5:29am , Wednesday 27th January 2021

How to do an investigative report with ARIJ?

1. Complete the three online courses offered by ARIJ
2. Fill out the application below

Do you want to do an investigation about an issue that impacts people’s lives? Do you want to uncover information that others want to hide? Share your story proposal with us by filling out the form below.

It’s important to be informed about ARIJ’s priorities and standards.
We collaborate with journalists on all types of investigations – print, audio, video and digital – and support journalists through the various stages of the process from coaching and supervision to finding publication outlets when needed.

We believe that investigative journalism, which depends on documenting facts and in-depth research, is key to ensuring transparency and accountability and reinforcing democracy and justice.

ARIJ will not support any proposal that is vague and based on broad generalities, nor will we support a mere collection of previously published research and reports that do not reveal anything new or have an impact on the public.

Prior to filling out the application, you are kindly requested to complete the three online digital courses below and submit your certificates of completion through the form.

Introduction to Investigative Journalism
Digital Storytelling
Trauma Management

Note: All sections are mandatory. ARIJ will not consider incomplete applications. As soon as your proposal is submitted, you will receive an automatic email confirming receipt. Within three weeks, you will receive a response either with the preliminary acceptance or rejection of your proposal.

Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal to ARIJ.
ARIJ Editorial Board


1.Name (as written in your passport)


3.Country of residence

4.City of residence

5.Phone number


7.Current workplace (if freelancer, mention the agencies you have recently worked with)

8.Have you previously published investigative reports with ARIJ?

9. Have you previously published investigative reports with media organizations other than ARIJ?

10.Have you attended ARIJ training workshops before?

11. Did you attend any investigative journalism training workshops by any organizations?

12. A brief description of your proposed investigation? (max 200 words)

13.What is your hypothesis? (max 100 words)

14. What new information will the investigation reveal, and how is it different from previous reports about the subject?

15. Why have you chosen this subject? Do you or someone close to you have a relevant personal experience? (max 200 words)

16. What is the historical, geographic, political and legal context of the investigation? (max 200 words)

17. Who, in your opinion, is responsible for this problem? (individuals or official parties)? (max 200 words)

18. Who are the victims affected or harmed by the problem? (max 200 words)

19. In your preliminary research, have you reached any primary sources and/or preliminary evidence? If yes, please give specific information about this. (max 200 words)

20. If your report contains audio or visual elements, how do you envision it? (for example still photographs, videos, interviews...etc.) (max 200 words)

21. What is the proposed timeframe to complete the investigation?

22. What is the preliminary projection for the budget?

23. Are there any expected risks or dangers you expect to face while working on the investigation or after completing it? What are they? (max 200 words)

24. Do you intend to publish/broadcast the investigation through your organization or are you looking for a publication/broadcasting platform?

25. How do you evaluate your written Arabic?

26. What other languages do you speak and what’s your proficiency (speaking and reading/writing)?

27. What are your strengths as a journalist and an investigative reporter? (max 100 words)

28. What skills do you believe you need prior to and during the investigation? (for example: digital training on how to send and receive files...etc.)

29. Please add a link to an investigative report that you liked (does not have to be an ARIJ report) and explain why you like it. (max 200 words)

30. Please add links to two reports you previously published/broadcast. (print, radio, TV or digital)

31. Please attach the following six items

1- Certificate of completion of the Investigative Journalism online course

2- Certificate of completion of the Digital Storytelling Online course

3- Certificate of completion of the Trauma Management course

4- Your CV

5- Copy of your passport

6- Personal photo