LONDON, Aug. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Investigative Journal launched a hard-hitting talk show from its studios in Times Square New York anchored by award-winning broadcast journalist Tal Heinrich.
The show produced by award-winning American executive producer Driss Sekkat comes weeks after the official launch of TIJ headquartered in London UK with the aim of internationalizing the new online platform dedicated to publishing in-depth investigations of public interest.
“The TIJ model focuses on bringing the truth out on subjects that may be marginalized by mainstream media. The topics we investigate revolve around issues related to counter-terrrorism, governance, environment, health, press freedom, migration, and organized crime,” commented award-winning Canadian journalist and CEO of The Investigative Journal.
In line with The Investigative Journal’s commitment to producing the finest independent journalism, the show will run on the TIJ website and social media platforms free of advertisement under the oversight of Sekkat, who created and launched over a dozen original formats around the world, including the first financial OTT platform of its kind.
Fahmy worked for the Los Angeles Times during the Iraq War in 2003 and for CNN during the Arab Spring. He was arrested with two other journalists in September 2013 – three months after he was appointed as the Al Jazeera English Egypt Bureau Chief. He was pardoned by the Egyptian president with the help of his prominent British lawyer Amal Clooney.
In July, The Investigative Journal announced a partnership to co-produce investigations with Rappler new site founded by award-winning journalist Maria Ressa voted as the Times Magazine Person of the Year in 2019.
In his goal to champion press freedom, CEO Mohamed Fahmy brought together a board of advisors of leading journalists that include five journalists, including Richard Minitier, the author of three New York Times best-selling books, and award-winning journalists Theo Padnos, Lindsey Snell, Taha Siddiqui, and Abdullah Bozkurt.
“I see no better time to work with top-tier investigative journalists who are not deterred at a time when 2018 was potentially the worst year for journalists on record. Hosting TIJ’s show brings back that old-school flavor of journalism that puts the audience first ahead of any rating or corporate agenda,” commented Heinrich ahead of the launch of her new show in New York.