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‘Unprincipled’ Journalism and Activism on Eritrea

unprincipled journalism and eritrea
The narratives on Eritrea are deliberately misguided. Context and critical thinking are nonexistent. Many of the stories and reports are released and published often with minimal or no fact-checking. It is little surprise that this has often led to the publication of countless far-fetched, sensationalized, racist, and ultimately debunked stories about Eritrea.

BY RUBY SANDHU

Principled activism and journalism, which are fundamentally rooted in the adherence to the tenets of integrity, honesty, ethics, facts, and the basic principle of “do no harm” are important cornerstones of an advanced functioning democracy. Continue reading ‘Unprincipled’ Journalism and Activism on Eritrea

Free Speech or Terror TV? Al Jazeera’s Support for ISIS and Al-Queda

Launched in 1996, Al Jazeera Arabic TV has committed unmatched crimes against the people of Libya, Syrian and black African people.

BY THOMAS C MOUNTAIN

Al Jazeera’s Arabic TV channel has been promoting both ISIS and Al Queda/Al Nusra for years now. ISIS and Al Nusra representatives appearing on the channel are greeted with “welcome back brother” and when finished are told to “go with god”.

Rayan Mishaal, founding Director of the ISIS-Aamaq news agency, was a regular guest and when he was killed in Syria, Al Jazeera Arabic offered their on air condolences. Continue reading Free Speech or Terror TV? Al Jazeera’s Support for ISIS and Al-Queda

Challenging Assumptions: A Note on Recent Media Coverage of Eritrea

Get the truth and print it. The general narrative on the mainstream media about Eritrea is devoid of rational, logical analysis, and long been framed and tightly controlled to produce tainted knowledge and image.

By Fikrejesus Amahazion (PhD),

Last week, Eritrea Profile featured an interview with Mary Harper, Africa Editor for BBC World News. Harper recently spent several weeks in Eritrea covering the country’s Independence Day celebrations, and her analyses, both within her interview with Eritrea Profile as well as in other outlets, have been balanced, impartial, thoughtful, and quite perceptive.

Possessing years of journalistic experience, particularly across Africa, Harper’s coverage of Eritrea has been a reinvigorating breath of fresh air; she avoids the tired clichés, nauseating stereotypes, and longstanding assumptions and distortions to provide an accurate, contextualized, more reliable account of Eritrea. While her entire interview with Eritrea Profile is worthwhile and informative, several things stand out. Continue reading Challenging Assumptions: A Note on Recent Media Coverage of Eritrea