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Over the past 40 years, Search for Common Ground has implemented, and is implementing, 100s of programs that utilize media to amplify the voices of marginalized people and to support reconciliation and collaboration across dividing lines.

Our media inspires new thinking and sparks discussions about the root causes of violence and how to overcome differences. Through radio, television, theatre, comics, and social media, Search media programs reach 86 million people per year. We support local producers to develop content that sparks local conversations, builds understanding across dividing lines, and highlights marginalized perspectives, complementing small-group dialogue with social consensus-building.

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Empowering the Next Generation of Female Journalists in Pakistan

“Focus on the work and don’t focus on how people see you. You can do good work.” Maryam, a female journalist from Pakistan’s Balochistan province, advises. She knows from experience how societal norms can prevent women from participating in a profession. In Balochistan and its neighboring province Khyber Puktoon Kha…
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Inspiring the Next Generation of Independent Media in Pakistan

Search for Common Ground, in collaboration with The Media Training and Research Center, Freedom Network, and The Media Center, implemented Inspiring the Next Generation of Independent Media in Pakistan from September 2020 to June 2023. The project aimed to advance women and youth-led independent media in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.…
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Inspiring the Next Generation of Independent Media in Pakistan

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Strengthening Community Dispute Resolution

The project primarily focuses on addressing the root causes of conflict and preventing the escalation of local disputes by enhancing Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) capacity to mediate community-level grievances. It aims to support the development and implementation of inclusive, culturally sensitive, and accessible local mediation systems. The significance of this…
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Investing in Peacebuilding Matters: Saving Lives in Côte d’Ivoire

  Your blood rushes into your ears, muffling people’s screams as machetes slice through the air. You run faster, but you can’t escape the saccharine metallic smell coming at you from everywhere. A sudden burst of pup-pup-pup-pah-pah urges you forward, your feet peddling the air. Bullet casings fall to the…
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Search reality TV show winner awarded state funding by the President of Burundi

When Maria dropped out of school in sixth grade to get married, her life was limited to household chores and farm work. But her innovative ideas have gained her the winning prize in the popular reality show Nd’umu DG, alongside recognition from the Burundian President himself. Maria’s story is an…
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Mid-term (2 pager) – Tuyage “Let’s Talk” in Burundi – August 2022

Tuyage project activities were remarkably effective in improving women’s economic outcomes and increasing access to media that promotes women’s inclusion and rights. Mixed findings on changes in women’s agency and discriminatory norms, however, point to the need to adapt project activities to address more deeply ingrained barriers to women’s rights…
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SECOND WIND – BEST LOCAL SHORT DOCUMENTARY

Our film “Second Wind” won the “Best Local Short Documentary”. “Second Wind” follows the lives of several former inmates on their journeys through post-carceral reintegration as they gradually reconnect with their communities. The documentary sheds light on former inmates’ experiences inside the prison system and the lack of opportunities for…
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West Africa – September 2020 – Key Highlights

West Africa – September 2020 – Key Highlights (+ Version Française)
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International Peace Day 2020: What ties us together will save us

Beyond the false choice of win-lose thinking is a future that can work for us all, but we can only get there together.
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