Al Jazeera Journalism Review

Muhammad Khamaiseh

Muhammad Khamaiseh is a journalist and researcher focusing on media ethics and cultural studies. He works as an editor with the Al Jazeera Media Institute. 

Writer’s Articles

How do we determine 'newsworthiness' in the digital age?

The relentless flow of news in the digital age has re-shaped the parameters by which we decide what is 'news' and what is not

Published on: Mon, 09/11/2023 - 12:38
The irony of fake news - sometimes it serves to highlight injustice

Last week, the image of a blonde-haired Palestinian girl standing up to an Israeli soldier was wrongly credited as an image of a Ukrainian girl confronting a Russian soldier. The intention was to garner sympathy for Ukraine - instead, it had a rather different outcome

Published on: Sun, 03/06/2022 - 15:45
How to avoid stirring up hate through your reporting

In part two of our series on how the media can propagate hate speech, we look at ways that journalists can ensure their work is balanced and objective, to avoid this.

Published on: Thu, 12/16/2021 - 13:58
The problem with hate speech: How the media has fuelled its rise

Across the world, media organisations are guilty of misrepresenting the stories of refugees and other vulnerable minorities, stirring up panic and outrage within their respective countries. We look at some examples.

Published on: Thu, 12/09/2021 - 10:31
Is slow journalism the cure for fast-food thinking?

ANALYSIS: Journalists require time and space to provide the depth readers need to make sense of an endless stream of instant news.

Published on: Wed, 11/10/2021 - 13:08
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: Sun, 02/28/2021 - 09:39