Approaching reporting through the lens of social justice – challenging unequal and unjust power dynamics – is crucial to capturing the realities on the ground. Neutrality in reporting is to support the status quo, even if unjust. Journalism as a profession holds an immense responsibility of capturing power dynamics that would not otherwise be communicated in plain coverage. Neutral reporting on unneutral issues for the sake of neutrality does not change these unjust realities but perpetuates them. To report the facts justly is to inherently recognize the political elements behind them.


The ‘B’ in BDS – Arguing in Favour of Cultural Boycotts

After previously defending their decision to schedule shows in Israel following public backlash, critically-acclaimed indie rock band Big Thief recently canceled their charity concerts in Tel Aviv. In their new statement, they backpedaled on their initial stance on ‘love beyond disagreement’, stating that,  “We now recognize the shows we had booked [did] not honor that…