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ARIJ 12th Annual Forum 2019, #ARIJ19
Nov. 22 - 24 2019 Amman , Jordan

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What Is The ARIJ Annual Forum?

ARIJ’s Annual Forum is the only regional gathering for investigative journalists and editors in the Middle East and North Africa. Attendees trade tips and skills with award-winning media trainers and have the rare chance to be coached by the leaders of the global investigative journalism movement.

The Forum is the centerpiece of our mission at Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) to train and equip journalists to serve as society’s “watchdogs” in favour of democracy, transparency and the rule of law. The conference also provides a great recruiting opportunity for major sponsors.

More than 400 people will meet at the Kempinski Hotel, Amman, Jordan, from the 22nd- 24th November 2019. The conference provides opportunities to boost reporting skills, learn new tools, get acquainted with the latest trends in investigative reporting and network with TV broadcasters, technology companies, and universities from around the globe. Journalists will be learning how to counter the legal, political, professional, economic, and societal challenges hindering the role of the “Fourth Estate” in ensuring accountability.

Who Is Speaking And What Can We Expect?

We have organized more than 40 panels, training sessions, plenary sessions and workshops, bringing in the world’s leading investigative reporters, editors, producers and Media Development Experts.
You can review the program for ARIJ19 here , and its speakers here .

When And Where Is The Forum?

#ARIJ9 will begin with an opening ceremony on Friday, 22 Nov from 18:00 and conclude with a closing ceremony Sunday, 24 Nov at 21:30. Other workshops and side meetings are hosted before and after the Forum.
The Forum will be held at the Kempinski Hotel Amman, Jordan. .

How Can I Register?

Click here to register for ARIJ19. .

    ARIJ19 Registration Fees are:
  • Early Bird (Before 30 September 2019): 290$
  • Regular Fee (From 1st October till 31 October 2019): 320$
  • Late Bird (from 1st November till 22 November): 350$

How Can I Pay The Forum Fee?

Once you fill out the registration form, you will be directed to the payment information page. You can pay with Mastercard, Visa, AMEX, or Discover.
If you are sponsored by ARIJ or one of its partners, an email will be sent to your account which contains a promo code to use when registering, please do not register on the website until you receive your promo code, the promo code is good for one time only, contact your liaison officer at ARIJ or at its partner organization for further inquiries.

What Does The Forum Fee Include?

    The Forum fee includes: The registration fee covers:
  • Access to +40 training workshops, plenaries, panels and more
  • Lunch on 22-24 November 2019
  • Dinner on 22-23 November 2019
  • Gala Dinner on 24 November 2019
  • Coffee Breaks from 22-24 November 2019
  • 16% Sales Tax

Where Do I Stay During The Forum?

We have identified a number of quality hotels near the Dead Sea and negotiated discounts for our attendees. Check our hotels page for booking codes. We suggest that you book early as reservations will fill up quickly.

What About Public Transportation From The Airport To The Hotel?

For more information about transportation, please click here

Do I Need A Visa To Enter Jordan?

A long list of countries do not require visas to enter Jordan. You can read more about visas here . If you do need a visa, once your registration is confirmed, please send an email to with the subject line “Request for Invitation Letter- *Your Name*” in order for us to send you an invitation letter for your visa application.

Note: Journalists from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya, Gaza and Somalia require security clearance from the Jordanian Interior Ministry in addition to a visa. The clearance process can take up to six weeks, therefore, we urge you to register as soon as possible and send us a copy of your passport so that we can obtain your security clearance in time. Click here to view the list of restricted nationalities

How Can I Become A Sponsor?

Each year we depend on the generosity and support of our media outlets, foundations, law firms, banks, and corporations to organize the Forum. This event is a centerpiece of our mission at ARIJ to train and equip journalists as society’s “watchdogs” in favor of democracy, transparency and the rule of law.

The Forum provides a great recruiting opportunity for major sponsors. Sponsor support helps us keep registration fees low, thus ensuring that attendance remains robust even when training and travel budgets are lean. For more information, please contact ARIJ’s Business Specialist Yazan Abu Al Rous .
You can view the list of ARIJ18 Partners here

    Our sponsors and partners attend our annual Forum for the following reasons: ­
  • Media around the world face declining revenue even as they struggle to embrace new tools and technologies for disseminating information to the public.
  • “Good journalism practices” end up by the wayside when scores of journalists are laid off due to worsening economics in the media industry. Your company can help by supporting the training of Entrepreneurial Investigative Journalists.
  • This training is about how to develop multiple sources of revenue for independent media practitioners. It’s also about using new professional tools in a fast-changing sector. Supporting independent media accelerates the pace towards democracy by providing a “voice to the voiceless,” allowing people to make fact­- based decisions, and holding leaders accountable.

Is There Financial Assistance For Journalists To Attend?

Yes. ARIJ and its partners provide more than 100 fellowships for journalists from developing Arab countries to attend. Please follow the ARIJ Website and ARIJ Social Media channels for more about such opportunities.

What Currency Is Used In Jordan?

Jordan uses the Jordanian Dinars (JD). Bank notes are issued in 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 JD, and coins come in denominations of 5p, 10p, 25p and 50p. Debit and credit cards are widely accepted, particularly MasterCard, Visa and American Express. You can read more about Jordan and its currency here . You can also consult the currency converter tool here .

What Is The Dress Code For The Forum?

The dress code for #ARIJ18 is casual. Jeans, sneakers, shirts or t-shirts are generally acceptable. However formal attire is advised for the Awards Ceremony dinner Sunday evening. You should also pack a warm, waterproof jacket for night time.

How Safe Is Jordan For Travelers?

Jordan is a safe country in which to travel. Authorities take security seriously and Jordanians take pride in the safety and hospitality of their culture. Read more about safety in Jordan here .

Are There Social Events During The Forum?

From the reception on Opening Day to luncheons, dinners, movie screenings and the Gala Dinner and Ball dance on the closing night there will be many networking opportunities.

What Languages Will Be Used At The Forum?

The official languages at the Forum will be Arabic and English. Simultaneous interpreters will be present in all sessions. Translations of documents and announcements will also be provided for speakers, if in need, please send your documents and presentations to before 15 October 2019 .

What Can I Tell My Employer With Regards To Attending The Annual Forum?

Journalists who attend can expect to network with hundreds of media professionals and investigative reporters, to enhance their skills and learn new tools to take back to their newsrooms, and to learn how to counter the many legal, political, professional, economic, and societal challenges hindering the free press in this region.

Join one of the most significant Forums in Journalism in the Arab World. Benefit from 60+ Speakers coming from 37+ Countries and offering you more than 40+ sessions in investagative journalism in a Radicalized World

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ARIJ’s Annual Forum #ARIJ19

Is the only regional gathering for investigative journalists and editors in the Middle East and North Africa. Attendees trade tips and skills with award-winning media trainers and have the rare chance to be coached by the leaders of the global investigative journalism movement. This year’s Forum topic will tackle one of the major issues facing journalists across the globe.

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