Journalism In Times of War, edited by Awad Joumaa and Khaled Ramadan, is rooted in this region. The book examines how journalists in the Middle East gather reports and protect themselves and their sources from harm in conflict areas. It also addresses the challenge of hate speech and the changes brought about by the digital world.
The editors have also put together some of the best practical steps journalists can take to avoid harm when reporting from areas where they face acute risk. They even discuss how to conduct open source verification and fact-checking in conflict areas.
By transferring the accumulated knowledge of many contributors with decades of reporting experience to their name, the book draws on the knowledge of experienced reporters, citizen journalists and media activists to provide a practical manual for aspiring war correspondents and those who want to work in the field.
With a foreword by Professor Hamid Dabashi of Columbia University, the contributions range from award-winning Lebanese war correspondent Zeina Khodr to renowned Syrian media activist Zaina Erhaim and Peter Greste, the Al Jazeera journalist who spent 400 days in some of Egypt’s most notorious prisons.
Awad Joumaa and Khaled Ramadan
Close Up and Personal
A Struggle Within a Struggle: Media Coverage and Censorship in Yemen
Interview with Bashraheel Hisham Bashraheel
Despite Barriers and Hazards: A Woman’s Experience Working in Gaza
Ameera Ahmad Harouda
Lessons from a War Correspondent
Interview with Zeina Khodr
War on Your Doorsteps: Journalism and Activism
Reporting Under Occupation in Palestine
Interview with Tamer Al-Meshal
Tales of a Local: Freelance Journalist in Yemen
Digital Sherlocks: Open Source Investigation and New Verification During Wartime
War Stories Through Social Media: Audience Engagement and Ethical Hiring Practices
Beyond Bystanders: Citizen Journalism During the Egyptian Revolution
Protection of Journalists under Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law
Closing the Door on Inciting Violence: How to Avoid Hate Speech
Professional Integrity: The Cornerstone of Protection
Good Governance in Media Organisations
Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2011
Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International
Solomon Tsegaye, Correspondent Ethiopian Broadcast Cooperation
Elias Ramadan, University of Copenhagen
Dorian Batycka, Journalist, Curator and Art Critic
Masih Sadat, Editor-in-Chief at Turban Times
Juan Cole, Author of "The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East"
Jenifer Fenton, Poynter Journalism Fellow-in-Residence at Yale 2017-2018