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Analysis of media coverage of peace & conflict, by Institute for Economics & Peace, Media Tenor

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3 February 2012

Measuring Peace in the Media 2011

Author: Vision of Humanity, Australia

For the second year, the Institute for Economics & Peace and Media Tenor have jointly analysed global television networks coverage of peace and violence issues using a fact-based approach which compares various measures from the Global Peace Index against Media Tenor’s database of global media. Measuring Peace in the Media covers over 160,000 news items from 31 news and current affairs programs that air on four continents…The report explores the media coverage, or lack of coverage, of peace and conflict with a special emphasis on news themes that may help to create stable, peaceful societies…Measuring Peace in the Media 2011 was launched at [World Economic Forum in] Davos, 2012.

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3 February 2012

[PDF] Measuring Peace in the Media 2011

Author: Institute for Economics & Peace, Media Tenor

Media Tenor and the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) have come together to jointly create a unique platform that utilizes a fact-based approach for analysing the global media coverage on topics related to peace and conflict. The aim of this study is to better understand the texture of news coverage and its accuracy. This was achieved by analysing Media Tenor’s extensive database consisting of 164,000 news items...The data was further analysed and broken down by country coverage with news stories from 101 different countries. The aggregated country data was then compared to the Global Peace Index (GPI) so as to rate the accuracy of the coverage.

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