Covering Vulnerable Groups and Attacks on Basic Human Rights

ARIJ-coached investigative journalists did significant stories in 21018 on laws in Middle Eastern countries that stripped citizens of basic rights. The discussion will cover a Tunisia regulation that stops travel out of the country as a way to cut Jihadist recruitment, a plethora of Jordanian laws aimed at making sure that people who have finished sentences for some crimes keep on getting punished, on children left stateless because their mothers cannot pass on their citizenship, and on the plight of Syrian women taken as second wives by Turkish men. Amal Mekki is from Tunisia, Rawan Nakhleh is from Jordan, Hala Nasreddine is from Lebanon and Ayman Makieh is from Syria.