The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is undertaking a six-year research project on governance, security and justice in conflict-affected areas. The Cartoon Movement will support the academic research with editorial cartoons, using our global network of cartoonists to come up with powerful visuals on six themes, one of which is information:
We know that media can be a highly effective way to reduce conflict. Reliable information is essential for stabilizing society. In functioning states the media takes an important role in the accountability of the government, information flow and transparency. Free media monitors human rights violations and may even prevent the outbreak of a new conflict. But what role does (online) media have in fragile states or conflict affected and post‐conflict areas?