Striving for Objectivity with Wael Taleb & Ronnie Chatah

Ronnie Chatah is host of The Beirut Banyan podcast (@thebeirutbanyan), founder of the WalkBeirut tour and opinion columnist for a variety of outlets on Lebanese affairs. You can find him on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter [at]thebeirutbanyan For this episode Ronnie is joined by Wael Taleb, journalist at L’Orient Today. Their conversation includes the psychological toll of covering the ongoing Hamas-Israel war, including a look at a recent piece written by Wael for L’Orient Today titled ‘No story is worth your life’: Journalists reflect on south Lebanon coverage after Reuters colleague killed’. The discussion also reflects on Hassan Nasrallah’s recent speeches, and both Wael and Ronnie switch guest and host roles with a look at a genetation’s post-2005 political awakening and a narrative battle that seeks facts and truth over emotion and sentiment. Timestamps: 0:00 Intro
1:27 Wellbeing of a journalist
5:42 “No story is worth your life”
10:37 Written word precautions
16:25 Hassan Nasrallah’s speech
27:34 Playing Devil’s advocate
32:03 Determination through journalism
36:14 Wael Taleb playing host
40:33 Criticizing Hezbollah
48:58 Political awakening
55:57 Evolving perspectives
1:03:39 A narrative closer to the truth If you want to learn about new trends and staying on top of the latest developments, MTV Podcast is the place to go. Throughout the week, our brilliant hosts will be discussing timely issues with fascinating guests to give you a wide range of perspectives on a wide range of topics حوارات على مدار الأسبوع، بأسلوبٍ مختلف يمزج بين الشخصي والعام. ضيوفٌ نستقبلهم في استديو هو أقرب الى غرفة في منزل، ونصغي الى وجهات نظرهم في مواضيع مختلفة، وندفعهم الى البوح بأسرارهم. =================
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