completely changed. This training made me realize that I have an important role to play in the rule of law as a journalist, "said Johnny Joseph, a correspondent for the National Television of Haiti in the North.

During this seminar, journalists worked on the concepts of the rule of law, conflict resolution by republican institutions, good governance and citizen participation in public life

"My knowledge of the human rights crisis strengthened", says Chantal Donestaire, facilitator and presenter at Radio Voice of Haiti Evangelical (4VEH). "I have a background in business administration and presentation of good governance gave me refresh your memory of me," said the young woman who has put her new knowledge for the benefit of young people in its emissions "Hi Holidays» Radio 4VEH during major holidays.

Organized in partnership with the Association of Journalists for Peace (JPPA), founded in Cap Haitien in 2009, this training day was proposed by the offices of civil affairs, human rights and justice of MINUSTAH in the metropolis of the North.

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African journalism and the culture of peace, A model for the rest of the world?

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CPNN continues to find that African journalists give priority to culture of peace news, unlike media in much of the world that give priority to violence.  Here are some of the articles published previously:

Journalists from Northern Cameroon Reinforce Communication for Peace

Culture of Peace Featured in Most Recent Issue of Afrique Démocratie

Launch of the network of journalists for peace and security in Africa (Netpeace)

This report was posted on February 3, 2013.