17.07.2012 - UNESCO Office in Amman

Media Tech Day: Workshop on the integration of modern technology in investigative journalism

©UNESCO AmmanMedia Tech Day

©UNESCO AmmanParticipants at the MEDIA TECH Day

With the objective of informing media professionals on new multi-media information technologies in investigative journalism, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) in collaboration with UNESCO and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) held a TECH DAY for journalists in Amman on July 17, 2012.

At this first event of its kind in Jordan the Head of the Investigative Reporting Department at ARIJ indicated the importance of the integration between journalism and modern technologies and pointed out how technologies can positively affect the quality of investigative journalism. On similar lines a trainer from ICFJ, gave a presentation on how information technologies worldwide, have contributed to the success of several investigative reports and best practices in using new technologies in the process of research through improved access to information and dissemination. A representative from the Jordanian Open Source Association finally elaborated on the characteristics and differences between websites and software in terms of electronic content management, and on how to use them in investigative journalism.

The event brought together a group of female and male journalists from different Jordanian institutions, professors from Jordanian universities, tech-specialists from telecommunication companies, as well as bloggers and others working in the field of media.

The event was hosted by UNESCO at the UN building and most participants suggested that other such activities should be held in order to keep up with the fast pace of change in modern technologies and to raise the level of the media in the Arab world.

For further information on the event please contact Maaly Hazzaz, m.hazzaz@unesco.org

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