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.
- See an overview of the program timeline.
- See the list of the photojournalists selected for the basic skills workshops.
- See the list of the photojournalists selected for the storytelling workshops.
- See the list of the 10 selected grant recipients from the storytelling workshops.
- See the list of the 10 photojournalists selected for the multimedia workshops.
The Reporting Change workshops led to two productions: a book and an online 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.