Digital Debate 3: Cyber Conflicts, Mediation, and Peace Building
It is a well-known that the internet has become a theatre of conflict. Thus, social media are used to stir up resentment and, in some cases, even hate. As the situation around the Rohingya minority has shown, violent internet presence can easily go hand-in-hand with military atrocities against civilians, violent oppression, and genocidal politics.
What is less known is the fact that the internet has also become a theatre of mediation between conflicting parties and programmes of inter-communal reconciliation and peace building.
The third Digital Debate discussed how to transform cyber conflicts into opportunities to engage in cyber mediation, inter-communal reconciliation, and peace building. Academics and practitioners showcased a wide range of experiences.
6 May 2021, 16:00 hrs. CEST
Digital Debates: Event Series
Every month, this event series will provide inspiring discussions for the civil society sector based on the constant change that digitalisation brings to our societies. Each debate will be a call to action for CSOs to take a more active role in shaping our digital future.
Barbara Iverson will moderate each debate. She teaches Interpersonal Skills and Intercultural Management at the CODE University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.