Though often overlooked, education can play a key role in guaranteeing non-repetition of past abuses. Educational curriculum can promote truth about the past and contribute to lasting peace. Education has the formative potential to help shape new norms, mediate between contending narratives of the past, and nurture a culture of respect for human rights across generations.
A hallmark of many authoritarian regimes is the control or suppression of the media. For that reason, it is imperative that a transitioning society reflects on the character of its media and introduces reforms to ensure that it is open and free, and that journalists are adequately protected.