Slow Journalism please: Al Jazeera chief

Media in the Arab world are “suffering from four major defects”, the director-general of Al Jazeera warned at a Media & Marketing conference in Dubai, reported Arabian Business. Wadah Khanfar said that 24-hour news was “obsessed by breaking news”, suffering from a “severe lack of historical context”, was “betraying” the masses, and should focus on diversity as the key to future success.

“We are suffering from immediacy and are obsessed by being the first to break news, we should have something called ‘slow journalism’ which digs deep and understands the consequences,” said Khanfar.

Only in the Arab world? I don’t think so.