North Africa

May 122014

Arab Reporters Tackle Corruption, Human Trafficking In Multimedia “Boot Camps”

Journalist Jamil Al-Jaadabi was lost in a sea of data as he investigated how Yemeni cabinet ministers were spending public money for private travel. But at an International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) “boot camp” in Jordan on using digital tools for public-service journalism, Al-Jaadabi learned not only how to organize the data but also how to present it in a compelling visualization that got immediate attention when he published it online in Yemen.

His story revealed rampant corruption among ministers who routinely used public funds to pay for personal trips.

IJNet Arabic’s Mentoring Center for MENA Media Startups

Media entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa have a new opportunity to take their digital projects to the next level.

IJNet's Arabic channel will launch its second mentoring program for individuals and organizations with startup media projects in the Middle East and North Africa.