The media department of Bahrain Women Association for Human Development (BWA) organized a two-day workshop titled “Media Investigative Reports and Press Reports” in October 2013, conducted by Mrs. Taqiya Al-Najjar.
This workshop is a continuation of previous workshops aiming to provide members with the required experience needed within BWA’s fields of interest related to women, children, environment, and human development in general, targeting all members of the community, to understand opinions of individuals, organizations, and bodies pertaining to the case under investigation.
The workshop focused on the importance of choosing the proper issues that affect the community, before proceeding to collect data, information, and opinions that are combined and analysed to reach to a suitable solution for the issue at hand. The value of such media investigative reports is the fact that it interprets and explains causes and socio-economic factors for the issue in question and the individuals involved. It also includes all types of press arts such as articles, interviews, opinion polls, and surveys, ending with the writer’s own opinion, in contrast with journalistic report that doesn’t include the writer’s personal opinion.
At the end of the workshop, Mrs. Al-Najjar presented several media investigative reports, followed by an open discussion to evaluate them.