Aspiring Tajikistani Journalists Trained in Investigative Reporting

The investigative-reporting workshop covered a range of topics, including journalistic ethics and reporting techniques.

The investigative-reporting workshop covered a range of topics, including journalistic ethics and reporting techniques.

January 2012 

To strengthen journalists’ role in providing accurate and comprehensive information about and increasing public awareness of the rule of law, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) organized an October 31 to November 2, 2011 workshop on investigative reporting for 11 aspiring Tajikistani reporters. Ron Claiborne, weekend correspondent for ABC News' Good Morning America, and Tomasz Rolski, a television news producer, led the training that covered a range of topics, including journalistic ethics, reporting techniques and investigative reporting best practices. Discussions also addressed local and international speech and media laws, focusing on radio and television. At the end of the training, each  participant produced a five-minute news story under the guidance of the trainers.

Participants said they will utilize the skills they learned to help educate the general public on Tajikistan’s laws and on their rights under those laws. The workshop is part of a larger legal awareness program that ABA ROLI implements with the support of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.

To learn more about our work in Tajikistan, contact the ABA Rule of Law Initiative at rol@americanbar.org

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