This website is a product of a partnership between Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) and Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) to strengthen coverage of governance and corruption issues in Jordan.
With funding from the UK’s Arab Partnership Fund, the project will produce original investigations into some of the most pressing issues around governance in Jordan today. All content produced is offered to local and international media for free republication with a view to reaching as wide an audience as possible.
As part of the project, TRF and ARIJ have trained 45 Jordanian journalists in reporting on governance and investigate journalism. The training aims to equip the journalists with the tools to undertake responsible investigative reporting and stresses the importance of accurate and balanced reporting on governance issues. The most promising trainees are now receiving mentoring from our senior editors and will contribute their own investigations and stories to the website.
Capacity building for Governance and Anti-corruption NGO staff has been provided through media training, teaching staff how to better communicate their messages to the media and increase coverage of their findings in local and international media.
About Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism
Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) is the region’s leading nonprofit organization promoting “accountability-journalism” among editors, journalists and media students.
The Amman-based ARIJ was formed in early 2005 to support independent quality professional media, through funding in-depth journalism projects, and offering media coaching as well as pre-publication legal screening. It helps journalists working in print, radio, TV and on-line media in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Bahrain, Palestine, Yemen and Tunisia.
About Thomson Reuters Foundation
The Thomson Reuters Foundation has one goal: action for impact.
We use our unique set of skills to run programmes that trigger change and empower people: strengthening journalism, providing free legal assistance, and in-depth coverage of the world’s under-reported stories.
The Foundation’s TrustMedia service has trained more than 11,000 journalists across 170 countries on everything from elections and sports reporting to covering health crises, women’s rights and corruption. Larger media development projects and news services have been set up in Egypt, Zimbabwe and Iraq.