Efforts to professionalize soccer in Saudi Arabia in advance of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar are marred by efforts to maintain political control of the game, a lack of transparency and accountability, and disputes between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
How similar is Qatar's real face to the image it's trying to portray? For one thing, Qatar has funded many extremist Islamic movements, such as ISIS, something it's probably regretted once ISIS got out of hand.
The images from Egypt, of journalists in cages, should make all of us recoil and react. And stand firm in our commitment to protecting the freedom of the press.
For the United States and many other foreign leaders around the world, from Great Britain to Australia, this sentence was a vivid reminder of Egypt's grotesque reality: that of a country dominated by the military, where the right to a fair trial, a free press, and free expression are blatantly crushed.
Al Jazeera is a Qatari owned company reporting on American faults. Their concentration on the negative side of American life does not sit well with me.
Unfortunately we have reached a time when ratings are far more important than facts and we will continue to suffer from that until we go back to the pre-Reagan days when stations could lose their licenses for their misdeeds.
It is human nature to harshly judge others we disagree with or disapprove of, until we are actually exposed to the life experiences that have shaped their choices and worldview.
As faculty members of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, we write to protest the continuing detention of, and criminal proceedings directed against, reporters, producers and other news professionals of Al Jazeera and Al Jazeera English.
The White House and State Department need to rev up the engine of public diplomacy and make it more central to U.S. foreign policy. Forcefully defending press freedom would be a good way to start. The world will take note.
The January 2010 assassination in Dubai of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a cofounder of the military wing of Hamas, briefly drew international attention to the man who went on to investigate it: Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai's long-serving chief of police.
Development of Arab media education has been slowed by ill-conceived efforts to mirror Western -- especially American -- curricula. This problem is rooted in a failure to recognize that the heart of a media curriculum is not technique but culture.
I was part of a delegation of the International Press Institute that visited the Egyptian capital last week to try and plead the case of some 12 Egypt...
The success of the new Egypt is no doubt dependent on many political factors. However, no real democracy or legitimacy can be won if everyone is expected to support the rulers only. Dissent, pluralism and different points of view are essential to guarantee democratic rule.
Our imprisoned colleagues join a long list of reporters who have been killed, injured and imprisoned in recent years. Paradoxically, while the media has grown ever more influential in recent times, its foot soldiers are ever more exposed as they are targeted.
Al-Jazeera's toned-down coverage is surprising and ironic in light of the current media landscape. Indeed, al-Jazeera America is launching at precisely the moment when cable news is cratering in the public imagination.
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