Patience running out in Jordan after influx of Syrian refugees

Jordan has been widely praised for its efforts but there is hostility towards the million-plus Syrians who have fled war In a cramped radio studio in central Amman, a team of journalists is preparing to broadcast the lunchtime news bulletin. The first item is about human trafficking and underage marriage among Syrian refugees in Jordan. Next ...

‘Ban on broadcasting news should be lifted’, says Vinod Pavarala

It is important to revisit the policy to make Community Radio more progressive and enabling, as the new policy will be based on the learnings from the past, says Vinod Pavarala, UNESCO chair on Community Media. In the past eight years since the last revision of the Community Radio policy, do you think the Community Radio ...

Pocket FM: A Radio Transmitter For Crisis Regions

As part of the Syrian radio networking project, MICT has been involved in designing small modular FM transmitters. Larger FM aerials are problematic, as they can be easily detected and, in a conflict situation, endanger broadcasting journalists. As a solution, cheap and robust transmitters with a range of three kilometres were produced with Berlin-based design ...

CALL FOR ENTRIES: MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM PRIZE

Posted 29 September 2014 by Transparency International Secretariat Transparency International announced today its first Middle East & North Africa Investigative Journalism Prize to highlight and encourage in-depth investigative reports of corruption in the region. Transparency International is now accepting entries until 29 October 2014. Reporting about the abuse of entrusted power takes courage and determination for the media in ...

Palestinian Trying to Rebuild Progressive Women Radio

Posted: 09/30/2014 6:47 pm EDT Updated: 09/30/2014 6:59 pm EDT When I met Islam Barbar in a Gaza restaurant in 2012 while on a human rights mission, I was impressed with her cheerful demeanor but taken aback by the hopelessness that she felt. Although Barbar was publishing media reports, running her own media training center and ...