: Promoting Iraqi investigative journalism online

Promoting Iraqi investigative journalism online

The first of its kind in Iraq, the website of the Network for Iraqi Reporters for Investigative Journalism seeks to promote investigative journalism online and across language barriers

Launched in mid-June in English, Arabic and Kurdish, the site contains investigations done by both aspiring and experienced Iraqi investigative journalists, and lets readers follow stories on corruption, mismanagement of funds and power across Iraq. All investigations are translated to allow both Arabic speaking Iraqis as well as those of the Iraqi Kurdistan region of the country to stay informed.
International readers are also welcome on the site where English translations of the investigations provide an insight into the Iraqi experience of investigative reporting while giving international journalists a chance to follow the many exposés in the country.
“We hope this site opens a window for more Iraqi journalists interested in investigative reporting to learn about international experiences in the field, while also letting international visitors gain a better understanding of the issues in the Iraqi society” says the investigative network NIRIJ in a press release
Visit NIRIJ’s new website on: http://www.nirij.org/
The Network of the Iraqi Investigative Journalism (NIRIJ) is the first network of investigative journalism in Iraq, founded on in May 2011. Supported by IMS, NIRIJ supports investigative Iraqi journalists to perform detailed investigative reports.
Investigative journalism is a new, but growing genre of journalism in Iraq. Published recently, NIRIJ’s first full publication detailing their most recent investigations is available here.