Al Jazeera Journalism Review

‘Journalism is sacred work’ - Afghanistan’s frontline reporters

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 to the events unfolding in their country.

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
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
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
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
The internet "kill switch" in the Arab World

Government-imposed internet blackouts in the Middle East have profound effects on the media and civil freedoms across the region.

Published on: 21 Apr, 2021
Media monotone in the Arab World pushes citizens to disinformation

State control over media can lead to public distrust in state institutions and a particular vulnerability to disinformation.

Published on: 15 Apr, 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