Al Jazeera Journalism Review

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: 12 Sep, 2021
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: 29 Jul, 2021
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
The Palestinian struggle to be seen in the media

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

Published on: 30 May, 2021
In coverage of Palestine, biases and irresponsible journalism emerge

In the coverage of events in Jerusalem and Gaza, mainstream media outlets are failing to report on the situation fairly.

Published on: 13 May, 2021
Journalism and sociology; uneasy bedfellows

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.

Published on: 10 May, 2021
Should foreign laborers in Oman have their own media outlets?

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?

Published on: 2 May, 2021
Slow versus instant journalism: Is digital media the answer?

Digital media might be the answer to a question gripping the journalism industry: Slow or instant journalism?

Published on: 25 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
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
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