Project: Expanding Public Dialogue on Human Rights Issues through Media


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.

Project Description:

The project entailed:

  1. Developing a specialized training curriculum on data journalism to enhance and increase reports based on human rights data.
  2. Boosting journalists’ skills in covering human rights issues.
  3. Monitoring media coverage of human rights issues.

Project Outputs:

The project, which ended in 2015 after 30 months of operation, included:

  1. Holding a series of training courses on human rights journalism for 120 trainees.
  2. Organizing training courses on data journalism.
  3. Holding training courses on media and communications for civil society organizations.
  4. Conducting two studies by the institute for the local press on human rights violations, through the JMI Media Research Unit.
  5. 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.