Lebanon based Media Association for Peace (MAP) Promotes Peace Journalism in the Middle East and North Africa

By: David J. Smith, May 3, 2017

The Media Association for Peace, or MAP, based in Lebanon, advances the work of journalists in promoting peace journalism with an emphasis on the Middle East and North Africa regions. MAP’s vision is to “get to media that play an essential role in peacebuilding especially in conflict and post-conflict areas while enhancing Human Rights, Dialogue, Reconciliation, Citizenship, Gender Equality, Environmental Awareness, Sustainable Development and Social Justice in order to reach a less violent, more peaceful world.”

A recent initiative of MAP has been to interview Syrian refugees and document their plight.  You can learn more about MAP by clicking below

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Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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