Security and Peace Discourse Through Peace Media and Its Contribution to Peace in Aceh After the Helsinki Memorandum of Understanding


  • Sugito Sugito Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta
  • Filosa Gita Sukmono Department of Communication Science, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta



Aceh, Conflict, De-securitization, Peace, Peace Media


Attitude is a significant factor in the formation of violent conflict. Therefore, efforts to change hostile attitudes into peaceful ones are vital to the success of peacebuilding in countries emerging from conflict. Peace media has become an important weapon for influencing people's opinions in order to remove the cultural violence that has gotten entrenched during the conflict and replace it with a culture of peace. Using securitization theory, the purpose of this study is to explain how peace media utilized desecuritization to turn warring sentiments into peace attitudes in Aceh following the 2005 Helsinki Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) promoting peace. This study reveals that Tribune Aceh, Kompas, and Republika have emerged as key participants in the desecuritization of the Aceh conflict, allowing them to promote a peaceful mindset among the public. Despite the difficulties associated with the Helsinki MoU's implementation, the completion of this desecuritization eventually contributed to the development of permanent peace in Aceh.


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How to Cite

Sugito, S., & Sukmono, F. G. (2024). Security and Peace Discourse Through Peace Media and Its Contribution to Peace in Aceh After the Helsinki Memorandum of Understanding. Sociología Y Tecnociencia, 14(1), 43–65.