PECOJON is an international network of print, radio and broadcast journalists, filmmakers and journalism teachers who focus on implementing and mainstreaming responsible and high quality reporting of conflict, crisis and war.
To secure and improve the quality of local, national and international conflict and war coverage, PECOJON offers practical tools and support for journalists, facilitates media ethical discussions and offers trainings especially in the field of conflict analysis and conflict sensitive journalism.
PECOJON was founded in 2004 as a Philippine-German partnership project and fast grew into an international network with members from Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe.
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• Implementing a refined journalistic framework (Code of Conduct)
• Building exchange and interaction among journalists
on an international level
• Improving journalism through trainings and education
• Improving safety and security for journalists
On the other hand it is our creativity and our instinct that lead us to those stories that really matter.
Journalists of the PECOJON Network are committed to a conflict sensitive and responsible journalism. We continuously develop and refine techniques of analyzing and reporting conflict situations. The code of conduct is not an inflexible set of rules but based on experience and discussions among members and experts and develops with the growing experience of the network and related research.
Structure of the Network
The International Secretariat (INTERSEC) is responsible for handling international concerns and administrative issues that concern the complete network.
PECOJON is not a hierarchical organization but a network that serves as a support and communication structure. It is based on a journalists-for-journalists approach.
In this form the network is built to be support and backup for its members,
• Free information flow
• Information quality
• Response time
• Journalists education
• Multiperspective view on international conflicts
• And journalists safety and security…
…with the ultimate goal of enabling a responsible and conflict sensitive reporting breaking the devils circle of media abuse and self-created instrumentation.
Media has a core role in society. As information transmitter between people and their governments and mirror of society’s discourses, a healthy and independent media allows democracies to grow. Only if journalists are willing and able to fulfill this role a healthy and peaceful democratic community can develop.