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Common Ground: Phil. NGO PeaceTech uses Internet and social media to build bridges of peace

While some terrorist organizations use the Internet and social media to spread fear, a Philippine NGO uses these tools to build bridges of peace among Christian and Muslim youth.

Through the use of mass videoconferences and giant screens, PeaceTech brings together thousands of young people on opposing sides of conflict to listen to one another, allowing them to see that the “enemy” has a face. By sharing their experiences, hearing stories of those affected by the conflict, and playing interacitive games and songs, the youth begin to see that they may have more in common with each other than that which divides them.

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