The Corporate Media Crisis: Everything Old Is New Again Saturday, 31 March 2012 00:00By Robert Jensen, Litwin Books | Book Excerpt (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)These days, there’s one political point on which one can usually get consensus: Mainstream journalists are failing. In common parlance, most everyone “hates the media.” But there is little agreement on why journalism [...]
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On the front lines with female journalists Practising journalism carries inherent risks, but female journalists still have to deal with gender-specific issues.
Female journalists have made huge strides in recent years, but continue to face gender-specific risks [EPA] London, UK - Our job as journalists carries with it an inherent risk that affects us all, irrespective of our gender or ethnic background, because we go to places and events that people are trying to get away from: disaster [...]
In Pakistan, a news media minefield In the most dangerous place on Earth to be a journalist, the media’s problems are reflections of the state’s incapacity.
Pakistani journalists say they face threats from both state and non-state actors, and lack any protection [EPA] In 2011, Pakistan was, for the second year running, the most dangerous place in the world to be a journalist. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), seven journalists were killed in the country as [...]
YouTube / liarpoliticians A rich banker who appears to have learned none of the lessons of 20th-century economic history. A newscaster who snickers at an impassioned argument. And a reporter dismissed as a young girl who will one day learn better. This exchange between a former Goldman Sachs partner, a BBC correspondent and British journalist Laurie Penny, [...]
A picture made available on January 12, 2009, shows Palestinian journalists protest against the killing of two journalists in Gaza, Nablus in 2009 (MaanImages/Rami Swidan) BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli authorities have extended the detention of a Palestinian journalist arrested on Nov. 16, a rights group said Tuesday. The brother of Isra Salhab told The [...]
Press freedom group: Rescind Gaza restrictions Published yesterday 18:49 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Reporters Without Borders is worried by the Gaza interior ministry’s adoption of new rules for foreign journalists that will restrict their access to the Gaza Strip, the group said Wednesday. Under the new rules, adopted in September, every foreign journalist wanting to [...]
Dope dilemma: should a journalist smoke pot to get a source to open up? Washington Post humour columnist Gene Weingarten has set journalists a problem. I’ve amended it just slightly for a British audience. A reporter is sent to interview a man who can help to reveal a matter of major national importance. It would be [...]
Gaza: Where Freelance Means Abandoned by Mohammed Omer, June 18, 2011 Email This | Print This | Share This | Antiwar Forum GAZA CITY — Sitting by the hospital bed of freelance photographer Mohammed Othman, Ashraf Abu Amrah knows that nobody owns a freelance journalist from Gaza who gets injured, or dies. “When a news agency crew is injured, [...]