Cairo hosts the fifth ARIJ annual conference for Arab investigative journalists
AMMAN – Some 300 Arab reporters and several worldwide media experts will convene in Cairo on November 23 to exchange expertise, skills and tools, as part of the fifth ARIJ conference for Arab investigative journalists.
Organised by the Amman-based Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) network, the meeting is the first to be held outside the Jordanian capital since the group launched its annual conference in 2008.
On the programme: a handful of training workshops, debate sessions and a roundtable to discuss the latest investigation techniques. All is supervised by profession experts from the Arab world and other countries.
During the three-day conference, over 120 journalists and supervisors will share their in-depth reports that have uncovered issues of local interests in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Bahrain, Iraq, Yemen and Tunisia. The young reporters will tackle as well positive changes achieved after investigations were published.
The year’s best investigative reports will be honoured at the end of the conference, with a special award for “investigating influential public figures” who negatively impact political transition and elections in their countries.
And as in previous versions of the conference, ARIJ is inviting worldwide award-winning investigative reporters, pioneering editors and media professors to showcase their working methods and establish connections with Arab reporters keen to start cross-border journalism.
The event’s sessions include multimedia writing skills, publication techniques, tools to collect information and establishing connections with good sources.
Special sessions will tackle computer-assisted reporting (CAR) and ways to track financial corruption.
The ARIJ conference is an unprecedented chance to join many other distinguished journalists who are already members of a worldwide investigative journalism movement.
You are invited to take part in this dialogue over the best ways to develop in-depth journalism in print media, radios, TVs, websites, in addition to alternative online newsrooms.