Jordanian investigative journalist wins prestigious AIB award in London
Amman – An investigative reporter who went undercover to document physical and verbal abuses at private Jordanian centers caring for the mentally disabled that was broadcast on BBC Arabic Television in May, has won second prize for documentaries at the Association for International Broadcasting.
Khandajki, from the investigative reporting unit of Al Balad Radio in Amman , set up a year ago with support from Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), the region’s leading network promoting professional in-depth reporting since 2006, attended the award ceremony in London on November 7.
The announcement was made at the glittering award ceremony in London on attended by senior executives and producers from radio and television organizations around the world.
Khandakji jointly produced the heart-breaking investigation with Tony Stark, independent London-based film producer commissioned by BBC Arabic Television. After the documentary was broadcast across the region, King Abdullah immediately visited several of these centers and ordered the government to form a commission to ensure the rights of Jordan ‘s disabled children are respected according to the highest international standards.
Last year, Khandakji won ARIJ’s first prize for best radio investigation