Kate Roff

Kate Roff is the founding editor of Peace News. She has worked for several news agencies (such as New Zealand's APN News and Media and Detroit's Metromode) as a writer, reviewer, editor, and researcher. While she has lived in many wonderful corners of the world, she always enjoys returning to her homeland, Australia.

Kate holds an MA in Political Science (University of Canterbury), Diploma of Education, and BA in Journalism and Cultural Studies (Curtin University of Technology). She contributed to Politics and the Media (2nd edition) and was a youth adviser to the US Ambassador to New Zealand. She is passionate about media studies, specifically focusing on the industry’s role in politics, international relations, gender issues, conflict resolution, and peace-building.

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March 26, 2019

With global companies like Coca-Cola, Google, MTN and Skype operating in conflict zones around the world, we ask: Do big corporations have a peacebuilding role?

March 18, 2019

Opinion: Kate Roff is the founding editor of Peace News Network. She studied her Master's in Political Science at the University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, where she lived and worked for many years. Here, she reflects on how the New Zealand city is reacting to the...

January 22, 2019

On the island of Idjwi, renowned author Severine Autesserre discovered an example of how a different approach to peacebuilding can thrive...

October 13, 2018

When Deeyah Khan met with neo-Nazi leaders she admits she was scared. Watch our exclusive interview with the film director about what she found...

July 28, 2018

Over 70 per cent of Somalia's population is under 30 years of age, and its civil war has spanned generations.Can education break the cycle of violence? A new study reveals some answers...

May 18, 2018

A new tech project connecting ordinary citizens around the world has impressed global leaders like Barack Obama, and will launch new 'portals' this year...

February 9, 2018

Online 'bots' are often seen as negative and dangerous, but we talk to the team at Build Up, who are using online bots for good...

December 8, 2017

A new deal may allow the Rohingya to return to Myanmar, with observers calling for ethnic reconciliation, but experts warn repatriation cannot be rushed...

October 10, 2017

The surprise reaction to Black Lives Matter protests at the "Mother of All Rallies" made headlines. We talk to Hawk Newsome about his famous speech.

August 6, 2017

Observers fear hate speech could fuel violence during Kenya's election, but SMS messages are being used to diffuse tension.

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