Veteran journalist Magda Abu-Fadil speaks with us about how the migration crisis has been covered in Lebanese media and beyond, and issues of media ethics in the Arab world.
In the podcast we mention two recent articles and a report chapter by Abu-Fadil. You can find them here:
Ethical Journalism Network Report - ethicaljournalismnetwork.org/assets/doc…3eaf8d.pdf
Huffington Post Blogs - "Lebanon: Media Put Humanity in the Picture as Refugee Crisis Takes Hold"
"Moving Stories: International Review of How Media Cover Migration"
Magda Abu-Fadil, who brings years of experience as a foreign correspondent and editor with international news organizations such as Agence France-Presse andUnited Press International, is director of Media Unlimited. She headed the Journalism Training Program at the American University of Beirut, which she founded. She wrote for Arab dailies Asharq Al-Awsat and Al Riyadh, Washington-based Defense News, was Washington bureau chief of Events magazine, and was Washington correspondent for London-based The Middle East magazine. Abu-Fadil served as director of the Institute for Professional Journalists at the Lebanese American University. She taught journalism at her alma mater, American University in Washington, D.C.
She conducts seminars and workshops in English, Arabic and French for professional journalists across the Arab world, collaborates with international organizations on media projects, consults on media education programs, speaks regularly at international conferences, publishes extensively on media issues, journalism education, and training, and, blogs for the Huffington Post.
Picture of Hamra St. in Beirut by Ahmed Alsaqer