• 02/04/2017 - 02/04/2017

    Opening of the Media Exhibit: The World Wakes up to the Great Arab Revolt
  • 03/04/2017 - 03/04/2017

    Lecture by Frédéric-Alexandre Talec entitled “Digital revolution and technological change: How to develop new sustainable business models”. Mr. Talec is specialist in media and monetization of digital content.
  • 05/04/2017 - 05/04/2017

    Lecture by H.E. Marwan Juma entitled “Media and Communication Technology in Jordan” Mr. Juma is former minister of Information and Communications Technology and is very active on social media
  • 09/04/2017 - 09/04/2017

    Opening of the Media Exhibit: The World Wakes up to the Great Arab Revolt Maan
  • 10/04/2017 - 11/04/2017

    Executive Meeting: Production of individual & Joint programs (Capacity Building for Local Radios in Jordan Project)
  • 12/04/2017 - 12/04/2017

    Lecture by Dr. Ma’en Shamaila entitled “Youth, Security & Peace” Dr. Shamaila worked with an American institution to prepare the UN Security Council resolution on youth, security and peace – an initiative by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein
  • 12/04/2017 - 13/04/2017

    Seminar and Training on "Media and Information literacy" MIL Project
  • 16/04/2017 - 17/04/2017

    Executive Meeting: Collective Framework (Capacity Building for Local Radios in Jordan Project)
  • 19/04/2017 - 19/04/2017

    Lecture by Dr. Mustafa Hamarneh entitled “Media and Economic and Social Options in Jordan” Dr. Hamarneh is the president of the Economic and Social Council
  • 19/04/2017 - 20/04/2017

    Seminar and Training on "Media and Information literacy" MIL Project

Opening of the Media Exhibit: The World Wakes up to the Great Arab Revolt

11.00
Al Mafraq Teacher’s Club/ Al Mafraq

02-04-2017

Lecture by Frédéric-Alexandre Talec entitled “Digital revolution and technological change: How to develop new sustainable business models”. Mr. Talec is specialist in media and monetization of digital content.

13.30-15.00
​Auditorium

03-04-2017

Lecture by H.E. Marwan Juma entitled “Media and Communication Technology in Jordan” Mr. Juma is former minister of Information and Communications Technology and is very active on social media

13:00 - 14:00

Auditorium

05-04-2017

Opening of the Media Exhibit: The World Wakes up to the Great Arab Revolt Maan

11:00
Prince Al-Hussein Bin Abdullah II Cultural Center/ Maan

09-04-2017

Executive Meeting: Production of individual & Joint programs (Capacity Building for Local Radios in Jordan Project)

11:00 
JMI

10-04-2017

Lecture by Dr. Ma’en Shamaila entitled “Youth, Security & Peace” Dr. Shamaila worked with an American institution to prepare the UN Security Council resolution on youth, security and peace – an initiative by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein

13.30-15.00
Auditorium

12-04-2017

Seminar and Training on "Media and Information literacy" MIL Project

11:00
Al Al-Bayt University

12-04-2017

Executive Meeting: Collective Framework (Capacity Building for Local Radios in Jordan Project)

11:00 
Dead Sea

16-04-2017

Lecture by Dr. Mustafa Hamarneh entitled “Media and Economic and Social Options in Jordan” Dr. Hamarneh is the president of the Economic and Social Council

13:30 - 15:00

Auditorium

19-04-2017

Seminar and Training on "Media and Information literacy" MIL Project

11:00
Al-Hussein Bin Talal University

19-04-2017

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French Orientalist Lectures on Political Islam at JMI; Burgat Underlines Need for Finding Mechanisms That Push Youth Toward Terrorism Before Defending Islam
Amman, 15 February (Jordan Media Institute) -- François Burgat, a French Orientalist who is specialized in political and Arabic studies and political Islam and a senior research fellow at the French National Center for Scientific Research, has stressed that before we stage a defense of Islam, we have to know the mechanisms and explore the backgrounds that push Muslim youth to choose violence over moderation on the religious political scene. Speaking in a lecture he delivered at the Jordan Media Institute (JMI), Burgat discussed the question of Islamic movements and the Arab Spring within the context of his 22-year personal experience, which he has spent in the region to follow these movements in the Middle East and North Africa. He indicated that there is no good Islam or bad Islam. However, Sharia scholars have the duty of condemning the violent interpretations of religion and the organizations that create terrorists and extremists. He said that these organizations have spoiled the sound political structure in a number of countries in the Muslim world.  

He added that the Islamic trend on the contemporary scene has no concept or specific scientific definition; it is a movement that is linked to the issue of identity and the culture that had prevailed before colonialism and Western intervention, which dominated the region. Besides, it is not one political shade. It is multiple and includes diametrically opposed political methods. It extends from the Salafist al-Nour Party in Egypt, which chose to support the ruling regime; Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the familiar methods of Daesh (ISIS); to Rached Ghannouchi, who proved his contribution to the making of the best democratic and secular constitution in Tunisia.   

Burgat, who is project investigator of "When Authoritarianism Fails in the Arab World" (WAFAW) at the European Research Council, added that the first lesson of the Arab Spring is the rise of the Islamic trend as a key political power in the region. This came as a surprise for some Western and Arab political analysts who said that Islamists disappeared and failed to lead the demonstrations of the Arab Spring. He pointed out that the reason for the rise of the Islamic trend was that it is an organized force, while the Arab revolutions lacked organized political forces to lead popular protests. 

He said that political violence emerged in light of the failure of the suppressive establishments that had played the role of political representation in power and did not allow solving problems and addressing imbalances in society through parliaments or establishments of democratic political representation. Instead, they cracked down on freedoms. He indicated that political violence is linked to the failure of establishments. Likewise, the failure of establishments is linked to political violence. 

At the end of the lecture, which was moderated by JMI Adviser Bayan Tal, Dr. Burgat answered questions by the audience.  

Dr. Burgat has authored several books, including Islamism in the Shadow of al-Qaeda, Face to Face with Political Islam, and Islamism in Maghreb. 

The JMI hosts, through the guest lecturer program, a number of prominent opinion leaders, decision-makers, and journalists to give lectures to its students in which they provide their personal views of a number of topics. 
 
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