In the past year, investigative journalism "Reality TV" shows like Top Story (Kenya) and Journalistic Battles (Armenia) have been bringing journalism to a broad audience while providing on-the-ground training for young journalists in a competitive setting. This panel brings the shows' creators together to talk about how a new type of TV show is not only equipping up-and-coming reporters with hands-on experience, but also demystifying journalism for the general public. In an era of fake news, these shows bring the audience into the open "newsroom" to watch how professional ethics, meticulous research and compelling storytelling come together in the hunt for truth while demonstrating the critical role of watchdog journalism in a vibrant democracy.

Organised in association with the European Journalism Centre.