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Hind Khoudary, based in the Gaza strip, has been reporting for Al Jazeera English and her own social media channels since Oct. 7, 2023. Media experts say western news outlets, not allowed into Gaza, should create more partnerships with journalists like Khoudary, shown here on Nov. 3, 2023. Hind Khoudary/Instagram

The chilling effects of trying to report on the Israel-Gaza war

Experts say mainstream media coverage of the war in Gaza is severely skewed — with Palestinian voices getting stifled.
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How to improve social cohesion

Real social cohesion comes from the slow and unglamorous work of listening to people carefully, paying them respect and giving them the benefit of the doubt.
Images of devastation, like the one shown here following an Israeli airstrike in the southern Gaza Strip, can take a heavy mental toll. AP Photo/Mohammed Dahman

Violent and disturbing war images from the Mideast can stir deep emotions − a PTSD expert explains how to protect yourself and your kids from overexposure

People, including children and adolescents, are being exposed to horrifying imagery in the news and on social media. But there are ways to stay informed without overconsuming harmful content.
Google and Meta have said they will strip Canadian news from their platforms in response to new federal legislation forcing tech giants to pay publishers for news they share through their services. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Bill C-18: Google and Meta spark crucial test for Canadian journalism

A series of crises in the Canadian media sector will become a crucial test for what the country’s media landscape could and should look like in the 21st century.
A hikoi (march) to deliver a petition to the prime minister over the Ihumātao land protest in Auckland in 2019. Getty Images

Decolonising the news: 4 fundamental questions media can ask themselves when covering stories about Māori

A Treaty framework developed for New Zealand On Air offers a way for journalists to critically evaluate their own work and promote more accountable and equitable day-to-day reporting.
Over the last two years, a multinational research team has analyzed how mainstream Canadian news media covers artificial intelligence. (Shutterstock)

News coverage of artificial intelligence reflects business and government hype — not critical voices

Computer scientists are overwhelmingly present in AI news coverage in Canada, while critical voices who could speak to the current and potential adverse effects of AI are lacking.
Copies of the ‘Montreal Gazette’ are shown on a newsstand in Montréal on Feb. 16, 2023. Local Montréal businessman Mitch Garber has expressed interest in buying the newspaper. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Montreal Gazette: A case for the local ownership of community news media

Local media ownership brings a level of accountability to the news business and offers benefits to communities by increasing voter turnout, reducing polarization and saving communities money.

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