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Changing the narrative for peace - critical role of the media

Media conference graphic

Conference – Darlington 24th September

If the only tool you have is a hammer than every problem looks like a nail‘ – a quotation sometimes used when the possibility of going to war is in the air. It alludes to a wider issue of how we view security and how news sources and other other media outlets frame the discussion.

EU Referendum

Statement from Northern Friends Peace Board, meeting on 18th June at Central Edinburgh Meeting House

After the referendum, regardless of the outcome, there will be many people in the UK and elsewhere feeling hurt, angry and disappointed. The role of the media and many politicians in framing the debate has too often been very negative; passionate assertions have been presented as credible predictions, untruths have been used as if they were fact (in spite of frequent challenges), and fears and prejudices have been stoked up in support of competing agendas.

Resources and opportunities for action on Trident

nuclear bomb over Japan

With a decision on a successor to the UK Trident programme still in the offing, NFPB was pleased to have the opportunity host a special interest group event at Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM) at the end of May.