Media center

How we can help the media

Media center

We operate a global network of people and information from conflict zones. We can provide frontline contacts, human stories and distinctive angles from around the world:

  • Direct access to our frontline peacebuilders for first-hand information and stories from the field.
  • Pre-departure briefings and contacts for your assignments.
  • Local fixers drawn from our in-country correspondents.
  • Online information on peacebuilders worldwide at Insight On Conflict.
  • Comment on peacebuilding initiatives in the news.

Issues and countries we cover

Currently we are working on these issues:

  • Burundi: Preventing young people from joining armed militias and political gangs, in a country where 65% of the population is under 20 years of age.
  • DR Congo: Rescuing child soldiers, disarming rebel militias, resettling refugees back into their homes.
  • Nepal: Ending the cycle of violence with a hotline for peace. Conflict is stopped in its tracks using a network of politicians, community members and media contacts.
  • Pakistan: Preventing radicalisation of young people into extremist organisations in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (formerly North-West Frontier Province) and the Swat Valley.
  • Sri Lanka: Reconciliation between communities and religious leaders in the post-conflict period.
  • UK: East London project to help young people in deprived areas resolve conflicts in their homes, schools and streets.
  • Zimbabwe: Ending the culture of political violence through youth education, and training village chiefs in conflict transformation.

Interviews, photos and case studies for all of these can be arranged by emailing our press office.

Insight on Conflict

We publish the information website Insight on Conflict which lists over 600 grassroots organisations worldwide that are actively peacebuilding in conflict zones. It’s a leading resource for contacts, updates and stories from countries in the news.

Media coverage

Latest media coverage

Guardian: profiles of the three winners of the 2015 Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders Awards. (12/15) Read

Guardian: a profile of the work of Aware Girls, Peace Direct’s partner in Pakistan. (10/15) Read

Overseas Development Institute: a blog by Craig Walters highlights Peace Direct as a good example of locally-led Theory of Change. (09/15) Read

New York Times: A mention and link to Insight on Conflict in an article about Rohingya migrant crisis. (07/15) Read

Foreign Affairs: Explores Peace Direct’s view that aid must shift towards local voices. (06/15) Read

BBC World News: Gulalai Ismail from our partner in Pakistan talks to BBC World News about her work. (03/15) Watch below.

BBC World Service: Pakistan peacebuilders, Gulalai and Saba Ismail from the project we support in Pakistan, talk to the BBC World Service. (01/15) Listen

BBC World Service: Pakistan peacebuilder, Gulalai Ismail, talks to the BBC World Service. (08/14) Listen below


UNA-UK: Peace Direct Chief Executive, Carolyn Hayman, writes about the role of local peacebuilders in conflict areas. (09/13) Read [pdf]

Alliance Magazine: Peace Direct Chief Executive, Carolyn Hayman, writes on the Local First campaign. (09/13) Read [pdf]

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