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Texting for peace

6 Oct 2011
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Indonesia has shown that new communications tools can serve peace rather than spread conflict, writes Jim Della-Giacoma in The Interpreter.

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From London to Jakarta, there have been accounts of how social media have been used to help encourage violence. In some ways, this is to be expected: people often fear new technologies, so stories of this sort play to receptive audiences. But now a conflict on the margins of the international datelines has shown how helpful these new communications tools can be in waging peace in fractious communities.

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