In the Press

Whilst MAP is, fundamentally, a peacebuilding organization, its unique identity lies in its commitment to media as a core tool for peacebuilding. It is always a pleasure to work with media outlets in order to​ ​share​ ​the​ ​concept​ ​of​ ​Peace​ ​Journalism.

MAP press review, 2017

UNIC Beirut – 28 November 2017

MAP organizes Media, Peace and Human Rights Conference under patronage of Ministry of Information and in cooperation with UNIC Beirut

 Al Jazeera – 20 September 2017

MAP Founder, President and Executive Director Ms. Vanessa Bassil was interviewed by Al Jazeera Channel highlighting the importance of Peace Journalism and MAP efforts to make media more aware about their crucial role in easing tension and preventing violence.

Deutsche Welle – August 1st 2017 

MAP Founder, President and Executive Director Ms. Vanessa Bassil was interviewed by Deutsche Welle about MAP and its role in Peace Journalism. The interviewer was Ms. Faten Jebai, a professional reporter who was once a trainee at a Peace Journalism workshop given by Ms. Bassil in 2011.

Sky News Arabia – 18 April 2017

MAP​ ​Founder,​ ​President​ ​and​ ​Executive​ ​Director​ ​Ms.​ ​Vanessa​ ​Bassil​ ​was​ ​interviewed​ ​live​ ​on​ ​Sky News​ ​Arabia,​ ​to​ ​talk​ ​about​ ​MAP’s​ ​initiative​ ​on​ ​reporting​ ​about​ ​Syrian​ ​refugees​ ​in​ ​Lebanon.​ ​Ms. Bassil​ ​also​ ​spoke​ ​of​ ​the​ ​role​ ​of​ ​Peace​ ​Journalism.

Charity TV – 4 April 2017

MAP​ ​Founder,​ ​President​ ​and​ ​Executive​ ​Director​ ​Mrs.​ ​Vanessa​ ​Bassil​ ​was​ ​a​ ​guest​ ​at​ ​an​ ​episode of​ ​“Live​ ​at​ ​Five”​ ​on​ ​Charity​ ​TV.​ ​The​ ​episode’s​ ​theme​ ​was​ ​“Change”.

Annahar Newspaper – 15​ ​March​ ​2017

MAP Founder, President and Executive Director Mrs. Vanessa Bassil was interviewed by Annahar newspaper on the topic of co-working spaces (Antwork in particular). MAP’s experience with Antwork, ranging from actual office hours to workshops and events was laid out with the purpose of boosting and exposing a new concept​ ​of​ ​coworking​ ​spaces.

MAP press review, 2016

Al Hurra TV – October 2016

MAP’s Founder, President and Executive Director Ms. Vanessa Bassil was interviewed by Al-Hurra TV to talk about MAP’s journey, its mission and its impact in Lebanon and the region, as well as the recent partnership with the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC)​ ​in​ ​Beirut.

21 September 2016

“صحافة السلام” في لبنان.. لتقلیص المحتوى العنفي”

قد تكون وصفة الموسیقى، لمحاكاة أداء إعلامي لتكریس صحافة السلام، مبالغة في مقاربة مفهومین متباعدین، الأول یهذب المشاعر، والثاني ینقل ما یؤججها… لكن منظمة إعلام للسلام (MAP- Media Association For Peace) حاولت تقریب المتباعدین،كون الموسیقى عابرة للغات وبالتالي عابرة للخلاف والاختلاف المسؤول الأساس عن تولید العنف.

International Journalists Network (IJN) – 19 July 2016

MAP Founder, President and Executive Director Ms. Vanessa Bassil was interviewed by the International Journalists Network to talk about how she founded MAP and the objectives and activities​ ​of​ ​the​ ​organization.​ ​The​ ​interview​ ​was​ ​conducted​ ​by​ ​journalist​ ​Bayan​ ​Itani.

Mariam TV – 10 June 2016

MAP team member Nour Ghoussaini was interviewed live on Mariam​ ​TV​ ​within​ ​the​ ​show to talk about Peace Journalism and its importance in “عالموعد” Lebanon and the Middle East, as well as her activism with Media Association for Peace and the experience that she has acquired​ ​through​ ​her​ ​volunteering.

Charity TV – 16 May 2016

MAP member Christina Boutros was interviewed on Charity TV about MAP’s mission, programs and​ ​activities​ ​on​ ​the​ ​occasion​ ​of​ ​World​ ​Press​ ​Freedom​ ​day.

Al Risala Radio Station – 06 April 2016

Conference coordinator Christina Boutros was interviewed at Al-Risala Radio station about the First​ ​National​ ​Conference​ ​on​ ​Media,​ ​Peace​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Environment.

Reuters – 23 February 2016

News agency “Reuters​​” interviewed MAP Founder, President and Executive Director Ms. Vanessa Bassil and 2 of the members, Christina Boutros & Asmahan Choukeir, about MAP’s journey,​ ​mission​ ​and​ ​vision​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​their​ ​personal​ ​experiences.

MAP press review, 2015

Al-Jazeera – 19 December 2015 

MAP was featured on Al-Jazeera. Ms. Vanessa Bassil’s journey in creating Media Association for Peace​ ​was​ ​shown​ ​on​ ​the​ ​“My​ ​Story”​ ​show.

MBS Radion Station – 02 July 2015

Ms. Vanessa Bassil, Founder, President and Executive Director of MAP, was hosted by the MBS Radio Station within its “Akhdar, Mish Yebes” Program. Ms. Bassil spoke about MAP’s Media, Peace and Environment Program (MPE) and the importance of environmental media in Lebanon.

TV Nour Al Shabab – 25 May 2015

MAP team member Ms. Nour Ghoussaini was interviewed by the local TV Nour Al Shabab to discuss MAP’s Environmental Peace Journalism Training Retreat. During the interview, Ms. Ghoussaini stressed on the importance of applying Peace Journalism techniques when reporting environmental​ ​topics.

Mariam TV – 08 March 2015

In celebration of the International Day of Women, Ms. Vanessa Bassil, Founder, President and Executive Director of MAP, was interviewed by Mariam TV on March 8t​ h 2015. The segment discussed the founding and leadership of MAP and how young women can become agents of change in their communities.