Jordan Media Institute – Amman
On Thursday, Jordan Media Institute (JMI) welcomed members of the Parliament’s Committee for National Guidance and Media . The visit’s purpose was to recognize JMI for its work as the first Arab educational institute to develop a Media Studies curriculum informed by elements of the digital environment, as well as its contribution to capacity building in the field of journalism and media in Jordan and the Arab region.
In a meeting with the dean of JMI, Dr. Abdel Hakeem Alhusbani, the Committee discussed the state of local media, the professional and legal framework for journalism in Jordan, and the relationship between politics and the media. Other topics raised included ways to develop journalism in a manner that serves the Jordanian media landscape and how to improve the profession’s reputation nationally and regionally.
The Committee praised JMI’s role in promoting excellence in journalism education and developing the capabilities of journalists of all levels of experience. They commended the Institute for its use of theoretical and applied methods and for its support of the development of media in Jordan and the Arab region, as well as for the way it facilitates its graduates’ entry into the job market. The members of the Committee expressed the necessity of supporting JMI in all of its endeavors, such that it may pursue its activities to the fullest extent.
A new form of cooperation between the Committee and JMI was agreed upon during the meeting. Through their shared expertise, the parties aim to guide and support Jordanian media in service of the public interest, keeping in mind the civil liberties that underpin media practice.
The Committee also took a tour of the Institute where they were introduced to JMI’s advanced facilities and amenities, which include newsrooms, studios for radio and television, and modern cameras. These allow students to learn about the production technologies that will be used in their future careers as professional journalists.