Al Jazeera Journalism Review

Ilya U Topper

Ilya U Topper, born in Spain in 1972, is a Spanish journalist focusing on Mediterranean countries. Since 2011 he has worked in Istanbul as a correspondent for the Spanish news agency Efe.


Writer’s Articles

The correspondent's job: Ask people, don't tell them

Should foreign correspondents and their media organisations ever take a stand on another country’s political divisions?

Published on: Mon, 05/08/2023 - 13:26
Field notes from an earthquake - reporting on human misery

REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: Where do you draw the line when covering human suffering? When does reporting on a devastating earthquake cross over from objective journalism to tasteless voyeurism?

Published on: Mon, 02/20/2023 - 10:18
Beware of trying to ‘cause’ the news to happen

How rumours and speculation about a refugee ‘Convoy of Light’ descending on the Greek border with Turkey were taken up by some members of the press - when it never actually happened

Published on: Thu, 10/13/2022 - 10:25
Beware of activist journalists - they won’t always tell the ugly truth

It is the job of journalists to report the full truth - even when that might cast the ‘good’ guys in a ‘bad’ light

Published on: Mon, 04/25/2022 - 16:34