Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Waging Peace: Media's Role in Middle East Conflicts

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) held a panel discussion on the media’s influence in Middle Eastern conflicts at its Washington, DC headquarters on May 8. Entitled “Fanning the Flames or Fueling the Peace?”, it featured Anand Varghese, program officer of the PeaceTech Initiative, which is run by the USIP; Susanne Fischer, regional program manager at the Institute of War and Peace Reporting; and Ammar al-Shahbander, chief of mission at the Institute of War and Peace Reporting.

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