Center of Innovation for Media, Conflict and Peacebuilding [USIP] Law and Legal Definition

The Center of Innovation for Media, Conflict and Peacebuilding is one among the Innovative Centers of the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) that focuses on harnessing the power of the media for peacebuilding, and on developing new strategies for countering the abuse of media during conflict. The Center seizes the airwaves, broadcasts divisive messages, blocks Internet access and intimidates journalists to ensure control over information and promote violence. Less well developed is the capacity of the media for building peace. The Center conducts research, develops programming across all forms of media, and promotes cooperation and information sharing among policymakers, experts, media actors, and peacebuilding practitioners.