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Investigating Islamism

How far should a journalist go when it comes to investigating radical Islamism, and what are the dangers? What methods work best – undercover reporting online, the interpretation of documents, social media analysis, documentary or on-the-ground reporting? What are the risks, and how do we manage them? Are there any transferable lessons from investigating the extreme right?

This is a DAY-3 Main Stage event. Visit our registration page for more information on how to attend.

18 November 2020 – DAY 3 - Investigating Islamism

17:00–17:15
Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi: Presentation
17:15–18:15
Panel Discussion

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi is an independent analyst and a doctoral candidate at Swansea University, where he focuses on the role of historical narratives in Islamic State propaganda. His public media work focuses primarily on the Islamic State, Iraq, and Syria, and he has been cited in numerous outlets for his insights, including The New York […]

James Harkin

James Harkin is the director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism. He is a journalist who covers social change and political conflict and whose work appears in Vanity Fair, Harper’s, GQ, The Smithsonian, Prospect and the Guardian.

Janina Findeisen

Janina Findeisen is an anthropologist, investigative journalist and researcher with a MA in Social and Cultural Anthropology (FU Berlin) and Comparative Studies of Religion and European Anthropology (HU Berlin).

Kevin B. Lee

Kevin B. Lee is a filmmaker, media artist, and critic. He has produced over 360 video essays exploring film and media. His award-winning Transformers: The Premake introduced the “desktop documentary” format, was named one of the best documentaries of 2014 by Sight & Sound and screened in many festivals including Berlin Critics Week, Rotterdam International Film Festival and Viennale International Film Festival.

Tam Hussein

Tam Hussein is an award winning investigative journalist and writer. His work has been recognised by the Royal Television Society Awards. Tam has spent several years in the MENA region travelling, studying, and working.
  • 18 November 2020 17.00–18.15
Location: Main Stage - Online
Panel
Collaborative Journalism
Forensic
Freedom of the press
Investigation
Journalism
Narrative
This event will be recorded