The project was designed to enhance media coverage of children’s issues in Jordan and improve the quality of stories written by Jordanian journalists in this field. The award, themed “Learning for All” in 2015, aimed to engage the media sector in raising awareness about the importance of quality and inclusive education for all children, especially vulnerable groups, as well as recognize responsible, ethical and accurate reporting that places children and education at the core of the story.
The project entailed:
- Launching an award for Jordanian journalists writing about child rights and issues.
- Determining submission criteria for the award.
- Advertising the acceptance of articles published by the print media on children’s issues.
- Setting standards for selecting the winning article and forming a panel of experts to judge the entries.
- Naming the award winners with the three best stories.
- Organizing a ceremony to announce the results.
- Coordinating with UNICEF to arrange for the award winners’ trip to Britain and participation in a BBC training program.
- Launching a new project: “Enhancing the Quality of Reporting on Child Rights and Child Protection Issues in Jordan”, to be implemented in 2017.