Making Peace Visible

A global network of Journalists and Peacebuilders 

WSPS was conceived as a global series of symposia, convening journalists and peacebuilders to explore and reimagine the way the news media covers peace and conflict.  Our work began in April 2018 with our first symposium at the New York Times Center, engaging over 400 journalists, peacebuilders, and thought leaders in a vibrant exchange of ideas.

Our Mission

War Stories Peace Stories (WSPS) connects and supports journalists and peacebuilders through webinars, podcasts, and other engaging events, to ensure that crucial under-reported stories are written and shared worldwide.

With planning for in-person symposiums in Brussels, Bogot√° and other cities on hold due to the persistent COVID-19 pandemic, the WSPS team began enhancing the web presence in 2021 to create a centralized hub for engaging our unique audience and promoting broader awareness of the power of peacebuilding.

The Stories We Tell

So much of the news we consume on a daily basis is focused on violent conflict. If we looked at the world through a wider lens, we would also see people working hard and often at great personal risk to reduce conflict. These are the stories we are missing; these are stories WSPS seeks to highlight.

Our goal at WSPS is to help journalists better understand the process of peacebuilding, in turn helping them see the compelling stories of people trying to achieve reconciliation following violent conflict. By connecting peacebuilders and journalists, providing a space where the former can share first-hand accounts of their work, we believe WSPS can help connect the necessary dots to tell these powerful stories.

Our History

WSPS was conceived as a global series of symposia, convening journalists and peacebuilders to explore and reimagine the way the news media covers peace and conflict. As part of a growing ecosystem of organizations and individuals committed to elevating stories of peacebuilding, WSPS brings effective ways to deal with conflict into the public realm.

Our work began in April 2018 with our first symposium at the New York Times Center, engaging over 400 journalists, peacebuilders, and thought leaders in a vibrant exchange of ideas. Since its inception, WSPS has been committed to making peace efforts more visible to the global public. In 2019 WSPS was awarded the Luxembourg Peace Prize in Peace Journalism in recognition of the hugely positive impact of the inaugural event.

The power of the inaugural event is that it started an important and fascinating conversation about peace and conflict, and how we talk about them in news reports and the global media. We want to continue the conversation that we started that day. This 90-second video previews what we hope will become a global conversation.

Our Partners

We are proud to partner with leading media and peace organizations from around the world.

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