Myths and conflict in the South Caucasus: A training manual in critical thinking

This new training manual is designed to promote critical thinking towards enemy images and discourses at the heart of the conflict dynamic in the South Caucasus.

Designed to be useful for professionals such as teachers, students, journalists and peacebuilding practitioners, the training should equip participants with tools to resist the manipulation of public opinion through invented stereotypes.

The module provides a tool box of mini-lectures, PowerPoint presentations, role-plays, group work, video clips, analysis of textbooks and media reports, a glossary and recommended further reading on each of five topics: social consensus; societal trauma; heroes and history textbooks; political manipulation; and media literacy.