The project aimed to train journalists to cover child rights and protection issues and provide them with a platform to find the correct information to write stories that effect change in this sphere.
The project entailed:
- Creating a curriculum for university students on how to write human rights-based reports to employ in JMI’s Master’s program.
- Training journalists on child rights-based reportage.
- Creating and activating a network of journalists specialized in covering child rights and protection.
- Launching an award on Child-issues journalism.
- Published the university curriculum “Media Coverage of Child’s Issues”.
- Formed a steering committee of journalism and media professional experts to oversee the project’s activities and propose mechanisms for operation.
- Established a “Makani” corner on the “AKEED” website with the necessary information for journalists covering child and protection issues. Makani is divided into the following sections:
- Best practices in regional and international journalism on covering child rights and protection issues.
- Jordanian laws and international treaties and conventions governing child rights and protection.
- Local and international studies and reports on child rights and protection.
- “AKEED” reports on child rights and protection.
- Best practices in Jordanian journalism on coverage of child rights and protection.
- Names of experts and specialists in child rights and protection.
- Collecting and classifying the documents according to the above groups.
- Organizing 12 seminars for journalists to address various child rights issues, in which around 200 people attended.
- Implementing a series of training workshops to build the capacity of journalists on media coverage of child's issues, in which about (34) journalists from different governorates of the Kingdom benefited from.
- Organizing and launching “Child-Right Based Journalism Award – 2018”.