This article delves into the Syrian Female Journalists Network’s (SFJN) approach to decolonise knowledge production, focusing on a multi-faceted deconstructive framework. Through an examination of our analytic and deconstructive process of media language and discourse, our methodology centres on identifying and challenging prevailing patriarchal and colonial power dynamics and binaries within language, particularly in the Syrian media context. Furthermore, our article addresses the transformative role of language in collectively contesting colonial structures through translation and meaning-making processes. Additionally, the article underscores the utilisation of self-identification as a feminist decolonial strategy, emphasising its role in dismantling fixed identity categories and amplifying marginalised voices. Furthermore, it highlights the significance of accountability towards targeted communities by fostering inclusivity, securing access to knowledge, and validating diverse perspectives. Ultimately, this article offers an insight into SFJN’s nuanced approach of decolonising knowledge.
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