This study is based on a critical media literacy education (CMLE) program in a “peace education through media” (PetMed) project conducted simultaneously in three Israeli academic colleges amongst Arab and Jewish students. It sought to assess general short-term trends of changes in the students’ perceptions of the media coverage of the conflict and the role a critical approach towards the media can play in promoting tolerance, and recognizing mutual-victim roles. The pre-post quantitative questionnaires evinced a general trend towards a more moderate position than the students took in response to the conflict. In the wake of the program, more of them acknowledged the importance of knowing the “Other” and the media effect upon constructions of extreme reality and their own perceptions.
- : Israeli college students challenge media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
- : Mira Feuerstein & Lea Mandelzis
- : conflict & communication online