Social Media – A New Ally for Peacebuilding

We have arrived at a crossroad where social media could become either the biggest enemy or the greatest ally of peace. Among other stakeholders like governments, tech giants and civilians, peace organizations carry a key responsibility in paving the way for a future in which social media can support rather than impede conflict resolution.

This research explores the positive potential of social media in peacebuilding to map, resolve and prevent conflicts. More specifically, it provides an overview of projects conducted by PAX’s peer peace organizations that incorporate social media.

The paper is accompanied by a two pager.

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