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Debunking fake photos: How journalists and readers can ensure authenticity

Photographs are more than just an aesthetic element. They help us tell better stories. Photos can provide information, such as documentation of newsworthy events to proof of scientific discoveries to evidence of the horrific effects of war, natural disaster and the like. Stories with photos more quickly catch audiences’ attention. Photos are processed quickly, and they ...

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4 simple steps to debunking fake news stories

  The growing stream of reporting on and data about fake news, misinformation, partisan content, and news literacy is hard to keep up with. This weekly roundup offers the highlights of what you might have missed. The four key elements of a successful fake news story. Emotional appeal Veneer of authority: Story ...

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How the Middle East uses social media: 5 key trends

Six years after the Arab Spring rocked many parts of the Middle East, the region continues to feel ramifications from this turbulent period. The pioneering work conducted by Andy Carvin during this time ushered in a new era of social media newsgathering, with Carvin notably harnessing Twitter as a source ...

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Endorsed new version of the penal code including article 308

The Cabinet on Sunday endorsed a new version of the Penal Code, inserting provisions that “would curb crime and enforce” the state’s authority. At a joint press conference held with Minister of Justice BassamTalhouni, Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Mohammad Momani said the bill “contributes social tools ...

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Human Rights Watch: Restriction on freedoms in Jordan in 2015

    Jordanian authorities in 2015 missed an opportunity to remove vague and overly broad charges in the country’s penal code and counterterrorism law that are used to curtail free expression, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2016. And they’ve mentioned in the report that Jordan curtailed ...

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MPs urge gov’t to follow up on case of detained journalist

    MPs on Tuesday called on the government to follow up on the case of journalist Tayseer Al Najjar, who is reportedly detained in the UAE. In a memorandum they submitted to the Lower House’s secretariat, 52 lawmakers called on the government to contact the UAE to “uncover the ...

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45 satellite TV channels broadcast from Jordan

  The number of satellite television channels broadcasting from Jordan reached 45 at the end of 2015, according to Jordan Media Commission Director Amjad Qadi.   Of these satellite channels, more than 20 are owned by Jordanian investors, while the rest are owned by Arab investors from different countries, including ...

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Rawwash Represented Daem in AMF15

Rama Rawash Ceo Deputy of Daem for media participated in Arab Media Forum and Arab Journalism Award which was held in Dubai on May 12 to 13, 2015 with the participation of media in 2000 from various Arab countries. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Riasth Emirates Prime Minister ...

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Ad-Dustour lays off 46 employees as JPA reiterates rejection of restructuring

Ad-Dustour daily’s administration has laid off 46 staff members, including eight journalists, as the paper’s financial crisis continues, an employee said Sunday. Ad-Dustour photojournalist Hamzeh Mazraawi said the laid-off employees also included printing press workers and administrative staff members, adding that they were given official letters on Sunday notifying them ...

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Rawwash asked for women dignity

With the presence of number of women members of the Senate, women MP’s and representatives of civil society organizations, Daem for media held coordination meeting on lobbying program to amend Article 308 of the Penal code which exempts the offender from punishment when his marriage to the victim’s law. The ...

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Lobbying.. out of Amman

The team work for the amendment of Article 308 of the Penal Code program which supported by the Dutch Embassy in Amman held discussion sessions with representatives from different Jordanian governorates, where the team statement on the dangers of this article on the community. The team found an overwhelming response ...

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