Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Jamil Simon on Media Coverage of Peace Building


Jamil Simon is a documentary filmmaker who has worked in over 25 countries, developing communication strategies to promote social and environmental reform. He has promoted sustainable agriculture in Malawi, conflict resolution skills in Jordan, democracy in Mali, and water conservation in Tunisia. Most of this work has been done for USAID, DFID, and the World Bank. Simon was a conscientious objector during the war on Vietnam. Recently, he put together an event in New York City called War Stories Peace Stories. It took a deep look at the impact of the way the news media covers peace and conflict on public perceptions, and also how can it be done differently. Simon is currently producing a film about Peacebuilding in Burundi that will become part of a more ambitious film about peacebuilding in 4 countries– Burundi, Ireland, Sri Lanka and Colombia. See:
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