Opinion

Syria and the case for editorial accountability

By publishing Seymour Hersh's latest 'fiction' on Syria, German daily Die Welt served as a conduit for disinformation.

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

by Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Opinion

Freewheeling journalism and the 'monopoly of truth'

A reflection on the nature and function of multiple perspectives and alternative narratives in journalism.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

The Listening Post

A war of buzzwords in South Africa's media

We look at competing narratives and buzzwords echoing through the South African media landscape.

Opinion

Indian media wants Dalit news but not Dalit reporters

Caste privilege and domination in newsrooms must end.

Sudipto Mondal

by Sudipto Mondal

Sudipto Mondal

Inside Story

Why are so many journalists being killed in Mexico?

Prominent journalist Javier Valdez was shot and killed in the of Sinaloa on Monday.

The Listening Post

Venezuela: Protests, propaganda and self-censorship

Venezuela's competing media narratives around protests. Plus, a look at when Cuban movie theatres delivered the news.

Opinion

The increasing importance of investigative journalism

From the US to Azerbaijan, exposing corruption is vital despite intimidation from criminal networks and governments.

Khadija Ismayilova

by Khadija Ismayilova

Khadija Ismayilova

Opinion

Do state interests trump 'free speech'?

An Azeri journalist asks: Who has the right to set the news agenda, journalists or governments?

Azer Hasret

by Azer Hasret

Azer Hasret

Opinion

Can Wikitribune combat fake news?

Wikipedia cofounder Jimmy Wales' new venture claims that it will 'fix the news', but it may also be in need of fixing.

Zahera Harb

by Zahera Harb

Zahera Harb

Opinion

How to solve impunity when journalists are targeted

Those beyond the reach of attacking governments or groups must stand up for persecuted journalists and exert pressure.

Vanessa Berhe

by Vanessa Berhe

Vanessa Berhe

Journalism Matters

Is the media being played?

Journalists should cut through the noise amplified on social media and invest their time in traditional truth-seeking.

Is the media being played?

Reporter's Notebook

'My 1,124 hours of solitary confinement in Egypt'

Al Jazeera's Baher Mohamed reflects on his time in a brutal Egyptian prison and promises to keep campaigning for those still in jail.

Baher Mohamed: My 1,124 hours of solitary confinement in prison

Reporter's Notebook

Investigative journalism vs clickbait: A losing battle?

Thoroughly researched reporting takes time, funding and risk, but often garners less online traffic than cute cat videos.

Can investigative journalism survive clickbait and other challenges?

France

Journalism in the era of clickbait

Upholding journalistic integrity is the only way to combat pay-per-click business model poisoning media, say experts.

Journalism in the era of clickbait

Opinion

The case for: Can journalists be activists?

Activist-journalists in Syria inform international media about the war, and sometimes it is hard to leave views aside.

Zouhir Al Shimale

by Zouhir Al Shimale

Zouhir Al Shimale