This cycle of five training sessions, held in Tunis in 2014 under the theme "Investigative journalism, corruption, transparency and the right to information," was attended by sixteen journalists working on an investigative report.
Each training session has three parts: general methodology, taken from literature and specialist websites, a case study based on the experiences of participating trainers, and assistance in conducting an investigation.
Participants are accompanied by a tutor throughout their investigations. On completion of training, the investigative report is published by the newspaper or on the website for which the journalist works and may be published in full by the project partners three months later.At the end of 2014, five investigative reports were published:
16 journalists from the print and online press in Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia
A call for applications is launched in the four countries concerned by the project.
Applicants must submit an investigative proposal of 1500 characters, along with a letter of sponsorship from their editor, pledging to publish the report at the end of training.
A selection committee then meets, with 10 projects by 14 participants being selected.
On 12 September 2013, the Tunisian blog Nawaat, in partnership with CFI, was launch 'Jaridaty', an Internet platform intended for all of Tunisia's citizen journalism associations.
CFI, in partnership with Mediapart, has devised an investigative journalism training programme covering the issues of corruption, transparency and freedom of information, which is specifically intended for journalists in Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia.
CFI, in partnership with Mediapart and with support from the Sub-Directorate for Democratic Governance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is running a training programme in investigative journalism for journalists in Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia. The programme will cover the issues of corruption, transparency and freedom of information.
The journalists selected attend five training sessions, after which the investigative reports are completed and ready for publication.
The training, led by Maghreb journalists and journalists from Mediapart, covers the following topics: