Al Jazeera Journalism Review

‘I became a journalist because we need to be heard’ - telling the stories of Palestine

THE LONG READ: Many journalists in Palestine only entered the profession through a need to make their suffering known to the world. So what does it take to tell stories of tragedy and personal loss to which you yourself are deeply connected while maintaining objectivity?

Published on: 13 Oct, 2021
Reporter’s notebook - covering crisis in Lebanon

Lebanon has undergone a seismic economic collapse triggered by the financial crisis and compounded by last year’s shocking port explosion in Beirut. Al Jazeera.com’s correspondent describes what it has been like to cover the ongoing story.

Published on: 5 Oct, 2021
Radio Gargaar - grassroots broadcasting to refugees in Kenya

What it’s like to host a radio show in the Dadaab refugee camp, situated in one of the world’s most overlooked regions, during a global pandemic.

Published on: 3 Oct, 2021
Witnessing the killing of Muhammad al-Durrah in Gaza - the cameraman's tale

Twenty-one years ago, a video of a 12-year-old boy being killed in Gaza reverberated around the world. Talal Abu Rahma, the cameraman who shot the video, described that day.

Published on: 30 Sep, 2021
Have you been hacked? - What Pegasus spyware revelations mean for journalists

How to protect yourself following the news that sophisticated spyware has been used to hack the smartphones of journalists, activists and politicians around the world.

Published on: 19 Sep, 2021
‘Journalism is sacred work’ - Afghanistan’s frontline reporters

THE LONG READ: Afghanistan ranks as one of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalists. Yet despite targeted killings and an uncertain future, many Afghan reporters are determined to stay and bear witness.

Published on: 14 Sep, 2021
How can we confront Islamophobia in the media?

The events of September 11, 2001 exacerbated anti-Muslim sentiment in the Western media, but Islamophobia had been around for a long time beforehand.

Published on: 12 Sep, 2021
‘It was like the end of the world’ - the reporter's tale from 9/11

Al Jazeera’s Washington correspondent recalls the events of September 11, and explains how life for him as a Muslim journalist in America was forever changed in the aftermath

Published on: 8 Sep, 2021
We were journalists in Afghanistan - I got out; he was killed

Afghan journalist Zakarya Hassani escaped from Kabul to Paris after the Taliban takeover. Later, he watched in anguish as his best friend, Alireza Ahmadi, died trying to do the same.

Published on: 6 Sep, 2021
The fall of Kabul - lessons from a field reporter 

Al Jazeera's correspondent in Afghanistan describes what it was like to report events during the recent Taliban takeover.

Published on: 2 Sep, 2021
How the Pandemic Introduced Me to Mobile Journalism

How our senior correspondent at Aljazeera English, Natasha Ghoneim, discovered the power of her mobile phone during the pandemic.

Published on: 23 Aug, 2021
Protecting Newsgathering through the Sustainable Use of Social Media

All journalists old enough to have worked in a pre-social media world, will have had that moment.

Published on: 16 Aug, 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