JHR launches new project in Jordan.
On December 10th, Human Rights Day, JHR launched a new, two-year project, based in Amman, Jordan.
The project will strengthen the Jordanian media and increase data-based human rights coverage.
The project will mentor and train 100 journalists and journalism students. Focusing on human rights and data journalism techniques, JHR will work with journalists to produce balanced reports on human rights in Jordan and the surrounding region.
JHR is developing a mobile ap for journalists and citizens to share information about freedom of expression violation and human rights issues such as gender discrimination. This data will be analyzed and reported, shared through public and on-air forums, and will catalyze debate and provide important data on freedom of expression and gender issues in Jordan.
“In Jordan, especially in the case of human rights issues, there is a strong need for facts supported by data in a largely opinion-based media,” explained Naregh Galoustian, JHR Program Manager. “This work will expand public dialogue on human rights in Jordan through the power of data.”
JHR will work with the Jordan Media Institute, Community Media Network and the Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists. The project is supported by the U. S. Middle East Partnership Initiative.