Steven L. Youngblood's Blog Posts Tagged 'turkey' (7)

Coming Soon: Reporting Syrian Refugees in Malatya, Turkey

By Steven Youngblood, director,Center for Global Peace Journalism

Do Turkish media responsibly cover Syrian refugees? Can the principles of peace journalism be applied to improve reporting about refugees, and to help build bridges with refugee host communities in east-central Turkey?

These vital questions will be on the agenda at a symposium next week in Malatya titled, "Reporting Syrian Refugees: Building…


Added by Steven L. Youngblood on November 5, 2015 at 12:28pm — No Comments

How a Syrian refugee taught me about resiliency and humanity in Adana, Turkey

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

(NEAR ADANA, TURKEY)--As we took off our shoes off to enter Sevsan’s living room, it would have been easy to think  we were in an average home somewhere in the Arab world.

Sevsan (below, right), a pretty, 30ish housewife adored with a colorful scarf covering her hair, smiled and offered us a comfortable seat on one of the cushions…


Added by Steven L. Youngblood on January 22, 2015 at 10:56am — 1 Comment

SLIDESHOW: Tent cities pose challenges for Syrian refugees, Turkish hosts

Tu rkey Peace Journalism Project

Tent cities pose challenges for 

Syrian residents, Turkish hosts…


Added by Steven L. Youngblood on January 20, 2015 at 7:44am — No Comments

Peace journalists analyze refugee reporting in Turkey

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

Adana, Turkey—As the first of two peace journalism seminars got underway here yesterday, the operative question was this: What are the obstacles to professionally reporting about the 2.3 million Syrian refugees here in Turkey?

The first major obstacle is access to the refugee camps. There are two such camps within a two hour drive of…

Added by Steven L. Youngblood on January 17, 2015 at 11:17am — No Comments

Moving peace journalism videos inspire, instruct

I ran across two very powerful videos last week. The first, from the New York Times, is a simple, short video that follows families fleeing from violence in The Democratic Republic of Congo in 2012. 


Added by Steven L. Youngblood on July 30, 2013 at 11:12am — 1 Comment

People to People Peace Camp, Turkey 2011: Student newspaper posted

A student newspaper produced at PTPI Peace Camp in Turkey the last two weeks has been posted. It's great work by 28 outstanding teens from 23 countries. See: blood/2011%20peace%20gazette.p…


Added by Steven L. Youngblood on June 19, 2011 at 8:32am — No Comments

Students make connections at People to People Peace Camp in Turkey

CAPPADOCIA, TURKEY—I watched the students closely as they walked up the stairs and into the living room of a typical Turkish family. If I had to choose one word to describe their demeanors (and mine), I would say we were all apprehensive.


Two hours later, our demeanor would be more than slightly different.


The four students and I were at a Turkish home as part of People to People Peace Camp, which is bringing 28 young people from 23 countries together to…


Added by Steven L. Youngblood on June 12, 2011 at 9:46am — 1 Comment

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