Chronicling Civil Resistance
The Journalists’ Guide to Unraveling and Reporting Nonviolent Struggles for Rights, Freedom and Justice
By Deborah Mathis and Hailey Grace Allen
ICNC Press, April 2021
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As mass demonstrations and other forms of protest have proliferated, so too has literature for journalists who cover such actions, advising them on how to protect their safety, their rights of access, and other legal and logistical matters.
ICNC is proud to add to this expanding library a unique publication to help journalists enrich the content of their coverage. Chronicling Civil Resistance: The Journalists’ Guide to Unraveling and Reporting Nonviolent Struggles for Rights, Freedom and Justice is the first known manual that addresses the concepts, terms and mechanisms of nonviolent resistance and the myths and misconceptions that hinder comprehensive and accurate coverage.
Written by two former journalists with input from one of the world’s leading authorities on civil resistance, Chronicling Civil Resistance explores the unique terminology and concepts that nonviolent movements employ; and it delves into the nuances of nonviolent strategies.
ICNC invites journalists, journalism schools and movement organizers to download the guide for free and share it with others who may benefit from a deeper understanding of civil resistance.