Making Peace Visible
WSPS was conceived as a global series of symposia, bringing journalists and peacebuilders together 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.
So much of the news we consume every day 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 War Stories Peace Stories (WSPS) seeks to highlight.
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 symposia in Washington, D.C., Brussels, Bogotá and other cities on hold due to the pandemic, the WSPS team began enhancing its web presence to create a centralized hub to engage with and serve our unique audience in promoting broader awareness of the power of peacebuilding.
By connecting peacebuilders and journalists, and providing a space where the former can share first-hand accounts of their work, we believe WSPS can help connect the necessary dots to elevate compelling stories of people trying to achieve reconciliation amid violent conflict.
We are proud to partner with leading media and peace organizations from around the world.