Rethinking Journalism in action

There is not necessarily a need to look at so-called conflict zones to do conflict-sensitive reporting, sometimes a look around you is enough to find something interesting to cover. This is what some of the working groups of Rethinking Journalism did in Berlin. We joined Mathias Birsens (Germany), Agnija Kazusa (Latvia) and Dhaker Youssef (Tunisia) during … Continue reading Rethinking Journalism in action

“The essence of good reporting is to take the little thing you can observe on the ground and put it in the bigger picture”

Putting things into the bigger picture and practice, that was what the 5th day of the workshop was all about. Moving from theory to practice, participants revised the guidelines of ethical journalism and conflict-sensitive reporting they had developed with the trainer Gülsen D. the day before. That a single perspective is dangerous in journalism was … Continue reading “The essence of good reporting is to take the little thing you can observe on the ground and put it in the bigger picture”

Workshop week Rethinking Journalism Monday, Sept. 15 – Sunday Sept. 21

“Journalism can never be silent; that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault.” (Henry Anatole Grunwald) Within the context of conflicts, journalists have the professional responsibility to avoid stereotypes and contribute to a better understanding of the conflict and its solution. From September 15-21, 30 young media makers and journalists from Egypt, Bosnia and … Continue reading Workshop week Rethinking Journalism Monday, Sept. 15 – Sunday Sept. 21

Rethinking Journalism: Introducing the Participants

Menac introduces to you the next eleven participants of the Rethinking Journalism session. Aya Chebbi (Tunisia) Aya Chebbi is an award winning pan-Africanist activist and renowned blogger. Her passion for storytelling has taken her to over 20 countries in Africa and the Middle East, where conflicts are complex to deconstruct. She has written pieces for Arab, American, German, Swedish, … Continue reading Rethinking Journalism: Introducing the Participants