With funding from SIDA, a 3-year series of in-house training, regional Training of Trainers for the Newsroom and business courses was designed using data from an in-depth consultation on training needs. Launched at an international conference in January 2013, the aim of the project was to strengthen independent media in exile. From 2013 to 2016 Fojo worked with 14 independent exiled media outlets broadcastingand publishing uncensored news to audiences in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tibet, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe and 3 media outlets that were in transition from exile to mainstream in Myanmar.
From 2016 to 2017 Fojo Media Institute, the Eye of Corruption Sweden and Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), with support from the Swedish Institute, are working together to improve investigative journalism focusing on trans-border corruption in the MENA-region. The aim is to strengthen anti-corruption networks, connecting investigative journalists in the region with investigative reporters in Sweden, as well as pushing for greater involvement from female investigative journalists in the MENA-region.
Activities to date include educational webinars with selected investigative journalists from nine MENA countries (Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Tunisia, Palestine and Yemen), network gatherings/workshops as well as focused work with an investigative case in the MENA-region. The project also contains a strong learning/mentoring component, where investigative journalists from Eye of Corruption Sweden meet investigative journalists from the MENA-region to work and learn together, share information and develop knowledge and skills to uncover corruption.
For more information see: Arab Reporters For Investigative Journalism (ARIJ)
Webinar: ARIJ-FOJO launch e-training on cross-border investigations