Ryerson Review of Journalism

Rabble, Straight Goods, Indymedia

Electronic Intifada (EI) began in 2001, a year after Palestine’s Second Intifada. This site is packed with information that is organized, accessible, and thorough. It offers visitors historical, legal, cultural, and political information about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Laurie King-Irani, one of the site’s cofounders, says EI’s most popular aspect is its diaries — live reports from people on the ground in occupied Palestine. In 2002, the EI team decided that instead of critiquing the media, they would become the ideal. “Too often, we aren’t getting the whole story. What we do at EI is deliver the missing part,” cofounder Arjan El Fassed says. “We call it supplementary news, rather than alternative news.”