Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism
Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) is a regional organisation working to promote and support investigative journalism in nine Arab countries.
ARIJ offers journalists grants to cover the costs of their investigations, assigns a coach to supervise the journalist and a lawyer to screen the investigative report before it is published.
ARIJ also assists in the establishment of investigative journalism units within existing media outlets and encourages Arab universities to introduce the principles of investigative journalism in their curricula.
By supporting high quality investigations, professional role models and best practices, ARIJ establishes national examples to further professional standards and practice across the region. Since its establishment the organisation has supported more than 1800 in-depth investigations.
The organisation was established in 2005 in a close collaboration between IMS, a number of Arab media professionals, and the Danish Association for Investigative Journalism (FUJ).
ARIJ provides support to journalists in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Bahrain, Palestine, Yemen, and Tunisia.
2016 Interview with Rana Sabbagh, ARIJ executive director
Contact person for ARIJ
According to IMS Director Jesper Højberg, holding political actors to account remains a key aim of investigative journalism. But perhaps...
This year’s conference on investigative journalism in the Middle-East, the Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) Forum, celebrated new journalistic tools such as AI and virtual...
Op-ed by executive director of ARIJ, Rana Sabbaggh, prior to the 11th Annual Forum....