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Friday, October 9 • 16:00 - 17:00
TV Investigations in the Arab World

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Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), the region’s leading media support organization promoting “accountability journalism” among a new generation of journalists, media professors and students, has over the past year produced edge-cutting TV investigations. One has been aired on Al Jazeera English documenting continued abuse inside Tunisian jails four years after the revolution toppled the dictatorship of Zine El Abdine Ben Ali. Another is being readied for BBC Arabic. And the rest have been aired on leading Arab broadcasters. In this session, a group of ARIJEANS take you on a journey through their compelling investigations, share  tools of the trade, discuss cultivation of sources and dangers of going under-cover to document abuses in a region where media repression and muzzling of free speech continues unabated.

“Behind the Doors of Silence” award-winning independent Egyptian  journalist Ahmed El Shamy documents cases of incest inside Egyptian families, a taboo, and shows how lack of societal, legal and psychological support is scarring the lives of voiceless victims.
 
“Autistic Guinea Pigs”: Jordan’s award-winning investigative Journalist Musab Shawabkeh documents how five medical centers are offering unlicensed and unapproved Oxygen therapy treatment to help autistic children. The expensive treatment has emptied the pockets of families desperate to help their autistic children with no tangible results. In some cases, the situation of patients has only worsened.

“Back to the days of Diesel Horse Carriages”:  Award-winning journalist Riad Kobaissi, head of the investigative unit at Lebanon’s privately-owned AlJadeed TV, documents how owners of diesel trucks install special gadgets to manipulate the quantities of fuel oil supplied to customers, including state-run hospitals. The wide-spread cheating takes place while the state turns a blind eye against diesel distributors. He confronts on camera the wrongdoers setting precedents for this genre of reporting in the region.

“Egypt’s Environmental Crime”  Journalist Ahmed Soliman Nawar, senior ARIJ multimedia editor, documents how primitive charcoal industries  are harming the health of residents of Ahgour -- once a famous hub for exporting roses -- and endangering the environment in the absence of state measures to relocate this thriving  industry amid official procrastination.

Moderators
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rana1

Director, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism
Rana Sabbagh, Jordan, is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), the Amman based media support network promoting investigative journalism in nine Arab countries. In 28 years of professional experience in the Middle East, she has served as editor of the Jordan Times and was the first woman to run a political daily newspaper in the region. She was the former Reuters correspondent in Jordan and... Read More →

Speakers
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Ahmed Soliman Nawar

Multimedia Senior Editor, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism
Ahmed Soliman Nawar is an Egyptian investigative TV reporter, who produced many television ‎investigative films and worked as the producer of Yosri Fouda’s famous ‎program "The Last Word,” Soliman joined ARIJ in 2015 as Senior Editor ‎Multimedia . He had ARIJ IJ Basics training in 2011. | He earlier worked on ‎investigative programs with CBC, and with OnTV, DreamTV and radio ‎stations in Egypt.‎ |  
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Ahmed El Shamy

Investigative Journalist, Independent
Ahmed El Shamy (Egypt) is an independent investigative journalist. His latest TV investigation “Behind the Doors of Silence” tackling the taboo issue of incest among Egyptian families won third place at the Dusko Jovanovic International Award for Investigative Journalism earlier this year. In 2012, his multimedia investigative report “The Beloved Killer” was honored by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), as was his... Read More →
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Musab Shawabkeh

Investigative Reporter, Radio Al-Balad
Musab Shawabkeh (Jordan) is an award-winning investigative journalist who has been heading the investigations department at Radio Al-Balad since 2013. He has produced edge-cutting investigations in print, radio and video form, tackling sensitive issues such as profiteering medical doctors who exploit autistic children, newspapers that print vague employment ads dragging females into prostitution, teachers facilitating cheating at national high... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Lillehammer 1-2 (Keynote hall)

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