Counting the Cost

The rise of the tech titans

A look at the tech giants' earnings as they are positioning themselves for greater influence over our digital lives.

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?

Journalism Matters

How to fight 'fake news' in a post-truth environment

Though co-opted by US President Donald Trump, the 'fake news' phenomenon is global and weakening trust in media.

How to fight 'fake news' in a post-truth environment

France

In search of alternative media in France

A growing band of activists wants to take on perceived bias in mainstream media outlets, but can they succeed?

In search of alternative media in France

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?

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

Opinion

Facebook vs Palestine: Implicit support for oppression

Facebook's censorship and information sharing policies reveal a persistent pro-Israeli bias.

Nadim Nashif

by Nadim Nashif

Nadim Nashif

Opinion

The case against: Can journalists be activists?

The activist-journalist tries to influence debate, whereas a journalist helps to create an informed discussion.

Deepak Adhikari

by Deepak Adhikari

Deepak Adhikari

Europe

Germany seeks to fine social media over hateful posts

Draft law wants social networks to remove fake news and abusive posts within a week or face $53m fines.

Germany seeks to fine social media over hateful posts

Journalism Matters

What is UNESCO-Al Jazeera's Journalism Matters project?

Given the increased targeting of reporters and changing media landscape, it is time to discuss the state of journalism.

What is UNESCO-Al Jazeera's Journalism Matters project?

Google

J&J pulls ads from YouTube over 'offensive' videos

Johnson & Johnson the latest company to drop ads over fears content may appear alongside 'terrorism' and hate videos.

J&J pulls ads from YouTube over 'offensive' videos

Africa

Celebrities join forces on social media to help Somalia

Campaign to raise $1m to deliver humanitarian aid to country on the brink of famine gets massive public support.

Celebrity social media push to help Somalia goes viral

Opinion

How transactional politics will affect journalism

In the age of transactional politics, the survival of journalism is dependent on its ability to adapt and innovate.

Thembisa Fakude

by Thembisa Fakude

Thembisa Fakude

Donald Trump

'Sweden? Terror attack? What has Trump been smoking?'

Confusion and mockery abound as US president refers to Sweden attack that never happened to justify Muslim ban.

Social media mocks Trump for making up Sweden attack

The Listening Post

Wikipedia, open-source and the truth

Facts, trust and the power of open source knowledge with Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Katherine Maher.