This paper summarises a systematic evidence review by Schoemaker and
Stremlau (forthcoming), entitled Media and Conflict: an assessment of
the evidence. It discusses the strength of the evidence that currently
exists around the role of media and information in periods of conflict
and political change.
The evidence suggests the need for caution when planning interventions
using media and technology for political change.
Interventions using media and technology in fragile and conflict
affected situations should be viewed as innovative rather than tried
The media appears to play a different role in the developing world
than is often assumed, and local realities are insufficiently explored
Rigorous evaluations should be a key component of future media
Anon. The media and conflict: An assessment of the evidence. Justice and Security Research Programme (JSRP), UK (2013) 3 pp.