Rozana Media Foundation is participating in the eleventh ARIJ Investigative Journalism Forum, which will be held at the end of this month at the Dead Sea resort in Jordan for a period of three days.
Rozana competes with an investigative investigation that exposes the corruption of military recruitment departments in Syria. The investigation was produced in the editorial room of Rozana by colleague Malek Al-Hafez, and is participating in the ARIJ Investigative Journalism competition for the category of written investigations.
The forum, organized by the awards-winning Arab Reporters Network for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), is expected to attract more than 400 media professionals and investigative experts from the region and the world to benefit from 50 training sessions and workshops to explore how technology and digital tools can improve research and coverage methods, which are pivotal for strong accountability journalism.
The 2018 Forum is titled “The Future of Investigative Journalism: Trends, Tools and Technology Systems,” which are issues of immense importance amid the rapid development of digital tools.
The forum offers training workshops on blockchain technology and artificial intelligence, fact-checking, physical safety rules and cybersecurity, as well as online investigation tools, understanding and analysing company records, and virtual reality, in addition to new trends of data journalism and storytelling, and other headlines about mobile journalism and podcasting.
Participants will also have the opportunity to learn how to combine traditional journalism and media technology.