UN launches international media seminar on peace in Middle East

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The United Nations and the Department of International Relations and Cooperation in South Africa (DIRCO) Wednesday launched the International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East in the capital Pretoria.

The UN Department of Public Information in partnership with DIRCO and with the support of the Embassy of Sweden in Pretoria hosted the event in the aim to sensitize public opinion, prevailing media coverage on the peace processes and to enhance dialogue between Palestinians and Israelis.

The discussions are expected to focus on a variety of issues, including the prospects for a political solution for the conflict and the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the occupied Palestinian territory and the Gaza Strip.

The seminar will also discuss the Palestinian Israeli story expressed in documentaries and films; political satire as a peacemaker; virtual reality as the next frontier in storytelling; and the power of animation to communicate complex issues about the situation.

Source: WAFA