The second workshop under the project “Optimal Use of Journalists’ Right to Access Information” Kicks off today funded by UNESCO's International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC)
UNESCO Amman – September 10, 2013 - Attended by 14 journalists representing various media institutions in Jordan, the second workshop under the project “Optimal Use of Journalists’ Right to Access Information” Kicked off today, September 10, 2013.
The three-day workshop, is funded by UNESCO's International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) and implemented by Da3em – Centre for Training and Freedom of Media.
At the opening of the first day, Da3em CEO Abdel Fattah Al Kayed welcomed participants while stressing the importance of this project in increasing the knowledge of those working in the media sector about various media laws, especially their right to access information, which should be fully utilised to ensure the public's access to accurate information.
The day's agenda included sessions by lawyer Mohamed Qutaishat on the terms of the right to access Information law, documentation and evidence considered before the judiciary, the legal provisions regarding searching for information and dissemination of confidential documents, and the use of bribes and gifts to get information.
The following two days will feature sessions and training on use of Internet and social media as advanced search tools for various information.
The IPDC is the only multilateral forum in the UN system designed to mobilize the international community to discuss and promote media development in developing countries. The Programme not only provides support for media projects but also seeks an accord to secure a healthy environment for the growth of free and pluralistic media in developing countries.
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