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The jury will consist of a jury head, two senior ARIJ graduates (who may not compete in the awards) and two well established, senior non-Arijeans Arab journalists.
All entries must be submitted in Arabic.
Yes. You may only apply to one category.
The deadline to enter is Oct. 20, 2019.
All work must have been published or aired between Nov. 10, 2017 and Oct. 30, 2018.
The awards competition is free to enter.
You can browse previous winning pieces here.
The awards competition is open to ARIJeans, and two categories are also open to Arab
journalists unaffiliated with the organization.
The deadline to enter is Oct, 15 2019.
Entries will be judged based on:
– originality and relevance
– clarity of hypothesis
– research and sourcing
– risk calculation
– structure and storytelling
– data presentation and visual treatment
– law and ethics
– use of language
– accuracy, balance, clarity (ABC)
– personal and professional initiative taken
The ARIJ’s Awards program seeks to eliminate all conflicts of interest. Works that included any significant role by an ARIJ contest judge are ineligible.
The contest is strictly open to both Arab and non-Arab journalists as long as the investigation is in Arabic.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, answers to questions, and to give comments and feedback.
In a field as complicated as investigative journalism, ARIJ’s annual awards program is a gesture of appreciation, encouragement and educational tool, modeling thorough and ethical work.