The philosophy of Xchange Perspectives grounds itself in the law of eternal interconnectedness of our diverse human identities. We trust that knowledge is universal, and thus is meant to be exchanged amongst us all. Through this sharing and communication of trust, Xchange Perspectives foresees a future of unity in diversity, a vital expression of peace.
Our contribution through media is the way we choose to partner with all actors committed to development and peace processes, in our collective aspirations towards equal, just, sustainable and all-inclusive social change.
The processes and goals of our contributions are grounded in fostering commitment and empathy, leading to transcendence, to finally reach for unity in diversity. Therefore we nurture the following values:
Inclusiveness & participation >>> Unity
Identity care & equity >>> Diversity
A search for excellence & creativity >>> Transcendence
Proactive non-violence & dialogue >>> Empathy
Sustainability, transparency & accountability >>> Commitment
We envision a world where all voices are equally heard and considered; a world where all people have knowledge, capacities and skills to share their views through media and shape what and how they communicate. A World where all people have the space to fulfill their need for expression, leading to an open exchange and reflection, stepping stones for peace.
It is our belief that local media initiatives, oriented towards human development and based on all-inclusive communal participation, foster mutual understanding and are a distinctive contribution to peace. These initiatives encourage open dialogue among all, through the exchange of information, experiences and opinions.
Therefore, Xchange Perspectives acts in different spheres related to the development of community-based and community-oriented media initiatives worldwide. Knowledge about the necessary skills and capacities is shared with interested individuals and social groups, with a particular interest allocated to those spheres requiring immediate action.
All actions and projects implemented by Xchange Perspectives have as a central and universal criterion the partnership with the people concerned, who shape the form and the content they want to communicate about. The goal is to foster a sense of process and result ownership in the people we partner with, who develop the solutions to particular issues of concern, and spread their productions to their communities and beyond. For this purpose Xchange Perspectives provides the following:
We support our partners by providing trainings in:
Journalism: Print-, Radio-, Video- and Photo-Journalism;
Music: Live Performance, Music Recording and Music-Video Production;
Film: Fictional and Documentary Film Production;
Theatre: Acting, Forum Theatre and Puppetry Drama;
Artwork: Drawings, Photography, and Print Material (Posters) Production.
We support our partners in the selection, procurement and installation of production and broadcasting equipment, as well as setting up production studios, radio stations, websites including social networks and other web integrated solutions.
Programmes and campaigns
We support our partners in the development, implementation and evaluation of their media projects, programmes and campaigns.
We document the initiatives and highlight the concerns of interested persons, groups, and organizations through various media types.