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A greeting of peace from Tripoli, Lebanon- Article by Vanessa Bassil- CGNews

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Even in neighborhoods polarized along sectarian cleavages, courageous individuals demonstrate their commitment to peace and nonviolence. In Tripoli, Lebanon, peace activist and journalist Vanessa…Continue

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Peace Journalism: A Needed, Desirable and Practicable Reform by Vanessa Bassil- Founder of MAP-Media Association for Peace/ Lebanon

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The idea of peace journalism has attracted its share of critiques and controversies, but as Vanessa Bassil argues, it still offers a much needed and practical, peace-oriented perspective from which…Continue

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A greeting of peace from Tripoli, Lebanon- Article by Vanessa Bassil- CGNews

Even in neighborhoods polarized along sectarian cleavages, courageous individuals demonstrate their commitment to peace and nonviolence. In Tripoli, Lebanon, peace activist and journalist Vanessa Bassil highlights a recent event for International Peace Day featuring performers, artists, and musicians celebrating the “flame of peace” alight in Lebanon.By Vanessa BassilTripoli, Lebanon - On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, on September 21st, young artists took the stage at the…See More
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"Vanessa I just sent you an email.  But I recopy it here. -- David Vanessa I recently read your piece on peace journalism.   I am writing a book on careers for undergraduates in the conflict resolution and peacebuilding fields.   My…"
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Peace Journalism: A Needed, Desirable and Practicable Reform by Vanessa Bassil- Founder of MAP-Media Association for Peace/ Lebanon

The idea of peace journalism has attracted its share of critiques and controversies, but as Vanessa Bassil argues, it still offers a much needed and practical, peace-oriented perspective from which media can be analysed and produced.Article published in Peace and Conflict Monitor, July 2nd, 2014: http://www.monitor.upeace.org/innerpg.cfm?id_article=1052---Journalism is not just about “reporting facts”. It is about “what” to…See More
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Launching MAP: The 1st Peace Journalism NGO in Lebanon & MENA region

Join our Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/MapMediaAssociationForPeaceContact us: info@maplebanon.orgWho is MAP?MAP is the Media Association for Peace, the first non-governmental organization in Lebanon, the Middle East and North…See More
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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Vanessa Bassil is a Freelance Journalist and a Peace Activist. She holds a BA in Journalism, in addition to another BA in Political and Administrative Sciences at the Lebanese University, and a Master1 degree in Information and Communication Sciences.

She holds more than 25 local and international certificates of participation and activism, as she participated to more than 50 workshops, camps and seminars related to Dialogue, Conflict, Peace Building,Human Rights,Citizenship and Self-devlp.

She serves as a member on the executive board of Dialogue for Life and Reconciliation Organization,and was a consultant in Alef organisation-Responsible and Active Youth for Positive Change project, and also a member in Forum for Development and Culture and Dialogue (FDCD) Youth Committee.

She's passionate about building Peace through media, and she is the pioneer of Peace Journalism in Lebanon. Since 2011, she organizes workshops to Lebanese media students to introduce the concept of “Peace Journalism”. Based on these initiatives, she founded the Lebanese Young Peace Journalists group, and on June 21st, 2013, she launched the 1st NGO on Peace Jounrnalism in MENA region called MAP: Media Association for Peace.

She's a facilitator and trainer, certified from Italy and Switzerland.
She's a TEDx speaker.
She is also the President of the club of the international peace movement "MasterPeace" in Lebanon.
She founded the Lebanese Young Peace Journalists group and Media Association for Peace (MAP).
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (professional), local NGO
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Lebanon
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
Lebanon
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Freelance Journalist and Peace Activist
How many years professional experience do you have ?
3-5
What is one of your favorite websites in the field?
http://www.masterpeace.org
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Arabic, French
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Dialogue, Facilitation, Gender, Human Rights, Interfaith, Information and Communication Technology, Media, Nonviolence, Peacebuilding, Social Entreprenuership, Youth
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Capacity Building, Communication, Information Technology, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Training
Please select the donors (bi-lateral, international or foundations) in which you have direct and signifcant experience (either work for the donor or on projects funded by them)
CIDA, European Union, SIDA, USAID
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Peace Journalism
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
I have won in the international contest "Stories of Peace Challenge" organized by GPPAC, Peace Portal initiative, for my peace story “LET’S TALK”, in which I shared my experience about the learning experience that I have lived in Responsible and Active Youth for Positive Change project, implemented by Lebanese Association for Education and Training. My story has been selected as one of the 25 winning inspiring stories of Peace from around the world, and is be published in the book “People Building Peace 2.0”.
The winning article’s link:
http://www.peaceportal.org/web/stories-contest/the-winners/-/asset_...

