Al Jazeera Journalism Review

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
Antixenophobic media: An impossible goal?

Current media coverage in Jordan and Lebanon tend to demonize refugees and migrants. How can newsrooms prevent this sort of generalization and demonization?

Published on: 2 Jun, 2021
How to bring more balance to western media coverage of Israel and Palestine

How can journalists accurately cover Palestine without becoming unbalanced or biased? Here are some concrete tools and techniques for reporters to keep in mind.

Published on: 17 May, 2021
Arab Investigative Journalism: Good Intentions Are Not Enough

What should young journalists in the Middle East know about investigative journalism before they jump into the field? Veteran reporter Yasser al-Zayyat clarifies misconceptions and gives advice in his latest piece.

Published on: 12 Apr, 2021
Beyond objectivity: The rise of reformist news

The core mission of the news industry is telling viewers the day's events. But another core mission of journalism is to make the world a better place, which means going beyond the facts to change what’s wrong and defend what’s right. Those two missions are in conflict today.

Published on: 23 Mar, 2021
Female journalists struggle for representation in the Arab Gulf

The “glass ceiling” that prevents women journalists from progressing in the Gulf is not due to a lack of competence, but rather a product social norms that encourage the press to favour men over women when filling posts.

Published on: 8 Mar, 2021
Importing credibility: Why does foreign private media invest in the Arab media market?

Why are western media companies all of a sudden interested in opening channels in the Arab World?

Published on: 1 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