QaribTalks#2 – How international media cover the war in Ukraine: Double standards, bias and racisms

In the context of the war in Ukraine, it happened more than one time in Western and international media, that journalists either privileged the Ukrainians’ Caucasian race or economic status, and contrasted them with people from Middle Eastern or African countries. This raises concerns about the ethical standards of Western media, which are not always shy to refer to their high standards in other context.
The perceived marginalisation and disparagement of people of colour can have multiple effects on the way the credibility of Western reporting is seen, but also create space for dis- and misinformation that is harmful to social coexistence. 
We need to talk about this and are therefore pleased to invite you to our QaribTalk #2, which directly follows the QaribTalk #1 conversation on the war in Ukraine. Join us and ask your questions to our panelists: Mogens Blicher Bjerregard, President of the European Federation of Journalists; Munir Khatib, Edior in Chief of ARIJ (Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism); Daoud Kuttab, Member of the General Council of the International Press Institute; Rana Sweis, Founder and Director of Wishbox Media and freelance journalist for the New York Times, Bloomberg and others; and Maral Jekta, Research associate at ufuq.de and expert on media and radicalisation.

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