The Listening Post

Fidel Castro: Contested legacy, competing narratives

We analyse the competing narratives around Fidel Castro; plus, the UK's new surveillance law, the 'Snoopers' Charter'.

The Listening Post

How will the UK's Snoopers' Charter affect journalism?

A look at the UK's new surveillance law and the relationship between the security state and the journalists covering it.

The Listening Post

Rise of the right: 'Anarchist' media in the Netherlands

We look at how the rise of the far-right is forcing a change in the country's media landscape.

Palestine

Deported from Palestine: Why Israel fears journalists

Journalist Eoin Wilson reflects on Israel's policy of deporting foreign witnesses to the Israeli occupation.

Human Rights

UK politicians approve 'extreme surveillance' law

The Investigatory Powers Bill legitimises previously murky data-collection practices.

The Listening Post

Normalising Trump: The US media whitewash

How the US media begins the process of 'normalising' Donald Trump; plus, reporting the rise of the right in Germany.

Egypt

Egypt hands journalist union head two years in prison

The ruling on against Yahia Kallash, head of the country's press union, and two others comes after a seven-month trial.

The Listening Post

Mosul and Aleppo: A tale of two besieged cities

We examine the difference in the coverage of Mosul and Aleppo. Plus, the Lebanese media mosaic.

Libya

Dutch journalist Jeroen Oerlemans killed in Libya

ISIL sniper fire blamed for death of Jeroen Oerlemans while covering government offensive against the group in Sirte.

The Listening Post

EfSyn: A Greek media success story

No one thought the Greek 'journalists' paper' would last, but EfSyn's circulation continues to rise.

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Venezuela's Maduro: Fighting a losing media war?

Protests in the streets and a battle of media narratives in Venezuela. Plus, the Greek newspaper with nine lives.

Journalism

Al Jazeera English wins three NAJA awards

Al Jazeera wins three awards for its coverage of Native American topics.

The Listening Post

US elections and the media: How did we get here?

We explore how a lack of regulation and absence of a strong public broadcaster has impacted the coverage of US politics.

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Omran Daqneesh and the limits of war photography

Why do some war images, like the one of Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh, resonate more than others? Plus, Ecuador's media law.

Arts & Culture

Death and rebirth in contemporary Ukrainian journalism

Ukraine deserves to break out of the "sick man of Europe" mould, known primarily for the protracted war and corruption.

by Peter Zalmayev