As part of DCMF’s mission to develop capacity across the region, the centre organised a workshop for 16 students in Jordan.
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DCMF’s workshop for students in Irbid city, Jordan.
Doha Centre for Media Freedom’s efforts to develop media literacy across the Arab region continued with a recent trip to Jordan, where a team from the centre organised a workshop for students in Irbid city.
The workshop in Jordan was attended by 16 students as well as four coordinators from the Al Riyadi Center for Excelled Students. Representatives from the Jordanian Ministry of Education, as well as academics and other experts also attended the workshop.
Having introduced the centre’s Media and Information Literacy initiative throughout a large number of schools in Qatar, DCMF has begun to expand the capacity building programme to reach students across the Arab world.
The centre has consistently highlighted the importance of teaching young people to become media literate. As part of DCMF’s mission to promote quality and responsible journalism as well as media freedom, the centre identified the need to educate the next generation of media consumers to be able to critically analyse and interpret news, enabling them to be engaged, global citizens as opposed to passive readers.
Senior coordinator for Media Information Literacy at DCMF, Rania Khaled Al-Hussaini commented: “DCMF is very pleased to execute this workshop in Jordan, to educate students about the importance of understanding the media and information, as all of us are bombarded with information from different channels.”
“The centre’s Media and Information Literacy programme continues to grow from strength to strength and fulfills the center’s mission to educate and develop media not only in Qatar but in different parts of the Arab world,” she added.
Director general of the Al Riyadi Center for Excelled Students, Akram Nawaflah said that he was extremely happy at the success of the workshop and expressed his hope to further collaborate with DCMF in the future.
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