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In the Caucasus and Central Asia we work with people affected by conflict to challenge attitudes and foster peace, and have established a regional business network.

Covering conflict in the digital age: The importance of human empathy

Tiko Tsomaia is an Assistant Professor at the Georgian Institute for Public Affairs. This article is part of the Caucasus Dialogue series on ‘Tolerance and conflict’. You can read other articles in this series here. Introduction What I love about journalism, and what is of great importance, is reporting true stories that can change society. Yes, journalism matters, but is everything that we call journalism actually journalism? How can we differentiate between accountability journalism and propaganda and advertisements?

Exhibition: Caucasus Tastes and Flavours

The Caucasus Business and Development Network (CBDN) and peacebuilding organisation International Alert are holding ‘Caucasus Tastes and Flavours’, an exhibition of Caucasian Brand's tea, honey, cheese and wine, in the square at the Martiros Saryan monument in Yerevan on 10 July 2014 from 4-8pm.

CBDN invites citizens and guests of Yerevan to taste, discuss and give feedback on Caucasian Brands, which are the result of regional cooperation and symbols of an economically connected and cooperating South Caucasus.

Caucasus Tastes and Flavours

The Caucasus Business and Development Network (CBDN) and peacebuilding organisation International Alert are holding ‘Caucasus Tastes and Flavours’, an exhibition of Caucasian Brand's tea, honey, cheese and wine, in the square at the Martiros Saryan monument in Yerevan on 10 July 2014 from 4-8pm.

Building bridges

This project promotes greater inclusiveness and pluralism in policy-making processes in Tajikistan, particularly on key social and economic challenges such as democracy and development. It will strengthen the role that civil society actors play within these processes and increase their ability to build consensus around sustainable solutions, utilising Tajikistan’s tradition of tolerance and dialogue. Our activities include research, dialogue events and training workshops.

Unheard Voices

International Alert has launched a new project called ‘Unheard Voices’, to share the stories of ordinary people whose lives are affected by the Nagorny Karabakh conflict.

A new blend of peace

Earlier this month International Alert helped to organise a presentation by our partner, the Caucasus Business and Development Network (CBDN), at a festival in Kutaisi, Georgia on promoting peace through advocating for new models of cooperation.

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A non-violent approach

International Alert is helping to promote non-violent approaches to conflict resolution in Kyrgyzstan.

We began working in the country following the inter-communal violence of June 2010. We are currently working in the province of Batken, training youth and community leaders in conflict analysis and mediation skills.

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Abkhazian Television as a mirror of the times

(Русский) Continuing our ‘Caucasus Dialogues’ series on ‘Tolerance and conflict’, International Alert asked journalist and photographer Ibragim Chkadua to comment on the role of television in shaping discourse and national identity. Here, Ibragim outlines the changing role of the official Abkhazian Television channel through periods of political change in Abkhazia and offers his recommendations for reform.

Абхазское телевидение как зеркало времени

(English) В продолжение нашей серии «Толерантность и конфликт» организация International Alert обратилась к журналисту Ибрагиму Чкадуа с просьбой прокомментировать роль телевидения в формировании дискурса и национальной идентичности. Здесь мы публикуем его ответ, в котором подчеркнута меняющаяся роль официального канала абхазского телевидения на протяжении периода политических изменений в Абхазии и приведены рекомендации по реформам. Ибрагим Чкадуа, журналист/фотограф.

International Alert launches report on peacebuilding lessons from Northern Ireland for the Nagorny Karabakh context

Independent peacebuilding NGO International Alert has launched a research report titled ‘Mechanisms of Public Participation and Multi-Track Diplomacy in Peace Processes: Lessons from Northern Ireland’. The report is written by a regional group of experts and seeks to engage the societies affected by the Nagorny Karabakh conflict in discussing the conclusions of this comparative study, which was carried out in 2013 with the support of International Alert.