THE ANALYSIS OF THE PHILIPPINES ONLINE NEWS’S ROLES ON RECONCILIATION AFTER CONFLICT IN MINDANAO, REPUBLIC OF PHILIPPINES

  • Kwanfa Sripanpandh Faculty of Mass Communication, Chiang Mai University
Keywords: Online news, Conflict Reconciliation, roles of media

Abstract

This research aims to analyze the roles of The Philippines' online news in reconciliation after the conflict in Mindanao and analyze information of The Philippines' online news of peace activities or non-violence actions after the war in Mindanao. The conceptual framework is based on the concept of peace journalism and ideas of peace and non-violence actions. The qualitative method and content analysis are used to analyze The Philippine's online news, the winning article from the EU peace award 2015. The findings are that the roles of the Philippines' online news in reconciliation after the conflict in Mindanao as follows: 1) The Philippines' online news informs historical and context data that are primary causes of conflict in Mindanao. 2) The Philippine online news presents creative information as a Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro-CAB for conflict resolution. 3) The Philippine online news informs various perspectives as Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), governmental sectors, private sectors, nongovernmental sectors, civil sectors, and influential persons in agreement on Autonomous. 4) Disclosure of blast’s fear, the anxiety of MILF attack, fear of soldiers, need of security, and hope of Mindanao’s people to settle down in their homeland. The results also found that the information of The Philippines online news about peace activities or non-violence actions after the conflict in Mindanao as follows: 1) The Philippines online news informs about the project of educational development and development project that is operated by communities. 2) The Philippines online newsstand for the provision of the contract as Intellectual property (IP) rights and Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and informed participants of women in pressing of Bangsamoro basic Law 3) The Philippines online news inform usage quality mind and creative activities that are the stories about traditional ritual for peacebuilding, the visual usage of positive relationship between Mindanao’s people and soldiers, and the visual image of Mindanao’s
people who is hope in peace.

Published
2020-09-29