Inaugural Edition of MIPJ launched: Nexus of Media, Information, International relations and Humanitarian Affairs

New MIPJ Inaugural Edition Website:

Press Release from Reuters:

2012 Inaugural Print / Digital Edition of the MIPJ Released - A Nexus of Media, Information, International Relations and Humanitarian Affairs

NEW YORK, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Information Policy Foundation (IIPF) announced the release of the first print / digital edition of the International Journal of Media and Information Policy (MIPJ), distributed internationally by Ingram.

The print / digital edition focuses on the relationship among media, information, and international and humanitarian affairs, particularly during international crisis, conflict, and disaster.

Acting as Co-Editor and Photo Editor for VII is Gary Knight, VII Co-Founder/Photographer, 2010 Nieman Fellow and Founder/Director of the Program for Narrative and Documentary Practice at Tufts University.


Cover Image: Photo from the Horn of Africa by Lynsey Addario / VII

Photography: VII: Donald Weber, Franco Pagetti, Alexandra Boulat, Lynsey Addario, Stephanie Sinclair, Maciek Nabrdalik, Ron Haviv, Peter DiCampo / NOOR: Jan Grarup, Kadir van Lohuizen, Alixandra Fazzina / Martin Roemers / Jason P. Howe / Brian Driscoll.

Features: Does the Humanitarian Industry Have a Future in the Digital Age? By Patrick Meier / Information, Human Security and the Responsibility to Protect by K.J. Wetherholt / Human Terrain Systems in Afghanistan by Mark Southard / Challenges for Media Development in the Digital Age by Anne Nelson / A Brutal Business by Monica Campbell / Perspectives from the Field: Papua New Guinea by Teohna Williams / Occupy and the Media by Melissa Ulto.

Interviews: Photojournalist Jason P. Howe by Svetlana Bachevanova (FotoEvidence) / Janet Ritz - Environment and Human Security / Professor Richard Norton - Feral Cities / Claudia Hinterseer - NOOR and the role of Media and Photojournalism by MIPJ Online Radio host and MIPJ contributor, by Leigh Barrett.

Film Reviews: Coriolanus / Surviving Progress / In the Land of Blood and Honey.

MIPJ Partners: VII, MediaStorm, PBS MediaShift, FotoEvidence, Newsmotion, PROOF: Media for Social Justice,

MIPJ Advisory Board Members: Michael Ware (formerly of CNN, currently President of Penance Films), Marcus Bleasdale (VII), Brian Storm (MediaStorm), Christopher Mikkelsen and David Mikkelsen Troensegaard (Refugees United), Dr. Erica Pasini (Pax Ludens - The Netherlands), and Professor Alan Hatcher.

Further information on the MIPJ and links to Contributors / Partners / Advisory Board may be found at the MIPJ website: and

Digital Press Kit Available. (.pdf)

K.J. Wetherholt
International Information Policy Foundation
Executive Editor, Journal of International Media and Information Policy (MIPJ)

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