Peace is not just the absence of war. It is a set of deliberate interventions to prevent and/or transform conflict. Peace Journalism essentially seeks to extend the remit of news so that news can draw connections between actions or inactions of people and the dynamics of conflict. To do this, Journalists must have a strong awareness of how conflicts develop and the agents and agencies that can impel it towards escalation or de-escalation.
The Peace Journalists Network (PJN) will be launched in Abuja, Nigeria. The Network will help in grain emphasis on the paradigm of peaceful presentation of even the most violent of stories/event rather that hate narratives. The launch, which is scheduled for May 3, 2016 and will have several award winning journalists as well as defense information officials in attendance, is part of activities to mark the World Press Freedom day.