ActionAid Arab Region Initiative

Signing an agreement on a new weekly radio-show with 'Radio Al-Balad' to engage young people in political and policy dialogue on local level. ActionAid Arab Regional Initiative want to support youth participation in political discussions and to take part in decision making in the Arab world

Project to ‘expand dialogue’ on human rights

March 8, 2014 AMMAN — A newly launched two-year project aims to expand citizen and state dialogue on human rights, gender and freedom of expression through strengthened media in the Middle East and North Africa region, organizers said Saturday. Journalists for Human Rights (JHR), in collaboration with the Jordan Media Institute (JMI), launched the Amman-based project “Expanding Public Dialogue on Human Rights Issues”, ...

Third Arab Regional Community Media Conference kicks off

http://www.petra.gov.jo/Public_News/Nws_NewsDetails.aspx?Site_Id=1&lang=2&NewsID=141488&CatID=13&Type=Home&GType=1 Amman, Feb.25, 2014 (Petra) -- The third Arab Regional Community Media Conference started its meetings Monday evening under the title "Our independent voices." The conference is part of the Aswatona network and is organized by the Amman-based Community Media Network and the UK-based Community Media Solutions in association with the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) and a network ...

women in jordan

womeninjordan.org/.../unesco-officecommemorates-world-radio-day-2014‎   13/2/2014 Amman(womeninjordan)–– 13 February is World Radio Day, a day to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information, freedom of expression and gender equality over the airwaves….. Under the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), in the last years the Amman Office ...

Hona Zarqa: the local women making the media their own Sep. 10th, 2013

Communication and Media Studies, Loughborough University Fascinating article on Hona Zarqa, a biweekly newspaper and weekly radio program based in the United Nations Refugee Works Agency (UNRWA) camp, in Jordan See more at: http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/blogs/lifestyle/7311-hona-zarqa-the-local-women-making-the-media-their-own#sthash.s8PfgJlS.UZ32a5NY.dpuf The Community Media Network (CMN), an independent Jordanian media organization, funded Hona Zarqa. CMN also runs Radio al-Balad, the online news site AmmanNet, and citizen journalism programs with Syrian refugees ...

JORDAN / REFUGEE RADIO

A local community radio station reaches out to Syrian refugees living in Jordan. UNHCR Posted at: April 5, 2013 12:44 pm

Training workshop for 50 citizen journalists by Community Media Network (CMN)

January 2013, With the cooperation of UNESCO Amman Office, CMN has finished training 40 citizen journalists on covering elections from five governorates. 10 participants from each governorates participated in a 4-day workshop on video journalism, writing news and covering elections. Links:   Citizens journalists in the parliamentary elections

UNESCO “Office in Amman” Projects “Enhancing professional and accurate media on the electoral process in Jordan” Partners Community Media Network

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/amman/projects/enhancing-professional-and-accurate-media-on-the-electoral-process-in-jordan/partners/community-media-network/ Community Media Network 2013   With a consistent experience in covering elections and training journalists and citizen journalists to cover electoral processes, CMN implemented many training programs for journalists from Jordan, Palestine, Libya, and Iraq on this matter. CMN also covered elections through its media outlet Radio Al-Balad and Ammannet news website. In addition, CMN has organized debates between candidates and created a ...

UNESCO supports Community Media Network, in Building the Capacities of Female Citizen Journalists in Jordan’s Rural Areas

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/amman/about-this-office/single-view/news/unesco_supports_community_media_network_in_building_the_capacities_of_female_citizen_journalists_in_jordans_rural_areas/#.UybGYPmSyhE Sep. 1st, 2012.  Six young women from the Jordan Valley, Karak, and Irbid have been enrolled in a series of training courses in radio reporting techniques as part of a project supported by UNESCO´s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC). “Building capacities of Female Citizen Journalists in Jordan’s Rural Areas” will provide the selected young women with skills ...

Project to ‘expand dialogue’ on human rights

http://jordantimes.com/project-to-expand-dialogue-on-human-rights AMMAN — A newly launched two-year project aims to expand citizen and state dialogue on human rights, gender and freedom of expression through strengthened media in the Middle East and North Africa region, organizers said Saturday. Journalists for Human Rights (JHR), in collaboration with the Jordan Media Institute (JMI), launched the Amman-based project “Expanding Public Dialogue on Human Rights Issues”, according ...