4:26am , Tuesday 17th May 2022

Racism inside News Rooms hosted by the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN)

October 5, 2021

Wed Oct 20th and 27th at 17:00 Amman Time (+3 GMT) 

This workshop will look at how racism manifests itself in the Arab media. It will examine some of the specific characteristics of reporting, race, ethnicity and nationalism in the Arab world and look at the role that the media are playing in perpetuating these.

In the first workshop, the trainer Dr Zahera Harb from the Ethical Journalism Network and City, University of London will work with journalists to develop a practical set of guidelines which will allow them to report ethically on issues related to race and racism. The guidelines will consider journalistic principles such as accuracy and sourcing.

In the second workshop, Dr Harb will present the guidelines based on the work and analysis developed in the first workshop.

The final set of guidelines will be presented at the ARIJ annual forum in December.

To apply for this workshop, please click here

To apply for the ARIJ21 Annual Forum, please click here

The Deadline to receiving applications for this workshop is: Wed Oct 13th at 16:00 Amman time (+3 GMT) 

Trainer: Dr. Zahera Harb 

Dr. Zahera Harb

City University, Ethical Journalism Network

Zahera Harb is Senior Lecturer in International Journalism at City, University of London. She is the author of Channels of Resistance: Liberation Propaganda, Hezbollah and the Media (I.B. Tauris 2011), co-editor (with Dina Matar) of Narrating Conflict in the Middle East: Discourse, Image and Communications Practices in Lebanon and Palestine (I.B. Tauris 2013) and editor of Reporting the Middle East, the Practice of News in the 21st Century (I.B. Tauris 2017). She is a board member trustee of the Ethical Journalism Network and member of UK broadcast regulator OFCOM’s content board. She is associate editor of Journalism Practice and co-editor of the Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication. Zahera was a TV journalist in her native country Lebanon reporting for local and international organizations and anchoring news and current affairs programs. She has been a member of the Thomson Foundation expert team as a consultant and media trainer since 2007. She has been sitting on the Royal Television Society Journalism Awards jury for three consecutive years. Zahera was a finalist for the UK Asian Women of Achievement Awards in 2018.