The project aims to supporting professors and students in two Universities’ radio stations in Irbid and Ma’an to produce and broadcast content that promotes Media and Information Literacy concepts, with a focus on human rights reporting and ability to utilize knowledge of strategic communication design by means of exercising professional journalism.
The project includes:
- Training a group of professors and radio staff in the respective universities on MIL to include topics such as: human rights reporting, gender reporting, hate speech and misinformation, professional journalism and strategic communication.
- Training a group of students/volunteers representing the two universities on MIL to include topics such as: human rights reporting, gender reporting, hate speech and misinformation, professional journalism and strategic communication; with focus on ethics in media and where to obtain legal opinion when in doubt.
- Provide in-house mentorship for the two radios for a duration of at least 6 months, during which 30 radio shows will be produced. The radio shows will be presenting MIL concepts.
- Prepare and present a training guidebook that collects all training material and resources used in the training and production for future reference and utilization. The guidebook will serve as a toolkit that include examples and case studies, videos that could serve as tutorials, audio/podcast material that could also serve as tutorials.
- Signing MoUs with Al-Hussein Bin Talal University and Yarmouk University.
- Implementing a training program “Media & Information Literacy focusing on Human Rights and Gender” for 9 professors from the respective universities.
- Implementing two training programs “Media & Information Literacy focusing on Human Rights and Gender” for 25 students of the volunteers working at the local radios of the respective universities.