By Saba Bebawi
This is often the 1st ebook that appears into the country and function of examine journalism within the Arab global. It explores the important position the media may very likely play in informing and empowering society, to aid in starting up the communicative house in a area the place this has formerly been taboo.
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The investigation looked into the issue of pollution Rise of Investigative Journalism in the Arab World 39 in the Hashimiyeh town in Jordan, and uncovered that this area is an environmental disaster. After the investigation was broadcast on Ro’ya TV, the Minister of Environment conducted a visit to the area and declared that any factories that are violating the law and causing pollution would be closed down; however, the minister denied that this decision was related to the investigation (ARIJ Newsletter, February 2012).
Jawad 38 Investigative Journalism in the Arab World Al-Omari, who was the ARIJ trainer working with journalists who submitted their stories to the investigative unit at Ro’ya TV, recalls the initial experiences in Arabic: The ﬁrst televised investigative story we did was broadcast on parliamentary election eve in Jordan where we found some cases of buying votes, and it appeared on camera whereby we showed negotiations of how the votes were being bought. Another investigation we conducted was about ‘missyar’ marriages where nonJordanians from outside the country, mainly from Gulf countries, marry local women and then return to their countries and leave the women.
Jerichow describes the idea behind the establishment of ARIJ: What we wanted to create or inspire was a professionalisation of the level of journalism and the quality. It’s my impression journalism has an international common language and common method – what we would like to do is inspire journalists of the Arab Middle East to work on professionalisation of media here, and to bring them into international corporations holding whoever in power – economically, politically, could be even religiously – whoever in power accountable to local rules and international standards.
Investigative Journalism in the Arab World: Issues and Challenges by Saba Bebawi