These guidelines for conflict reporting were created by the participants of Rethinking Journalism training session in September 2014.
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
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”
The media production at Rethinking Journalism starts today and we are happy to introduce to you our editorial team. Joyce Taylor, editor-in-chief A complex lass smitten with high tea and rainy gloom, Joyce Taylor was born and raised South Florida, but grew up in the Pacific Northwest and considers herself more a hippy at heart. … Continue reading Rethinking Journalism: Editorial Team
Vanessa Basil Vanessa Bassil is a freelance journalist, peace activist and trainer. She is the Founder & President of Media Association for Peace- MAP, the 1st NGO in Lebanon & MENA region dedicated to work on Peace Journalism. She holds BA's in Journalism and in Political and Administrative Sciences. She also earned a Master degree … Continue reading Rethinking Journalism: Trainers
“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
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