20.08.2013 - UNESCO Office in Amman

UNESCO and Jordan Media Institute Organize Media Training Workshops in the Governorates

Amman , 18 August 2013 -Today marks the start of a series of training workshops in the governorates of Aqaba, AlTaiba (Petra), Madaba, and Mafraq organized by UNESCO and JMI as part of a one year joint project funded by the European Union.

Each workshop will last for two days, where participants are to be trained on writing specialized reports for the municipal elections and political participation and its impact on the local community, in addition to understanding the importance of the media in raising the awareness of citizens as active players in municipal elections.

The training workshops include many practical exercises on documenting elections, the views of the public about the elections’ process, and the role of education and the municipality in observing and monitoring the elections’ process, while also evaluating the performance of the municipality after being elected. Participants will also be exposed to the concepts of the municipal elections community and legislation governing the electoral process and how to differentiate between fact and opinion, as well as to identify the values ​​and techniques of journalistic work and its applications.

The workshops are being organized in cooperation with The Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD) through its center’s located throughout the Jordanian governorates, where the workshops are taking place. The workshops are part of a project entitled "Media and Elections" implemented by several local partners including JMI under the auspices of UNESCO and with the support of the European Union.

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