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Manual for investigative journalists launched in China

21-12-2009 (Beijing)
Manual for investigative journalists launched in China
Cover page of the Chinese
translation of the Manual
As a part of its initiative to promote accountability and professional standards in journalism, UNESCO supported the School of Journalism and Communication at Peking University of China to translate a manual on investigative journalism into Chinese.
Story-Based Inquiry: A manual for investigative journalists was initially launched in Arab States in Arabic, English and French. This is an important guide to basic methods and techniques in investigative reporting. It focuses on the hypothesis-based inquiry approach, which takes the basic assumption that a story is only a hypothesis until verified. The methods and skills applied to every step of the investigative process, from conception to research, writing, quality control and dissemination, have been thoroughly analysed and are well illustrated by case studies in each chapter.

Given the rapid economic and social development in China, there is an increasing need for quality investigative reporting. The manual is recognised by Chinese media trainers as a very useful training guide to improve the quality of investigative reporting in the country. It will be distributed to 26 journalism schools in China, which will be followed by training sessions on investigative journalism.

To download the manual in Arabic, English, French and Chinese please click here.
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