Friday, April 27th, 2012

Ahmad Ibrahim, who heads the investigative unit of the Doha, Qatar-based Al Jazeera network, will take
part in an IPI World Congress 2012 panel session titled, “Going Beyond Borders: Covering Breaking
News in Your Own Backyard and Making Sure Your Story Gets Out to the Rest of the World,” on

Tuesday, 26 June.
Launched in June 2010, Al Jazeera’s investigative unit is “dedicated to breaking significant hidden
stories from around the world for output across all the Network’s channels, languages and platforms”.
The unit produces its own investigations, but also commissions stories of varying lengths from external
Ibrahim, a British citizen of Syrian origin, also runs Al Jazeera Arabic’s Syria desk, and is responsible
for the channel’s coverage of the Syrian revolution and its network of citizen journalists inside Syria.
In addition to the panel session, Ibrahim will take part as one of the trainers in the stand-alone one-day
workshop on covering corruption, which is being organised in cooperation with the U.S.-based
Investigative News Network (INN), and will be held on the eve of the IPI World Congress.
Ibrahim joined Al Jazeera in 2002. Prior to his current position, he worked as senior producer at Al
Jazeera English, where he was responsible for producing numerous films and investigative
documentaries, including the award-winning documentary, “Prisoner 345″.
Ahmad Ibrahim joins a top international lineup of moderators, speakers and panellists from the global
media community, politics, business, academia and civil society, who will discuss a wide range of
important and timely topics with an audience of print, broadcast and online journalists from over 40
Challenges, Concerns, Opportunities
Themed “Media in a Challenging World: A 360 Degree Perspective,” the 2012 IPI World Congress, to
be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from 23-26 June, 2012, will examine the many
challenges, concerns and opportunities currently facing the media around the world.
In addition to a compelling programme, the Congress will feature the one-day workshop for reporters
covering corruption, led by award-winning investigative journalists Brant Houston and David Kaplan,
and a special awards evening honouring IPI’s 2012 Free Media Pioneer and 63rd World Press Freedom
Some 300-350 leading journalists and their guests from around the world are expected to take part in the three-day congress, the first of its kind in the Caribbean.
JUNE 23-26, 2012
Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers
PO Bag 560
Trinidad and Tobago
Phone: (868) 474 5770
Wesley Gibbings, President: (868) 680-3452
Peter Richards, First Vice-President: (868)764-5745
Byron Buckley, Second Vice-President:(876)440-8393
Nicole Best, General Secretary:
Clive Bacchus, Asst. General Secretary
Bert Wilkinson
Jewel Forde

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