Al Jazeera Journalism Review

The West forms a new Arab “Imaginary”

Years ago, the Moroccan thinker Hassan Aourid published his book titled "The Refracted Mirror of the West". Among its major topics was his seeking for media intervention to shape a new public opinion. The article brought a detailed explanation of compatibility of media visions between the West and the Arab regimes' orientations after September 11, 2001 events.

Published on: 30 Jun, 2021
War Stories on Social Media: Audience Engagement and Ethical Hiring Practices

The horrific scenes became more accessible than ever before.

Published on: 23 Jun, 2021
Overcoming Barriers and Hazards: A Woman’s Experience Reporting in Gaza

The first female fixer and journalist in Gaza shares her experiences of reporting in the besieged Palestinian enclave.

Published on: 20 May, 2021
The internet "kill switch" in the Arab World

Government-imposed internet blackouts in the Middle East have profound effects on the media and civil freedoms across the region.

Published on: 21 Apr, 2021
Risking their lives on the frontlines, journalists in Brazil’s favelas struggle for recognition

By all measures, journalists from Rio’s favelas are among the bravest war reporters in the world, facing a constant threat of violence from all directions. Still, favela journalists continue human rights violations and serve their community.

Published on: 11 Mar, 2021
Reporting under occupation in Palestine

As a Palestinian, you live and sometimes die covering the story of your own people.

Published on: 28 Feb, 2021
Foreign funding and orientalism: On the need for an organic journalist

When many North African countries achieved their independence, nationalists began to repeat a sentence of great importance: Colonization will leave out the door, only to come back through the window. The sentence has proved to be prescient, as colonization has come back through the gateway of media, with an orientalist view that detaches reality from its cultural, and socio-political contexts.

Published on: 28 Feb, 2021
Close up and personal

Can Arabs accurately report their own affairs? Can Muslims be reliable sources of objective information about their daily lives and historic changes? We from the Arab and Muslim world are rethinking the news.

Published on: 15 Feb, 2021