A comparison of the coverage of terrorist attacks in France, Lebanon and Kenya demonstrates that global media falls well-short of the ideals of peace journalism.
With on-line journalism increasingly fostering a spirit of intolerance and unaccountability, more effective regulation - including the licensing of on-line journalists - needs to be considered as a potential remedy to hate speech on-line.
Though an under-explored aspect of contemporary conflict, developments in information technology are fuelling the emergence of new forms of warfare which could pose a unique challenge to state's critical infrastructure.
TransConflict Serbia - with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Belgrade - organized a panel discussion in Novi Pazar, entitled 'Hate Speech in Public Life'.
An interview by the Serbian daily newspaper, Politika, with Veselin Šljivančanin - a former general of the Yugoslav army, who was sentenced to ten years imprisonment by the ICTY - violated the ethical obligations that the media must observe when reporting about war crimes.