Conflict Management In Ethiopia

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Statement of the problem There are numerous ways in which current social media can positively contribute to prevent and manage conflict. For example early warning is very important for early response; in this case social media has a significant role. It can be used also to encourage dialogue; In addition to that social media can serve as a complementary channel of information for impact evaluation. When it comes to Ethiopia, a country with more than 90 million populations, a significant number of its population are currently using Digital Medias in everyday life. These Digital Medias expected to have its Owen effect on conflict management in Ethiopia but the specific importance and the nature of the digital media to conflict management are…show more content…
Specific objective • To explore the role of digital media on conflict management in Ethiopia. • To identify the number of Ethiopians who are currently using digital media to their day to day activity. Significance of the Study As far as my knowledge is concerned, extensive researches have not been undertaken on the impact of digital media to conflict management in Ethiopia. The chosen topic is especially challenging and recent and in my opinion the issue is not adequately reviewed by scholars and researchers not only in Ethiopia but also in the other parts of the world. So, it may inspire other researchers to look into the issue further and in the course of action; therefore, it may also be used as an input for similar studies too. Scope of the…show more content…
The study will focus on in urban community of the country. The reason for focusing on the urban community of Ethiopia is because of high number of the urban populations are currently using digital media and internet than people living in rural areas of the country. Therefore, the study has a plan to concentrate on the urban populations of the country. Thus, the finding that will be obtained from the study may not generalize the realities existing in the rural areas of Ethiopia. Study Design and Methodology A qualitative methodology is chosen, primary because the purpose of the study is to explore and capture the societal views on the impact of digital media on the management of conflict. Thus, the study objective is so complex and detailed that a quantitative method is little use in investigating the issues (Kanjit, 1999 and Creswell 2007). Qualitative methodology is chosen by researchers when they need to understand the participants’ views, meanings, cognition and intentions and when they are intended to present the gathered information in detail and in complete form. In addition to this, it helps to capture reality as it is and it has also an inherent openness and flexibility that allows researchers to modify their design and data collection tools in accordance with new encounters in the field (Maxwell, 2005 and Seale and Uwezo,

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