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Workshops for MP’s in using Social Media

  Through Daem For Media Centre, the Jordanian National Commission for Women held workshops for parliamentarians to increase their capacities and skills in the effective use of social media in cooperation with the Jordanian Parliament and UN Women. The workshop included several training courses and social networking sessions provided by ...

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Dibajah’s Participation in a training course in the Netherlands

  Shahed Dibajah the Operations Manager at the Daem for Media Center was attended by a three-week training course in the Netherlands entitled Media Campaigns and Community Development at RNTC, which included materials and information on how to plan and conduct the media campaign in our communities around the world

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Dibajah’s Participation in the conference on the role of media literacy

Shahed Dibajah the Operations Manager at Daem Media Center participated in a discussion forum entitled “Media literacy: national and regional needs”. The aim of the Forum is to share regional experiences in the field of media literacy and support the various segments of society, especially young people, to access, analyze, ...

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4 free digital tools for newsrooms

Pushing for more innovative storytelling can be challenging for newsrooms, especially when there isn’t enough time or resources. However, there are plenty of free digital tools that can help journalists introduce data visualizations and other, more creative ways of telling stories. ICFJ Google Fellow Irshad Daftari and IndiaSpend Edit Assistant ...

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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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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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Facebook out to read minds

At least, when it comes to what you’d like to say or type. The social network giant, at its annual developers conference, unveiled on Wednesday projects aimed at allowing users to use their minds to type messages or their skin to hear words. “Speech is essentially a compression algorithm, and ...

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UNESCO publishes report on protecting journalism sources for World Press Freedom Day

Investigative journalists rely on whistleblowers and confidential sources a great deal when seeking to expose corruption and abuses of power. But in the digital age, what legal safeguards exist to protect the privacy of journalists and their sources? How can we prevent these frameworks from deteriorating as press freedom declines ...

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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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Radio presenters break Guinness World Record for longest live talk show by a team

Two radio presenters in Jordan have broken the Guinness World Record for the longest live radio show performed by a team, staying on the air for 61 continuous hours. Breaking the record set by a 60-hour talk show performed by a Russian group in 2015, Jordanian actor and director Amjad ...

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