While the media covers crises, conflicts and wars; narrates events and puts their developments and trajectories into frameworks; and relays the perspectives of the parties involve in them; it also sheds light on the human dimension. This is the core of humanitarian work.
The politicisation of media usually exacerbates crises and conflicts, especially if news fabrication is applied to create an artificial political situation that conflicts with reality in order to impact political positions, decisions and courses. This in turn threatens security, peace and stability, and negatively affects human conditions.
What are the key purposes of the media during crises, conflicts and wars? What are the values that govern media and humanitarian work?