Al Jazeera Journalism Review

How should we talk about Pakistan?

How do journalists report accurately about a country which suffers sectarian violence without reinforcing Islamophobic tropes?

Published on: Mon, 01/24/2022 - 06:45
'Both sides’ journalism does not always show us the truth

Journalists are bound to tell the truth, not give platforms to positions which are demonstrably wrong in a misguided attempt to be ‘impartial’.

Published on: Mon, 01/17/2022 - 11:02
Forget superheroes - science journalists will save the world

Science journalism is not just about test tubes, it's about everything. And the past few years have shown that the world needs science journalists more than ever before.

Published on: Sun, 01/16/2022 - 11:16
The media must stop obsessing about ‘economic migrants’

The use of the term ‘economic migrants’ to describe desperate people trying to find a better life for themselves and their families conceals the reality of the brutality they face at Europe’s borders.

Published on: Mon, 12/13/2021 - 09:20
Life as a journalist on a US ‘kill list’

The US continues to shroud policies for the ‘War on Terror’ behind a veil of secrecy. This undermines democracy and a free press, and means no justice for one American journalist who claims he has been targeted for assassination on five separate occasions, nor for countless civilian casualties of US drone attacks.

Published on: Sun, 11/28/2021 - 08:03
No, you are NOT the story

A writer reflects on the absurdity - and naivety - of journalists who place themselves at the centre of the stories they cover.

Published on: Sun, 11/21/2021 - 11:35
It’s time to put an end to ‘parachute’ journalism

While global media organisations continue to fly in their own correspondents, relying on local journalists only for translation and ‘fixing’, the world will never get to know the real stories happening in the Global South.

Published on: Sun, 11/07/2021 - 09:54
Julian Assange and Wikileaks are no model for responsible journalism

Punishing journalists who publish leaked information is an assault on democracy, but journalists still need to handle such information with care and integrity.

Published on: Sun, 10/31/2021 - 11:22
When journalists are blind to their privilege, the ‘true’ story may not be told

It took me years to see how my privilege would influence the outcome of interviews with minority Hindus in Pakistan. This ‘positionality’ is something journalists should pay closer heed to.

Published on: Sun, 10/24/2021 - 11:15
Why I’ve had to launch my own magazine about Pakistan

Western media is full of negative stereotypes about my birth country. My job as a diaspora journalist is to challenge those tired old tropes.

Published on: Tue, 10/12/2021 - 08:34
Will Zimbabwe’s journalists be harmed by new cyber laws? 

Zimbabwe’s Cybersecurity and Data Protection Bill aims to protect privacy and guard against child sexual abuse depicted online. But it could also seriously hamper a free press.

Published on: Tue, 09/28/2021 - 09:12
Secrecy is journalism's deadliest foe

When journalists unquestioningly swallow the narrative put forward by governments in the name of 'secrecy', it serves no-one.

Published on: Sun, 09/12/2021 - 12:03
Professional Integrity: The Cornerstone of Protection

Propaganda and censorship are as old as war itself, but that has generally been a struggle to control the story rather than targeting

Published on: Thu, 07/29/2021 - 15:52
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: Wed, 06/30/2021 - 10:41
The Palestinian struggle to be seen in the media

Does the global media treat Palestinian lives as inherently less valuable?

Published on: Sun, 05/30/2021 - 17:29