Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Photojournalism in the Middle East

Deputy Managing Editor of The Jerusalem Post, Caroline Glick, posts a video produced by a young Italian photographer which demonstrates the very active role taken by photojournalists in the Middle East conflict:

This reminded us of the story of the Reuters cameraman who was remanded in 2006, for encouraging and directing Palestinians to throw rocks at Israeli vehicles.  It appears little has changed over the last five years.

hat tip: EoZ


  1. On the subject of advocacy journalism, Bob Gibson, Executive Director of the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, recently said: “Advocacy journalism can be a very valuable thing: people with a cause, people who want to change the world, people who want to take the country in a different direction. And there is more of that. There are more organizations that are doing long-term investigative reporting and generally they do buy into advocacy journalism. There are others that are forming that are taking the traditional tact of pursuing the truth wherever it leads, without a preordained direction, and we tend to trust those, I think, a little bit more because they have a track record—the good ones—of being balanced.” (Gibson appeared on the Charlottesville, VA, politics interview program Politics Matters with host and producer Jan Madeleine Paynter discussing journalism

  2. There is certainly a place and a time for advocacy journalism. What is problematic is when a media company adopts and promotes a corporate governance charter and handbook of guiding ethical principles that commits its journalists to impartial and independent reporting and they consistently fail to uphold this standard.