On the fourth day of WEASA 2020, participants had the chance to meet with Rana Sabbagh, an experienced investigative journalist and co-founder of ARIJ. Much of the day consisted of deep conversations about the role investigative journalism plays in our modern society. Participants shared stories of investigations that had a big impact on them, and discussed the realities of journalism in their home countries.
In the afternoon session, Rana and the participants held a longer discussion on what legal, political, economic, and social preconditions a society must meet to create a thriving journalistic environment. They also looked at the differences between investigative and conventional journalism, discussing how the former can prove much more difficult but also yield huge benefits for society.« all news