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Five years after the Dayton peace agreement, Michael Smith visits the Bosnian capital Sarajevo to attend an international media conference.
Martin Henry is a communications consultant and a lecturer in Communication at the University of Technology, Jamaica.
Vision TV, Canada, is a network with a difference--religious but multifaith, incisive but non-confrontational. Choice Okoro meets its Vice-President, Rita Deverell.
Mahatma Gandhi once said that 'the sole aim of journalism should be service'. Many see the aims of today's newspaper moguls as increased profit margins and political influence.
One day the Italian Air Force bombed and strafed his village, Bashagia in Wallo Province. Wudneh's mother and most of his relatives were killed. 'I remember running with the other children to hide in the river banks and the surrounding jungle,' he says. 'I can still see one plane now, which flew particularly low and bombed our house.
The media in the Balkans, divided on ethnic lines, did 'more damage than weapons' and had played a pivotal role in 'initiating the processes that led to unbelievable bloodshed,' said Senad Kamenica, Head of News and Current Affairs Programmes for Bosnia and Herzegovina Television. Two hundred and fifty thousand people had been killed in the war, including 30,000 children, and Bosnia was still burdened by 'the by-products of the factory of evil'.
It was billed as a conference. It was more an experience.
Native American journalist Gordon Regguinti believes the media has an important role to play in community relations.
An international media forum in Sydney discusses the media's freedom of press versus responsibility to society.
The Right Revd Richard Chartres is the Bishop of London