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Investigative Journalism Workshop for Arab Gulf Journalists June 26-30

Are you an enterprising journalist based in a Persian Gulf Arab country or a Gulf journalist who works from exile? Looking for a chance to develop your investigative skills? If so, we have a unique opportunity for you: a free, intensive workshop taught by leading journalists and outside experts.

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Investigating What Assad’s Regime Did with Money to Rebuild Syria

The war in Syria has dragged on for a decade, which has led to more than six million people being displaced within the country’s borders, and a similar number have fled the country as refugees. But what has happened to the money raised to help rebuild the country? Journalist Mohammed Bassiki dug deep into the documents and followed the money trail to find out.

News & Analysis

Editor’s Pick: 2020’s Best Investigative Stories from the Arab World

The following stories, selected by GIJN Arabic, are not just a list of impressive investigative reports from 2020. We chose them for their significance, their use of investigative tools and techniques, and their commitment to social accountability.

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A Journalist’s Letter from an Egyptian Prison

In late November last year, Egyptian security forces arrested journalist Solafa Sallam and her photojournalist husband Hossam El-Sayyad. Here’s Sallam’s letter from prison, where she is still being held.

News & Analysis

Editor’s Pick: 2019’s Best Investigative Stories in Arabic 

As part of the GIJN Editor’s Pick series for 2019, here are some of the best works of investigative journalism from the MENA region, as selected by GIJN’s Arabic Editor Majdolin Hasan.

News & Analysis

ARIJ19: Amid Risks and Attacks, A Record Gathering of Arab Investigative Journalists

Hundreds of Arab and international investigative journalists met in Amman from November 22 to November 24 for the ARIJ19 conference, where they discussed “the role of media in a radicalized world” – a global challenge amidst an explosion of digital tools and widespread online attacks against journalists.

Case Studies

Yemen’s Dirty War: A Q&A with Pulitzer Winner Maggie Michael

Yemen has been embroiled in civil war for decades. But its current conflict has left 100,000 dead, with hundreds of thousands more displaced. While the war has received limited coverage by most international and mainstream media outlets, during 2018 and 2019 a team of Associated Press journalists spent months investigating Yemen’s Dirty War. Maggie Michael, Nariman El-Mofty, and Maad al-Zekri won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. GIJN’s Majdolin Hasan spoke with Michael about how they did it.

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How They Did It: Reporting Online — and Offline — Threats to Yemeni Journalists and Activists

Yemeni journalist Fuad Rajeh, who is based in Jordan, decided to expose threats to freedom of expression in his country by looking into the cases of two activists and two journalists who faced online threats — and, in one case, ended up being killed — for speaking their minds on social media. Here’s how he did it.