3rd December 2021
By Wendy Collinson

مبادئ تجنب العنصرية في الأخبار العربية

The Ethical Journalism Network together with its partner, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), has developed a set of guidelines to support Arab journalists when reporting race and racism in the Arab news.

The guidelines, published in Arabic, were developed in collaboration with ARIJ journalists from across the region in a series of workshops that were held in October 2021. These guidelines speak to the specific characteristics of reporting race, ethnicity and nationalism in the Arab world and help to address the role that the media are playing in perpetuating these.

The guidelines will be launched at the ARIJ conference, the ARIJ 2021 Forum in December 2021.

Download the guidelines in Arabic

Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ)

Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) is the first and leading media organisation in the MENA region, dedicated to promoting investigative journalism across the Arab world.

Based in Amman, ARIJ was founded in 2005 with the aim of supporting independent, quality and professional journalism, by offering training, media coaching, mentoring, funding and networking opportunities with local and international media outlets.

ARIJ aims to support every Arab journalist with the ambition to advance in the field of Investigative Journalism.


The ARIJ (Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism) annual forum is the Arab world’s biggest gathering for investigative journalists and supporters of independent media. The 2021 Forum will be held under the theme: “Journalism & Accountability in a Disrupted World”.

The fundamental purpose of journalists is to provide society with the information needed to be aware and engaged. Due to the recent global disruptions, those in power have been seizing the pandemic as an opportunity to silence journalists, restrict their access to information and contribute to partial, if not total, media blackout. It has become more important than ever for journalists to hold the powerful accountable for their actions. In light of that, ARIJ has selected this year’s Forum theme; “Journalism & Accountability in a Disrupted World”.