The Listening Post

When propaganda sells: Blockbuster films and the Chinese State

Are we seeing more celluloid-based propaganda or just a market-based response to the demands of Chinese movie-goers?

The Listening Post

A change of climate in the media?

Activism, science and politics push the biodiversity crisis up the news agenda. Plus, patriotism in Chinese cinema.

Uganda

Uganda media in court after Bobi Wine coverage

Regulator directed 13 media organisations to suspend 39 journalists after coverage of politician taken to prison.

Uganda media in court after Bobi Wine coverage

The Listening Post

Modi, big money and India elections

Modi seems destined for a victory, but how much is due to his popularity, and how much is down to the BJP's PR machine?

The Listening Post

Reporting Myanmar's Rohingya story

Rohingya Vision TV relies on undercover citizen journalists to tell Myanmar's Rohingya stories from the inside.

The Listening Post

Big money, high stakes – playing the media game as India votes

Political parties are deploying big money and celebrity sparkle to win votes. Plus, reporting on the Rohingya story.

Media

Singapore passes new law to police fake news despite concerns

Critics say approved measures grant government sweeping powers and threaten free speech.

Singapore passes new law to police fake news despite concerns

Myanmar

Reuters journalists freed from prison in Myanmar

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested after investigating the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men by security forces.

Journalism

In Pictures: Tears of joy as journalists walk free in Myanmar

Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo freed in Myanmar after more than 500 days in jail.

In Pictures: Tears of joy as journalists walk free in Myanmar

The Listening Post

Does Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's reappearance mean an ISIL rebirth?

ISIL's media output has always been central to the movement, but as times have changed, so too has its media message.

The Listening Post

An unlikely mix: Journalism and reality TV

We look at how journalism is getting the reality TV treatment across the globe.

The Listening Post

Video evidence: The return of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The video showing the ISIL leader that sparked a thousand headlines. Plus, journalism gets the reality TV treatment.

The Far Right

Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones for hate speech

The social media company also bans Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer.

Media

Venezuela: What we know and what we think we know

Journalist Jon Lee Anderson discusses how foreign interests and misinformation make it difficult to report on Venezuela.

Jon Lee Anderson Q&A: Covering Venezuela poses serious challenges

Rohingya

Al Jazeera's 100 Faces of Rohingya wins Drum Online Media Award

Photojournalist Showkat Shafi wins prize for powerful curation highlighting the portraits of 100 Rohingya refugees.

Al Jazeera's 100 Faces of Rohingya wins Drum Online Media Award