About Us

The Investigative Journal (TIJ) was founded in 2018 to offer deeply-reported, high quality, timely, long-form investigations into the leading political, environmental and public interest issues of our time. We are based in London, United Kingdom, and have affiliates in Vancouver, Canada and Washington, D.C.

The Investigative Journal focuses on ethical news gathering and objective reporting that shines a spotlight on human rights and helps safeguard the fundamentals of democracy around the globe.

Video content and investigations published on TIJ’s site are the results of open-source research, first-hand investigation, and in-depth analysis by award-winning journalists and filmmakers, as well as by subject area experts and scholars from a range of countries and backgrounds.

TIJ also publishes opinion pieces on issues of the day in the interests of free speech and to widen public policy debates. TIJ is non-partisan and does not advocate for any religious, political or other ideological perspective.

“Truth in Journalism” is our motto


Yousri IshaqChairman and Publisher

YOUSRI ISHAQ is a British philanthropist and architect who started his career in 1982 designing and constructing mega projects globally. He is the founder of UK-based Horizon Art Ltd.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Arts from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

Mr. Ishaq developed a passion for broadcast journalism before working as a journalist and TV producer for close to a decade at the Middle East Broadcasting Network, a non-profit organization headquartered in Springfield, Virginia.

Mohamed FahmyCEO

MOHAMED FADEL FAHMY is an award-winning journalist, author and human rights defender. Fahmy worked extensively in the Middle East and North Africa mostly for CNN. He covered the Iraq War in 2003 for the Los Angeles Times and entered Iraq on the first day of the war. Upon completion of his one-year mission, he authored his first book, Baghdad Bound.

In 2007, Fahmy completed a one-year mission with the International Committee of the Red Cross, protecting the rights of political prisoners, the missing, and refugees in Beirut, Lebanon.

In 2011, he won the Peabody award alongside the CNN teams covering the Arab Spring. In the same year, he won the Tom Renner investigative reporting award for producing the documentary Death in the Desert, which exposed for the first time the organized crime rings operating the illegal human trafficking of Sub-Saharan Africans to Israel through Sinai, Egypt.​

In September 2013, Fahmy accepted a new post as bureau chief for Al Jazeera English in Egypt. Three months later, he was arrested with two colleagues and spent 438 days incarcerated in Egypt on false charges of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood — designated as terrorists in many countries — and of fabricating news to serve their agenda.

He was pardoned in 2015 and moved to Vancouver, Canada where he accepted a job briefly as an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia and wrote a column for the Toronto Star.

Fahmy is the recipient of the Freedom to Read Award (Writers’ Union of Canada), the Canadian Commission World Press Freedom Award/UNESCO and the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association’s Liberty Award for Human Rights, among others.

His new book is entitled The Marriott Cell: An Epic Journey From Cairo’s Scorpion Prison to Freedom.


Jane CahaneEditor-in-Chief, Senior Editor/Production Editor and Designer

JANE CAHANE is an award-winning, seasoned and versatile creative writer, journalist and editor, with extensive, diverse senior-level professional experience of commissioning and developing authors, editorial and production management, and editing, design and production of a range of print and online publications (newspapers, magazines, websites, books, academic journals, charity and corporate literature, etc.). She was also integral to the initial launch and editorial direction of rechargenews.com and theculturetrip.com, among others.

Cahane was educated at Bard College, New York; the School of Irish Studies, Dublin, Ireland (Trinity/University College Dublin, where she studied under Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney and award-winning writers/film directors Seamus Deane, Neil Jordan and Eavan Boland); and George Mason University, Virginia. She has lived in four countries and travelled widely across six continents.