Al Jazeera Journalism Review
Propaganda and censorship are as old as war itself, but that has generally been a struggle to control the story rather than targeting
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.
In the coverage of events in Jerusalem and Gaza, mainstream media outlets are failing to report on the situation fairly.
Journalism and sociology cannot be at odds since they are based on the same principle, and they use the same tools to construct social analyses. Still, the two disciplines do not see eye to eye. The sociologist sees the journalist as superficial, while the journalist sees the sociologist as cloistered in an ivory tower.
Asian migrant workers in Oman face a host of challenge in adjusting to their host country. Could media outlets in their native languages ameliorate those challenges?
Digital media might be the answer to a question gripping the journalism industry: Slow or instant journalism?
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.
Why are western media companies all of a sudden interested in opening channels in the Arab World?
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.