The West Bank: Journalism Training (2006)

Knight International Journalism Fellow Scotti Williston completed four months in the West Bank in 2006.

Middle East: Start Up Investigative Reporting Teams at Major News Outlets

At a pivotal time for the Middle East, Knight International Journalism Fellow Amr El-Kahky is launching teams of investigative reporters at news organizations across the region. His efforts have helped journalists gain more access to government documents than ever before, particularly in Jordan and the West Bank. His investigative unit in Jordan uncovered a vote-buying scheme ahead of the November 2010 parliamentary elections. Jordanian reporters also tackled the issue of childhood alcohol addiction—a controversial topic never covered in the past.

Oct 22010

Investigative Journalism is Back in the Arab World

It’s been almost two months since I took up the Knight Fellowship and six investigative journalism units in Egypt, Jordan and the West Bank are up and running.

Training for both broadcast and print journalists at several different media outlets has been completed, and investigations are underway in the areas of stock exchange corruption, road accidents and even business by some influential business men who are also prominent politicians.

In Jordan, Farah Al-Nas Radio has completed an investigation on child alcohol consumption in a Jordanian border region.