“Optimal Use of the Journalists’ Right to Access Information” project receives Funding from UNESCO's International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC)
In line with IPDC's support to projects promoting media independence and pluralism, development of community media, and radio and television organizations, the IPDC Bureau has accepted the project proposal on “Optimal Use of the Journalists’ Right to Access Information” submitted by Da3em – Centre for Training and Freedom of Media, through UNESCO Amman office. The project targets website owners, website publishers, editors-in-chief, journalists, reporters and Audio Visual Sector, and aims at increasing the awareness of media professionals and developing their skills to search for information and documentation in addition to dealing with privacy legislation.
Under the project, Da3m center will organize a training session for media professionals in Amman and Aqaba that is each followed by an in-house training and coaching. Furthermore, an awareness newsletter will be published and distributed on a monthly basis.
The International Programme for the Development of Communication (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. IPDC carries out its mandate through the funding and implementation of media development projects which are approved annually by the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Council.
Da3em center is a non-governmental organization specialized in media development through the provision of training and continuous advocacy on journalists’ right to access information and other legal rights and protection needs.