Al-Jazeera’s TV interview with Al-Nusra Front leader Abu Mohammed al-Golani has garnered controversy over whether the media should grant space to figures linked with terrorism. However, this has taken place throughout the history of journalism. For example, Western media outlets today scramble to get an interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is responsible for major massacres, so why not Golani?
In the past, many interviews have been held with warlords for the sake of marketing them. This has not been limited to Al-Qaeda and affiliated groupsDiana Moukalled