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Media, Participation and Healing: Community-Led Content to Overcome the Trauma of Conflict

Media, Participation and Healing: Community-Led Content to Overcome the Trauma of Conflict

Author: 
Valentina Baú
Publication Date
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Affiliation: 

University of New South Wales

"[E]nabling community members to be the drivers of local peacebuilding processes using their knowledge, experience, communication and media skills can be a more effective avenue for groups to uncover a healing practice that comes from within rather than without, and which can ultimately transform trauma."

In order to explore the potential that involving local community members in media production has to foster healing and reconciliation, this article reviews four media projects carried out in Sierra Leone in the aftermath of the 1991-2002 civil war. This is framed through an introduction of the literature on trauma and healing and a discussion of the main critiques advanced towards current approaches in this field; selected media theories that bring to light the impact that these types of media can have on both their producers and their audience in this context are also examined.

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Online Journal of Art and Design, Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2018 - sent via email from Valentina Baú to The Communication Initiative on June 13 2018. Image credit: InsightShare

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