Investigative journalism
16 - 19 August 2017


Haider al-Janabi

Training of trainers


The Media Academy Iraq (MAI), Iraq’s leading centre of excellence for journalism training, will conduct a course on investigative reporting in Najaf between 16-19 August.

The course will focus on mechanisms employed in writing and developing investigative reports, a vital skill that is in high demand in the Iraqi journalism sector. Investigative journalism can help reporters delve deeper into topics like corruption, political scandal as well as the ongoing multifaceted conflict in Iraq.

Participants on the course will be exposed to the difference between traditional news writing skills – 5Ws etc – and investigative reporting, which required deeper research and verification skills.  Most modern journalists then use these skills to investigate cases of corruption.

Trainer: Haider al-Janabi

Al-Janabi is Najaf Desk Officer for the Danish media organization Media Net. He has published nearly 100 radio, TV and print reports for local and international news organizations. He is the editor-in-chief of Hawleyet al-Najaf magazine, Al-Najaf Now and Al Najaf News Agency. In the past he contributed to Ain News Agency as well as the Arabic dailies Al-Safer, Al-Marsad and Al-Shagr. He is also a contributor to Gangamesh Radio. Al-Janabi also runs the Najaf Now news agency.