Deep Dive Series

Exploring how innovative uses of media, technology, and direct engagement can accelerate positive social change, counter radicalization and build peace.


Save the date, 19 September 2017, for Deep Dive 4 on media training in fragile states!

- Washington DC

Deep Dive Series

Deep Dive:
“A technique to rapidly immerse a group or team into a situation for problem solving or idea creation ... often used for brainstorming product or process development.”

RNW Media and the PeaceTech Lab are partners in organizing the deep dive series. The deep dives aim to discern how innovative uses of media, data, and technology in fragile and failed states can accelerate positive change and build peace. Unlike traditional government and think tank deep dives, the Deep Dives engage not just researchers and analysts but also fellow NGO practitioners, CSO representatives, technologists, funders, and donors. Together they probe a given country or problem set, delving into case studies, operational challenges, and best practices to explore tangible, practical action steps. For this program on Syria, we are pleased to have the collaboration of IREX.

Next Deep Dive on May 31:

Syria
The Evolving Role of Independent Media


Around the world, independent media generate reliable, accurate, balanced reporting. They support social cohesion, the representation of minority views, and individual self-expression, and promote the debate of ideas. In few places is support and space for these capacities more lacking today than in Syria. Ordinary Syrians face agonizing political and personal choices without discursive or analytical resources to fall back on. Radicalization continues to spread as young people come of age in war and extremist groups are often the only ones reaching out to them. A patchwork of openings for self-expression and debate has appeared and disappeared across the country as territory changes hands.

Against this backdrop, RNW Media and the PeaceTech Lab, in collaboration with IREX, will host a deep dive on May 31 to explore the evolving role of independent media in the ongoing Syrian crisis.

Programme

Participating organizations

Deep Dive Series

Organized by

PeaceTech Lab

PeaceTech Lab

PeaceTech Lab works for individuals and communities affected by conflict, using technology, media, and data to accelerate local peacebuilding efforts.

PeaceTech Lab
RNW Media

RNW Media

RNW Media uses media for change. With innovative approaches to media and training we connect communities and change-makers, enabling young people to make informed choices.

RNW Media

Contact us