The New Humanitarian (TNH) and the Stanley Center for Peace and Security are partnering on a new focus in our reporting, Beyond the bang bang: Reporting from the front lines of peace, to explore what makes societies resilient to conflict and mass violence. This will showcase independent reporting by TNH, supported by the Stanley Center’s journalism and media program.

As an independent, non-profit newsroom reporting from the heart of crises, The New Humanitarian’s coverage often deals with the consequences of large-scale systematic violence and the cycles of vulnerability that fracture societies and blight millions of lives. Numbed to the carnage and the media's tendency to focus on the "bang bang", audiences may be inclined to view conflict and the suffering it creates as somehow inevitable. This reporting will present the other side of the story.

As part of our reporting from the front lines of peace, TNH’s independent journalism will examine key questions such as: What makes societies resilient to violent conflict? What makes prevention and peacebuilding efforts succeed or fail? How can societies be strengthened from the inside, giving agency to those in affected contexts?

Through a combination of on-the-ground reporting from TNH and timely policy dialogue and debate led by the Stanley Center, this new focus will present fresh perspectives on how to prevent and reduce violence and conflict around the world while fostering the conditions for sustainable peace.

For more information, please contact Sarah Noble, Director of External Relations, [email protected] +41 79 551 61 32.

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