The project aimed to empower Jordanian journalists with additional skills and innovative tools to facilitate a wider-scale dialogue on human rights, contribute to creating a general culture that is respectful of human rights, effect positive change in society and support constructive dialogue on these issues.
The project entailed:
- Developing a specialized training curriculum on data journalism to enhance and increase reports based on human rights data.
- Boosting journalists’ skills in covering human rights issues.
- Monitoring media coverage of human rights issues.
The project, which ended in 2015 after 30 months of operation, included:
- Holding a series of training courses on human rights journalism for 120 trainees.
- Organizing training courses on data journalism.
- Holding training courses on media and communications for civil society organizations.
- Conducting two studies by the institute for the local press on human rights violations, through the JMI Media Research Unit.
- Organizing and launching the Human Rights Reporting Award, the first such award in Jordan. The winners were honored at an awards ceremony organized by JMI on October 1st.