Investigative Journalism in the Arab World

September 2010
Nieman Reports;Fall2010, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p85
The author discusses the state of investigative journalism in the Arab countries. He claims that the growth of investigative journalism in the Arab regions are curtailed due to financial pressures put by Arab governments to news organizations, mainly through ownership or advertising. He examines the possibility of the creation of nonprofit journalism in the Arab world to promote investigative reporting like the ProPublica and the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) in the U.S.


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