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The road to conflict transformation in Lebanon by Vanessa Bassil- CGNews

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At 2:42pm on January 26, 2013, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…

Dear Vanessa,

Nice to meet you in this worldwide network, we have similar activities and please visit

our website; www.inspad.org

At 3:13am on September 25, 2012, jide jimoh said…

Interesting profile, Vanessa. Our areas of interests are similar and I think we can share ideas. Cheers

Jide

 

At 1:04pm on August 6, 2012, anantha said…

do u really believe videos and music have transition power?? activistic or artistic?

At 11:02pm on January 11, 2012, David Crier said…

I am trying to promote the Arc plan and a discussion going at;

 http://www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org/forum/topics/the-arc  

The Arc

 The arc A Formal Structure for a Palestinian State produced by the Rand Corporation. It is a giant leap in the right direction into finding a peaceful solution in the Palestinian-Israeli crisis. It is a ten year plan to develop the West Bank one day connecting it to Gaza. It addresses many of the problems the people of Palestine face in forming a viable state. Only with a prospers Palestinian society that resembles the society of the State of Israel will the people of both societies have any real security. 

They spent more than 3 million dollars and four years in the development of this plan. It is a thirty-three billion dollar plan over ten years that addresses the Palestinian issues of transportation, housing, education, commerce, justice and the contiguity of the State of Palestine. It is a very comprehensive plan creating a clear image of a much better way of life for the Palestinian people. Restoring their dignity and hope for a better future for their children is the best first steps towards peace.

This is the link to an 8 minute and 35 minute video outlining the Arc.The Arc: A Formal Structure For a Palestinian State | RAND 

http://www.rand.org/multimedia/video/2008/08/26/the_arc.html 

Here is a link to the Rand Corporation’s web page to the Arc Reach Brief. There is a link to the full outline version of the Arc at the bottom of the page.

The Arc: A Formal Structure for a Palestinian State | RAND  http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9119/index1.html

These are two links of Doug Sulsman presentation of the Arc at the J Street YMCA New York, NY.  

THE ARC AT J STREET Part 1.mov - YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5DMHSDPLS4 

THE ARC AT J STREET Part 2.mov - YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztM-9O1KBQg&feature=related

There is no way to peace, peace is the way. The Arc is the way for long term peace to become a reality in the Palestinian/Israeli crisis. The challenges are to make the Arc a reality that more people can see, as well as working out the full implementation of the Arc’s plan. The earlier more people get behind a plan like the Arc the sooner it could become a reality. Everyone should write to their elected representatives letting them know about the Arc and your support of the plan. Who could not support such a plan of a way to peace as the arc. Global Crier 

At 11:02pm on January 11, 2012, David Crier said…

I am trying to promote the Arc plan and a discussion going at;

 http://www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org/forum/topics/the-arc  

The Arc

 The arc A Formal Structure for a Palestinian State produced by the Rand Corporation. It is a giant leap in the right direction into finding a peaceful solution in the Palestinian-Israeli crisis. It is a ten year plan to develop the West Bank one day connecting it to Gaza. It addresses many of the problems the people of Palestine face in forming a viable state. Only with a prospers Palestinian society that resembles the society of the State of Israel will the people of both societies have any real security. 

They spent more than 3 million dollars and four years in the development of this plan. It is a thirty-three billion dollar plan over ten years that addresses the Palestinian issues of transportation, housing, education, commerce, justice and the contiguity of the State of Palestine. It is a very comprehensive plan creating a clear image of a much better way of life for the Palestinian people. Restoring their dignity and hope for a better future for their children is the best first steps towards peace.

This is the link to an 8 minute and 35 minute video outlining the Arc.The Arc: A Formal Structure For a Palestinian State | RAND 

http://www.rand.org/multimedia/video/2008/08/26/the_arc.html 

Here is a link to the Rand Corporation’s web page to the Arc Reach Brief. There is a link to the full outline version of the Arc at the bottom of the page.

The Arc: A Formal Structure for a Palestinian State | RAND  http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9119/index1.html

These are two links of Doug Sulsman presentation of the Arc at the J Street YMCA New York, NY.  

THE ARC AT J STREET Part 1.mov - YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5DMHSDPLS4 

THE ARC AT J STREET Part 2.mov - YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztM-9O1KBQg&feature=related

There is no way to peace, peace is the way. The Arc is the way for long term peace to become a reality in the Palestinian/Israeli crisis. The challenges are to make the Arc a reality that more people can see, as well as working out the full implementation of the Arc’s plan. The earlier more people get behind a plan like the Arc the sooner it could become a reality. Everyone should write to their elected representatives letting them know about the Arc and your support of the plan. Who could not support such a plan of a way to peace as the arc. Global Crier 

At 5:00am on January 10, 2012, Santosh Bidari said…
Vanessa Nice to meet here if we are try world peace is possible , we want Non Violence World so working Nepal about Peace . here is just finished 10 yrs conflict so if you have time see our website www.pfpnepal.org.np i hope you response me . all the best for your work and life , Love Peace & Happiness.
 
 
 

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