Reporting Change

Investigating and documenting transition in the Middle East and North Africa.

The project Reporting Change will run between 2012 and 2014, in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch aim to report on and support democratic transitions in the Middle East and North Africa, using complementary approaches — visual journalism training in the case of World Press Photo, and research and advocacy in the case of Human Rights Watch.‎

There are two main goals of the Reporting Change training program. First, to train strong, professional, and self-reliant visual journalism communities in the Middle East and North Africa. And second, to document and exhibit local perspectives of the regional changes.

The Reporting Change workshops led to two productions: a book and an interactive experience. The visual stories that emerged aim to challenge perceptions of the region bringing insight to issues and to the lives of people that we might not otherwise have had. It is an insider’s view of a part of the world that is rarely out of the news, but is often given one-dimensional, headline-grabbing treatment.

Reporting Change is made possible by a grant from the Dutch Postcode Lottery.

Stories of Change: An Interactive Experience

An inside perspective from local visual storytellers on everyday life in North Africa.

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Reporting Change videos

Reporting Change photo gallery

A collection of images from the three-year Reporting Change program in North Africa
Training regional photojournalism trainers in order to build a mutually supportive photojournalism community

World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch receive a grant for a project in North Africa to document change and to support to democratic processes in the region.

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