Browsing the "Middle East" Tag

Only Image I Ever See: Media Consumers’ Perceptions of Iraqis

November 9th, 2015 | by EJC

When you think about Iraqis, what are the first pictures that come to mind? If you are like the participants in a recent Temple University study, you may imagine desert scenes, women in hijabs, crowds of angry men chanting, or brutal terroristic activity


Learning Lessons From Jordan’s Website Licensing Law

August 5th, 2015 | by EJC

Jordan requires news websites to register with the government and be headed by an editor who is a member of the journalists' syndicate. Depending on which side of this controversial measure you stand on, the provision of the Press and Publications law is either a bold move to improve professionalism in the burgeoning online media, or a not-so-subtle effort to strengthen political control over what is reported - and by whom


Humanity In The News: An Italian Case Study On How To Tell The Migrant Story

December 12th, 2014 | by EJC

One of the toughest tests of ethical journalism in Europe is the tragic story of migration involving thousands of poverty-stricken men, women and children from Africa and the Middle East – many of them fugitives from war – who risk their lives to make a perilous sea crossing in search of sanctuary on the shores of Italy and Spain


The Trials Of Being A Journalist In Aleppo

May 19th, 2014 | by EJC

Journalism is one of the hardest jobs around: it is the search for the truth, and its difficulties and dangers are multiplied during times of armed conflict, as is the case in Syria


Propping Up Professional Journalism In Times Of Transition

January 28th, 2014 | by EJC

Stimulating meaningful debate; conveying complex information and opposing opinions; uncovering corruption and abuse of power. Journalists have no shortage of professional obligations. But can they really be expected to live up to them in the face of violent, political transition


Jordan: Journalist Uncovers Widespread Child Abuse

November 26th, 2013 | by EJC

While researching institutions for disabled children, Jordanian journalist Hanan Khandagji found harrowing cases of child abuse. Her efforts were recently recognized by the German Development Media Award.



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