The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Middle East and North Africa

1 April 2023 –31 March 2024

Ahmed Ashour

Investigative journalist and trainer with ARIJ Network for Investigative Journalism. Ahmed has collaborated with organisations like Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), Deutsche Welle (DW), Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CiFAR), and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on cross-border investigations spanning Yemen to Egypt.

Ahmed Seba El-Lail

An environmental journalist and climate change researcher with over 6 years of experience covering national and international climate change topics. Ahmed has been a Climate Tracker fellow since 2018 and has worked on delivering journalism trainings across the Arab region.

Alyaa Abo Shahba

Alyaa is a journalist, blogger, and trainer with a career spanning numerous renowned publications including Rosal Youssef, Al Watan, and Raseef22. Throughout her career, she has undertaken advanced training with global institutions such as Reuters and Deutsche Welle.

Dr. Ahmed Essmat

Dr. Essmat is a researcher in media technology and digital transformation, as well as the Executive Director of the Alexandria Media Forum. In 2006, he founded the magazine "Alex Agenda," which covers cultural, artistic, and social events in Alexandria, with a particular interest in business entrepreneurs, professionally in both Arabic and English.

Dr. Hussein Abaza

A UN expert, member of the National Committee for Green Projects, adviser to the Ministry of Environment for Sustainable Development, and adviser to the Ministry of Planning and Development in Egypt.

Ehab Zidan

An Egyptian investigative journalist, specialising in covering environmental and climate change issues, Ehab has overed environmental and climate change issues on various regional and international platforms, including specialised investigative reports.

Hoda Osman

Hoda Osman has over a decade experience teaching investigative journalism extensively in the Arab region and elsewhere. She is the President of the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalist Association (AMEJA), member of ARIJ editorial committee, and has worked as a journalist across various media organisations and news outlets globally.

Julia Neumann

Julia works as an independent correspondent for various German media outlets such as taz newspaper and the public broadcaster Deutschlandfunk. She follows a constructivist/solutions-oriented approach in reporting and covers topics revolving around gender, environment, migration and social justice.

Lina Yassin

A Sudanese climate journalism and development consultant, Lina has experience working on climate change communications and journalism projects across the MENA region. She worked for 5 years as the operations Manager at Climate Tracker where she implemented a series of journalism fellowships and training on climate change and climate policy across different countries.

Munir Al-Khatib

Currently the ARIJ editor-in-chief and Internews SAWT media team lead, Munir is an experienced journalist and media consultant with over two decades of experience as an editorial leader, mentor and coach in the digital publishing and news industries.

Shehata El-Sayed

El-Sayed is an independent investigative journalist and founder of the Open Sources Guide for Arab Journalists. He participated in the Emerging Media Initiatives Orientation Center programme and manages the "Meta" community in Arabic.